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Burhan Yanes, MD, Medical Director, Oncology

Along with serving as Medical Director of Miami Valley Hospital's Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit, which he founded in October 1993, Dr. Yanes serves as the Medical Director of the Oncology Program at Miami Valley Hospital.  Dr. Burhan Yanes is a board certified medical oncologist, and he is also in private hematology/oncology practice in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Yanes received his MD from the University of Damascus in Syria on a full academic scholarship. His residency was completed at Wright State University in Internal Medicine. His completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He also was Visiting Fellow in Blood Marrow Transplantation at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Yanes is a dedicated teacher. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Wright State University School of Medicine. He trains students, residents and fellows in hematology and oncology. Dr. Yanes is board certified.

Minia Hellan, MD – Medical Director, Robotic Surgical Oncology

Dr. Minia Hellan received her MD from University of Vienna Medical School in Austria and completed internship and residency programs in Family Practice and Obstetrics and Gynecology in Vienna. After a research fellowship at Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California, Dr. Hellan entered residency in General Surgery at Metropolitan Group Hospitals in Chicago, graduating in 2006. In 2008 she completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California.

In 2008 Dr. Hellan joined Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine where she is Assistant Professor of Surgery and Skill Curriculum Director, Surgery Residency Program. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Minimally Invasive Robotic Association, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Hellan’s areas of clinical expertise include surgical oncology, breast care, hepato-biliary and pancreatic surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery.

Stanley Jenkins, MD, FACS, Cancer Liaison Physician with the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

Dr. Stanley Jenkins is a retired oncology surgeon at Miami Valley Hospital. He has been heavily involved in creating MVH’s comprehensive breast cancer program. His formal education began with a BA from Anderson College in Anderson, Indiana. He did graduate work at both Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and Columbia University in New York.  He received his AS with honors from Kettering College of Medical Arts. His medical degree was attained at the Wright State University School of Medicine.

Dr. Jenkins is actively involved in the computerized documentation system at MVH and the Integrative Care Management Program.

Naomi M. Kane, MD, Breast Center Medical Director

Dr. Naomi Kane earned her medical degree from the New York Medical College. She completed an internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Kane did her residency at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University Program in Medicine as a chief resident and assistant instructor in radiation medicine. Her fellowship at the University of Michigan was in computer topography, magnetic resonance imaging, and mammography.

Dr. Kane was an assistant professor of radiology at the University of Michigan. She completed the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology course in radiology pathology and worked as director of Mammography Services Co-Director of Woman Care of Washington at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington D.C.

Christopher Lutman, MD, FACOG, Medical Director of Gynecology Oncology

Dr. Lutman earned his medical degree with honors from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1995. He completed his residency program in obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville. Dr. Lutman served as a surgeon in the United States Navy at Naval Hospital Pensacola in Pensacola, FL. Following military service, Dr. Lutman completed fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham North Carolina. He is board certified in gynecologic oncology.

Prior to his recruitment to lead the gynecologic oncology program at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Lutman practiced for eight years as a faculty member at Riverside Methodist Hospitals in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Lutman is an active educator. He has been a clinical faculty member at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is presently a clinical faculty member of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

In 2011 and 2012, Dr. Lutman completed advanced training and board certification in palliative medicine. A recognized leader in both fields, Dr. Lutman is presently the medical director for both gynecologic oncology and palliative care services at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Lutman leads an active clinical gynecologic cancer research program in Dayton Ohio; which offers local patients access to many important cutting-edge national clinical trials.

Dr. Lutman is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, the International Gynecologic Cancer Society, the Gynecologic Oncology Group, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He has served and presently serves on several national committees related to clinical research, gynecologic cancers and palliative care.

Greg Rasp, MD, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology

Dr. Rasp has been with Miami Valley Hospital 12 years. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois. Dr. Rasp completed his internship at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Illinois and his residency in radiation oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Rasp is certified by the American Board of Radiology. He is also an active co-investigator with the Dayton Clinical Oncology Program.

Melissa Roelle, MD, Medical Director of the High Risk Breast Cancer Center

A 2002 graduate of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dr. Roelle completed the General Surgery Residency Program at Wright State and is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Roelle is an assistant professor of Surgery at Boonshoft School of Medicine and an attending general surgeon with Wright State Physicians. She joined the Miami Valley Hospital Medical Staff in 2007. She is a member of the Miami Valley Hospital Oncology Committee and is medical advisor for the Breast Cancer Task Force of the Greater Miami Valley.

Dr. Roelle is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Association for Surgical Education, the Ohio State Medical Association and the Montgomery County Medical Society.