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Tunnell Cancer Center Annual Report 2010-2011

Tunnell Cancer Center Annual Report 2010-2011

Beebe Expands Surgical Procedures for Treating Cancer

Dr. Wang and Dr. Spellman

Chia-Chi Wang, DO and James E. Spellman, Jr., MD, Surgical Oncologists

With the arrival of a second fellowship-trained surgical oncologist, Beebe Medical Center has expanded the surgical procedures, especially in the GI arena, that it offers cancer patients.

Chia-Chi Wang, DO, surgical oncologist, completed her fellowship training at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, and has joined Beebe Physician Network. She is sharing an office with fellowship-trained surgical oncologist James E. Spellman, Jr., MD, who has long been associated with Beebe Medical Center. Dr. Wang’s interests lie in the cancers of the liver, pancreas, biliary system, and upper GI. She says she is looking forward to working alongside Dr. Spellman during the specialized GI operations that require two surgeons.

Dr. Wang and Dr. Spellman, together with Beebe’s GI physicians, are part of Beebe Medical Center’s overall team approach to patient care. Fellowship-trained gastroenterologist Jon Brendan Wiggins, MD, who joined Beebe Medical Center last year, will work closely with Dr. Wang. Dr. Wiggins specializes in using the latest endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) tests, which allow him to stage several GI cancers, including pancreatic cancer.

Kristen Rahn, RT and Paul Mayercsik, CMD