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SPOKANE VALLEY CANCER CENTER PHYSICIANS & RESEARCHERS

Arvind Chaudhry, MD, PhD

Arvind Chaudhry, MD, PhD

Medical Oncologist / HematologistMedical Oncology Associates, P.S.

Dr. Chaudhry is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, and is the director of Spokane Valley Cancer Center. He received his cancer training at the National Cancer Institute, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, where he completed his fellowship in Hematology and Oncology. Dr Chaudhry also completed a PhD program and doctoral thesis in cancer research at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Health Sciences Center, Syracuse, NY.

Ying Zhuo, MD

Ying Zhuo, MD

Medical Oncologist / HematologistMedical Oncology Associates, P.S.

Dr. Zhuo is board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine. Dr. Zhuo completed her residency in Internal Medicine and her fellowship in Hematology/Medical Oncology at Tulane University School of Medicine. Prior to her medical training she conducted basic and translational biomedical research that focused on lung cancer and pulmonary fibrosis at Tulane University School of Medicine.

Dr. Zhuo completed her Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master’s degree in Molecular Oncology from Xiangya Medical School, China. Dr. Zhuo has acquired a thorough understanding of the complexity and heterogeneity of cancer through her research and practice. Therefore, she strives to provide cutting-edge and personalized cancer care to meet the unique need of each individual patient.

Karie-Lynn Kelly, MD

Karie-Lynn Kelly, MD

Radiation Oncologist — Spokane CyberKnife & Radiation Oncology Center

Dr. Kelly is a board certified Radiation Oncologist with Spokane CyberKnife & Radiation Oncology Center. She graduated from the University of Calgary with an honors degree in Biochemistry before completing her medical degree at the University of Alberta. Dr. Kelly completed a five-year residency program in Radiation Oncology at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario and at the Tom Baker Cancer Center in Calgary, Alberta.

Upon completion of her Residency, Dr. Kelly practiced at Mercy Cancer Center in Hot Springs, AR, and the Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls Cancer Centers before joining Spokane Valley Cancer Center. Dr. Kelly is dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality of care using cutting-edge technology. She is trained in all aspects of Radiation Oncology, including CyberKnife® and TrueBeam Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT), IMRT, IGRT, 3DCRT, electron therapy, and brachytherapy. Dr. Kelly is on the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Health Services Research Committee and is involved in national cancer research.

Raj Rajendra, MD

Raj Rajendra, MD

Medical Oncologist / HematologistMedical Oncology Associates, P.S.

Dr. Rajendra has recently completed his Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology from the University of Washington at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Prior to that, he completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Ball Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of Indiana University, located in Muncie, Indiana. Dr. Rajendra received his M.B.B.S. degree from the Shivaji University, India.

In the pursuit of a career as a clinical investigator, Dr. Rajendra received his Doctoral degree from the Joint Graduate Program in Pharmacology and Toxicology, at Rutgers University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His training to identify the clinically relevant mechanisms of resistance to cancer drugs was extremely productive. In order to further enhance his clinical research repertoire, he spent additional time gaining experience in the process of clinical research trials at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Dr. Rajendra's goal is to provide compassionate care, as well as make cutting edge research available to his patients in the community.

Brian Samuels, MD, FCP

Brian Samuels, MD, FCP (SA)

Medical Oncologist / Hematologist — Northwest Oncology

Dr. Brian Samuels, after graduating with Honors from the Godfrey Huggins School of Medicine, completed his internal medicine residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, and was Board certified in Internal Medicine in 1984. He continued his training in Hematology and Oncology with a fellowship at the University of Chicago, becoming Board certified in Medical Oncology in 1987.

Dr. Samuels is recognized as an expert in the treatment of patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas. He has conducted extensive cancer research, authoring over 60 publications and book chapters, 25 in the field of sarcoma. Dr. Samuels currently practices with Northwest Oncology, located at Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls, Idaho. He has expertise in most aspects of medical oncology and hematology, and has a focus in sarcoma treatment. He is married and has three children. His wife, Lesley, is a board certified psychiatrist at Eastern State Psychiatric Hospital.

Dr. Brian Samuels is affiliated with Spokane Valley Cancer Center. Dr. Samuels’ office, Northwest Oncology, is located at the Northwest Specialty Hospital located at 750 Syringa Ave, Suite 104, Post Falls, ID. To make an appointment with Dr. Samuels, please call Northwest Oncology at (208) 262-2381.

Raj Rajendra, MD

Mihai Alexianu, MD

Urology — Spokane Urology

Dr. Mihai Alexianu graduated Magna cum Laude from the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest in 1989. His initial urology residency was at the University of Medicine in Cluj, and he became Board certified in urology in 1994. During this time he was working on his PhD in bladder cancer and specialized in urologic oncology and bladder substitution. Dr. Alexianu continued his training at the Albert Einstein University, NY, Long Island Campus, finishing two years of general surgery and three years of urology.

In 2000, he became Chief Resident in Urology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has extensive training in endourology and laparoscopy, and completed his fellowship in female reconstructive surgery and neuro-urology. Dr. Alexianu currently practices with Spokane Urology, and focuses his practice on urologic oncology, laparoscopy, robotics and reconstructive urology with expertise in kidney, bladder and prostate cancer. Throughout his career, Dr. Alexianu has been actively involved in clinical and basic science research. He has coauthored multiple scientific articles and books and has presented his research at many national and international urology meetings. He is a member of numerous medical societies and has received several prestigious awards. Dr. Alexianu is married and has two children. His wife, Daniela is a board certified anesthesiologist at Sacred Heart Medical Center since 2001. They all enjoy the Inland Northwest, especially its skiing, hiking and camping opportunities.

Dr. Mihai Alexianu is affiliated with Spokane Valley Cancer Center. Dr. Alexianu's office, Spokane Urology, is located at The Medical Center Building 820 S. McClellan and at Holy Family Medical Building. To make an appointment with Dr. Alexianu, please call Spokane Urology at (509) 747-3147.

Raj Rajendra, MD

Rob Golden, MD

Urology — Rob Golden, MD

Dr. Robert Golden is a dedicated urologist with specialization in urologic oncology. He has vast experience in laparoscopic cancer surgery for kidney cancer and upper tract transitional cell carcinoma. His focus on invasive bladder cancer has been of a bladder sparing approach of transurethral resection, chemotherapy and radiation.

He has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of localized and systemic prostate cancer, favoring a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists.

Dr. Rob Golden is affiliated with Spokane Valley Cancer Center. Dr. Golden's practice is located at the Medicus Building, 12615 E. Mission Suite 303. To make an appointment with Dr. Golden, please call his office at (509) 921-0099.

 

Jessica A. Taylor, ARNP, AOCNP

Oncology and Family Practice Nurse Practitioner /Clinical Trial Subinvestigator

Jessica is a board certified Oncology and Family Practice Nurse Practitioner who has been practicing medical oncology for nearly a decade. Jessica received her bachelor of Nursing degree at Washington State University, and received her Advanced Nurse Practitioner degree at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She is very active as a clinical trial subinvestigator for our patients enrolled in clinical trials. Jessica has a special interest in working closely with our patients to assure they tolerate chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and immune therapy.