Oncology & Hematology



Maqbool Ahmed, MD
Deaconess Clinic and Chancellor Center Oncologist & Hematologist

Dr. Ahmed is one of the Deaconess expert Oncology staff. He is board certified by both the American Board of Oncology and Hematology. Dr. Ahmed recieved his education at the King Edward Medical College and went on to complete his residency at Bridgeport Hospital - Yale University School of Medicine. His fellowship took place at Brown University School of Medicine.

Dr. Ahmed sees patients at the Deaconess Clinic Downtown and the Deaconess Chancellor Center at the Gateway campus.
 





Chris Braden, MD
Deaconess Clinic and Chancellor Center Oncologist & Hematologist

Certified by the American Board of both Oncology and Hematology, Dr. Braden brings his expertise to the Deaconess staff. He completed his education at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University and completed his residency and fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center.

Dr. Braden seeings patients at the Deaconess Clinic Downtown and the Deaconess Chancellor Center at the Gateway campus.
 





Devi Kodali, MD
Deaconess Chancellor Center
Oncologist & Hematologist


Dr Kodali joins the Deaconess Oncology team with a strong residency and fellowship background including Souther Illinois University and Louisiana State University's schools of medicine.  She began her medical work in internal medicine before pursuing her passion of Oncology and Hematology.

Dr Kodali values a personal connection with every patient, beyond their medical condition. She sees patients at the Deaconess Chancellor Center at the Gateway campus.

Oncology Specialties



Joseph Klink, MD 
Deaconess Clinic Urologic Oncologist

Urologic oncologists are surgeons who specialize in treating cancer of the urinary tract and male reproductive organs, including prostate, penile and testicular cancer in men and kidney and bladder cancer in women.

They have completed training in the surgical treatment of cancer patients and concentrate their practice in cancer surgery, including complex surgical procedures, with careful attention given to quality-of-life issues. Every treatment plan includes consideration of how normal body function can be maintained or restored after surgery.

Dr. Klink completed his urologic oncology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic and his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine.






Samer Schuman, MD 

The Women's Cancer Center - Gynecologic Oncologist

Gynecologic oncologists are doctors committed to the comprehensive treatment of women with cancer of the reproductive organs. After completing four years of medical school and four years of residency in obstetrics and gynecology, these doctors pursue an additional three to four years of training in gynecologic oncology.

Gynecologic oncologists are not only trained to be skilled surgeons, capable of performing wide-ranging cancer operations, but they are also trained inprescribing the appropriate chemotherapy for those conditions and/or radiation therapy when indicated.

Dr. Schuman is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and gynecologic oncology. He completed his OB/GYN residency at George Washington University and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology and breast surgical oncology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Schuman's primary clinical interests include minimally invasive surgeries (robotic and single-incision), breast cancer surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).

Radiation Oncology



Jon Frazier, MD
Deaconess Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Frazier is a board-certified radiation oncologist. He earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago and completed a fellowship in radiation oncology and brachytherapy at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is the medical director for all radiation oncology services. He has been practicing since 1991.
 





Noah Taylor, MD
Deaconess Radiation Oncologist


Dr. Taylor is a board-certified radiation oncologist. He earned his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed his residency at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He has been practicing since 2003.