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     Igor Aksenov, M.D., Ph.D.

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    AksenovDr. Aksenov attended medical school at the Military Medical Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. He completed his residency training and a fellowship in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He served as head physician of the intensive care unit and director of the hyperbaric medicine unit at Military Medical Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was also associate dean, professor, and director of the hyperbaric medicine program at Saba University School of Medicine in Saba, Netherlands Antilles (Dutch Caribbean). Dr. Aksenov practices at Memorial Health University Physicians -- Savannah Center for Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

     

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     Blaire L. Baisden, M.D.

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    No Image AvailableDr. Baisden specializes in anatomical and clinical pathology and practices at Savannah Pathology Services. Baisden received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her internship and her residency in anatomical and clinical pathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Baisden is board certified in anatomical and clinical pathology.

     

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     James Burke II, M.D.

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    BurkeDr. Burke is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University in Chicago. He then completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Burke is specially trained in a variety of surgical techniques, including minimally invasive and robotic surgery. He practices at ACI -- Surgical Associates.

     

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     William E. Check, M.D.

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    No Image AvailableDr. Check specializes in pathology and practices at Savannah Pathology Services. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from Wayne State University. He completed his internship and residency in pathology at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Check is board certified in anatomical and clinical pathology.

     

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     Paula DeNitto, M.D.

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    DenittoDr. DeNitto specializes in general surgery and breast disease. She attended the University of Georgia and earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She then completed her internship and residency training in general surgery at Memorial University Medical Center. Dr. DeNitto co-founded the Center for Breast Care, the only facility in the region that specializes exclusively in the treatment of breast conditions.

     

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     John Duttenhaver, M.D.

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    DuttenhaverDr. Duttenhaver is a radiation oncologist. He studied zoology at the University of Georgia and attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed an internship at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver before doing his residency training in radiation therapy at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Duttenhaver practices in the Radiation Oncology Department at the Anderson Cancer Institute.

     

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     James Garber, M.D.

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    GarberDr. Garber attended the Medical College of Georgia and completed his surgery residency at Memorial University Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Garber specializes in all aspects of cancer surgery and the multidisciplinary approach to solid tumors. He practices at Memorial Health University Physicians -- Surgical Specialists of Savannah.

     

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     Christopher Haberman, M.D.

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    HabermanDr. Haberman earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of Charleston and a master’s in renal physiology from the University of Georgia. He attended Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon. Dr. Haberman completed his residency training at Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Alabama and a medical oncology fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He is board certified in internal medicine and practices at Summit Cancer Care.

     

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     Patrick Hammen, M.D.

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    HammenDr. Hammen specializes in colon and rectal surgery. He attended college at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and earned his medical degree at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Dr. Hammen completed an internship and residency in general surgery at Memorial University Medical Center, and a residency in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Texas in Houston. He practices at Memorial Health University Physicians -- Surgical Specialists of Savannah.

     

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     Martin Johnston, M.D.

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    JohnstonDr. Johnston is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. He earned his medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City. Dr. Johnston then completed a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University Medical Center. He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology.

     

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     Robert E. Jones, M.D.

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    JonesDr. Jones attended the University of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed his residency in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the University of Virginia. He then completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jones is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery.

     

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     Harvey Lebos, M.D.

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    LebosDr. Lebos is a graduate of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He earned his medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He then completed post-doctoral training at Wake Forest University-Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and the University of Miami School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Jones completed residency training in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology. He is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology. He practices at Summit Cancer Care.

     

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     S. Alan Lord, M.D.

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    LordDr. Lord attended the Medical College of Georgia. He continued his training in the surgical residency program at Memorial University Medical Center and then completed a fellowship in colorectal surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He practices at Memorial Health University Physicians -- Surgical Specialists of Savannah.

     

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     Barry Luskey, M.D.

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    LuskeyDr. Luskey specializes in hematology and oncology. He earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship training at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Dr. Luskey practices at Summit Cancer Care.

     

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     Stephen Morris, M.D.

