Radiation therapy provided by Board Certified Radiation Oncologists
The Radiation Oncology department is comprised of a variety of healthcare professionals who have extensive knowledge and expertise in treating patients through radiation.
Scott Goble, MD, Radiation Oncologist – An American Board of Radiology Certified Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Goble has been with the St. Joseph Health Cancer Center since 1996. A graduate of the University of Louisville, School of Medicine, he served his residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Goble is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society for Radiation Oncology, Texas Medical Association, Brazos-Robertson Co. Medical Society, American College of Radiation Oncology, American College of Radiology, and the Texas Radiological Society. In addition to private practice, Dr. Goble is currently Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Goble devotes himself to ongoing research and study that keeps him on the leading edge of cancer treatment through radiation.
Jamie Marie Pawlowski, MD, Radiation Oncologist, graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. She also received a Doctorate in Medicine at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Pawlowski completed a preliminary year in Internal Medicine at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple, and then served as Chief Resident in Radiation Oncology at Mays Cancer Center, part of UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center. Mays is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center in South Texas. Dr. Pawlowski has received numerous awards, has collaborated on publications and is involved in several professional affiliations. Her interests include horseback riding, running and yoga.
Mark Floyd, MD, Hematologist and Medical Oncologist, received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine after getting his undergraduate and post baccalaureate degrees at University of Florida and Florida Atlantic University respectively. He did his residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Ichahn School of Medicine and completed a fellowship at AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA before coming to Bryan/College Station. Dr. Floyd completed additional training in hematology and medical oncology in Miami, Atlanta, Baltimore and New York City to round out his experience in the oncology specialty. Dr. Floyd has received numerous awards and recognitions in recent years and has published in professional journals.
Medical Oncology Therapy provided by three Board Certified Medical Oncologists.
The Medical Oncology department includes of a variety of healthcare professionals who have extensive knowledge and expertise in treating patients through chemotherapy or other medications, such as targeted therapy and oral chemotherapy.
Kumud Tripathy, MD, Medical Oncologist – Director of Medical Oncology at St. Joseph Health Cancer Center, Dr. Tripathy is a Board Certified Medical Oncologist. He finished medical school in his home country of India and has six years of postgraduate training in the United States, evenly divided between internal medicine and oncology. Dr. Tripathy completed his medical oncology fellowship at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, New York in 1980. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, and has been in practice since 1980. He moved to Bryan in 1982 with his wife and three children to begin his practice here.
He has never stopped pioneering, learning, and moving forward with new and innovative medical cancer treatments that give his patients better outcomes with reduced side effects.
Terry Jenkins, MD, FACP, Medical Oncologist / Hematologist – An American Board of Internal Medicine Certified Medical Oncologist, Internist, and Hematologist, Dr. Jenkins has been on the St. Joseph Health Cancer Center team since 1997. He is co-director of medical oncology at St. Joseph Health Regional Cancer Center and past chairman of the Department of Medicine and cancer committee.
Dr. Jenkins earned his Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry at the University of California and is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He served his internal medicine residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and a fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas.
A Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners since 1976, Dr. Jenkins is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He concluded his twenty two-year military career as Colonel and Chief, Medical Oncology Service at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, where he also served as director for the medical oncology/hematology fellowship program.
In addition to private practice, Dr. Jenkins is currently Clinical Assistant Professor at the Texas A&M University School of Medicine. Believing that the ever-changing fields of medical oncology and hematology require an insatiable search for knowledge, Dr. Jenkins is a pioneer and published thought-leader in his fields of practice.
Erin Fleener, MD, Medical Oncologist – A Board Certified Medical Oncologist, Dr. Fleener has been a member of the St. Joseph Health Cancer Center staff since 2009 and currently holds the position of Vice President of the Medical Staff. She is a graduate (M.D.) of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and earned her Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University. Dr. Fleener served her residency in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Fleener is clinical director of the 4th year medical student oncology elective at St. Joseph Health. She was the Vice Chair for the Department of Internal Medicine at St. Joseph Health for 2010 and 2011 and the Chair of the Department for all of 2012 and 2013. In 2012, 2013 and most recently 2014, she was awarded the Texas Super Doctors Rising Star award by Texas Monthly. In 2013 she was presented with the Woman of Distinction Award for Girl Scouts of Central Texas.
Dr. Fleener participates in many community activities including Surviving & Thriving and the Brazos Valley Breast Cancer Support Group. She sits on the Board of Hospice Brazos Valley and is an Associate Clinical Professor for Texas A&M Health Science Center. In addition, Dr. Fleener is on the Board for St. Joseph HealthPartners and a Member of the Medical Executive Committee, as well as the Peer Performance Review Committee at St. Joseph.
Dr. Fleener is committed to staying involved in cancer treatment research, education, and community organizations and events, in order to continually improve outcomes for her patients.
Support staff with cancer expertise and an unmatched level of caring.
The St. Joseph Health Cancer program provides patient-centered care with a focus on the whole patient. In addition to cancer doctors who specialize in expert cancer care, our nurses and therapists –our entire team –make the loving and compassionate care of our patients our top priority.
Elizabeth Freeman, BSRS, RT(R)(M), CMS– She serves as Breast Health Navigator, as well as our lead mammographer. She helps patients from screening, through biopsy. If a biopsy is negative, she follows up with patients to ensure they keep up with exams in a timely manner. If a result is positive, Elizabeth will help seamlessly transition care to Teri Sabo, our lead Oncology Patient Care Navigator.
Elizabeth is a certified Mamma Care specialist - one of only six in the state of Texas who has this special certification, and the only one in the Brazos Valley. She also assists in training providers to conduct effective clinical breast exams, and teaches patients how to conduct correct self-breast exams.
B.J. Harp, LSW, GC-C – As St. Joseph Health Cancer Center’s Interim Oncology Nurse Navigator, B.J. is a licensed health professional held to high ethical standards. B.J. provides diversified support for our cancer patients and their families during diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. She is also trained in end-of-life care, and bereavement. A licensed social worker with the Texas State Board of Social workers, B.J. is also certified as a grief counselor with the American Academy of Grief Counseling.
B.J. considers the whole person and environment, and uses a bio-psychosocial assessment to identify each individual's needs. These needs may include, but are not limited to, physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, financial, sexual, recreational, relationship, safety, legal, family and care giving needs. B.J. believes that addressing a patient's psychosocial health needs is vital to providing excellent cancer treatment and care. As a trained cancer social worker she is an integral part of the healthcare team and contributes to the development and coordination of each patient’s overall cancer treatment plan.