Meet Our Team
Columbia Cancer builds a team of medical and support experts around you. We want to bring you multidisciplinary care all in one place. Our experts specialize in genitourinary treatment and support. We coordinate your care to make it as simple as possible and to make sure you have smooth continuity of care during your treatment.
Your Care Team at Columbia Cancer
Your care team may include:
- Imaging radiologists, who look for abnormalities in ultrasounds, CT scans, MRIs, and other visual screening tests.
- Pathologists, who examine tissue and fluid to look for changes in cells in order to classify a tumor’s stage and look for markers that will help your care team determine the best course of treatment for you.
- Medical oncologists, who direct treatments such as chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy.
- Urologic cancer surgeons, who perform minimally invasive and traditional cancer surgeries, with expertise in your type of cancer.
- Radiation oncologists, who use radiation to precisely target cancer cells, causing them to be damaged and die.
- Nurses and nurse practitioners, who provide hands-on medical and supportive care along your journey. Nurse navigators may also help you through specific processes, such as enrolling in a clinical trial.
- Mental health experts, including our psychosocial oncology team, who help you and your family cope with the wide range of emotions that come with a cancer diagnosis.
- Social workers, who can help you find resources in the community and provide emotional support.
- Integrative health practitioners, including reiki, massage, acupuncture, yoga therapy, meditation, and more, to help you deal with the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of cancer treatment and survivorship.
- Nutritionists, who specialize in genitourinary cancer, to help you create and follow a plan that will support the healing your body must do during and after cancer treatment.
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, who help you regain function you might have lost due to surgery or treatment side effects.
- Male fertility preservation specialists, to help you navigate this issue if you are concerned about having children after cancer treatment.
- Spiritual practitioners, multifaith chaplains who can help with your religious, spiritual, and emotional needs and help you make decisions, participate in religious rituals, and more.
- Cancer support groups, often run by survivors, that can help you find community and support on your journey.
- Associate Professor of Urology at CUMC