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Welcome to the Division of Surgical Oncology

Our surgical oncologists are an integral part of the clinical, basic research, and clinical research activities of the Massey Cancer Center, one of only 69 NCI-designated cancer centers in the country.

Our surgeons admit over 450 patients per year and perform approximately 1,300 surgical procedures yearly, plus more than 200 oncologic procedures at the affiliated Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center. Care of patients with cancer at the VCU Medical Center is focused in the Massey Cancer Center, with a heavy emphasis on multidisciplinary care for patients.

Prior to a patient’s appointment, our surgeons work together with a team of specialists from many different disciplines in the area’s largest and most comprehensive multidisciplinary teams. Each team consists of medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, genetic counselors, clinical research nurses, physical therapists and social workers, among others, who come together to customize each individual patient’s course of treatment. This level of teamwork and communication is unparalleled and provides the highest-quality, personalized care – all culminating into better outcomes for patients.

Our Team

Harry Bear, M.D., PhD, Division Chair, Surgical Oncology
Patricia Bragg, FNP
Leopoldo J. Fernandez, MD
Amelia Grover, MD
Brian Kaplan, MD
Kandace McGuire, MD, Chief of Breast Surgery, VCU Massey Cancer Center
Anna Nizinski, ANP
Giao Q. Phan, MD