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Our team. Prepared to support you every step of the way.

Our team of cancer specialists includes cancer doctors and staff who are fully dedicated to providing you and your family with loving care and support throughout the healing process.

The St. Joseph Cancer Center Program is committed to a multidisciplinary team approach. Our medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, nurses, therapists, case workers, and educators approach cancer with a passion. And we use that passion to help you progress while maintaining as much normalcy as possible during your cancer treatment.

At St. Joseph, you’ll have an entire team of compassionate cancer specialists alongside you every step of the way.

A complete team providing comprehensive services.

The specially-trained, experienced, and skilled NAPBC team at St. Joseph empowers a multidisciplinary approach to caring, holistic cancer treatment for our patients. The Breast Center at St. Joseph is the ONLY nationally accredited center in the Brazos Valley earning the designation from the American College of Surgeons because of our devotion to patient-centered care, including exceptional standards in our research, technology, medicines, and staff.

  • 2 Radiation Oncologists
  • 1 Medical Physicist
  • 1 Nurse Navigator
  • 1 Dietician
  • 1 Clinical Research Nurse
  • 2 Tumor Registrars
  • 2 Radiation Oncology Nurses
  • 6 Radiation Therapists
  • 1 Receptionist

Radiation Therapy provided by two 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. 

Lee Schlichtemeier, MD, Radiation Oncologist

With an American Board of Radiology Certification in Therapeutic Radiology, Dr. Schlichtemeier has specialized in radiation oncology for decades. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, College of Medicine and served his residency at the University Of Florida School Of Medicine in the Department of Radiology, and the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Division of Radiation Oncology.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Schlichtemeier currently holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. He concluded his ten year military career as Acting Chief of Radiotherapy Service at the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at Lackland AFB in Texas.

Dr. Schlichtemeier is a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Radiology, the Texas Radiological Society, the American Medical Association, American Radium Society, the Smith County Medical Society, the Radiological Society of North America, and the American Endocurietherapy Society.

Dr. Schlichtemeier teaches and is published on the subject of therapeutic radiology. His commitment to his patients includes an insatiable need to continually learn, pioneer, and improve the results he’s able to achieve for people facing cancer.

Scott Goble, MD, Radiation Oncologist

An American Board of Radiology Certified Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Goble has been with the St. Joseph 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.

Medical Oncology Therapy provided by three Board Certified Medical Oncologists.

The Medical Oncology department is comprised 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 Regional 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 Cancer Center team since 1997. He is co-director of medical oncology at St. Joseph's 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 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. She was the Vice Chair for the Department of Internal Medicine at St. Joseph 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” a 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 Health Partners 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 Cancer Program is focused on providing patient-centered care – care that focuses on the whole patient. In addition to cancer doctors who specialize in expert cancer care, nurses, therapists –our entire team –make the compassionate care of our patients our top priority.

Misti Chapman, RT(R) (T)

As Director of St. Joseph Cancer Center, Misti oversees the St. Joseph Cancer Program and Research as well as the Radiation Oncology Program. Misti is passionate about the care and treatment of each and every one of her cancer patients and their families.

Misti has been a Registered Radiologic Technologist and Radiation Therapist for 16 years, working at major metropolitan healthcare facilities before coming to St. Joseph. She has been with St. Joseph for seven years.

Amber Reed, RN, OCN, CBCN

As Director of Oncology Services and Palliative Care, Amber is personally devoted to the complete care of cancer patients and their families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has invested her entire nursing career at St. Joseph. Amber believes in the importance of having a strong focus on patient and family education, because knowledge reduces fear.

Amber has been a nurse for fifteen years and has always focused on cancer care. Her National certifications include Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN), Certified Breast Cancer Nurse (CBCN) and Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator (CHPCA). 

Teri Sabo, RN, BSN

As Oncology Patient Care Navigator at St. Joseph, Teri is an excellent communicator with a heart for her patients and their families. She assists patients and their families by guiding them through the health care system, making sure they have a complete understanding of their diagnoses and treatment, and directing them to available educational resources and support services.

As Patient Care Navigator, Teri improves the treatment experience for patients by coordinating appointments and services, building strong relationships with other health care team members, keeping the communication line open with patients, and focusing on providing truly patient-centered care.

Teri has been in nursing for over thirty years with fifteen of those years within the oncology discipline. With St. Joseph since 2012, Teri has been the pioneer of our Oncology Navigator program. She is a Certified Breast Health Navigator, and has experience as a nurse educator.

Betty (B.J.) Harp, LBSW

As St. Joseph Cancer Center’s Clinical Social Worker, 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 –in his or her 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. 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 health care team and contributes to the development and coordination of each patient’s overall cancer treatment plan.

Call today. Because you have so many reasons to get better.

Your answer to cancer is expert care, closer to home. And it's all at St. Joseph. Call us today to schedule your no-obligation initial consultation. Our caring team of cancer doctors and support staff will help you understand your options and talk through the decisions you’ll need to make. Trust us with your care, we’ll help you every step of the way. Call (979) 774-0808 or email: tsabo@st-joseph.org

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