Our Oncology StaffLisa Bond, M.D.
Nikhil Mukhi, M.D.
Medical oncology is the subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on treating cancer. There are two other types of clinical oncologists - surgical oncologists and radiation oncologists. In most cases, when a person is diagnosed with cancer, one of these oncologists takes charge of the patient's overall care through all phases of the disease. Oncologists care for patients from the moment of diagnosis through the course of the disease. They explain the diagnosis and meaning of the disease stage, discuss various treatment options, recommend the best course of treatment, deliver optimal care, and improve quality of life -- through curative therapy and palliative care with pain and symptom management.