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Hematology/Oncology

Doctors + Care Team

The specialists in the Division of Hematology/Oncology are part of the Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center. By working in teams with doctors across the hospital, we are able to provide patients with individualized care plans that are tailored to get you the best possible outcomes.

Hematologist/Oncologists specialize in treating hematologic malignancies and solid tumor cancers. In addition, our hematologists manage a variety of benign diseases. Learn more about our skilled doctors by using the links below.

Rachel J. Buchsbaum, MD

Rachel J. Buchsbaum, MD

Title(s): Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology; Fellowship Program Director; Physician, Breast Health Center; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5757
Fax #: 617-636-2342

Breast cancer therapy, risk assessment and prevention

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Raymond L. Comenzo, MD

Raymond L. Comenzo, MD

Title(s): Director, Transfusion Services; Director, John C. Davis Myeloma and Amyloid Program; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6454
Fax #: 617-636-3175

Myeloma, amyloidosis, stem cell transplant, transfusion medicine

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John K. Erban, MD

John K. Erban, MD

Title(s): Clinical Director, Tufts Cancer Center; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5757
Fax #: 617-636-7060

Breast cancer, clinical trials

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Kimberly S. Esham, MD

Kimberly S. Esham, MD

Title(s): Hematologist and Medical Oncologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Benign hematology: anemia, hemoglobinopathies, bleeding disorders, platelet disorders, thrombosis

Malignant hematology: myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative syndromes, chronic leukemias

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Andrew Evens, DO, MSc

Andrew Evens, DO, MSc

Title(s): Director, Lymphoma Program; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-7060

Hodgkin lymphoma/disease and all Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma subtypes (including special populations: e.g., elderly lymphoma, PTLD, CNS lymphoma), newly-diagnosed and relapsed (including stem cell transplantation)

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Grace Shih-Hui Kao, MD

Grace Shih-Hui Kao, MD

Title(s): Director, Neely Cell Therapy Collection Center and Stem Cell Processing Laboratory; Hematologist/Oncologist; Transfusion Medicine Specialist; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Pathology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-5291

Hematology, bone marrow transplantation, cellular therapy, liver cancer

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Andreas K. Klein, MD

Andreas K. Klein, MD

Title(s): Associate Chief, Division of Hematology Oncology; Director, Hematologic Malignancies Program; Assistant Director, Bone Marrow and Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Program; Chair, Tufts Health Sciences Campus Institutional Review Boards; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Lymphoma, myeloma, bone marrow transplantation (BMT), immune reconstitution after BMT

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Anita Kumar, MD, MS

Anita Kumar, MD, MS

Title(s): Medical Oncologist
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Acute leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative disorders

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Stuart B. Levy, MD

Stuart B. Levy, MD

Title(s): Senior Consultant in Hematology; Director, Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6764
Fax #: 617-636-0458

Hematology, internal medicine

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Robert Martell, MD, PhD

Robert Martell, MD, PhD

Title(s): Medical Oncologist; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Phase I clinical trials, GI oncology, breast cancer, head and neck malignancies, liver tumors

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Paul Mathew, MD

Paul Mathew, MD

Title(s): Genitourinary Oncologist; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Clinical care of genitourinary cancers with a special emphasis on prostate cancer, modeling bone metastases and experimental therapeutics in prostate cancer and other genitourinary malignancies

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Kenneth B. Miller, MD

Kenneth B. Miller, MD

Title(s): Associate Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2600
Fax #: 866-322-3111

Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), lymphoma, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation

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Lori Pai, MD

Lori Pai, MD

Title(s): Medical Oncologist
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Thoracic oncology, melanoma

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Carolyn A. Rooney, MS, APRN, OCN, NP-C

Carolyn A. Rooney, MS, APRN, OCN, NP-C

Title(s): Nurse Practitioner, Breast Health
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Cancer Center
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5757
Fax #:

Breast health, women’s health, hematology, oncology

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Wasif M. Saif, MD

Wasif M. Saif, MD

Title(s): Director, GI Oncology Program; Leader, Experimental Therapeutics; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Chemistry and pharmacology of folate antagonist, experimental therapeutics, clinical trial design (Phase I and II), cancers treated include pancreas, gall bladder, cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct), anal, colon (including Rectum), neuroendocrine (carcinoid), psedomyxoma peritonei, esophagus, gastroesophageal (including Stomach), liver, unknown primary, GIST, adrenal, peritoneum, phase I clinical studies of novel cancer drugs and/or combinations

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David Schenkein, MD

David Schenkein, MD

Title(s): Visiting Senior Consultant in Oncology; Adjunct Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Hematologic malignancies, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

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Kellie A. Sprague, MD

Kellie A. Sprague, MD

Title(s): Director, Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program; Director, Adult Leukemia Program; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Bone marrow transplantation, acute and chronic leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, lymphoma, myeloma, myeloproliferative disorders

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Gary M. Strauss, MD, MPH

Gary M. Strauss, MD, MPH

Title(s): Medical Director, Lung Cancer Program; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Lung cancer, melanoma, breast cancer, genitourinary cancer, solid tumors

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Hande H. Tuncer, MD

Hande H. Tuncer, MD

Title(s): Director, Benign Hematology Program; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Hematology including thrombosis, hemostasis, anemias, platelet disorders, iron disorders, MGUS and stem cell transplantation, chronic lymphocytic leukemia

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Cindy Varga, MD

Cindy Varga, MD

Title(s): Medical Oncologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Malignant hematology (plasma cell dyscrasia, leukemia, lymphoma)

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Nurse Practitioners

Marybeth Singer, Nurse Practitioner

Nadine Linendoll, Nurse Practitioner

Brianna Kalmykow, Nurse Practitioner

Karen Kadish, Nurse Practitioner

Krista Tucker, Nurse Practitioner

Kathleen McConnell, Nurse Practitioner

Francois Toka, Nurse Practitioner

Nancy Cody Lyons, Nurse Practitioner


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