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Cancer Care Center of Montgomery - Physicians

Staff Physicians

Thomas E. Beatrous, M.D.

S. Paul Dang, M.D.

Pamela Hughes, M.D.

Shelby Sanford, M.D.

Phatama Padavanija, M.D.

Gabor Altdorfer, M.D.

Dr. Luis Concepcion, M.D.

Donn Brascho, M.D.
Mark Quinn, M.D.

Thomas E. Beatrous, M.D. is a 1985 graduate of the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. His residency training was completed at the National Cancer Institute, Walter Reed Army Medical center and National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. 1986-1989

In 1990 he was board certified in Radiation Oncology. He was Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Glenwood Regional Medical Center, West Monroe, LA from 1989-1995. He worked with the Romagosa Cancer Centers in southwest Louisiana from 1996 and held a clinical faculty position with LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Beatrous serves as the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at the Cancer Care Center of Montgomery and is very pleased to be a part of the "cancer team;" providing Montgomery and surrounding communities with a choice in high quality, comprehensive healthcare.

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S. Paul Dang, M.D. established a successful private practice in Ontario and served as Chief of the Department of Internal Medicine at Kitchener Waterloo Hospital. He was also involved with clinical research protocols while in Canada.

He works closely with his patients to educate them about all of their treatment options so they also can be involved in making decisions about their cancer care.

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Driven by compassion and the continual pursuit of learning about new treatment approaches and technology related to cancer, Dr. Pamela Hughes is dedicated to serving patients as people with individual needs.

A native of Alabama, Dr. Hughes graduated from Auburn University with high honors before receiving her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Following the completion of her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, Dr. Hughes accepted a combined fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, including a six month Hematology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine.

She held an Internal Medicine Instructorship at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center one year prior to her fellowship.

Dr. Hughes attained Board Certification in Internal Medicine in 1989, Medical Oncology in 1993 and Hematology in 1996. Dr. Hughes returned "home" to Alabama in 1993 and has remained in private practice in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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Phatama Padavanija, M.D. graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa before receiving her Doctor of Medicine from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile.

Following completion of her internship and residency training in internal medicine at Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, Dr. Padavanija accepted a fellowship position in hematology/medical oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

A native of Montgomery, Dr. Padavanija practiced medical oncology in Clearwater, Florida, and Madison, Kentucky, before returning to Alabama to care for patients. She is a member of the American Society for Clinical Oncology.

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Shelby P. Sanford, M.D. also serves as the CEO of Southeast Cancer Network, P.C., a physician owned and operated network of cancer treatment centers.

The strategically located centers allow patients in smaller communities and surrounding areas to receive cancer treatment without having to experience the long drive that often has been involved in the past. Dr. Sanford is most noted for pioneering rural oncology networking in the state of Alabama.

Dr. Sanford received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1982. After completing his internship at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, Dr. Sanford completed his residency at the University of Alabama Department of Radiation Oncology, where he also served for one year as an American Cancer Society Clinical Fellow and as an instructor for one year before moving into private practice. Dr. Sanford obtained Board Certification in Therapeutic Radiology in 1986.

He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Alabama Society of Radiation Oncologists, a Fellow of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, and a past member of the American College of Radiation Oncology Board of Chancellors. Dr. Sanford is also a founding member of the Southern Association for Oncology.

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The Cancer Care Center of Dekalb is pleased to welcome Dr. Luis Concepcion to the community. Dr Concepcion is dedicated to serving patients as people with individual needs with high quality compassionate care.

Having previously practiced in Alabama, before the completion of his medical oncology fellowship, Dr. Concepcion is once again pleased to call Alabama his home. Dr Concepcion completed his internal medicine residency at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City, New York, where he achieved Academic Excellence.

Dr. Concepcion was also honored with Certificates of Excellence in Leadership and Responsibility and Clinical Patient Management during his residency. Dr. Concepcion went into private practice in Carrollton Alabama where he practiced as a primary care hospitalist, emergency medicine specialist for four years.

Dr Concepcion completed his fellowship in medical oncology in 2000' at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas. Dr. Concepcion is committed to working closely with his patients and believes that this type of commitment translates into exceptional patient care.

This positive attitude inspires commitment to the conquest of cancer shared by all the staff at the Cancer Care Center of Dekalb. We appreciate your on-going support and look forward to being of service in the future.

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"After experiencing the personal impact cancer had on my own family, I have seen first hand how important it is to treat the whole person and not just the disease. I believe this unfortunate experience in my life certainly influenced my decision to become an oncologist."

Gabor Altdorfer, M.D. Radiation Oncologist. Driven by personal experience, compassion and the continual pursuit of learning about new treatment approaches and technology related to cancer, Dr. Altdorfer is dedicated to serving patients as people with high quality compassionate care.

Dr. Altdorfer completed his rotating internship at the University of Virginia, Roanoke, Virginia in 1995. After completing his radiation oncology residency program at the University of Texas, San Antonio, TX. in 1998, he entered into full-time private practice in Lafayette, Louisiana

Dr Altdorfer is board certified in Radiation Oncology as well as GYN Oncology. Dr. Altdorfer has special interests and experience in combined modality treatments with radiation and chemotherapy including treatment of the female organs. He also has extensive experience in 3-D planning and Brachytherapy.

Dr. Altdorfer was granted the American College of Radiation Oncology , Fellowship Grant Award in 1997. He has authored and co-authored several publications and articles in radiation oncology. He is a member of the American College of Radiology, American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology and the Association of Brachytherapy Society.

Dr. Altdorfer is married with three young boys and looks forward to making Alabama his home. Dr. Altdorfer is committed to working closely with his patients and believes that this type of commitment translates into exceptional patient care. This positive attitude inspires commitment to the conquest of cancer shared by all within Southeast Cancer Network.

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Mark Quinn, M.D. graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia before receiving his Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta in 1992. Following the completion of his Internal Medicine Internship at the eastern Virginia School of Medicine in Norfolk, VA, Dr. Quinn completed his Radiation Oncology Residency at the New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York in 1996.

In addition to external beam radiation, using a linear accelerator along with 3-D treatment planning with individualized patient planning, Dr. Quinn is also trained in prostate seed implementation. Dr. Quinn has been practicing Radiation Oncology in Tennessee since 1996 and is pleased to make Lebanon, Tennessee his home.

This positive attitude inspires commitment to the conquest of cancer shared by all the staff at the Cancer care Center University Medical Center of Lebanon.

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Donn J. Brascho, M.D. F.A.C.R Radiation Oncologist has dedicated much of his life to the practice of radiation oncology and remains committed to high quality compassionate patient care.

Dr. Brascho received his M.D. degree from State University of New York, Syracuse, New York. After serving his internship at Fitzsimons General Hospital in Denver, Colorado he completed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston Texas.

In 1987 Dr. Brascho joined Gadsden Regional Cancer Center and served as Chairman of the Cancer Committee for several years. He continues to serve on their medical staff as a radiation oncologist.

He was professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Alabama School of Medicine where he served for twenty-two years. He has published extensively in medical science literature and was awarded the distinguished degree.

Fellowship in the American College of Radiology in 1987. He is board certified, a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology and a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiologists.

Dr. Brascho currently serves on the Board of the Southern Association of Oncology and is the Alabama Society of Radiation Oncology Carrier Relationships Chairman, Ad-Hock Committee.

He has served on several editorial boards including the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, the Alabama Journal of Medical Sciences, and the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound and Practical Reviews in Cancer Management.

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