Our Team

Dr. Charles Thomas of the Knight Cancer Institute, meeting with a patient.
Dr. Charles Thomas, a nationally recognized radiation oncologist, provides leading-edge radiation therapy for patients with lung and other cancers. He also heads OHSU's Department of Radiation Medicine.

OHSU's lung cancer specialists work together to give you the best care possible.

  • Our doctors, nurses and other providers meet three times each month to go over cases together. This ensures that every option and clinical trial can be considered.
  • Many of our lung cancer specialists are also researchers working to discover better ways to detect, diagnose and treat lung cancer.
  • Our providers also uphold OHSU's mission to teach by training the next generation of doctors.
Thoracic surgery

Paul Schipper, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C.P.Paul Schipper, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C.P., is a thoracic surgeon who focuses on treating lung and esophageal cancers. He has expertise in minimally invasive thoracic surgery. His research interests are in epidemiology, staging and risk assessments for surgeries, as well as surgeries for lung cancer patients. He is program director of OHSU's thoracic surgery residency program. He completed a thoracic surgical fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.


Mithran S. Sukumar, M.D.Mithran S. Sukumar, M.D., is a thoracic surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive surgeries for lung and esophageal cancers. He does surgery on every part of the chest except the heart. He completed two fellowships, including one in thoracic surgery at OHSU.


Brandon H. Tieu, M.D., F.A.C.S.Brandon H. Tieu, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a thoracic surgeon with a focus on lung and esophageal cancers, and on thymus tumors. He has expertise in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, including robotic surgery, and on cardiothoracic surgery. He completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at OHSU.

Medical oncology

Jeremy Cetnar, M.D., M.S.H.P.R.Jeremy Cetnar, M.D., M.S.H.P.R., is a medical oncologist who focuses on treating patients with lung, kidney, prostate, bladder and testicular cancers. He participates in clinical trials and advanced research. Dr. Cetnar completed his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.


Khaled A. Tolba, M.D., M.B.B.Ch.Khaled A. Tolba, M.D., M.B.B.Ch., is a medical oncologist and hematologist who focuses on providing tailored treatments to cancer patients. He coordinates clinical trials of treatments for lung and other cancers. He also researches ways to help patients overcome resistance to cancer therapies. He completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Strong Memorial Hospital and the University of Rochester Wilmot Cancer Institute.

Radiation oncology

Charles R. Thomas, Jr., M.D.Charles R. Thomas, is a radiation oncologist who focuses on treating cancers of the lung, chest and gastrointestinal tract. He has been chairman of OHSU's Department of Radiation Medicine since 2005. Dr. Thomas completed a residency in radiation oncology at the University of Washington and a fellowship in medical oncology at Rush University. He has done extensive research, with nearly 300 articles in medical journals.


John M. Holland, M.D.John M. Holland, M.D., is a radiation oncologist who focuses on treating patients with head and neck cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma, melanoma and thyroid cancer. Dr. Holland has written many academic papers on radiation treatments for cancer patients. He completed his residency at the University of California at San Francisco.


Brian Jones, M.D., Ph.D., is a pulmonologist and intensivist (a doctor who treats critically ill patients) who works in OHSU intensive care units as well as pulmonary clinics. He completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at OHSU.


Akram Khan, M.D.Akram Khan, M.D., is a pulmonologist who specializes in internal medicine, critical care and sleep medicine. His interests include pulmonary hypertension, sleep apnea and lung cancer. He completed a fellowship at Saint John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis.


Bart Moulton, M.D.Bart Moulton, M.D., is a pulmonologist interested in lung transplant screening, pulmonary hypertension and bronchial diseases. He completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at OHSU.

Other specialties

Surgical pathology

David Sauer, M.D.


Steven L. Primack, M.D.

Cristina Fuss, M.D.


Dan Werle, R.N., A.C.N.P.

Wendy Galliart, R.N.