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Hospital Research & Clinical Trials

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    Drew K. Abramovich, M.D.
    Staff Physician, Division of Medical Oncology
    Phone: 330-376-1043  
    e-mail: abramovd@summa-health.org

    Dr. Abramovich is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology.


    Donna Bechtel, BME, CIM, 
    Clinical Research Assistant – Regulatory, Cancer Research
    Phone: (330) 375-3767
    e-mail: bechteld@summa-health.org

    Ms. Bechtel is a clinical research assistant specializing in regulatory affairs in the Cancer Research Program at Summa.  She is certified by the National Association of IRB Managers.


    Tammy Cobaugh, BA, CIM

    Tammy Cobaugh is a clinical research assistant responsible for regulatory compliance. Tammy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Clothing, Textile and Interior and certification in IRB management.


    William F. Demas, M.D., F.A.C.R., 
    Chief, Division of Radiation Oncology
    Phone: 330-375-3557  
    e-mail: demasw@summa-health.org

    Dr. Demas is certified in Therapeutic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology.  Dr. Demas is a Professor of Radiology at the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine (NEOUCOM) and Summa’s Principal Investigator for the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG).


    Desiree E. Doncals, M.D.
    Staff Physician, Division of Radiation Oncology
    Phone: 330-375-3557  
    e-mail: doncalsd@summa-health.org

    Dr. Doncals is certified in Therapeutic Radiology by the American College of Radiology and a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners.  She is the associate clinical director of Summa’s Department of Radiation Oncology and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine (NEOUCOM).


    Rachel Jenkins, BA, MA, 
    Clinical Research Assistant, Cancer Research
    Phone: 330-375-4921  
    e-mail: jenkinsr@summa-health.org

    Ms. Jenkins is a clinical research assistant specializing in follow up of patients enrolled in cancer treatment protocols at Summa Health System.



    Lynn Kaplan, RN, BSN, OCN

    Lynn Kaplan is a clinical research nurse in Summa’s Cancer Research Program with responsiblity for cancer treatmenttrails. She holds certifications in Oncology Nursing and International Air Transportation Association IATA for shipping biologic specimens.

     


    Joseph M. Koenig, M.D.
    Staff Physician, Division of Medical Oncology
    Phone: 330-376-1043 
    e-mail: koenigj@summa-health.org

    Dr. Koenig is board-certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology and a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners.  He is an instructor of Internal Medicine at the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine.



    Joyce Neading, RHIT, CTR, 
    Program Director, Cancer Research & Registry
    Phone:  330-375-4221  
    e-mail: neadinja@summa-health.org.

    Ms. Neading directs the system-wide activities of the Cancer Research Program and the Cancer Registry.  She is a Certified Tumor Registrar.


    Mehool A. Patel, M.D.
    Staff Physician, Division of Medical Oncology 
    Phone: 330-376-1043  
    e-mail: patelm@summa-health.org

    Dr. Patel is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology.  He is Principal Investigator for several pharmaceutical industry sponsored clinical trials.

     


    Jennifer E. Payne, M.D.
    Staff Physician, Division of Medical Oncology
    Phone: 330-376-1043  
    e-mail: paynej@summa-health.org

    Dr. Payne is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology.


    Susan Reigle

    Sue Reigle is the administrative secretary for Summa’s Cancer Research Program. She provides secretarial support to the members of the Cancer Research Team adn the Cancer Registry. 

     


    Nancy Rinella, RN, BSN, OCN, 
    Clinical Research Nurse, Cancer Research
    Phone: 330-375-3440  
    e-mail: rinellan@summa-health.org

    Ms. Rinella works as a clinical research nurse with cancer prevention and supportive care protocols conducted at Summa.  She is certified by the Oncology Nursing Society.


    Michael J. Seider, Ph.D., M.D., F.A.C.R.
    Staff Physician, Division of Radiation Oncology
    Phone: 330-375-3557  
    e-mail: seiderm@summa-health.org

    Dr. Seider holds doctorates in Physiology and Medicine.  He is certified in Therapeutic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology.  Dr. Seider is Summa’s Principal Investigator for the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP).  He is an Associate Professor of Radiology at the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine (NEOUCOM).


    Scarlett Semprini, RN, BSN, OCN, 
    Clinical Research Nurse, Cancer Research
    Phone: 330-375-6390  
    e-mail: semprins@summa-health.org

    Ms. Semprini is a clinical research nurse working with cancer treatment protocols conducted at Summa.  She is certified by the Oncology Nursing Society.


    Ann Stone, RN, 
    Clinical Research Nurse, Cancer Research
    Phone: 330-375-6578  
    e-mail: stonea@summa-health.org

    Ms. Stone is a clinical research nurse working with cancer prevention and supportive care protocols conducted by Summa Health System’s Cancer Research Program.


    Heather Tharpe, RN, BSN, OCN, 
    Program Manager, Cancer Research
    Phone: 330-375-4578  
    e-mail: tharpeh@summa-health.org

    Ms. Tharpe manages teh activities of the Cancer Research Program and is certified by the Oncology Nursing Society. 


    R. Douglas Trochelman, M.D. 
    Medical Director of Oncology Service Line
    Phone: 330-376-1043  
    e-mail: trocheld@summa-health.org

    Dr. Trochelman is certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  He is Summa’s Principal Investigator for the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group as well as several pharmaceutical industry sponsored clinical trials.  He also chairs Summa’s Cancer Committee.   Dr. Trochelman is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine (NEOUCOM).

     

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