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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).

Dr. M. Kara Bucci, MD

Dr. M. Kara Bucci, MD

Dr. M. Kara Bucci, MD is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Before joining Anchorage & Valley Radiation Therapy Centers, Dr. Bucci practiced at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Advanced Radiation Centers in New York, and the University of California, San Francisco. She specializes in stereotactic body radiotherapy, a state-of-the-art therapy that uses focused radiation beams to deliver each dose with extreme accuracy.

A nationally known expert in the fields of head and neck cancer, and thoracic/lung cancer, Dr. Bucci has recently been selected as a Best Doctor in America (Best Doctors in America® on-line resource), and one of America’s Top Oncologists (America’s Top Doctors® published book and on-line resource).

Dr. Bucci’s attitude toward cancer treatment is refreshingly positive. “We can cure most cancers when they’re caught early,” she explains. “It’s a scary diagnosis, and treatment can be an ordeal, but people get better; and I find that to be hopeful.”

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

Dr. Stephen H. Settle, MD

After years of working in an academic cancer research and treatment setting, Dr. Stephen H. Settle, MD decided that moving West to the mountains and community‑based medicine was the right fit for him and his family.

Since completing residency at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Settle has been heavily involved in research and the delivery of radiation for intracranial and spinal cancers treatment.

Dr. Settle looks forward to establishing a diverse practice and caring for 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.

Medical Physicists and Dosimetry Staff

Darwin Zellmer, PhD

Sue Wirth, RTT

Noah Arvidson, MSC

Radiation Therapists

Nancy Gray, RTT  – Chief Therapist

Heath Bonsall, RTT

Eric Dunn, RTT

Tanisha Herring, RTT

YoungJu Kim, RTT

Dan Rivera, RTT

Jennifer Stewart, RTT

Jana Yu, RTT

Jackie Gerik, RTT

Oncology Nursing Staff

Shirley Torrence, RN Manager

Diane Timmerman, RN

Julia Michaels, CMA

Mel Hersman, RN

Jeff Carney, RN

Patient Care Coordinators

Mai Yee Thao, Supervisor

Robin Forster

Gwen Heynen

Yang Moua

Rosemary Myrick

Mary Whelan

Practice Administrator

Kari Disbrow

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