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Medical Oncology - Medical Oncology

 Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital

About the Center

The mission of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center is to go beyond the cutting edge in science and medicine to perform the most advanced research and translate the discoveries into the very best cancer therapies. Johns Hopkins is annually top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report in cancer—number three for 2012-2013 (health.usnews.com)—and is one of 41 designated comprehensive cancer centers recognized by the National Cancer Institute. The Center was one of the first to earn comprehensive cancer center status.

The center is located on the third floor of the Sibley Medical Building, next to Sibley Hospital.  

Phone: 202-660-6500
Fax: 202-660-6501
 

Meet our Johns Hopkins Medical Oncologists


Meet our Oncology Nurse Practitioner


Meet our Community Medical Oncologists

Frederick P. Smith, M.D.


 

Johns Hopkins Medical Oncologists 

Katherine Thornton MDKatherine Thornton, M.D.

Dr. Thornton was previously an assistant professor of oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and founded the adult musculoskeletal department in Medical Oncology. She is returning to Hopkins after working for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the Office of Hematology and Oncology Products. Dr. Thornton is the medical director for the Kimmel Cancer Center in the Washington, D.C. area and Sibley Infusion.

Medical Degree: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency: Brown University School of Medicine
Fellowship: The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Kimmel Cancer Center and The Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics at Johns Hopkins 


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Channing Paller MDChanning J. Paller, M.D.

Dr. Paller is an assistant professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her focus is on clinical trials of developmental therapeutics in prostate and other solid tumors. She was selected for both a 2011-2012 Young Investigator Award by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and for the 2011-12 ECOG Paul Carbone Award.

Medical Degree: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Kimmel Cancer Center


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Michael A Carducci MDMichael A. Carducci, M.D., FACP

Dr. Carducci is the AEGON Professor in Prostate Cancer Research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is co-leader of the Prostate Cancer/Genitourinary Oncology Program and assists in the leadership of the Chemical Therapeutics Program. He is the regional research director for the Kimmel Cancer Center in the Washington, D.C. area.

Medical Degree: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Fellowship: The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Kimmel Cancer Center


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Nilofer S Azad MDNilofer S. Azad, M.D.

Dr. Azad is an assistant professor of oncology at the Kimmel Cancer Center, with board certifications in medical oncology and internal medicine. She is developing a Phase I/II drug program for the GI oncology department. Her research focuses on a translational program in colorectal, pancreatic, and other gastrointestinal cancers, focusing on epigenetics and targeted therapies.

Medical Degree: Baylor College of Medicine
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship: National Cancer Institute


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Mario A Eisenberger MDMario A. Eisenberger, M.D.

Dr. Eisenberger is a R. Dale Hughes Professor of Oncology and professor of urology at the Kimmel Cancer Center, with board certifications in medical oncology and internal medicine. He also practices at Green Spring Station and is affiliated with the Brady Urological Institute. He focuses on research and clinical trials for prostate cancer.

Medical Degree: Federal University of Rio deJaneiro, Brazil
Residency: Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
Fellowship: Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center and University of Miami School of Medicine/Comprehensive Cancer Center for the State of Florida


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Evan J Lipson MDEvan J. Lipson, M.D.

Dr. Lipson is an instructor of oncology at the Kimmel Cancer Center, with board certifications in medical oncology and internal medicine. His research focuses on investigating new therapies, including immunotherapy and vaccines, for patients with various stages of melanoma. He is the founder of SeizeTheDays.org, a non-profit organization created to tell the stories of cancer patients.

Medical Degree: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency: The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Fellowship: The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Kimmel Cancer Center


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Karen Smith, MDKaren Lisa Smith, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Smith is board-certified in medical oncology and is a part time Johns Hopkins University associate professor. She was previously an assistant professor of hematology at Georgetown University Hospital at Washington Hospital Center where she was chair of the Cancer Committee and is now a member of the Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Program. Dr. Smith has published numerous peer reviewed journals and authored book chapters. She is the recipient of numerous grants to further breast cancer research and was awarded the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Foundation Young Investigator Award in 2005 and the ASCO Foundation Merit Award in both 2005 and 2006. 

Medical Degree:  Rush Medical College
Residency:  Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship:  Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
 

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Bruce Kressel, M.D., FACP

Dr. Kressel has over 30 years of experience in clinical oncology and hematology in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. His experience is in general medical oncology with a special interest in hematologic malignancies including lymphoma, leukemia, myeloma and gynecological oncology.  He currently holds an appointment at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

Medical Degree: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: George Washington University Hospital
Fellowship: George Washington University Hospital, Georgetown University Medical Center/The Lombardi Cancer Center  

To reach Dr. Kressel's office, please call 202-660-6500.

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Oncology Nurse Practitioner

Catherine Bishop, D.N.P., N.P., AOCNPCatherine Bishop

Catherine Bishop is a nurse practitioner with an extensive background in oncology.  Dr. Bishop spent over a decade at George Washington University Cancer Center and in private oncology practice caring for a variety of cancer patients. She has published in several peer reviewed journals on topics such as breast cancer and hematological malignancies. Dr. Bishop is board-certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and certified as an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner.

Master of Science in Nursing
: Marymount University
Doctorate in Nursing: Chatham University


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Community Medical Oncologists

Frederick P. Smith, M.D.

Dr. Smith, a board-certified medical oncologist, began his career at Georgetown University serving as the director of extramural oncology research, contributing over 50 articles to peer-reviewed medical journals. He has been in private practice in the DC metropolitan area for over 30 years caring for patients with a cancer diagnosis. He has been an integral advocate in the community to promote access to clinical research. Dr. Smith currently holds faculty appointments at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Medical Degree: St. Louis University Medical School
Residency: Georgetown University Medical Center
Fellowship: Georgetown University Medical Center/The Lombardi Cancer Center

To reach Dr. Smith's office, please call 301-657-4588.

 

 
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