Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Our Team

Meet Our Team of Dedicated Experts

We believe that the best cancer care is coordinated care. That’s why we have gathered together a team of highly trained medical professionals who will work together to plan and carry out your treatment.

Radiation Oncology Physicians

Dr. Richard T. Chung, MD

Dr. Richard T. Chung, MD

Dr. Richard T. Chung, MD attended undergraduate school at Stanford University and medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1994 he completed his residency at Stanford in the field of radiation oncology. Fascinated by Alaska, Dr. Chung relocated to Anchorage that same year to practice his passion – oncology – at the Anchorage Radiation Therapy Center. Since then, he has been a champion of bringing new radiation therapy technologies to the community so that patients and their families can receive cancer treatment close to home. In 2006 Dr. Chung and the Anchorage Radiation Therapy Center opened a satellite facility to better serve the growing Mat-Su community.

CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Board Certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology (ABR).
  • Member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American College
    of Radiology (ACR), and the Denali Oncology
    Group (DOG).

CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Board Certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology (ABR).
  • Member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American College of Radiology (ACR), International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), and American Radium Society (ARS).

Dr. Stephen H. Settle, MD, PhD

Dr. Stephen H. Settle, MD, PhD

Upon completing residency at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Stephen H. Settle, MD, PhD became heavily involved in the research and delivery of radiation for intracranial and spinal cancers. After years of working in this academic cancer research and treatment environment, Dr. Settle decided that moving West to the mountains and community‑based medicine was the right fit for him and his family. He looks forward to establishing a diverse practice and caring for local Alaskans.

CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Board Certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology (ABR).
  • Member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), American College of Radiology (ACR), Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Society, Society for Neuro-Oncology and the Tinsely Randolph Harrison Society of Physician-Scientists in Medicine.

Dr. Carol Swarts, MD

Dr. Carol Swarts, MD

Dr. Carol Swarts, MD received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska and completed her residency at the Swedish Cancer Institute and University of Cincinnati. After many years of private group practice in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area, Dr. Swarts decided to change direction and return to Alaska. Ten years later she continues to deliver quality care to cancer patients alongside Dr. Chung and Dr. Settle. Dr. Swarts also volunteers for various international medicine projects.

CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Board Certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology (ABR).
  • Honorary Doctor of Science, Northern Kentucky University
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor (Clinical), University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Ungrading Instructor, Northern Kentucky University

Medical Physicists and Dosimetry Staff

Darwin Zellmer, PhD

Sue Wirth, RTT

Noah Arvidson, MSC

Radiation Therapists

Nancy Gray, RTT  – Chief Therapist

Tanisha Herring, RTT

YoungJu Kim, RTT

Dan Rivera, RTT

Jennifer Stewart, RTT

Jana Yu, RTT

Chelsea Blevins, RTT

Alysia Quinlan, RTT

Oncology Nursing Staff

Shirley Torrence, RN Manager

Diane Timmerman, RN

Julia Michaels, CMA

Jeff Carney, RN

Patient Care Coordinators

Mai Yee Thao, Supervisor

Robin Forster

Gwen Heynen

Yang Moua

Ashley Bell

Practice Administrator

Kari Disbrow

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