Joy Hilliard, M.D., and Dwight Oldham, M.D., have been named associate medical directors of Centra Cancer Care Services at Centra Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center. As associate medical directors, they will oversee the medical care and clinical quality of Centra cancer services.
"Our cancer care services in central Virginia are second to none. We have all the latest technology to deliver radiation therapy with millimeter precision and accuracy, targeting tumors, yet reducing normal tissue side effects," said Dr. Hilliard.
Dr. Oldham said, "We take a team approach to cancer care, and our patients clearly benefit from the collaboration of our physicians and the entire oncology team."
Centra Cancer Care Services have earned national recognition with a full accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
From the latest cancer-fighting technology to new state-of-the-art facilities and services, Centra offers cancer care for patients and their families throughout central Virginia. Centra's comprehensive cancer services and treatments range from the newest da Vinci Surgical System and Trilogy linear accelerator to chemotherapy, biological and targeted drug therapies to genetic testing and clinical trials.
Centra treats a broad range of cancers, including lung, prostate, breast, brain, kidney, bladder, ovarian, lymphoma, leukemia, colon, uterine and rectal cancers as well as many others. In 2008, Centra opened the Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center, which brought radiation and medical oncology into one facility, for patient convenience.
Dr. Hilliard, a radiation oncologist, received her medical degree from Louisiana State University. She completed her residency at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Wake Forest University and her internship at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation.She joined the medical staff in 1995 after serving on the faculty at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Oldham, a medical oncologist, received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, where he also completed his residency and fellowship.