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Our Doctors

We believe that the best cancer care is coordinated, patient-centered care. Our team of highly trained, board-certified medical professionals will work together to put your needs first, meticulously planning and carrying out your treatment.

Radiation Oncology Physicians

 Aaron S. Kusano, M.D., S.M.

Aaoron Kusano, M.D.Dr. Aaron Kusano is a born-and-raised Alaskan, joining our practice in 2015.

Dr. Kusano completed his undergraduate studies in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, followed by a master's degree in cancer epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a graduate of the Alaska WWAMI program and during medical school at the University of Washington took a year off to complete a fellowship in applied epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA.

During his residency in radiation oncology, also at the University of Washington, Dr. Kusano was an active researcher in safety in radiation oncology. He continues to lead educational sessions at national conference on radiation oncology quality and is an instructor in the Alaska WWAMI Program.

Alaska has always been his home, and he is ecstatic to be back practicing in the neighborhood he grew up in. He looks forward to using his training and expertise within our practice to provide compassionate, top-quality care to Alaskans.

  • Board Certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology (ABR)
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • American Brachytherapy Society (ABS)
  • Radiological Society of North America

Daniel Seible, M.D.

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Dr. Seible first visited Alaska as a boy on a fishing trip. He is excited that he can now call Alaska home with his family and raise his young kids in such a vibrant community.  

Starting with undergraduate studies in biochemistry at UC Santa Barbara, Dr. Seible went on to earn his M.D. from Harvard Medical School before returningto the West Coast for a residency in radiation oncology at UC San Diego. During his training, Dr. Seible developed a passion for treating diverse and underserved populations. He has been active in the leadership of multiple initiatives to address health disparities in cancer care. Dr. Seible enjoys caring for patients from all walks of life. In addition to his accomplishments in the field of medicine, Dr. Seible speaks multiple languages and is fluent in Spanish. 

 

Stephen H. Settle, M.D., Ph.D.

stephen settleDr. Stephen Settle and his wife always dreamed of returning to their roots on the West Coast, so when he was recruited as the medical director of the Alaska Gamma Knife Center in 2013, they jumped at the chance to move their four children to Alaska. Dr. Settle is spearheading the Gamma Knife® program at Anchorage Radiation Therapy Center which uses the latest cancer treatment technology, the Elekta Gamma Knife® Perfexion™, for non-invasive treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors and conditions in the brain.

After graduating from Stanford University with a Ph.D. and earning his M.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Settle completed his residency training at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He was later recruited to a joint-faculty position at MD Anderson and the Baylor College of Medicine, where he held dual appointments as an assistant professor.

In addition to treating patients with cancer, Dr. Settle conducted translational research on brain and spine tumors and served as the course director for resident doctors training in radiation oncology. While at MD Anderson, Dr. Settle developed expertise in stereotactic radiosurgery of the brain and spine, including the use of Gamma Knife to treat patients with intracranial disease.

  • Board Certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology (ABR)
  • The American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Society
  • Society for Neuro-Oncology
  • American Radium Society (ARS)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Leksell Gamma Knife Society

John S. Yordy, M.D., Ph.D.

dryordymugDr. Yordy always dreamed of living in Alaska. After his third visit, he made the permanent move to the Mat-Su Valley.

Dr. Yordy is a graduate of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he earned his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. Following the completion of residency in Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Dr. Yordy joined the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, working as a physician scientist. He worked in the clinic as well as directed a translational research lab testing new drugs that could be combined with radiation therapy to make radiation treatments more effective.

Prior to medical and graduate school, Dr. Yordy was able to visit and experience many different parts of the world, as well as work in several interesting jobs.

  • Board Certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology (ABR).
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)
  • American Radium Society (ARS).

Medical Physicists and Dosimetry Staff

Bryan Jackson, MS, DABR- Chief Physicist
Noah Arvidson, MS, Medical Physicist
Marcus Bennett, PhD, DABR -Medical Physicist
Kara Charlick RT(T), MS, Medical Dosimetrist
Hai Tran, MS, Medical Dosimetrist

Radiation Therapists

Jenny Stewart, RT(T)
Chelsea Holman, RT(T)
Bob Sonday, RT(T)
Lauren Hite, RT(T)
Youngju Kim, RT(T)
Cheri Hoppe, RT(T)

Oncology Nursing and Dietary Staff

Becky Libal, DNP - Nurse Manager
Vashti Perez, CMA
Gina Williams, CMA
Julia Michael, CMA
Kamala Stiner, RN
Brisa Alegria, RD, LD

Patient Care Coordinators

Mai Yee Thao - Supervisor
Sheng Ximg
Siemee Xiong
Aya Wayt

Practice Administrator

Kari Disbrow

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