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.



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-oflife issues. Every treatment plan includes consideration of how normal body function can be maintained or restored after surgery.

A urologic oncologist may be involved in finding out the type and extent of cancer and may be involved in providing
treatments such as chemotherapy.


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.




Samer Schuman, MD 
The Women's Cancer Center

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 has many special medical interests, including minimally invasive surgeries (robotic and single-incision), breast cancer surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).


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 pateints at the Deaconess Chancellor Center at the Gateway campus.