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Your Proton Therapy Care Team

Where you receive proton therapy matters, and our powerhouse team of proton experts has more than 115 years of combined proton therapy experience all under 1 roof. These 30 proton experts include nationally and internationally renowned radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists and proton radiation therapists. Together, these specialists will create a treatment plan comprising the exact dose, beam angles and patient positioning required to deliver the proton dose to your tumor.

Each of our proton experts was hand-selected from across the US to join the Proton Therapy Center at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and 1 of fewer than 60 nationwide. The expertise and experience that come from being part of an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center is important to ensure patients receive the right treatment to achieve the best possible outcome.

A collaborative approach

After contacting The University of Kansas Cancer Center, your initial meeting will be with our dedicated proton nurse navigator. The nurse navigator will gather your medical information and images, talk with physicians about the best treatment options for your particular diagnosis and schedule you for a consultation with our multidisciplinary team of specialists. In addition to a radiation oncologist, the team may involve a child life specialist, financial counselor, nutritionist, onco-psychologist and social worker, among others.

During the consultation, we will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to fit your specific needs. The cancer treatment plan we develop may include proton therapy alone or in combination with other cancer treatments.


Proton therapy care team video

Ronny Rotondo, MD, CM: The promise of hope is a pencil-thin beam of light called proton therapy.

Ronald C. Chen, MD, MPH: Our powerhouse team of international renowned experts understands this complex cancer care.

Yuting Lin, PhD: As a physicist, I tailor a safe, efficient proton beam to target your specific cancer.

Jeanine Turner, CMD: As a dosimetrist, I apply the appropriate proton dosage to kill the cancer cells.

Sara Soliman, RN: As your nurse navigator, I'll guide you through every step of your treatment journey from the moment you call.

Harold Li, PhD: You can trust your care plan is personalized to treat your specific cancer.

Dennis Varghese, BSRT: The University of Kansas Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated cancer center in Kansas, and one of 71 in the country.

Roy Jensen, MD: Patients treated at NCI-designated cancer centers have a 25% greater chance of survival compared to other cancer centers.

Ronny Rotondo, MD, CM: Specialized care, expert treatment, empowering hope in a pencil-thin beam.

Ronald C. Chen, MD, MPH: Proton therapy at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. You can trust our care.

Nurse navigator

Sarah Soliman, RN, nurse navigator

Sara Grigery, RN, nurse navigator

Proton Therapy

Physician care team

Dr. Ronald Chen

Ronald Chen, MD, MPH

Chair of Radiation Oncology
Ronny Rotondo

Ronny Rotondo, MD, CM

Medical Director of Proton Therapy
David Akhavan

David Akhavan, MD, PhD

Radiation Oncology
Danielle Cunningham, MD

Danielle Cunningham, MD

Radiation Oncology
John Einck, MD

John Einck, MD

Radiation Oncology
Gregory Gan

Gregory Gan, MD, PhD

Radiation Oncology
Shalina Gupta-Burt

Shalina Gupta-Burt, MD

Radiation Oncology
Andrew Hoover

Andrew Hoover, MD

Radiation Oncology
Christopher Lominska

Christopher Lominska, MD

Radiation Oncology
Krishna Reddy, MD

Krishna Reddy, MD

Radiation Oncology
Xinglei Shen

Xinglei Shen, MD

Radiation Oncology
Jay Shiao

Jay Shiao, MD, MPH

Radiation Oncology
Shane Stecklein

Shane Stecklein, MD, PhD

Radiation Oncology
Fen Wang

Fen Wang, MD, PhD

Radiation Oncology
Julia White, MD

Julia White, MD

Radiation Oncology

Start your path today.

Your journey to health starts here. Call 913-588-1227 or request an appointment at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.

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