Our Lymphoma Team
The Wilmot Cancer Center has a longstanding history of excellence in cancer care. We offer our lymphoma patients a true multidisciplinary team approach by collaborating closely with experts from all the fields involved in treating lymphoma.
Here is what that means:
We provide every doctor you need for your lymphoma treatment, all within one center. That includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, lymphoma specialists, leukemia specialists, transplant hematologists, hematopathologists, dermatopathologists and pediatric oncologists.
Our team of doctors meets together weekly to discuss patient cases in our tumor board. As a result, you benefit from the experience and skill of many experts working together to plan your coordinated and comprehensive care.
Each of our doctors is a sub-specialist. In other words, rather than treating a broad range of cancers, the doctors who treat lymphoma are completely dedicated to treating lymphoma only.
Our doctors are nationally and internationally renowned experts on the biology and treatment of lymphoma who speak at conferences on all aspects of lymphoma worldwide. Their education and specialized training has led to groundbreaking research and high profile journal publications which have advanced our current understanding and treatment of lymphoma.
Our doctors work closely with an extended team that includes nurse practitioners, oncology and other specialized nurses, social workers, nutritionists, physical therapists, palliative care experts and others. This broad collaboration has helped to create an exceptionally high level of patient care and satisfaction.
At the Wilmot Cancer Center we pride ourselves in offering patients and their families the area’s best available treatments as well as the most compassionate care.
Jonathan Friedberg, MD, MMSc is the director of the Wilmot Cancer Center, a Scholar in Clinical Research from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and associate editor of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, one of the leading academic journals in the field. Last year, Dr. Friedberg received the Faculty Academic Mentoring Award from the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Full bio.
Paul Barr, MD is currently the Medical Director of the Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office. He was recently awarded a Clinical Research award from the Lymphoma Research Foundation based on his work developing combination therapies targeting molecules within the B cell receptor pathway for CLL and lymphoma patients. Full bio.
Clive Zent, MD is an Interim Professor in the Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology and the Wilmot Cancer Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand. Dr. Zent then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at University of Arkansas College of Medicine and Groote Schuur Hospital, and has also completed a fellowship in Hematology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Full bio
Carla Casulo, MD is a member of the lymphoma committee in the Southwest Oncology Group, the nation’s largest cooperative clinical trials group. Dr. Casulo's research experience and areas of interest include newly diagnosed and relapsed Hodgkin lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, diffuse large B cell lymphoma, and peripheral T cell lymphoma. Full bio.
Jane Liesveld, MD is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology and at the Wilmot Cancer Center. Dr. Liesveld earned her medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. She then completed fellowships in Hematology and Oncology, both at Strong Memorial Hospital. Full bio.
Steven Bernstein, MD is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology and at the Wilmot Cancer Center. Dr. Bernstein received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He then completed a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Beth Israel Hospital. Full bio.
Louis “Sandy” Constine, MD is a Professor in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Pediatrics. He directs our Cancer Center Survivorship Program and is Vice Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Constine received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Stanford University, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Washington. He then completed another residency in Radiation Oncology at Stanford University. Dr. Constine is Chair of the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria for Lymphoma Committee, Chair of the American Society of Radiation Oncology Lymphoma Track, Radiation Chair of the SWOG Lymphoma Committee, and is on the steering committee of the International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group. Full bio.
Sughosh Dhakal, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Dhakal received his medical degree from the University of Rochester. He then completed an internship at the Lehigh Valley Hospital/Penn State Program before returning to the University of Rochester to complete his residency in Radiation Oncology. Full bio.
Richard Burack, MD, PhD is Director of the Hematopathology Unit in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Burack earned his medical degree and his PhD in Molecular Biophysics from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He also completed a residency in Clinical Pathology at the University of Virginia, then performed a fellowship in Pathology at Barnes-Jewish Hospitals. Full bio.
Brian Poligone, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology and at the Wilmot Cancer Center. He earned his medical degree and a PhD in genetics from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He then completed his residency and fellowship in Dermatology at Yale New Haven Hospital. Full bio.
Andrew G. Evans, M.D., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He earned his medical degree and a PhD from Emory University School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in Anatomic Pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and his fellowship in Pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Full bio.