Our Oncology Team
|Radiation Oncology||Medical Oncology||Surgical Oncology|
|John C. Baumann, M.D.||Myron E. Bednar, M.D.|
|Oren Cahlon, M.D.||Kenneth B. Blankstein, M.D.|
|Todd W. Flannery, M.D.||Brian Michael Quinn, M.D.|
|Andrew S. Greenberg, M.D.|
|Edward M. Soffen, M.D.|
John C. Baumann graduated Magna cum Laude from Princeton University in 1973 and received his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School in 1977. He completed an internship in internal medicine followed by a residency, chief residency, and fellowship in radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School's Joint Center for Radiation Therapy. He is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and by the American Board of Radiology in therapeutic radiology.
Before returning to New Jersey, Dr. Baumann was the Chief of Radiation Oncology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and trained residents in his specialty while serving as the Associate Program Director of the National Cancer Institute’s Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program. He was also a member of the Radiotherapy Committee of the Gynecologic Oncology Group, a member of the Radiology Advisory Medical Team for the Department of Defense, and was appointed as the Consultant to the Surgeon General for the specialty of radiation oncology.
Dr. Baumann has published papers in leading medical journals, and he has consistently been named in polls of other doctors as one of the Best Doctors in Metropolitan New York and New Jersey and as one of the 100 Best Doctors for Women in New Jersey. He has been elected by his peers to many leadership positions, including President of the Medical Staff at the University Medical Center at Princeton, and he recently completed a term as the President of the Mercer Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Baumann is currently an attending physician at the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center and also serves as the Director of the J. Seward Johnson Radiation Oncology Center at the University Medical Center at Princeton. Dr. Baumann is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American College of Radiology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Academy of Medicine of New Jersey, Mercer County Medical Society, and New Jersey State Medical Society.
Dr. Oren Cahlon graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan and received his M.D. degree with highest honors from Mount Sinai School of Medicine where he was valedictorian. He completed his internship and residency in radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he was selected as chief resident.
Dr. Cahlon has received numerous honors and awards and has presented his research findings on prostate, head and neck and extremity tumors at national scientific meetings and has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles. He has extensive experience in the application of image-guided radiation (IGRT), intensity modulated radiation (IMRT) and brachytherapy. Dr. Cahlon is an active member of many professional societies including the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology.
Dr. Todd Flannery graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University and received his M.D. degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he was valedictorian. He completed his residency and chief residency in radiation oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in Proton Beam Therapy at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He is a board certified Radiation Oncologist.
Dr. Flannery has received numerous honors including the Giuseppe Inesi biochemistry award and two awards from the American Society of Radiation Oncology. As pitcher and captain of his baseball team at Johns Hopkins he was selected to the Academic All-American 1st Team.
Dr. Flannery has presented his research findings on brain, prostate, lung, gastrointestinal and breast cancer treatments at numerous scientific meetings and he is an active member of many oncologic professional societies.
Dr. Andrew S. Greenberg received a B.S. degree in food and natural resources (cum laude) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1981, studied bio-chemistry at Rutgers University from 1982-1983, and received his M.D. degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1987. He completed an internship at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center affiliate Morristown Memorial Hospital in 1988 and a residency in radiation oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1991.
Dr. Greenberg joined Atlanta Radiation Care, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1991 as an attending radiation oncologist. In 1992, he joined Radiation Oncology Consultants of New Jersey. He practiced full time at University Medical center of Princeton until October 1999 when he was given the opportunity to become the director of radiation oncology at the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center. Since joining the HRCC staff, Dr. Greenberg has overseen the addition and advancement of multiple new technologies.
Dr. Greenberg has authored several publications. He is a board certified radiation oncologist. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American College of Radiology, Medical Society of New Jersey, Oncology Society of New Jersey, and the Mercer County Medical Association. Dr. Greenberg has been acknowledged in New Jersey Monthly's "Top Doctors in New Jersey”.
Edward M. Soffen received his B.A. in biology from Johns Hopkins University in 1979 and his M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine in 1986. He completed an internship at Cooper University Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey, and a residency in Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
In 1991, the American Board of Radiology certified Dr. Soffen in Radiation Oncology. Dr. Soffen has since been an attending radiation oncologist at the Fox Chase Cancer Center and CentraState Medical Center; a Consultant in Radiation Oncology and Endovascular Brachytherapy at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, New Jersey; an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Dr. Soffen is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, the American College of Radiology, the Radiology Society of New Jersey, the Mercer County Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. He is a Board Member of the Oncology Society of New Jersey and the Breast Cancer Resource Center. Dr. Soffen has been awarded the New Jersey Best Doctor Award in Radiation Oncology every year since 1998.
