Advisory Panel

Chairman, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at UPMC Shadyside; Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Served as president of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and president and chairman of the Allegheny County Medical Society; Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society

Dr. Marks has authored numerous publications and is the recipient of several awards, including the National Research Service Award from the United States Public Health Service.

Dr. Stan Marks

HEMATOLOGIST - ONCOLOGIST

UPMC

Co-Chair

Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Association, Dr. Brown has been practicing urology for more than ten years.  Specializing in the treatment of prostate cancer, Dr. Brown serves as Director of Delaware Valley Urology’s Center for Advanced Therapeutics and Medical Director of Robotic Surgery at Jefferson Health, New Jersey. 

 

Affiliated with Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, John F Kennedy Medical Center, Lourdes Medical Center Burlington, Virtua Berlin, Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Kennedy Health System Cherry Hill.

 

Dr. Gordon Brown completed a Urologic Oncology Fellowship at the UTMD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.  He is a member of the American Urologic Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association of Cancer Research and the Society of Urologic Oncology, as well as the author of numerous publications.

Dr. Gordon Brown

UROLOGIST

NEW JERSEY UROLOGY

Director of The Comprehensive Prostate Center in Nashville TN and also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology, Vanderbilt School of Medicine.  He is a Past President of the Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA), a nonprofit entity representing the interests of over 2500 Urologists in the U.S. affiliated with large single-specialty groups.

 

Dr. Concepcion was a General Surgery and Urology Resident at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine from 1984 – 1989.  He served as Chief Urology Resident from 1989 – 1990 and was also a research fellow in the Light Laboratories at Vanderbilt.  He has been in practice since 1990, with his major clinical interest being Urologic Oncology, specializing in advanced prostate and bladder cancer and lower urinary tract reconstruction. He is Board Certified by the American Urological Association (AUA) and is a member of that organization, as well as the Southeastern Section of the AUA, Society of Urologic Oncology, American College of Surgeons and the Nashville Surgical Society. 

Dr. Raoul S. Concepcion

UROLOGIST

THE COMPREHENSIVE PROSTATE CENTER

NASHVILLE, TN

23+ years of executive healthcare experience as CEO of Augusta Oncology, a multi-location leading private medical oncology practice and advocate for cancer awareness and prevention in Augusta, GA. She offers a wealth of expertise in personnel management, program implementation, and healthcare operations, and a strong track record for overseeing the practice’s marketing, budgets, and accounts receivables/payables. 

 

Ms. Duffie currently sits on the Advisory Leadership Board for McKesson Specialty Health and is a member (and former president) of both Georgia Association Clinical Oncology Managers and CSRA Medical Group Management Association.

 

B.S. in Business Administration from Brenau University.

Traci Duffie

CEO

AUGUSTA ONCOLOGY

Tara Difabio

NURSE PRACTITIONER

HUNTERDON REGIONAL CANCER CENTER

Nationally certified Oncology Nurse Practitioner with over 22 years of experience in Nursing, specializing in head and neck cancer at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for the majority of her career.

 

She completed both her Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Science degrees at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She currently works as an Oncology Nurse Practitioner at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, Department of Hematology-Oncology.

Tara brings with her over 2 decades of experience treating the oncology patient. Along with that, the knowledge of and expertise in the management of symptoms related to cancer, such as neoplastic pain, neuropathy, anxiety, and decreased appetite. She is passionate about optimizing the quality of all of her patients’ live

 

Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP) with over 20 years of clinical and management experience.  Currently serves as Director of Pharmacy Operations at Florida Cancer Specialists with prior roles as lead pediatric oncology pharmacist within the Lee Memorial Health System, as well as an oncology pharmacist with MD Anderson, Orlando, FL.  Melody holds an MBA from Tulane University.

 Melody Chang, RPh 

PHARMACIST ADVISOR

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