Meet Our Physicians - Radiation Oncology - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Meet Our Physicians - Radiation Oncology

William W. Helvie, M.D.

William W. "Bill" Helvie, M.D., has practiced as a radiation oncologist since 1977 and is certified by the American Board of Radiology in therapeutic radiology. In addition to his leadership as a partner at Montgomery Cancer Center, he has directed the radiation therapy departments for Jackson Hospital in Montgomery and the Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, California. He has also served as a consultant in radiotherapy at the U.S. Public Health Hospital as well as the Veterans Administration Hospital, both in San Francisco. He has taught at Tulane Medical Center Hospital in New Orleans as a clinical associate professor, and is past president of the Alabama Society of Radiation Oncologists.

Dr. Helvie is a graduate of Auburn University and Tulane Medical School. He performed his rotating radiology internship and mixed radiology residency at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, before serving his second- and third-year residencies in the department of radiation therapy at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego. He received further education at the University of California in San Diego.

He was honored in May 2000 with a fellowship from the American College of Radiation Oncology.


Robert Lee Franklin, III, M.D.

A radiation oncologist and partner at Montgomery Cancer Center, Robert Lee Franklin, III, M.D., is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and by the American Board of Radiology in radiation oncology. He served as chief of staff at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery from 1998 to 1999.

Dr. Franklin is a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, the American College of Radiation Oncology, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, the Montgomery County Medical Society, and the Alabama Society of Radiation Oncology (of which he is a past president). He was a member of the board of trustees for Jackson Hospital and Clinic from 2005 to 2008 and is a past board president for the Montgomery unit of the American Cancer Society.

A graduate of Samford University and the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Dr. Franklin performed his transitional internship at Birmingham's Lloyd Nolan Hospital and his radiation oncology residency at the University of Alabama Hospital.

Dr. Franklin and wife Michelle have three children, and are active at Vaughn Forest Baptist Church. He loves the outdoors in all seasons, whether hunting, fishing or snow skiing. 


Michael L. Ingram, M.D.

Michael L. Ingram, M.D., a partner in radiation oncology at Montgomery Cancer Center, has published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics, and has presented on oncology topics including the interactions of Taxol and irradiation.

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Louisville, Dr. Ingram earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the university's School of Medicine, where he was student body president and received the Department of Pathology Award for Writing. After performing his internal medicine internship at the University of Louisville Affiliated Hospitals, he relocated to the University of California at Irvine to become Chief Resident in radiation oncology. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology in radiation oncology.

Dr. Ingram is married to Allison, and they have three daughters: Sarah Kate, Emily and Elizabeth. The Ingrams are members of First United Methodist Church. Dr. Ingram enjoys tennis, running, skiing and traveling, and is involved in several civic organizations.


David Thomas Vega, M.D.

David Thomas Vega, M.D., has served as radiation oncologist at Montgomery Cancer Center in Selma since July 2002. A member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, he has a broad range of radiation oncology experience at respected treatment centers across the country, including: Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, New York; Comp Health/KRON in Atlanta, Georgia; Covenant Cancer Treatment Center in Waterloo, Iowa; United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia; Booth Memorial Medical Center in Flushing New York; and Genesee Hospital in Rochester, New York.

Dr. Vega is certified by the American Board of Radiology in therapeutic radiology. He graduated from Fordham University and New York University Medical School, serving his radiation oncology residency at New York University Medical Center, and his radiation oncology fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco. 

Powered by Frankly