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    MorrisDr. Morris specializes in pulmonary care. He attended Emory University in Atlanta and the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis and completed a fellowship in pulmonary/critical care medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Morris practices at Memorial Health University Physicians -- Savannah Center for Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

     

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     Douglas Mullins, M.D.

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    MullinsDr. Mullins graduated from Vanderbilt Medical School and completed specialty training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Virginia. He has introduced breakthrough cancer care technology to Savannah, including endobronchial ultrasound and electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy. He holds leadership roles in critical care, hospice, and palliative care medicine. Dr. Mullins is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine.

     

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     O. George Negrea, M.D.

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    Negrea, GeorgeDr. Negrea specializes in hematology and oncology. He attended the National College DragosVoda in Sighet, Romania. He then went to medical school at UniversidadTecnologica de Santiago in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Negrea completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at Mt. Vernon Hospital in Mount Vernon, New York. He is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Romanian.

     

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     Lorraine E. Pare, M.D.

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    No Image AvailableDr. Pare specializes in anatomical and clinical pathology. She practices at Savannah Pathology Services. Dr. Pare attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She earned her medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta, where she also completed her internship in internal medicine and her residency in anatomical and clinical pathology. She is board certified in anatomical and clinical pathology.

     

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     Aaron Pederson, M.D.

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    PedersonDr. Pederson is a radiation oncologist. He earned his medical degree at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is experienced in the very latest radiation therapies and has particular interest in the treatment of head and neck, gynecologic, and prostate cancers. Dr. Pederson practices in the Radiation Oncology Department at the Anderson Cancer Institute.

     

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     Guy Petruzzelli, M.D., Ph.D., MBA

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    PetruzzelliDr. Petruzzelli is vice president of oncology programs at Memorial University Medical Center and physician-in-chief of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. He is an otolaryngologist who specializes in head and neck surgery and skull base surgery. Dr. Petruzzelli attended Rush Medical College in Chicago while simultaneously earning a Ph.D. in anatomical science from Rush University. He also holds an MBA from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. Dr. Petruzzelli completed residency training in general surgery and a fellowship in advanced head and neck oncology and cranial base surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He practices at ACI -- Surgical Associates.

     

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     Scott Purinton, M.D., Ph.D.

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    PurintonDr. Purinton attended the University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida. He also earned doctor of philosophy degree in physiology from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. He completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Purinton then completed fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He has specialized training in minimally invasive and robotic surgery techniques. Dr. Purinton practices gynecologic oncology at ACI – Surgical Associates.

     

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     James E. Ramage Jr., M.D.

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    RamageDr. Ramage specializes in pulmonary care. He attended Stanford University and Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta before training as a fellow in pulmonary, critical care, and respiratory medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Ramage practices at Memorial Health University Physicians -- Savannah Center for Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

     

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     L.E. "Bud" Robertson, M.D.

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    RobertsonDr. Robertson specializes in hematology and oncology. He studied biology at Baylor University in Texas and attended medical school at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He then completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Robertson has been practicing in Savannah since 1991 and is part of Summit Cancer Care.

     

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     Ray Rudolph, M.D., MPH

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    RudolphDr. Rudolph specializes in treating breast cancer. He attended medical school at the University of South Dakota and completed his internship and residency training in surgery at Memorial University Medical Center. He later earned a master's degree in public health from Armstrong University in Savannah. Dr. Rudolph is co-founder of the Center for Breast Care, the only facility in the region that specializes exclusively in the treatment of breast conditions.

     

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     Christopher Senkowski, M.D.

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    SenkowskiDr. Senkowski practices at ACI -- Surgical Associates. He serves as chair of the Department of Surgery, Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah Campus and academic chair at Memorial University Medical Center.He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan and attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Senkowski then completed his internship and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He is board certified in surgery and critical care and has earned a number of awards for his outstanding surgical skills. In 2008, he was appointed to the Coding and Reimbursement Committee of the Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Senkowski was among the first surgeons in the nation to perform single incision laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder removal. His career also includes humanitarian surgical relief missions in Sri Lanka and participating in Médecins Sans Frontières in Paris, France.

     

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     John Whittle, M.D.

