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  • Sahasrabuddhe, Vikrant V. (Vik), MBBS, MPH, DrPH
    Research Assistant Professor of Medicine (Epidemiology); Researcher
    Phone: 615-322-4377
  • Sai, Jiqing, Ph.D.
    Research Instructor of Cancer Biology; Researcher
    Phone: 615-343-7780
  • Sanders, Melinda, M.D.
    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology; Researcher
    Phone: 615-322-1410
  • Sanders-Bush, Elaine, Ph.D.
    Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry, Emerita; Researcher
    Phone: 615-936-1685
  • Sanderson, Maureen, Ph.D.
    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Meharry Medical College; Researcher
  • Sanger, Maureen, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor; Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Psychologist
    Phone: 615-936-1762

    Maureen Sanger, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and an assistant professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital. Dr. Sanger received her doctoral degree in psychology from Vanderbilt University. She completed her internship at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston . . .

  • Santoro, Samuel A., M.D. , Ph.D.
    Dorothy Beryl and Theodore R. Austin Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology; Professor of Biochemistry; Chair, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology; Researcher
    Phone: 615-322-3234
  • Savani, Bipin N., M.D.
    Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology); Hematologist/Oncologist
    Phone: 615-936-8422

    Dr. Savani's area of specialization is in the treatment of hematological malignancies and stem cell transplantation, and his primary field of research is in the long-term follow-up (late effects) of stem cell transplantation recipients, including immune reconstitution and late organ dysfunction after transplantation, regimen-related toxici . . .

  • Sawyer, Douglas B., M.D., Ph.D
    Lisa M. Jacobson Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine; Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine; Researcher
  • Schaffer, Allison, MSW
    Social Worker; Support/Psychologist
    Phone: 615-343-1087

    Ali Schaffer, LCSW is a social worker at the REACH for Survivorship clinic, affiliated with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.  This role includes providing psychosocial support to pediatric and adult cancer survivors and their families.  She received . . .

  • Schlundt, David, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Psychology; Researcher
    Phone: 615-322-7800
  • Schneider, Claus, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Pharmacology; Researcher
    Phone: 615-343-9539
  • Schwartz, Herbert S., M.D.
    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation; Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology; Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation; Orthopaedic Oncologist
    Phone: 615-343-8612

    Dr. Schwartz has been at Vanderbilt since 1987 and is currently the most senior and experienced full-time academic orthopaedic oncologist in the mid-southern United States. There are only approximately 50 such specialists in the country. Referrals from all over the United States and foreign countries are commonly seen in oncology clinic.&l . . .

  • Sealy, Linda J., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Cancer Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics; Researcher
    Phone: 615-322-3224
  • Serie, Shannon Stinnett, M.D.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine; Medical Oncologist
    Phone: 615-936-8422

    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.

  • Shack, R. Bruce, M.D.
    Professor of Plastic Surgery; Adjunct Professor of Nursing; Chair, Department of Plastic Surgery; Plastic Surgeon
    Phone: 615-322-2350

    Dr. Shack is widely recognized as a broadly accomplished clinical surgeon and educator and a leader in the field locally and nationally. His special interests include complicated reconstructive plastic surgery, head and neck oncology, hand, and aesthetic surgery, including breast surgery. Dr. Shack holds lea . . .

  • Shanker, Anil, M.S., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, Meharry Medical College
    Phone: 615-327-6460

    Anil Shanker leads the Laboratory of Lymphocyte Function in the Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology at Meharry Medical College. He participates in the Host-Tumor Interactions and Thoracic/Head and Neck Cancer Research Programs. His laboratory focuses on understanding functional cooperativity and signaling mechanisms in immune eff . . .

  • Sharp, Kenneth W., M.D.
    Professor of Surgery; Vice-Chair for Faculty Affairs, Department of Surgery; General Surgeon
    Phone: 615 322-2063

    Dr. Sharp has practiced general surgery at Vanderbilt since 1984. His field of interest includes benign and malignant diseases of the breast and the gastrointestinal tract. He is one of the founding faculty members of the Vanderbilt Breast Center. He has continued to practice in the Breast Center since its inception in 1986. His practice o . . .

  • Shinohara, Eric, M.D.
    Assistant Professor; Radiation Oncologist
    Phone: 615-322-2555

    Dr. Shinohara joined the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center as Assistant Professor in 2010. He received a B.S. in Physiology and Neurobiology as well as a B.A .in Japanese from the University of Maryland. He received his M.D. degree in 2003 from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and went on to receive a M.S. in Clinical Investigation i . . .

