Our team of experienced health care professionals works together to
ensure the best care possible for lung
They participate in monthly treatment planning
conferences to review recent cases. This helps improve the consistency and
quality of care.
Eifert, BSN, RN, OCN
Meghan Lawless, PA-C
Erin Peterson, APRN,
MD, medical directorMitchell
Leach, MD, medical director, ResearchTim
G. Larson, MDJohn
Hartung, MDMinnesota Oncology
Lori Ryan, MDHospital Pathology Associates, P.A.
David Monyak, MD* Patsa Sullivan, MD* Laura Willson, MD* *Shared medical directorship of the Radiation Oncology Center
*Shared medical directorship of the Radiation Oncology Center
Michelle Ragen, MDHallie
Richards, MDGlen Varns, MD
Robin Parker, MDBrend
Members of your care team also include a clinical research nurse; clinical social worker; physical and occupational therapist; and respiratory therapist.
The experts at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute's Lung Program help address the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of those with lung cancer and their families.
In December 2013, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT scans. The Lung Cancer Screening Program at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® - Abbott Northwestern Hospital has the experts and technology to help patients follow this preventive health measure. We use the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology to find even the smallest lung abnormalities. Doctors from the Lung Program review the scan results and send you a letter with recommendations if needed. Important details about the program include the following.
The Lung Cancer Screening Program is a collaboration between the Institute and Consulting Radiologists.
The most current diagnostic and treatment equipment and procedures are available to the Lung Program at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® - Abbott Northwestern Hospital. These include:
Virginia Piper Cancer Institute®; Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 28th edition
Michael Bowen, MD, medical director, Lung Program at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® - Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Abbott Northwestern Hospital is designated by the American College of Radiology as a Lung Cancer Screening Center. We meet the highest standards for low-dose CT screening.