Dr. Bednar is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society while at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. After completing internships in surgery and medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Specialty Fellowship training in Medial Oncology and Hematology were also completed at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where Dr. Bednar was Chief Fellow.
Dr. Bednar is an active participant in cancer research. He serves as the director of clinical trials at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center and as an advisor for the Fox Chase Cancer Center’s extramural research program. Dr. Bednar and the Cancer Center are involved in research trials through the Fox Chase Cancer Center and the National Cooperative Groups. Dr. Bednar has been published in several respected scientific journals, including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Journal Cancer. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. Dr. Bednar is board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine.
Dr. Blankstein graduated with honors from Muhlenberg College and then attended New York Medical College, where he was a member of the national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Blankstein completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital, which was followed by a hematology-oncology fellowship at the combined Temple-Fox Chase Cancer Center program. In 1990, he joined the staff at Hunterdon Medical Center and was instrumental in bringing in the affiliation with Fox Chase Cancer Center and establishing a research program.
Dr. Blankstein has co-authored several research articles published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and the International Journal of Radiation and Biophysics on hemostasis and lung cancer therapy. He currently is an active member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Oncology, as well as co-director of the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center program. He has served as chairman of the Department of internal medicine, and is vice-president of the Hunterdon Medical Center medical staff. Dr. Blankstein has been a Clinical Assistant Professor of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Robert Wood Medical School since 1986. Dr. Blankstein is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Oncology.
Dr. Quinn is a graduate from Fordham University and is a cum laude graduate of Downstate Medical Center, having received his MD degree in 1976. He interned at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York City where he trained in Internal Medicine. He then did specialty training in Hematology and Oncology at The Mary Hitchcock Cancer Center of Dartmouth Medical School.
Dr. Quinn has been practicing medicine at Hunterdon Medical Center since 1981. He was instrumental in helping the medical center form the affiliation with the Fox Chase Cancer Center and has acted as the Medical Director of the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center since its inception. He acts as the medical liaison between the Cancer Center and Fox Chase, ensuring all aspects of quality care delivered. He has served as chairman of the Department of internal medicine and as a Clinical Assistant Professor of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Robert Wood Medical School since 1986. Dr. Quinn is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.
For patients who need surgery to treat their breast cancer, there are a variety of options to best meet their physical and emotional needs. Breast conserving surgery, or lumpectomy, removes the cancer in the breast but preserves the healthy breast tissue. Patients who are not a candidate for, or chose not to have lumpectomy, may have a mastectomy, which is removal of the entire breast. For these patients, breast reconstruction is an option.
Hunterdon Regional Breast Care Program has an integrated breast reconstruction program for patients who are candidates for reconstructive surgery. Breast reconstruction can be done at the same time as mastectomy (immediate) or at a later time (delayed). Breast reconstruction helps to restore the natural appearance and feel of a breast after mastectomy. Breast reconstruction can be done using an implant, a patients own tissue or a combination of these methods. Not all patients are candidates for each method; this is something the patient and plastic surgeon will decide together. All types of reconstruction methods are available at Hunterdon Healthcare and are performed by board certified plastic surgeons.
Clinical Care Coordinator
Dealing with a potential cancer diagnosis is emotional and overwhelming. Patients are suddenly faced with the difficult task of making healthcare decisions, and the ensuing barrage of tests, consultations and treatment decisions is often complex and confusing.
Clinical Care Coordinators at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center are patient navigators who help guide patients seamlessly through the challenges of coordinating appointments and consultations, and can facilitate second opinions at our partner facility, Fox Chase Cancer Center.
The Clinical Care Coordinator will:
• Provide education and support to assist you and your family to make informed decisions
• Coordinate all aspects of your care by assisting with the timely scheduling of your appointments
• Connect you to resources within the community
• Maintain open avenues of communication between all physicians involved in your care. Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center is the only cancer center in the area that offers clinical care coordinators who are able to navigate any patient who is faced with a potential cancer diagnosis.