Surgical Oncology

Appointments & Information: 410-328-7320

H. Richard Alexander, MD 
Professor of Surgery,
Associate Chair for Clinical Research,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Bethesda Naval Hospital 
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Board Certification: Oncologic Surgery
Special Interests: Appendix cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Endocrine Malignancies, Gastrointestinal Tumors, Pancreatic Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Primary and Metastatic Liver Cancer, Primary and Metastatic Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma, Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion

Emily C. Bellavance, MD 
Assistant Professor of Surgery, 
University of Maryland School of Medicine 

Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine 
Residency: Cooper University Hospital; University of Maryland Medical System 
Fellowship: University of Chicago Hospitals 
Board Certification: General Surgery 
Special Interests: Benign and Malignant Breast Disease, Breast Brachytherapy, Nipple and Skin Sparing Mastectomy, Oncoplastic Surgery, Prophylactic Mastectomy for High Risk Patients, Reverse Lymphatic Mapping

Nader Hanna, MD, FACS, FICS 
Professor of Surgery,
Director of Clinical Operations for General & Oncologic Surgery, 
University of Maryland School of Medicine 

Medical Degree: Ain Shams University 
Residency: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Tufts University) 
Fellowship: University of Chicago 
Board Certification: General Surgery; Surgical Oncology 
Special Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Colorectal Cancer and Sphincter Preservation Surgery (including minimally invasive Robotic and Laparoscopic approaches), Primary and Metastatic Liver Cancer, Gastric (Stomach) Cancer, Peritoneal Carcinomatosis and Peritoneal Surface Malignancies, Carcinoid Tumors, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Adrenal Tumors, Endocrine Malignancies, Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery for GI Malignancies (colon, rectum, liver, stomach)

Susan B. Kesmodel, MD 
Assistant Professor of Surgery, 
University of Maryland School of Medicine 

Medical Degree: New York University Medical School 
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Washington University School of Medicine 
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic 
Board Certification: General Surgery; Thoracic Surgery 
Special Interests: Breast Cancer, Malignant and Benign Tumors, Melanoma, Merkel Cell Carcinoma, Neoadjuvant Endocrine Therapy, Prophylactic Breast Surgery Nipple-sparing Mastectomy, Skin Cancer, Squamous and Basal Cell Carcinoma

Meghan Milburn, MD 
Assistant Professor of Surgery, 
University of Maryland School of Medicine 

Medical Degree: University of Virginia School of Medicine 
Residency: University of MD Medical System
Fellowship: Anne Arundel Medical Center 
Special Interests: Breast Cancer, Breast Reconstruction


Richelle Williams, MD, MHS 
Assistant Professor of Surgery, 
University of Maryland School of Medicine 

Medical Degree: Harvard Medical School
Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center
Fellowship: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Board Certification: Surgery
Special Interests: Advanced minimally invasive Surgical Oncology, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Melanoma, Sarcoma