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    WhittleDr. Whittle is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. He holds a medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth. He completed his residency training at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Whittle then completed a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is board eligible in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology.

     

     

    Igor Aksenov, M.D., Ph.D.

    AksenovDr. Aksenov attended medical school at the Military Medical Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. He completed his residency training and a fellowship in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He served as head physician of the intensive care unit and director of the hyperbaric medicine unit at Military Medical Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was also associate dean, professor, and director of the hyperbaric medicine program at Saba University School of Medicine in Saba, Netherlands Antilles (Dutch Caribbean). Dr. Aksenov practices at Memorial Health University Physicians -- Savannah Center for Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

    Blaire L. Baisden, M.D.

    No Image AvailableDr. Baisden specializes in anatomical and clinical pathology and practices at Savannah Pathology Services. Baisden received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her internship and her residency in anatomical and clinical pathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Baisden is board certified in anatomical and clinical pathology.

    James Burke II, M.D.

    BurkeDr. Burke is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University in Chicago. He then completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Burke is specially trained in a variety of surgical techniques, including minimally invasive and robotic surgery. He practices at ACI -- Surgical Associates.

    William E. Check, M.D.

    No Image AvailableDr. Check specializes in pathology and practices at Savannah Pathology Services. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from Wayne State University. He completed his internship and residency in pathology at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Check is board certified in anatomical and clinical pathology.

    Paula DeNitto, M.D.

    DenittoDr. DeNitto specializes in general surgery and breast disease. She attended the University of Georgia and earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She then completed her internship and residency training in general surgery at Memorial University Medical Center. Dr. DeNitto co-founded the Center for Breast Care, the only facility in the region that specializes exclusively in the treatment of breast conditions.

    John Duttenhaver, M.D.

    DuttenhaverDr. Duttenhaver is a radiation oncologist. He studied zoology at the University of Georgia and attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed an internship at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver before doing his residency training in radiation therapy at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Duttenhaver practices in the Radiation Oncology Department at the Anderson Cancer Institute.

    James Garber, M.D.

    GarberDr. Garber attended the Medical College of Georgia and completed his surgery residency at Memorial University Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Garber specializes in all aspects of cancer surgery and the multidisciplinary approach to solid tumors. He practices at Memorial Health University Physicians -- Surgical Specialists of Savannah.

    Christopher Haberman, M.D.

    HabermanDr. Haberman earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of Charleston and a master’s in renal physiology from the University of Georgia. He attended Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon. Dr. Haberman completed his residency training at Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Alabama and a medical oncology fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He is board certified in internal medicine and practices at Summit Cancer Care.

    Patrick Hammen, M.D.

    HammenDr. Hammen specializes in colon and rectal surgery. He attended college at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and earned his medical degree at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Dr. Hammen completed an internship and residency in general surgery at Memorial University Medical Center, and a residency in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Texas in Houston. He practices at Memorial Health University Physicians -- Surgical Specialists of Savannah.

    Martin Johnston, M.D.

    JohnstonDr. Johnston is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. He earned his medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City. Dr. Johnston then completed a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University Medical Center. He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology.

    Robert E. Jones, M.D.

    JonesDr. Jones attended the University of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed his residency in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the University of Virginia. He then completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jones is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery.

    Harvey Lebos, M.D.

    LebosDr. Lebos is a graduate of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He earned his medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He then completed post-doctoral training at Wake Forest University-Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and the University of Miami School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Jones completed residency training in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology. He is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology. He practices at Summit Cancer Care.

    S. Alan Lord, M.D.

    LordDr. Lord attended the Medical College of Georgia. He continued his training in the surgical residency program at Memorial University Medical Center and then completed a fellowship in colorectal surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He practices at Memorial Health University Physicians -- Surgical Specialists of Savannah.

    Barry Luskey, M.D.

    LuskeyDr. Luskey specializes in hematology and oncology. He earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship training at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Dr. Luskey practices at Summit Cancer Care.

    Stephen Morris, M.D.

