Clinical Care Coordinators
John C. Baumann, MD
Dr. John C. Baumann graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1973 and received his medical 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.
Todd W. Flannery, MD
Dr. Todd W. Flannery graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University and received his medical 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.
Andrew S. Greenberg, MD
Dr. Andrew S. Greenberg received a Bachelor of Science degree in food and natural resources (cum laude) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1981, studied biochemistry at Rutgers University from 1982-1983, and received his medical 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”.
Jae Y. Lee, MD
Dr. Lee obtained his B.S. in Biochemistry with the highest distinction from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, before attending the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI where he completed his doctoral thesis in cancer stem cell biology and was awarded combined M.D. and Ph.D. degrees through the Medical Scientist Training Program. He has received several international travel awards to present his work at meetings of the International Society for Stem Cell Research.
He then completed a residency in radiation oncology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, where he was named Chief Resident. He served as co-investigator on several clinical trials and studies utilizing advanced imaging to improve radiation treatment outcomes. Dr. Lee has experience in the application of advanced image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), volumetric arc therapy (VMAT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and brachytherapy. He has presented his research findings on prostate and head and neck malignancies at national scientific meetings and has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles in top journals.
Dr. Lee’s professional memberships include the American Brachytherapy Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Radiation Oncology.
Edward M. Soffen, MD
Dr. Edward M. Soffen received his Bachelor of Arts in biology from Johns Hopkins University in 1979 and his medical degree 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.
Myron E. Bednar, MD
Dr. Myron E. 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 Medical 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 of 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.
Kenneth B. Blankstein, MD
Dr. Kenneth B. 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 Johnson Medical School since 1986. Dr. Blankstein is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Oncology.
Waqas Rehman, MD
Dr. Waqas Rehman graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University where he completed an accelerated honors program in Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology from University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. During his time at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, he participated in extensive basic science and clinical research with a special interest in novel drug development. His work has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and he has presented his work in national meetings. He remains an active investigator in the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center Clinical Trials program. Dr. Rehman is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. He has served as President of the Hunterdon County Medical Society of New Jersey. He is board-certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine.
Swee Jian Ngeow, MD
Dr. Swee Jian Ngeow received her medical degree from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. She completed her Hematology and Oncology fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center, as well. She is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and is a board certified Hematologist/Oncologist.
Megha Shah, MD
Dr. Megha Shah is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at New York University in New York City and is a graduate of the Hematology and Medical Oncology fellowship program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University in Philadelphia.
Dr. Shah was actively involved in research and several trials while at Fox Chase Cancer Center, a Hunterdon Hematology Oncology affiliate. Her clinical interests include breast and gynecologic malignancies. Her interests also include cancer survivorship and end-of-life issues. She is a member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Catherine Gleason, MD
Dr. Catherine Gleason is a board-certified surgeon specializing in breast surgery. Dr. Gleason received her M.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, Mississippi. She completed her residency at Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Gleason is the Medical Director for the Hunterdon Regional Breast Care Program at Hunterdon Medical Center. She works closely with the Hunterdon Women’s Imaging Center to support their patient needs.
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 cancer in the breast but preserves the healthy breast tissue. Patients who are not a candidate for, or chose not to have a lumpectomy, may have a mastectomy, which is the 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 patient’s 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.
Jennifer Montes, MD
Dr. Jennifer Montes is a board certified General Surgeon by the American Board of Surgery specializing in diseases of the breast. Dr. Montes is a current and active member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. She received her undergraduate education at Cornell University and then went on to receive her Masters in Public Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She earned her Medical Doctorate degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and went on to complete her surgical training at Lenox Hill Hospital. During this time, she also completed externships at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Columbia University, and St. Luke’s Roosevelt in New York. After completing her residency, she was selected for the breast surgery fellowship at New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Montes is a strong believer in treating the patient as a whole; body, mind, and spirit. She is a strong proponent of integrating holistic medicine modalities with traditional Western medicine to do so.
CLINICAL CARE COORDINATORS
Jessica Danik, RN, BSN, CBCN
Nurse Care Coordinator
Jessica joined Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center in 2013 as a nurse care coordinator. She is a certified breast care nurse and is available to coordinate care for anyone with a known or suspected breast cancer.
Samantha Geiger, BSN, RN
Nurse Care Coordinator
Samantha started her nursing career in 2006 and joined the Hunterdon Healthcare System in 2008. Samantha transitioned into her current role at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center in 2016. Samantha specializes in coordinating oncology care for head and neck, lung, melanoma and blood cancers but, she is available to coordinate care for all other oncology patients.
Nancy Satnowski, BSN, RN
Nurse Care Coordinator
Nancy joined the Hunterdon Healthcare system in 2007 and began working at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center in November 2016. Nancy specializes in coordinating oncology care for GI, GU, GYN and blood cancers but is available to coordinate care for all oncology patients.
Dealing with a potential cancer diagnosis is emotional and overwhelming. Patients are suddenly faced with the difficult task of making health care decisions and the ensuing barrage of tests, consultations and treatment decisions can be complex and confusing. Clinical Care Coordinators at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center are patient navigators who help guide patients seamlessly through the health care system, ensuring their workup and treatment are completed in a timely manner.
• 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 Hunterdon Healthcare System and the community
• Maintain open avenues of communication between the 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.
Jae Y. Lee, MDRadiation Oncologist
Brian H. Chon, MDRadiation Oncologist
Robert M. Cardinale, MDRadiation Oncologist
Myron E. Bednar, MDMedical Oncologist
Kenneth B. Blankstein, MDMedical Oncologist
Waqas Rehman, MDMedical Oncologist
Swee Jian Ngeow, MDMedical Oncologist
Megha Shah, MDMedical Oncologist
John C. Baumann, MDRadiation Oncologist
Andrew S. Greenberg, MDRadiation Oncologist
Todd W. Flannery, MDRadiation Oncologist
Edward M. Soffen, MDRadiation Oncologist
Catherine Gleason, MDBreast Surgery
Jennifer A. Montes, MDBreast Surgery
Henry K. Tsai, MDRadiation Oncologist
Neesha A. Rodrigues, MDRadiation Oncologist
Joseph M. Pepek, MDRadiation Oncologist
Hiral Patel Fontanilla, MDRadiation Oncologist
Additional Staff & Specialists
Barbara Tofani, RN, MSN, NEA-BCAdministrative Director
Samantha Geiger, BSN, RNNurse Care Coordinator
Nancy Satnowski, RNCare Coordinator
Jessica Danik, RN, BSN, CBCNPatient Navigator
Barbara Surhoff, PT
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