David Groteluschen, MD

Dr. David Groteluschen’s journey into medicine is framed by the indomitable spirit of his hardworking family and the profound impact of personal loss. Rooted in the ethos of relentless progress and unwavering resilience instilled by his family. David’s approach to cancer care is further shaped by the untimely death of his father-in-law to malignancy in […]

Judy Tjoe, MD

Dr. Judy Tjoe’s journey into medicine is a testament to resilience, the value of hard work, and the profound impact of chosen family. A childhood marked by responsibilities beyond her years, growing up fast in a new country, shaped her character. From her parents, she inherited lessons of tenacity, grit, and initiative, learning that the […]

Kamal Abbi, MD

Dr. Kamal Abbi’s journey into oncology is woven with empathy and a deep commitment to patient care. A childhood experience, witnessing his grandmother’s breast cancer treatment, became a touchstone, steering him toward a profession where connections with people intertwine with purpose. This early encounter with the challenges of cancer care became a catalyst for his […]

Ruth Warren, DO

Growing up on the Florida coast, Dr. Ruth Warren’s backyard of surf and sand was a playground where boredom was a distant concept.  The most interesting place she lived is Heidelberg, Germany. It was a chapter of both professional growth, working for the Army, and personal milestones, raising her three children. Beyond the world of […]

Barbi Kaplan-Frenkel, DO

For Dr. Barbi Kaplan-Frenkel, growing up in the New York tri-state area, the warmth of her close-knit family, particularly the impact of her cousin Phil’s battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, propelled her towards a career driven by empathy and a deep connection with her patients. The echoes of compassionate care resonated through her uncle, a […]

Michael Guiou, MD

Growing up as an Air Force brat, Dr. Michael Guiou’s childhood was a mosaic of experiences, from the structured life on military bases to the freedom of a small farm in Oklahoma. These diverse environments not only shaped his adaptability but also instilled in him a comfort in connecting with strangers—a valuable asset in his […]

Bradley Heraly, MD

Dr. Brad Heraly’s journey began in the world of home construction, where a mishap with scaffolding transformed into a powerful lesson. The memory of his father urging him to seek a different path echoed through his college and medical training, becoming a source of resilience during difficult times. Being a native of Casco, Wisconsin, Brad […]

Alex Coffman, MD

Dr. Alex Coffman’s path to becoming an oncologist is etched with a profound personal experience—when his grandfather passed from head and neck cancer. This became a driving force, leading him toward a career dedicated to oncology. A first-generation college graduate and physician, he harbored a lifelong desire to be a physician, a calling that has […]

Edgard Badine, MD, MBA

Dr. Edgard Badine’s roots in Lebanon ground him in a rich tapestry of cultural understanding and diverse medical perspectives. In the United States, Dr. Badine further honed his skills, completing a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in medical oncology and hematology.  The profound depth of Edgard’s compassion was forged through a personal journey […]

Alexander Starr, MD

Dr. Alex Starr was nine years old when his family came to the United States from the former Soviet Union. They settled in Chicago and in 1987 he became a naturalized citizen. For Alex, medicine is not just a profession; it’s a lifelong devotion. From the outset, he never envisioned a different path, and his […]