Surgical Oncology Team

The division of Surgical Oncology offers cancer treatment and follow-up care for patients with benign and malignant tumors, as well as cancer screenings. Our expert surgical oncologists are dedicated to providing our patients with innovative, specialized cancer care, including the latest techniques in minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of many cancers.

Breast Care Team

Suniti Nimbkar, MD, FACS

Medical Director, Breast Care Center

Specialty: Surgery/Breast
Medical Education: Boston University School of Medicine
Internship: Boston University
Residency: Boston University
Board Certified: Surgery
Clinical interests: Breast surgery, benign breast disease, innovative techniques in breast surgery and clinical trials.

Katherina Zabicki Calvillo, MD, FACS

Associate Medical Director, Breast Care Center

Specialty: Surgery/Breast
Medical Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Internship: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Breast Surgical Oncology
Board Certified: Surgery
Clinical interests: Breast surgery, benign breast disease, innovative techniques in breast surgery and clinical trials.

Dana Dowd, MS, WHNP-BC

Specialty: Benign and malignant diseases of the breast, high-risk counseling and genetic testing
Medical Education: Boston College
Board Certified: Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner, National Certification Corporation
Clinical interests: Clinical trials/nursing research.

Leslie Leveille, MSN, NP-C, AOCNP

Specialty: Benign and malignant diseases of the breast, high-risk counseling and genetic testing
Medical Education: Columbia University, New York
Board Certified: American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Clinical interests: Clinical trials/nursing research.

General Surgery/Gastrointestinal Team

Thomas E. Clancy, MD, FACS

Medical Director, Multispecialty Care

Specialty: Surgical Oncology and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Medical Education: Harvard Medical School
Internship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, General Surgery
Fellowship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Surgical Oncology
Board Certified: Surgery
Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal malignancies, pancreatic and liver tumors, colorectal cancer, gastric surgery, surgery for metastastic colorectal cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, soft tissue tumors, cutaneous malignancy and minimally invasive cancer surgery.

Christian H. Corwin, MD, FACS

Specialty: Surgery/General, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Medical Education: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Internship: National Naval Medical Center
Residency: National Naval Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Minnesota
Board Certified: Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Clinical interests: Colon and rectal cancer, laparoscopic and minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery, transanal minimally invasive surgery, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and anorectal disorders.

Robert P. Driscoll, MD, FACS

Specialty: Surgery/General
Medical Education: New York Medical School
Internship: Naval Regional Medical Center
Residency: State University of New York at Buffalo
Fellowship: State University of New York at Buffalo
Board Certified: Surgery
Clinical interests: Colorectal cancer, gastrointestinal malignancies, cutaneous malignancies, vascular access for chemotherapy and diagnostic laparoscopy for cancer staging.

John J. Froio, MD, FACS

Specialty: Surgery/General
Medical Education: Boston University School of Medicine
Internship: National Naval Medical Center
Residency: National Naval Medical Center
Board Certified: Surgery
Clinical interests: Cutaneous malignancies/melanoma, gastrointestinal malignancies, colorectal cancer and minimally invasive surgery.

Thoracic Surgery

Christopher Ducko, MD

Specialty: Surgery/Thoracic
Medical Education: Pennsylvania State College of Medicine
Internship: Hershey Medical Center
Residency: Hershey Medical Center
Fellowship: Hershey Medical Center; Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Board Certified: Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Clinical interests: Lung cancer, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, benign and malignant esophageal disease and diaphragmatic pacing.

Michael Jaklitsch, MD, FACS

Specialty: Surgery/Thoracic
Medical Education: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Internship: University of Alabama Hospital
Residency: University of Alabama Hospital
Fellowship: University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics
Board Certified: Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Clinical interests: Lung cancer, thymic tumors, lung transplant, mesothelioma and esophageal cancer, pleural effusions, and the unique needs of elderly patients with cancer.

Gita Mody, MD, MPH

Medical Education: Washington University Medical Center
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital/MGH
Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital/MGH
Board Certified: Surgery

Jon Wee, MD, FACS

Specialty: Surgery/Thoracic
Medical Education: Duke University School of Medicine
Internship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Thoracic Surgery
Board Certified: Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Clinical interests: Minimally invasive thoracic surgery, esophageal cancer, lung cancer, GERD and giant paraesophageal hernias, thymomas and hyperhydrosis.

Otolaryngology Team

Cathy Chong, MD, MPH

Specialty: Otolaryngology
Medical Education: Tufts University School of Medicine
Internship: St. Elizabeth’s Hospital of Boston
Residency: New England Medical Center
Board Certified: Otolaryngology
Clinical interests: Management of tumors of the oral cavity, pharynx and larynx, as well as thyroid cancer, salivary gland tumors and cutaneous malignancies of the head and neck.

Hani Ibrahim, MD, FACS

Specialty: Otolaryngology
Medical Education: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Internship: Stony Brook University Teaching Hospitals
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center,
Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery
Board Certified: Otolaryngology
Clinical interests: Management of tumors of the oral cavity, pharynx and larynx, as well as thyroid cancer, salivary gland tumors and cutaneous malignancies of the head and neck.

David S. Kam, MD, DMD

Specialty: Otolaryngology
Medical Education: Boston University School of Medicine
Internship: St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
Residency: Boston Medical Center
Board Certified: Otolaryngology
Clinical interests: Management of tumors of the oral cavity, pharynx and larynx, as well as thyroid cancer, salivary gland tumors and cutaneous malignancies of the head and neck.

Urology Team

Jeffrey P. Bennett, MD

Specialty: Urology
Medical Education: Albany Medical College
Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certified: Urology
Clinical interests: Bladder cancer, prostate cancer and genitourinary malignancies.

Sergio D. Fefer, MD

Specialty: Urology
Medical Education: University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine
Internship: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical School and Hospital Italiano, Argentina
Fellowship: Children’s Hospital, Boston
Board Certified: Urology
Clinical interests: Prostate cancer, bladder cancer, renal cell cancer, genitourinary malignancies and robotic surgery.

John D. Feldman, MD

Specialty: Urology
Medical Education: Boston University
Internship: University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center
Board Certified: Urology
Clinical interests: Prostate cancer, bladder cancer, renal cell cancer, genitourinary malignancies, cryosurgery kidney and cryosurgery prostate.

Plastic Surgery

Douglas Helm, MD

Specialty: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Medical Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Internship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Residency: Harvard Medical School/ Brigham and Women's Hospital
Clinical Interests: Breast reconstruction including tissue and implant based reconstruction, microsurgery, general reconstructive surgery, aesthetic surgery, and skin cancer surgery.

Benjamin Christian, MD

Specialty: Plastic Surgery/Hand Surgery
Medical Education: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Internship: Rhode Island Hospital
Residency: Rhode Island Hospital

Gynecology Team

Katie Wakeley, MD

Specialty: Gynecologic Oncology
Medical Education: University Massachusetts Medical School
Internship: University Massachusetts Medical School
Residency: University Massachusetts Medical School
Fellowship: University of South Florida College of Medicine
Board Certified: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology
Clinical Interests: Female genital tract diseases, complicated benign gynecologic conditions, genetic predisposition to gynecologic cancers, radical pelvic surgery, laparoscopic and da Vinci® robotic platform gynecologic surgeries.

Rosemary Joyce, NP

Specialty: Gynecologic Oncology
Medical Education: Simmons College
Board Certified: Women's Health, Adult Primary Care
Clinical Interests: Women’s health, gynecologic oncology.


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