Accessibility Statement

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To do so, we are actively working with consultants to update the website by increasing its accessibility and usability by persons who use assistive technologies such as automated tools, keyboard-only navigation, and screen readers.

We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.

Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact WebsiteAccess@tenethealth.com so that we may be of assistance.

Thank you. We hope you enjoy using our website.

Skip to Main Content

Cancer Conferences

Consultative Cancer Conferences, or “Tumor Boards”, play a key role in the treatment of patients diagnosed with cancer. Chaired by Edwin Hayashi, MD, this team of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and radiologists meet twice monthly to review unusual, aggressive, and/or complex cancer cases.

Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of every month. During each session, the patient’s history, pertinent lab results, x-rays/imaging, and pathology are provided to this multidisciplinary team of physicians. These physicians, as a team, then determine the best course of action for each patient.

Sierra Vista has seen a steady increase in the number of cases presented each year, and equally important there has been an increase in the number of physicians attending the tumor boards. In 2015, over 185 Sierra Vista patients received the benefit of tumor board evaluation.
A special acknowledgement goes to the many physicians who participate in these cancer conferences:

Tim Auran, MDInterventional Radiologist 
Craig Canfield, MD Urologist 
Brian DiCarlo, MD Medical Oncologist
Gary Donath, MD Plastic Surgeon 
Brandie FiretagPathologist 
Clifford Gelman, MD General Surgeon 
Klaus Gottlieb, MD Gastroenterologist 
James Hannah, MD Pathologist 
Edwin Hayashi, MD General Surgeon 
Howard Hayashi, MD General Surgeon 
Carlos Hernandez, MD Gastroenterologist 
Larry Herron, MD Orthopedic Surgeon
Christopher Johnson, MDUrologist 
George Johnson, MD Gynecologist 
Robert Johnson, MD Radiation Oncologist 
Phillip Kissel, MD Neurosurgeon 
Joseph Kuntze, MD Urologist 
Daniel Lewis, MD Medical Oncologist
David Levin, MD Otolaryngologist 
James Longo, MD Radiation Oncologist 
Michael Malotte, MD Otolaryngologist 
Farah Mansuri, MD General Surgeon 
Mick Meiselman, MD Gastroentorologist 
Ross Michel, MD Pulmonologist 
Erik Olson, MD Radiologist 
David Palchak, MD Medical Oncologist 
Nancy Pawlik, MD General Surgeon 
Donald Ramberg, MD Neurosurgeon 
Zacharia Reagle, MD Pulmonologist 
Michael Ryan, MD Pulmonologist 
Eric Salinger, MD General Surgeon 
Mark Soll, MD Pulmonologist 
Thomas Spillane, MD Medical Oncologist 
Jonathan Stella, MD Radiation Oncologist 
Robert Stewart, MD Otolaryngologist 
Stephen Tidik, MD General Surgeon 
Deborah Villa, MD Medical Oncologist