  • Shrubsole, Martha J., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Epidemiology); Cancer Epidemiologist
    Phone: 615-936-0812
  • Shu, Xiao-Ou, M.D., MPH, Ph.D.
    Ingram Professor of Cancer Research; Professor of Medicine (Epidemiology) ; Associate Director of Global Health; Cancer Epidemiologist
    Phone: 615-936-0713
  • Shyr, Yu, Ph.D.
    Harold L. Moses Chair in Cancer Research; Director, Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences; Director, Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics Analysis and Research Design (VANGARD); Associate Director for Quantitative Sciences Integration, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center; Professor of Biostatistics, Biomedical Informatics, and Cancer Biology; Researcher
    Phone: 615-936-2572

    Yu Shyr received his PhD in biostatistics from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 1994 and subsequently joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. At Vanderbilt, he has collaborated on numerous research projects; assisted investigators in developing clinical research protocols; collaborated on multiple grants fu . . .

  • Sibley, Anjali T., M.D.
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine; Hematologist/Oncologist
    Phone: 615-936-8422
  • Sidonio, Robert , M.D.
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
    Phone: 615-936-1762

    Dr. Sidonio's research interests are in thrombosis and hemostasis. His focus is on von Willebrand disease (VWD) particularly in the setting of menorrhagia. His data has shown that it is cost effective to screen for VWD in all adolescents that present with menorrhagia prior to starting oral contraceptive pills. He is hoping to build collabo . . .

  • Sills, Allen K., Jr., M.D.
    Associate Professor; Director, Neurosugery Community Practice; Neuro-Oncologist
    Phone: 615-778-2265

    Allen Sills, MD received his undergraduate degree at Mississippi State University, grduating in biological engineering. He obtained his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Sills continued his training by doing a surgical internship at Johns Hopkins followed by a neurosurgical residency. He also complet . . .

  • Silver, Heidi J., Ph.D., R.D.
    Research Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition); Researcher
    Phone: 615-936-1299

    Dr. Silver joined the VICC in fall 2003. Her current research targets the role of inflammation on the clinical outcome of skeletal muscle wasting in solid tumor patients. She has conducted prior studies on nutrient intake, nutritional status, body composition, energy expenditure, and health outcomes of cancer and its treatment in head and . . .

  • Simmons, Jill H., M.D.
    Assistant Professor; Pediatric Endocrinologist
    Phone: 1-615-322-7427

    Jill H. Simmons, M.D., is an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Simmons received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee at Memphis. She completed her pediatric residency and a fellowsh . . .

  • Simpson, Jean F., M.D.
    Professor of Pathology; Director, Anatomic Pathology; Pathologist
    Phone: 615-322-3041
  • Sinard, Robert J., M.D.
    Associate Professor; Head and Neck Surgical Oncologist
    Phone: 615-322-6180

    Dr. Sinard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He completed his undergraduate study at Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts. In 1989 he completed his medical school at the University of Michigan. He received internship training at Mt. Carmel Medical Center and resi . . .

  • Singh, Amar B., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology); Researcher
    Phone: 615-343-2850
  • Singleton, Charles K., Ph.D.
    Professor of Biological Sciences; Chair, Biological Sciences Department; Researcher
    Phone: 615-322-6516
  • Skala, Melissa, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Phone: 615-322-2602

    Optical technologies are attractive for diagnosing cancer and for monitoring cancer therapy because these techniques are low cost, portable, fast and provide a wealth of information on tissue structure and function.   Dr. Skala's research focuses on the development of optical imaging tools that monitor biological markers such as c . . .

  • Slagle, Jason M., Ph.D.
    Research Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
    Phone: 615-936-5519
  • Slebos, Robbert, Ph.D., M.H.S.
    Research Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology, Otolaryngology; Researcher
    Phone: 615-936-2806
  • Slovis, Bonnie, M.D., MSHS
    Associate Professor of Medicine; Pulmonologist
    Phone: 615-322-5879
  • Smith, Clayton , M.D., Ph.D.
    (PGY-2); Radiation Oncology Resident
  • Smith, Jeffrey R., M.D., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Genetic Medicine, Cancer Biology; Researcher
    Phone: 615-936-2660
  • Smith, Joseph A., Jr., M.D.
    William L. Bray Professor of Urologic Surgery; Chair, Department of Urologic Surgery; Urologic Surgeon/Oncologist
    Phone: 615-322-2880

    Joseph Smith, Jr., MD is the William L. Bray Professor and Chairman within the Department of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University S . . .

  • Smith, Stephen J., M.D.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine; Medical Oncologist
    Phone: 615-936-8422

    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 Medicin . . .

  • Sohl Robinette, Stephanie Jean, Ph.D.
    Research Instructor in Medicine; (General Internal Medicine & Public Health); Researcher
    Phone: 615-936-0480

    Stephanie Sohl is a Research Instructor in the Department of General Internal Medicine and Public Health and a member of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.  Dr. Sohl earned her PhD in Social and Health Psychology from Stony Brook University and BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan.  She also completed postdo . . .