    MorrisDr. Morris specializes in pulmonary care. He attended Emory University in Atlanta and the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis and completed a fellowship in pulmonary/critical care medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Morris practices at Memorial Health University Physicians -- Savannah Center for Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

    Douglas Mullins, M.D.

    MullinsDr. Mullins graduated from Vanderbilt Medical School and completed specialty training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Virginia. He has introduced breakthrough cancer care technology to Savannah, including endobronchial ultrasound and electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy. He holds leadership roles in critical care, hospice, and palliative care medicine. Dr. Mullins is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine.

    O. George Negrea, M.D.

    Negrea, GeorgeDr. Negrea specializes in hematology and oncology. He attended the National College DragosVoda in Sighet, Romania. He then went to medical school at UniversidadTecnologica de Santiago in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Negrea completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at Mt. Vernon Hospital in Mount Vernon, New York. He is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Romanian.

    Lorraine E. Pare, M.D.

    No Image AvailableDr. Pare specializes in anatomical and clinical pathology. She practices at Savannah Pathology Services. Dr. Pare attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She earned her medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta, where she also completed her internship in internal medicine and her residency in anatomical and clinical pathology. She is board certified in anatomical and clinical pathology.

    Aaron Pederson, M.D.

    PedersonDr. Pederson is a radiation oncologist. He earned his medical degree at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is experienced in the very latest radiation therapies and has particular interest in the treatment of head and neck, gynecologic, and prostate cancers. Dr. Pederson practices in the Radiation Oncology Department at the Anderson Cancer Institute.

    Guy Petruzzelli, M.D., Ph.D., MBA

    PetruzzelliDr. Petruzzelli is vice president of oncology programs at Memorial University Medical Center and physician-in-chief of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute. He is an otolaryngologist who specializes in head and neck surgery and skull base surgery. Dr. Petruzzelli attended Rush Medical College in Chicago while simultaneously earning a Ph.D. in anatomical science from Rush University. He also holds an MBA from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. Dr. Petruzzelli completed residency training in general surgery and a fellowship in advanced head and neck oncology and cranial base surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He practices at ACI -- Surgical Associates.

    Scott Purinton, M.D., Ph.D.

    PurintonDr. Purinton attended the University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida. He also earned doctor of philosophy degree in physiology from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. He completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Purinton then completed fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He has specialized training in minimally invasive and robotic surgery techniques. Dr. Purinton practices gynecologic oncology at ACI – Surgical Associates.

    James E. Ramage Jr., M.D.

    RamageDr. Ramage specializes in pulmonary care. He attended Stanford University and Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta before training as a fellow in pulmonary, critical care, and respiratory medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Ramage practices at Memorial Health University Physicians -- Savannah Center for Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

    L.E. "Bud" Robertson, M.D.

    RobertsonDr. Robertson specializes in hematology and oncology. He studied biology at Baylor University in Texas and attended medical school at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He then completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Robertson has been practicing in Savannah since 1991 and is part of Summit Cancer Care.

    Ray Rudolph, M.D., MPH

    RudolphDr. Rudolph specializes in treating breast cancer. He attended medical school at the University of South Dakota and completed his internship and residency training in surgery at Memorial University Medical Center. He later earned a master's degree in public health from Armstrong University in Savannah. Dr. Rudolph is co-founder of the Center for Breast Care, the only facility in the region that specializes exclusively in the treatment of breast conditions.

    Christopher Senkowski, M.D.

    SenkowskiDr. Senkowski practices at ACI -- Surgical Associates. He serves as chair of the Department of Surgery, Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah Campus and academic chair at Memorial University Medical Center.He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan and attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Senkowski then completed his internship and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He is board certified in surgery and critical care and has earned a number of awards for his outstanding surgical skills. In 2008, he was appointed to the Coding and Reimbursement Committee of the Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Senkowski was among the first surgeons in the nation to perform single incision laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder removal. His career also includes humanitarian surgical relief missions in Sri Lanka and participating in Médecins Sans Frontières in Paris, France.

    John Whittle, M.D.

    WhittleDr. Whittle is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. He holds a medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth. He completed his residency training at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Whittle then completed a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is board eligible in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology.