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Medical Oncology

Medical oncology specialists are highly trained to diagnose and treat cancer and blood disorders. At St. Luke’s MSTI, we use the latest techniques and technologies in chemotherapy; biological, hormonal, and targeted therapies; stem cell transplant; and other treatments to help you achieve your best possible results. We also work in partnership with you, your primary care provider, and other specialists to make sure you receive the most effective, evidence-based care, including access to clinical trials.

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Providers

  • Medical Oncology

    Biography

    Krishna C. Alluri, MD, is an oncologist/hematologist. He earned his medical degree from Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, India and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He completed his hematology and oncology fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, where he served as chief fellow.

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    Rafael Arteta-Bulos, MD is fellowship trained in oncology/hematology. He earned his medical degree in Lima, Peru, where he also earned his master’s degree in health policy. He completed his internal medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

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  • Medical Oncology

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    Dustin Bowman, PA-C, works in medical oncology/hematology. He earned his bachelor's degree in health science studies from Boise State University and his master's degree in physician assistant training from Yale University School of Medicine.

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  • Medical Oncology

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    Dorene Boydston, RN, MSN, NP-C works in medical oncology/hematology. She is nationally certified as an adult nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society. She earned her master's degree in nursing and adult nurse practitioner degree from the University of San Diego.
  • Medical Oncology

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    Benjamin B. Bridges is an oncologist/hematologist. He completed his internal medicine residency through the University of Maryland Medical System and his hematology and oncology fellowship at Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.

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  • Medical Oncology

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    Linda L. Erlandson, RN, MSN, FNP works in medical oncology/hematology. She is nationally certified as a family practice nurse practitioner by the American Nursing Credentialing Center, and is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society. She earned her master's degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University.
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  • Medical Oncology

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    Mallori Hooker, RN, MSN, NP-C, AOCNP works in medical oncology/hematology. She is nationally certified as an advanced oncology nurse practitioner from the Oncology Nursing Society, and is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Oklahoma and her master's degree in nursing from Texas Woman's University.

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  • Medical Oncology

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    William Kreisle, MD is the medical director of St. Luke's MSTI's Blood and Marrow Transplant program. Dr. Kreisle earned his bachelor's degree from Stanford University.

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  • Medical Oncology

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    Brittany Linn, RN, MSN, NP-C works in medical oncology/hematology. She is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and certified as a chemotherapy and biotherapy provider through the Oncology Nursing Society. She earned her master's degree in nursing, family nurse practitioner, from Idaho State University.
  • Medical Oncology

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    Jared Manning, MD has extensive research experience with the University of Utah, including their departments of Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Pathology, and Nutrition. His personal interests include hiking, backpacking, exercise, orchestral music, and trombone music.

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  • Medical Oncology

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    Phatama Padavanija, MD treats patients with all types of cancer and blood disorders, with a special interest in treating patients with breast cancer, ovarian cancer, lymphomas, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Padavanija enjoys participating as an investigator in clinical research. Her philosophy of patient care is to treat people with care, compassion, and respect. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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  • Medical Oncology

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    Finn Petersen, MD became involved in the first bone marrow transplants (BMT) in Denmark while in medical school, and after medical school orchestrated the first BMT done for acute leukemia in Denmark. After his fellowship, he joined the faculty at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and rose to the rank of assistant professor. Afterward, Dr. Petersen accepted a position as full professor at the University of Utah. While there he served as medical director and later program director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, which encompassed the University of Utah's and Intermountain Healthcare's adult BMT programs as well as a pediatric BMT program at Primary Children's Medical Center. He later consolidated adult BMT at the Intermountain Healthcare's LDS Hospital, developing an integrated BMT and hematological malignancy program (blood cancer), focusing on acute leukemia care. In 2015, Dr. Petersen was named one of Utah's Health Care Heroes for his work in establishing and growing a hematological malignancy center of excellence within Intermountain Healthcare.

    Dr. Petersen is currently working to develop and lead an allogenic (donor) blood and marrow transplant program at St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute as part of our new "heme-malignancy" (blood cancer) program.

    Dr. Petersen is internationally known for his long-standing work focusing on complications related to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and is an author and co-author of over 180 peer reviewed scientific publications, books, or book chapters. He is a frequent invited speaker at national and international conferences on topics of infections and treatment-related complications in blood and marrow transplantation and acute leukemia treatment.

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  • Medical Oncology

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    Jessica Thibault, MD is an oncologist and hematologist who cares for patients with all cancer types and blood disorders. She has special interests in breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and lung cancer.

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    Travis G. Williams, DO has a special interest in malignant hematology. During his residency, he researched, presented, and published articles on donor-transmitted non-leukemic promyelocytic sarcoma, acute myeloid leukemia, metastic papillary renal cell carcinoma, and cancer medicine rate of complete diagnostic testing. He also earned Chief Fellow and Resident of the Year awards.

    Dr. Williams earned his bachelor's degree in biology from Idaho State University. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Society of Hematology. He currently chairs a team of IT experts and serves as the St. Luke's MSTI IT Medical Director. In his free time, Dr. Williams enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.

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  • Medical Oncology

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    Michele L. Winslow, RN, MSN, FNP works in medical oncology/hematology. She is nationally certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She earned her bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Colorado College and her master's degree in nursing from Seattle University.

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  • Medical Oncology

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    Norman Zuckerman, MD has special interest in anemias and genitourinary cancers. He continues to be passionate about oncology, especially as newer targeted therapies and symptom control medicines are prolonging life and improving quality of life for his patients. As the director of the Integrative Medicine program at St. Luke’s MSTI, Dr. Zuckerman considers all options – conventional and alternative – worthy of discussion.

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  • Medical Oncology

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    Dan Zuckerman, MD is the medical director of St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute. His special interests include gastrointestinal cancers and colorectal cancer.

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Supportive Oncology

Treating cancer successfully goes beyond a focus on the disease itself.

At St. Luke's MSTI, we understand that attention to your overall well-being will help promote healing and improve your quality of life. Our supportive oncology team works together closely to help you:

  • Take a more active role in treatment and survivorship
  • Improve your quality of life
  • Manage treatment side effects and symptoms (including pain, nausea, and insomnia)
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • Provide a sense of overall well-being

Classes & Events

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Articles & Resources

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    Runaway Hamsters

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    A Generous Gift Advances Cancer Care in the Magic Valley

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    Magic Valley Woman Inspires Others to get Screened for Colon Cancer

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    With no Time to Lose, a Cancer Doctor Gets Real