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Our Team

Oncology Associates at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids (also known as Iowa Cancer Care) is a group of private practice physicians specializing in the care of cancer and blood disorder patients. It includes physicians who have special training in treating cancer and blood disorders. This care could include treatment through chemotherapy, symptoms management, clinical trials, and psychological. We can provide full service with our onsite lab, infusion area, research and pharmacy. We also have access to a dietitian, social worker and chaplain. Other hospital services are available to you in one convenient location.

 

See Our Cancer Team Below:

 

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Leila Kutteh, MD
Physician Oncology Associates at Hall-Perrine Cancer CenterMedical Oncology/Hematology

Dr. Leila Kutteh graduated from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, in 1986. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1991. She completed her fellowship in Hematology and Oncology from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1994. She completed her fellowship in Bone Marrow Transplant, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1995. She is Board Eligible in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine.

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Jasmine Nabi, MD
Physician Oncology Associates at Hall-Perrine Cancer CenterMedical Oncology/Hematology

Dr. Jasmine Nabi attended Medical School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed her internal Medicine Residency and Medical Oncology and Hematology Fellowships from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the subspecialties of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology.

Susan Slycord DO
Physician Oncology Associates at Hall-Perrine Cancer CenterMedical Oncology/Hematology

We are excited to announce that Dr. Susan Slycord will be joining Oncology Associates on August 3, 2020. As you may recall, Dr. Slycord completed a rotation with Dr. Wilbur this past fall. Dr. Slycord received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology and Biology at Drake University. She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University College of Medicine. Dr. Slycord completed her Internal Medicine Residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 2016. She completed a Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship in 2017. She is currently in the process of completing her Hematology and Oncology Fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Slycord is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care.

In Dr. Slycord’s free-time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Logan, and young son, Callahan. She also enjoys playing softball, tennis, sand volleyball and kayaking. Dr. Slycord is from West Des Moines and is happy to call Iowa home.

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Ann Stroh, DO
Physician Oncology Associates at Hall-Perrine Cancer CenterMedical Oncology/Hematology

Dr. Ann Stroh joined Oncology Associates on November 1, 2016. She came to us from UC Health in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she was the Director of Breast Cancer Services. She received her Doctor of Osteopathy from Des Moines University in 2001. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at University of Iowa in 2004. She was the Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at University of Iowa from 2004-2005. Dr. Stroh completed her Medical Oncology /Hematology Fellowship in at the University of Iowa in 2007. Dr. Stroh is board eligible in Internal Medicine. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Medical Oncology.

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Deb Wilbur, MD
Physician Oncology Associates at Hall-Perrine Cancer CenterHematology and Oncology

Dr. Deb Wilbur joined Oncology Associates on July 1, 2006. Dr. Wilbur received her Doctor of Medicine at Saint Louis School of Medicine in St.Louis, Missouri. She has completed her Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in May 2006. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the subspecialties of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology.

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Samuel Wood, MD
Physician Oncology Associates at Hall-Perrine Cancer CenterMedical Oncology/Hematology

Dr. Samuel Wood graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas in 1996. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas in 1999. He completed his Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, in 2002. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the sub-specialties of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology.

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Sallie Buelow, RN, BSN, CBCN
Registered Nurse Oncology Associates at Hall-Perrine Cancer CenterNurse Navigators
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Amie Hass, ARNP, FNP-BC
High Risk Oncology Genetics Nurse Practioner Oncology Associates at Hall-Perrine Cancer CenterHigh-Risk Cancer Genetic Services
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Debra Ratchford, BS Pharm, R.Ph.
Pharmacist Oncology Associates at Hall-Perrine Cancer CenterPharmacy

Deb Ratchford currently serves as the Manager of Pharmacy Services for Oncology Associates. Deb received her BS degree in pharmacy from the University of Iowa School of Pharmacy located in Iowa City, Iowa in May of 1987. She has practiced with Oncology Associates since 1995. Deb is an active member of the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists and the Iowa Pharmacists Association.

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Lisa Shaffer, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner Oncology Associates at Hall-Perrine Cancer CenterMedical Oncology/Hematology

Lisa Shaffer received her Masters Of Science in Nursing in 2009 from Allen College. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She became an Oncology Certified Nurse in 2002 and has worked as an oncology nurse since 1997.

Collaborative Nurses and Certified
Medical Assistants

The Collaborative Nurses are your primary contact as far as relaying your questions and concerns to the physicians. Each physician has their own dedicated nurse, who will get to know you, and address your concerns with the physicians. These nurses are oncology certified and bring many years of oncology experience.

The Certified Medical Assistants will take you from the waiting room back to the exam room. They obtain your height, weight, and other vital signs. They also review your medication lists, assist with prescription refills, report to the doctor any immediate concerns as well as assist the physician with in-office procedures.

Scheduling Staff

These are the ladies of scheduling. When you are finished seeing your provider, you will stop by scheduling and book your next appointment with these ladies. They coordinate scans, referrals to other offices, and your return appointments within our office.