MEET THE TEAM

The First Dayton CyberKnife Team

The First Dayton CyberKnife team is led by Dr. Edward Hughes. Dr. Hughes has cared for Dayton-area cancer patients for decades. He's the most experienced and highly credentialed radiation oncologist. Dr. Hughes has helped shape Southwest Ohio's standard of care for radiation therapy. His experience is unrivaled and his reputation for clinical competence and integrity is unsurpassed.

Dr. Hughes guides our team of highly skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals – our therapists, nurses and support staff whose sole focus is caring for you.

Matt, MS – Medical Physicist

Matt is a full time Medical Physicist at First Dayton Cancer Care. He is responsible for ensuring that each patient's treatment plan is safe and accurate. Throughout the course of a patient's treatment, Matt works with the physicians to make any adjustments necessary to the patient's treatment plan when their tumor changes shape or size. Every radiation treatment is handled with precision and accuracy as a result of this diligence. This means fewer side effects and better outcomes.

As the center's radiation safety officer, he is regularly conducting safety tests on all of the radiation equipment to keep it in perfect working order.

Matt is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiologic Physics and Therapeutic Radiological Physics. He is also recognized by the Ohio Department of Health as a Certified Radiation Expert.

Annette, RTT – Chief CyberKnife Therapist

Annette has been a licensed Radiation Therapist since 1997. She has also undergone extensive training with the CyberKnife Radiosurgery Treatment System. Annette's goal is to work with CyberKnife patients through every step of their treatment to ensure that they are relaxed and comfortable while she treats their cancer with skill and knowledge.

Jennifer, RTT – Radiation Therapist

Jennifer has been a licensed Radiation Therapist since 1997. She joined our team in the summer of 2010. Her vast experience with all radiation treatment modalities made her transition easy, and she is a great addition to our treatment team.

Mike, RTT, CT – Radiation Therapist and CAT Scan Technologist

Mike is both a Radiation Therapist and CAT Scan Technologist. Always eager to learn new things, Mike works with patients in several capacities. He runs our diagnostic imaging program, does our simulations for new patients and helps treat patients. Mike hales from the state of New York.

Jo, RN – Chief Nurse

Jo is a registered nurse who has a broad range of clinical experience, and has concentrated in radiation oncology since 1999. This experience allows Jo to work with patients to get ahead of any problems that may occur. Jo's knowledge is a great extension of our physicians as she is able to help bring the two together. She takes an active role in both our HDR brachytherapy and our CyberKnife treatment program.

Mandy – Administrative Assistant

Mandy has been with First Dayton Cancer Care since we opened our doors. She works with patients to schedule appointments outside our office and is responsible for ensuring that the physicians see every test result. She also communicates with other physicians and insurance carriers about our patients care. Mandy assists patients both at the center and on the phone to make their visit with us comfortable and worthwhile.

Kim – Medical Receptionist

Kim is the friendly face that greets you at our door and on the phone. Kim directs all the traffic and is the keeper of the calendar at First Dayton Cancer Care. Her amazing ability to remember details about our patients' lives lets them know that they truly are welcome and we do care for them in every way.

Ron- Courtesy Transportation Driver

Rons gentle spirit brings comfort to anyone that he meets. Patients love his smile and big heart. He safely ensures that patients arrive to their daily treatment. Ron loves filling his retirement years being a part of our team.

Larry – Courtesy Transportation Driver

Larry brings his quick wit and his knowledge of the streets of Dayton to our transportation program. In addition to safely bringing people to their daily radiation treatment, Larry ensures everyone has plenty of candy to make it through their day sweetly.

Kathy, CMM, CMOM – Practice Administrator and Physician Liaison

Kathy helps to run the business of First Dayton Cancer Care. Part of that is to make sure that every team member has the tools necessary to successfully do their jobs to the best of their ability and to put patients first. Kathy also brings the 'good news' about the work done at First Dayton Cancer Care to other physicians so that cancer patients can benefit from the technology and skills of the clinical staff we have.

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What People Say

  • Everyone has been totally fantastic. The first week was very hard for me, but all 3 technicians I worked with made me feel great even though I know that first week is difficult for them (not on purpose). They always made me feel comfortable Read more...
  • First, I have never been treated so well by all medical professionals. I was scared from the beginning. I was given info in a positive, accurate and direct manner. Because of this I was able to face the fears I had. Each visit strengthened me. I feel that if I had not come Read more...
  • My experience at First Dayton Cancer Care was exceptional from start to finish. Beginning with the initial consultation with Dr Hughes. I always knew what to expect throughout the treatment process. The entire Read more...
  • Everyone from the front desk was great! Jo was excellent in explaining what each visit required verbally and on paper. Annette was great, polite and very informative. Annette made the treatments Read more...
  • Everybody was really nice. Jennifer, Mike, Kristie who did my treatments made me feel very comfortable. They were like friends to me. The staff at the front desk were very nice to me. The doctors Read more...
  • Cyberknife treatment with Annette was great. Radiation treatments with Mike, Jennifer and Kristi was also great. I would definitely recommend this facility to anyone needing cancer treatment. I have Read more...

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