Upper Gastrointestinal Multidisciplinary Clinic
Lifespan Cancer Institute

Upper GI Cancer Care Team

Medical Oncology

Khaldoun Almhanna, MD Headshot

Khaldoun Almhanna, MD

Oncologist

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Rimini A. Breakstone, MD Headshot

Rimini A. Breakstone, MD

Hematologist/Oncologist

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Alexander G. Raufi, MD Headshot

Alexander G. Raufi, MD

Hematologist/Oncologist

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Howard P. Safran, MD Headshot

Howard P. Safran, MD

Chief, Hematology Oncology

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Surgical Oncology

Rachel E. Beard, MD Headshot

Rachel E. Beard, MD

Surgeon

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Thomas J. Miner, MD Headshot

Thomas J. Miner, MD

Chief of Surgical Oncology, Rhode Island Hospital

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Radiation Oncology

Thomas A. DiPetrillo, MD Headshot

Thomas A. DiPetrillo, MD

Clinical Director, Radiation Oncology

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Kara Lynne Leonard, MD Headshot

Kara Lynne Leonard, MD

Radiation Oncologist

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Esther Yu, MD Headshot

Esther Yu, MD

Radiation Oncologist

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Interventional Radiology

Bryan Scott Jay, MD Headshot

Bryan Scott Jay, MD

Director, Interventional Radiology, The Miriam Hospital

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Gregory M. Soares, MD, FSIR Headshot

Gregory M. Soares, MD, FSIR

Interventional Radiologist

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Gregory J. Dubel, MD, FSIR Headshot

Gregory J. Dubel, MD, FSIR

Interventional Oncologist

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Psychiatric Oncology

Jody A. Underwood, MD Headshot

Jody A. Underwood, MD

Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Newport Hospital and Lifespan Physician Group

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Gastroenterology

Fadlallah G. Habr, MD Headshot

Fadlallah G. Habr, MD

Director, Therapeutic Endoscopy at Rhode Island Hospital and Director of Gastroenterology, Lifespan Physician Group

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Sarah M. Hyder, MD, MBA Headshot

Sarah M. Hyder, MD, MBA

Director, Endoscopic Ultrasound at Rhode Island Hospital, and Gastroenterologist at Lifespan Physician Group

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Paul A. Akerman, MD Headshot

Paul A. Akerman, MD

Gastroenterologist

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William T. Chen, MD Headshot

William T. Chen, MD

Gastroenterologist

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Jason D. Ferreira, MD Headshot

Jason D. Ferreira, MD

Gastroenterologist

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Tian Gao, MD Headshot

Tian Gao, MD

Gastroenterologist

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Pranith    N. Perera, MD Headshot

Pranith N. Perera, MD

Gastroenterologist

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Advanced Practice Providers

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Amanda Blanchard, NP

Nurse Practitioner

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Daniela Carrasco, DNP

Nurse Practitioner

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Ashley Chartier, NP

Nurse Practitioner

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Cherish Dellava, NP

Nurse Practitioner

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Margaret Koelher, NP

Nurse Practitioner

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Meghan Nightingale, NP

Nurse Practitioner

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Janine Pederson, NP

Nurse Practitioner

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Allison Piascik, PA

Nurse Practitioner

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Katelyn Pires, PA

Nurse Practitioner

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Ellen Slater, NP

Nurse Practitioner

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Renee Winsor, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Patient Navigators

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Kathryn Cardarelli, RN

Patient Navigator

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Linda Carreiro

Patient Navigator

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Nancy Follett, RN

Patient Navigators

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Stacey Lawrence

Patient Navigator

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Rebekah Medeiros-Azevido, RN

Patient Navigator

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Xochitl Minakin

Patient Navigator

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Christian Torres Santiago

Patient Navigator

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Lynn Shaw, RN, BSN

Patient Navigator

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Rachael Studley, RN

Patient Navigator

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Carolyn Woods, RN

Patient Navigator