Medical Oncology

For more information, please call 304-399-6610.

The staff of the Medical Oncology Program at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center is committed to improving the diagnosis and treatment of adult patients with cancer. Medical oncologists, physicians with special training and experience in diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of malignant diseases, plan cancer treatments involving the use of chemotherapy, hormonal agents and/or biological therapy in the management of cancer.

At the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, medical oncologists care for their patients from diagnosis throughout the course of the disease by educating patients about their cancer and the stages of its development, discussing treatment options and making recommendations and monitoring the care and treatment of the patient.

Our medical oncologists are committed in the fight against cancer, and they encourage participation in current clinical trials and research for patients who meet the criteria for participation. Participants in clinical trials may play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available and help others by contributing to medical research.

Leadership

Dr. Maria Tirona plays a multi-faceted role in cancer care at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center (ECCC).

Maria Tria Tirona, MD, FACP

Principal Investigator. Today’s top cancer treatments are the  result of knowledge gained from groundbreaking clinical trials at the nation’s leading cancer centers. The ECCC is a center on the leading edge of cancer research —and spearheading that effort is principal investigator Maria Tria Tirona, MD, FACP.

According to Dr. Tirona, "Clinical research is very important in advancing progress in cancer treatment. That has always been one of our major missions— to make sure our patients are provided with the best possible opportunities to participate in a clinical trial that can make a difference.”

Director of Medical Oncology. As the ECCC’s Director of Medical Oncology, Dr. Tirona’s passion for knowledge is only surpassed by her passion to find cures for her patients with cancer. She provides a comprehensive range of medical oncology services and leading-edge clinical trials for patients with many different types of cancer. And because she works closely with highly trained surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists and her medical oncology colleagues, her patients benefit from the knowledge, skills and experience of the ECCC's entire team of academic cancer experts.

Director of the Medical Oncology Fellowship Program. Dr. Tirona was instrumental in establishing the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Medical Oncology Fellowship Program. Physicians in the training program will work alongside the medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology teams at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, participate in patient care and study the latest developments in treatments, clinical trials and cancer research.

Physician Profiles

Tirona, Maria R., M.D

Telephone:(304) 399-6610
Board Certification:American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
Medical school:University of the East (Quezon City)
Fellowship:Emory University Hospital (Atlanta, GA)
Residency:Mercy Hospital - Buffalo (Buffalo, NY)

Chowdhary, Aneel A., M.D

Telephone:(304) 399-6610
Board Certification:American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (IM-Medical Oncology)
Medical school:Aga Khan University (Karachi)
Fellowship:University of Calgary (Calgary, Alberta)
Residency:State University of New York-Upstate (Syracuse, NY)
Tufts University (Boston, MA)

Khasawneh, Mohamad K., M.D

Telephone:(304) 399-6610
Board Certification:American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology)
Medical school:Jordan University of Science & Technology (Irbid)
Fellowship:Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Cleveland, OH)Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Buffalo, NY)
Residency:St. Vincent Charity Hospital (Cleveland, OH)

Pacioles, Toni O., M.D

Telephone:(304) 399-6610
Board Certification:American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology)
Medical school:University of the Philippines (Manila Metro Manila)
Fellowship:State University of New York-Upstate (Syracuse, NY)State University of New York-Upstate (Syracuse, NY)
Residency:Marshall University School of Medicine (Huntington, WV)

Lebowicz, Yehuda Z., M.D

Telephone:(304) 399-6610
Board Certification:American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
Medical school:SUNY Stony Brook (Stony Brook, NY)
Fellowship:North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (New Hyde Park, NY)
Residency:Long Island Jewish Medical Center (New Hyde Park, NY)
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