  • Solorzano, Carmen C., M.D., F.A.C.S.
    Professor of Surgery; Director, Vanderbilt Endocrine Surgery Center; Chief of General Surgery, VA Tennessee Valley Health Care System, Nashville Campus; Surgical Oncologist
    Phone: 615-343-8761

    Dr. Solorzano specializes in minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, initial and re-operative management of thyroid cancer, laparoscopic and open adrenalectomy for adrenal tumors, pheochromocytoma, insulinoma, gastrinoma, complex pancreatic resections for endocrine tumors of the pancreas (Whipple,enucleations), and the surgical management of . . .

  • Sosman, Jeffrey A., M.D.
    Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology); Director, Melanoma & Tumor Immunotherapy Program; Co-Leader, VICC Signal Transduction & Cell Proliferation Research Program; Medical Oncologist
    Phone: 615-936-8422

    Dr. Sosman directs the Melanoma Program (skin cancer) which is a highly integrated effort between oncology, dermatology, surgical oncology, and radiation oncology. This program provides patients with a thorough multi-disciplinary evaluation of their disease and cutting edge treatment options. Dr. Sosman's research includes studying skin ca . . .

  • Spradlin, Natalie M., M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Phone: (615) 936-8422
  • Stabin, Michael, Ph.D., CHP
    Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences; Researcher
    Phone: 615-322-3190
  • Stasko, Thomas, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Medicine (Dermatology); Dermatologist
    Phone: 615-343-1999

    My clinical practice is centered on cutaneous oncology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery for the treatment of skin cancer. Mohs Surgery offers the best opportunity for the complete surgical removal of most non-melanoma skin cancers. I am also very involved in the treatment of skin cancer in solid organ transplant recipients and am vice-presi . . .

  • Stavas, Mark J., M.D.
    (PGY-2); Radiation Oncology Resident
    Phone: 615-322-2555


    • Doctor of Medicine with Distinction, May 2010
    • Nebraska Regent Academic Scholarship (Full tuition award): UNMC 2006, 2007, 2008
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Octo . . .

    • Steelman, Joel W., M.D.
      Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Pediatric Endocrinologist
      Phone: 615-322-7427
    • Stein, Richard S., M.D.
      Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology); Hematologist/Oncologist
      Phone: 615-936-8422

      Dr. Stein is a medical oncologist and hematologist who specializes in leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplasia, and myeloma. His research efforts focus on clinical trials in leukemia, and lymphoma. As Clinical Director of the Malignant Hematology Program, Dr. Stein oversees a growing practice that evaluates and tr . . .

    • Stein, Roland W., Ph.D.
      Mark Collie Chair in Diabetes Resesarch; Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Cell and Developmental Biology; Researcher
      Phone: 615-322-7026
    • Sterling, Julie Ann, Ph.D.
      Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical Pharmacology ); Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology; Researcher
      Phone: 615-322-4364
    • Stewart, LaMonica V., Ph.D.
      Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology, Meharry Medical College; Researcher
    • Stokes, Leann S., M.D.
      Assistant Professor; Interventional Radiologist
      Phone: 615-322-3906
    • Stone, Michael P., Ph.D.
      Professor of Chemistry; Chair of the Department of Chemistry; Researcher
      Phone: 615-322-2589
    • Strickland, Stephen A., Jr., M.D., MSCI
      Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology); Hematologist/Oncologist
      Phone: 615-936-8422

      Dr. Strickland is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology. After receiving his B.S. in Zoology at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, he attended Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, where he obtained an Biomedical Sciences. Following graduate school, he attended medical school at Louis . . .

    • Stricklin, George P., M.D., Ph.D.
      Professor & Director, Division of Dermatology; Program Director of Skin Diseases Research Center; Dermatologist
      Phone: 615-322-6485
    • Studans, Sandra
      Assistant Director, Strategic Marketing
    • Sturgeon, Duveen, MSN, ACNP-BC, R.N.
      Program Coordinator, Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Registry; Genetics Nurse
      Phone: 615-322-1590

      Duveen Sturgeon is a Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in cancer genetics. Duveen completed her Master of Science in Nursing at Vanderbilt and attended cancer genetic programs at City of Hope in California and Fox Chase Comprehensive Cancer Center in Pennsylvania. She has held a number of different positions related to cancer gene . . .

    • Su, Yinghao
      Research Instructor; Cancer Epidemiologist
      Phone: 615-936-3845
    • Su, Yingjun, M.D, Ph. D.
      Research Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology; Researcher
      Phone: 615-343-7780
    • Summitt, J. Blair, M.D.
      Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery; Medical Director, Vanderbilt Burn Center; Plastic Surgeon
      Phone: 615-322-2350

      Dr. Summitt's clinical interests include general reconstructivgeneral reconstructive plastic surgery, aesthetic surgery, and burn surgery. Dr. Summitt performed his undergraduate studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, and obtained his medical degree in 1995 at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine in Memphis. He complete . . .

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