Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital

Physicians


Lannis E. Hall, MD, MPH
Director of Radiation Oncology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Lannis Hall, Siteman Cancer Center at  Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, prostate cancer, prostate seed implants, LIVENGraduate of Howard University Medical School in Washington, DC, where she also completed her internship in surgery
  • Residency and fellowship, radiation oncology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
  • Board certified in radiation oncology
  • Master’s of public health from Saint Louis University
  • Member of the Missouri Medical Association and the American College of Radiation Oncology
  • Extensive experience in treatment of breast, prostate, and head and neck cancers
  • Patients have access to state-of-the-art tomotherapy and gamma knife treatments through Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Developed the first brachytherapy program in St. Charles County
  • Performed more than 700 cases of prostate seed implants in the past decade and is considered by peers to be the leading expert in the area with excellent biochemical freedom from relapse results
  • Research publications focused on implications of race and ethnicity in cancer survival and organ donation
  • Voted “Best Doctor” in St. Louis Magazine every year since 2008
  • Awarded “Wendell G. Scott Award for Physician of the Year” by the American Cancer Society
  • Awarded the “Salute to Excellence in Health Care” by the St. Louis American Foundation
  • Clinical Trial Outreach Team Leader for the Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities at the Siteman Cancer Center
  • Committed to community speaking about cancer and eliminating cancer disparities

Mark Schroeder, MD
Medical Oncologist
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Section of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Leukemia, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Graduate of University of Cincinnati
  • Internal medicine internship, residency and fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology
  • Clinical expertise in myelodysplastic syndromes, hematologic malignancies, stem-cell transplantation, novel treatment approaches

Caron Rigden, MD
Medical Oncologist
Dr. Carol Rigden, colon cancer, oncology, Siteman Cancer Center at  Barnes-Jewish St. Peters HospitalAssistant Professor of Medical Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine
  • Graduate of Tulane University
  • Internal medicine internship and residency, Tulane University Medical Center
  • Fellowship, hematology and oncology, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology
  • Specializes in gastrointestinal cancers
Amy Cyr, MD
Breast Surgeon
Assistant Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine
  • Amy Cyr, MDGraduate of University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Residency and chief resident, general surgery, New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC
  • Practiced general surgery in Bellingham, WA, for two years
  • Fellowship, breast surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Board certified in general surgery
  • Professional memberships include the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology
Varun Puri, MD
Thoracic Surgeon
Assistant Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Varun Puri, Siteman Cancer Center at  Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, Lung cancer, oncologyGraduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Master’s of Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  • Senior Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Senior Residency, Surgery, Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, New Dehli
  • General Surgery Residency, Creighton University, Omaha
  • Fellowship, cardiothoracic surgery, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Board certified in general surgery
  • Specializes in thoracic oncology, minimally invasive surgery, reflux disease and lung transplantation

Alex Politsmakher MD 
Medical Oncologist  
Assistant Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine

  • Dr. Varun Puri, Siteman Cancer Center at  Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, Lung cancer, oncology
  • Graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Graduate of Ross University School of Medicine.  
  • Internship and residency – New York Methodist Hospital.  
  • Fellowship, hematology and oncology– New York Methodist Hospital.  
  • Board certified in hematology and oncology.  
  • Specializes in lung, GU, and hematology

 

Peter Oppelt. MD 
Medical Oncologist  
Assistant Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine 

  • Graduate of University of Missouri, Columbia  
  • Internship and residency –Case Western Reserve University  
  • Fellowship, hematology and oncology – Case Western Reserve University
  • Specializes in sarcoma, prostate, lung, GI cancers

Ashley Frith. MD 
Medical Oncologist  
Assistant Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine 

  • Graduate of University of Arkansas
  • Internship and residency – Vanderbilt University
  • Fellowship, hematology and oncology – Washington University School of Medicine
  • Specializes in breast cancer


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