Gastrointestinal Oncology Program

GI Team
The Gastrointestinal Oncology Program specializes in the diagnosis and multidisciplinary management of patients with pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions involving the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, retroperitoneum, and other intra-abdominal organs. Physicians offer the full spectrum of therapeutic procedures and advanced treatment options including complex surgical techniques, cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), clinical trials, precision medicine, immunotherapy, treatment of advanced disease and prevention in high risk populations.

GI team consultThe Gastrointestinal Group meets on a weekly basis to address clinical and research issues relating to all types of GI malignancies. The team discusses treatment and patient care issues to assure that the full spectrum of cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up options are appropriately considered for every patient. The program integrates a spectrum of clinical, basic, and translational research activities, assuring close collaboration between basic scientists and clinicians for the rapid translation of research discoveries to clinical care and to enlist the assistance of basic researchers in solving clinical problems.

The clinical arm of the program provides interdisciplinary diagnostic and treatment options that include prevention in high risk populations, early diagnosis, therapeutic evaluations, multi-disciplinary management of patients with cancer and pre-cancerous conditions, and treatment of advanced disease. The program strives to make new prevention, diagnostic, and treatment approaches available to patients through clinical trials.

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Surgical Oncologists

Medical Oncologists

Radiation Oncologists


Carmela Hoefling, RN, MSN, AP-C, AOCNP, Advanced Practice Nurse
Jacqueline Norrell, APN, Advanced Practice Nurse
Alyssa Amann, RN, Registered Nurse
Lauren Librizzi, RN, Registered Nurse
Melissa Barroqueiro, RN, Registered Nurse
Joyce Plaza, RN, BSN, OCN, Staff Nurse
Jodi Castiglia, RN, Registered Nurse, Nurse Navigator

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