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Why Choose Us for Oncology


Physicians from left: Shweta Kurian, MD, Edward McCarron, MD, Yvonne Ottaviano, MD, Albert Aboulafia, MD, Ziv Gamliel, MD, and Matthew Wallace, MD.

The MedStar Health Cancer Network, comprised of MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Harbor, and MedStar Union Memorial hospitals, represents a true collaboration in oncology care. Our dedicated team of surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, oncology nurses, and cancer support staff collaborate to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of cancer patients and their families throughout the greater Baltimore region. Our goal is to provide evidenced-based, quality care with a focus on service and easy access.

Why Choose Us

The Cancer Network has recently been granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). The Cancer Network  is committed to delivering the highest standards of care—this national endorsement further validates the quality of care its experts provide to cancer patients in the Baltimore community.

Types of Cancer Treated 

Our oncology experts provide all the cancer treatments you expect, plus some you might not. Treatments are always supported or driven by the latest research, including such sophisticated offerings as CyberKnife radiation, leading clinical trials, targeted therapies, and minimally invasive surgery—endoscopic, laparoscopic, or robotic-assisted. Our physicians, including a dedicated orthopaedic oncology team, are specially trained to treat complex cancers. Our seamless oncology care is backed by electronic medical records and top support services like genetic counseling and cancer rehab.

Learn more about the types of cancer treated by our oncology experts here.

Oncology Treatments

At the MedStar Health Cancer Network, we provide patient-focused care with goals of coordinating cancer services for patients at MedStar’s Baltimore-region hospitals to significantly expand and support oncology research and clinical trials in addition to extending the magnitude and reach of our oncology services. Our oncology experts provide quality, encompassing services including:

Learn more about oncology treatments provided by MedStar Health’s Cancer Network here.

Support Services

The cancer experience is life-changing for patients and their loved ones. Cancer patients need support before, during and after their treatment. 

Learn more about our Cancer Support Services here.


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