Joanna Kolodney, MD, has joined WVU’s Department of Medicine and Cancer Institute. Dr. Kolodney practiced hematology/oncology at Lewis-Gale Hospital in Salem, VA, and was an assistant professor at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. She will see patients diagnosed with benign blood disease, melanoma, and lung, head and neck, gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers.
Her husband, Michael Kolodney, MD, PhD, recently joined WVU Medicine Dermatology as the section’s new chief.
Brian Boone, M.D., surgical oncologist in the WVU Medicine Department of Surgery and WVU Cancer Institute, performed the state’s first hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) infusion. This treatment delivers heated, sterilized chemotherapy to the abdomen as a treatment for cancer that has spread to the lining of the abdominal cavity, or peritoneum.
WVU Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology has experienced remarkable growth over the last two years. By increasing its team of gynecologic oncologists and adding a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and genetic counselor, the department has expanded its capability to serve gynecologic cancer patients.
The annual Holiday Celebration for WVU Medicine and Health Sciences employees will kick off on Thurs., Dec. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Market, located on the ground floor of the Health Sciences Center. The Market will close at 11:30 a.m. for the celebration.