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VICC - Cool Springs Doctors

Shannon Stinnett SerieShannon Stinnett Serie, M.D.

Dr. Serie received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee, Memphis in 2001. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond from 2001-2004. She completed a fellowship in Hematology-Oncology at Vanderbilt University in 2007.

Stephen J. SmithStephen J. Smith, M.D.

Dr. Smith received his medical degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1986. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Florida, between 1986 and 1989. He completed a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Wake Forest University/Bowman Gray School of Medicine in 1992. Dr. Smith is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. After 10 years of private practice Dr. Smith joined the faculty of the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, where he served as Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology for two years. Dr. Smith joined the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Cool Springs in 2009.

Natalie M. SpradlinNatalie M. Spradlin, M.D.

Dr. Spradlin is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology. She received her B.A. degree in English from Lipscomb University and taught high school English before going on to earn her M.D. degree from Vanderbilt Medical School. She stayed at Vanderbilt to complete her Internal Medicine residency. After residency training, Dr. Spradlin worked as a hospitalist locally while also working in the laboratory in cancer research with Vanderbilt specifically focusing on head and neck cancer. She then completed her fellowship in Hematology/Oncology with Vanderbilt, serving as chief fellow in her final year of subspecialty training. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology.

Dr. Spradlin is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Dr. Spradlin has a general oncology and hematology practice and sees patients at the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) in Franklin, TN.

Ruth T. YoungRuth T. Young, M.D.

As Medical Director of Vanderbilt Oncology at Cool Springs, Dr. Young works with several full-time oncologists and nurses to care for patients with all types of solid tumors, hematologic malignancies and benign hematologic disorders. This full service practice offers on-site laboratory and chemotherapy administration. In addition, Dr. Young's practice focuses on bringing the various elements of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to the community including information regarding and access to the clinical trials. She is the past President of the Tennessee Oncology Practice Society and has served on the Clinical Practice Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. She is listed in Best Doctors in America.

Waleed F. KhalafWaleed F. Khalaf, M.D. Ph.D.

Dr. Khalaf is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology. After receiving his B.A degree in Biochemistry from Earlham College in Indiana, he attended Indiana University School of Medicine, where he completed a combined degree program obtaining both his M.D. as well as his Ph.D as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program. Dr. Khalaf’s research during graduate school was focused on blood cancer research and primarily on hematopoietic stem cells. After medical school training, Dr. Khalaf completed his Internal Medicine Residency from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, followed by Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt Hospital. He subsequently completed Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Khalaf is a member of several professional organizations including American Society of Hematology and Americal Society of Clinical Oncology.

Dr. Khalaf has a general oncology and hematology practice and he sees patients at both the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) at Cool Springs in Franklin TN as well as at VICC-Northcrest in Springfield TN.