Thoracic Multidisciplinary Clinic
Lifespan Cancer Institute

Thoracic Cancer Care Team

Our expert staff coordinates treatment, as well as all necessary follow up and rehabilitation, using a team approach. Individually tailored treatment plans increase survival rates and improve a patient’s quality of life.

Our team includes thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, diagnostic and interventional radiologists, pulmonary medicine and critical care specialists, palliative care experts, geriatric oncology specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse navigators, pathologists, nutritionists, psychiatrists, social workers, and support staff.

Medical Oncology

Christopher G. Azzoli, MD Headshot

Christopher G. Azzoli, MD

Director of Thoracic Oncology

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Ariel E. Birnbaum, MD Headshot

Ariel E. Birnbaum, MD

Medical Oncologist

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Humera Khurshid, MD Headshot

Humera Khurshid, MD

Director, Lifespan Cancer Institute Thoracic Multidisciplinary Clinic

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Hina Khan, MD Headshot

Hina Khan, MD

Medical Oncologist

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Pulmonology

Douglas W. Martin, MD Headshot

Douglas W. Martin, MD

Pulmonologist

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Radiation Oncology

Thomas A. DiPetrillo, MD Headshot

Thomas A. DiPetrillo, MD

Clinical Director, Radiation Oncology

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Jaroslaw T. Hepel, MD, FACRO Headshot

Jaroslaw T. Hepel, MD, FACRO

Director, Stereotactic Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery, Lifespan Cancer Institute and Rhode Island Hospital

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Paul P. Koffer, MD Headshot

Paul P. Koffer, MD

Radiation Oncologist

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Surgical Oncology

Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD Headshot

Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD

Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Lifespan, and Chief of Thoracic Oncology, Lifespan Cancer Institute

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Advanced Practice Providers

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Laura Denoncour, NP

Nurse Practitioner

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Alison Dias, PA

Physician Assistant

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David Tracey, PA-C 

Physician Assistant

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Patient Navigators

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Odete Anotonio

Patient Navigator

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Jennifer Asencio

Patient Navigator

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Kathryn Cardarelli, RN

Patient Navigator

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Nancy Follett, RN

Patient Navigators

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Mary Ellen Mega, RN

Patient Navigator

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Xochitl Minakin

Patient Navigator

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Rachael Studley, RN

Patient Navigator

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Carolyn Woods, RN

Patient Navigator