The Thoracic Multidisciplinary Clinic is located on both the Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital campuses:
The Thoracic Multidisciplinary Clinic is a program of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals. Our clinic is the only one of its kind in the state entirely dedicated to the compassionate care of patients with thoracic malignancies.
Our team-based approach brings together nationally recognized leaders and care specialists from multiple departments in the treatment and research of these diseases.
We offer a unique, comprehensive approach: at diagnosis, our patients come in for one visit and see physicians and specialists from multiple disciplines. This approach includes surgical oncology, medical oncology, diagnostic imaging, pulmonary and critical care medicine, radiation oncology, palliative care, social work, psychiatry, nutrition, nursing, and complementary therapies such as acupuncture and massage therapy.
After this initial visit, our team meets with the patient to present a recommended plan of care. Patients also benefit from the services of a skilled nurse practitioner and an experienced, compassionate nurse navigator who assist patients and families with all aspects of their diagnosis and treatment.
The Thoracic Multidisciplinary Clinic is certified by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative for providing the highest quality cancer care, and accredited by the prestigious Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.