Physician Membership

Membership benefits:
Being a member of the Oregon Cancer Alliance keeps local and regional patients in our area. Most importantly, you will be part of delivering the highest level of coordinated care.

Oregon Cancer Alliance physicians:

  • Provide ease of access for patients
  • Become better known through reputation and marketing efforts
  • Provide start-of-the-art clinical trials
  • Collect data to support measures of quality outcomes to become a Center of Excellence
  • Strengthen our collective position for reimbursement contracting

Physician Membership

Current members

Thomas E. Boyd, M.D.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center

Carrie M. Brown, M.D.
PeaceHealth Ear, Nose and Throat

Glenn S. Buchanan, M.D.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center

James E. Butrynski, M.D.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center

Benjamin L. Cho, M.D.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center

Nathan P. Christensen, M.D.
PeaceHealth Ear, Nose and Throat

Daniel A. Cusati, M.D., F.A.C.S.
NW Surgical Specialists

David R. DeHaas, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
NW Surgical Specialists

John P. DiTomasso, M.D.
Pathology Consultants, PC

Miho Teruya Dougherty, M.D., M.P.H.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center

Emily Dunn, M.D.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center

Jon Ekstrom, M.D.
Radiology Associates, PC

Kristian Ferry, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Avanté Surgical

Joseph A. Fiorillo, M.D.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center

John T. Fitzharris, M.D.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center

Jessica M. Folek, M.D.
PeaceHealth Surgeons

David C. Fryefield, M.D.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center

Donald Garbett, M.D.
Radiology Associates, PC

Jonathan Gonenne, M.D.
Eugene Gastroenterology Consultants

Lauren Hammock, M.D.
Pathology Consultants, PC

Tahmina Haq, M.D.
Eugene Gastroenterology Consultants

Winnie W. Henderson, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.
NW Surgical Specialists

Jeffrey A. Houck, M.D.
Pathology Consultants, PC

Nichole K. Ingalls, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
NW Surgical Specialists

Bernie Isuani, M.D.
Radiology Associates, PC

Peter S. Kay, M.D.
Eugene Gastroenterology Consultants

Daniel P. Kerrigan, M.D.
Pathology Consultants, PC

Christine F. Kollmorgen, M.D., F.A.C.S.
NW Surgical Specialists

Vipul Lakhani, M.D.
Oregon Medical Group

Haidy L. Lee, M.D.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center

Jae H. Lee, M.D.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center

Matthew Lonergan, M.D.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center

Kenneth H. McCarley, M.D.
PeaceHealth Ear, Nose and Throat

Denis M. McCarthy, M.D.
Pathology Consultants, PC

J. Robert McFarlane III, M.D.
Pathology Consultants, PC

Chuck McGlade, M.D.
Radiology Associates, PC

Garth Meldrum, M.D.
Garth Meldrum Artistic Plastic Surgery

David S. Meyers, M.D.
Pathology Consultants, PC

Michael Milstein, M.D.
Oregon Medical Group Radiologists

Kevin A. Modeste, M.B.B.S., F.A.C.S.
NW Surgical Specialists

Kiya Movassghi, M.D., D.M.D.
Movassaghi Plastic Surgery

Marissa Simard, M.D.
Oregon Medical Group Radiologists

Jonathan T. Sims, M.D., M.B.A.
Radiology Associates, PC

Deven L. Smith, M.D.
Pathology Consultants, PC

Thomas C. Sroka, M.D., Ph.D.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center

Thomas Stites, M.D.
Summit Surgical

Nicholas Tedesco, D.O.
Oregon Medical Group Surgeons

Marc Uemura, M.D., M.B.A.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center

Duc M. Vo, M.D., F.A.C.S.
NW Surgical Specialists

Merideth Wendland, M.D.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center

Christopher Yasenchak, M.D.
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center

Erik Young M.D., Ph.D.
Radiology Associates, PC

Dariusz Zawierucha, M.D.
Radiology Associates, PC

Membership requirements

  • Must be nominated to the board by tumor-specific site leader
  • Attend tumor-specific board at least 50% of the time
  • Designate a navigator in the office to help with patient coordination
  • Have electronic health records available to others in the tumor-specific group
  • Follow NCCN and guidelines set by OCA
  • Allow data collection to follow outcomes
  • Document yearly CME in specified tumor type
  • Pay quarterly fee
  • Provide timely consultations: Urgent within 1 week, non-urgent within 2 weeks

Membership FAQs

1. How did the OCA start?

OCA started in 2012 when members of Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Northwest Specialty Clinics came together to form an organization to have a more regional impact on cancer care, as well as improve communication and coordination with patient care.

2. Is membership limited to WVCI and NSC?

No. OCA is intended to bring together quality providers focused on disease specific cancer care. Membership is not limited to any organization affiliation.

3. If I am part of WVCI and NSC am I automatically a member of OCA?

No. To become a member a provider is required to be nominated by a disease team leader and be approved by the board. Each member needs to fulfill the membership requirements.

4. How much are dues?

Dues are $200 a quarter.

5. What if I cannot meet all the requirements of membership?

Rare exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis by the Board.

6. What is considered a “navigator”?

Although some facilities have full-time navigators, a navigator can be a nurse, scheduler or physician assistant. They need to be available to coordinate care with other navigators in the system.

7. Am I responsible for the expense of others accessing my EHR?

No. Part of membership requires the ability of others in the disease-specific team to have access to each other’s EHR. Cost of access falls on the person wanting access. Typically these costs are not excessive.

8. My tumor type is not listed. Are you expecting to add other tumor types in the near future?

Yes. We are in the process of adding more.