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Our Cancer Care Team

Treating cancer (oncology) may involve surgery and radiation therapy, as well as chemotherapy, which may be delivered through infusion treatments. Learn more about these different approaches and the excellent professionals who make up the Trident Health Cancer Care team.

Radiation oncology is the treatment of disease using high-energy imaging methods to either kill cancer cells or keep them from growing and dividing. Trident Cancer Center is home to Radiation Oncology Associates of Charleston, which includes a highly experienced team of radiation oncologists:


Dr. Margaret MacDowell

Dr. MacDowell has served as a radiation oncologist with Trident Health since 1993 and has played an important role in the development of Trident Cancer Center over the past two decades. While she treats many kinds of cancer with radiation therapy, Dr. MacDowell’s specialties include targeting breast cancer. She received her doctorate of medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina and served as chief resident for MUSC’s Department of Radiation Oncology during her residency. She is board-certified in radiation oncology.

Dr. Margaret MacDowell

Dr. William Collins, III

Dr. Collins became a radiation oncologist in 1995 and has cared for patients at Trident Cancer Center since 2000. His sub-specialty is treating prostate cancer, which often includes the use of low-dose radiation implants. Dr. Collins also serves as co-chairman of Trident Health’s Cancer Conference, a weekly meeting of medical professionals to discuss ongoing cancer cases. He received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and performed his residency there, serving as chief resident in MUSC’s Department of Radiation Oncology. He is board-certified in radiation oncology.

Dr. William Collins, III

Dr. Todd E Williams

Dr. Williams is a board-certified radiation oncologist who specializes in treating cancers of the head, neck and lungs. He completed medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina and continued there as a radiation oncology resident. He eventually served for more than a decade as an assistant professor at MUSC, where he also conducted clinical research. Dr. Williams joined Radiation Oncology Associates and the team at Trident Cancer Center in early 2012.

Dr. Todd E Williams

The radiation therapy team also includes:

  • Nurses
  • Radiation therapists, who administer radiation treatments as directed by the radiologist
  • Dosimetrists, who calculate radiation doses to destroy tumors while sparing normal tissue
  • Medical physicists, who work with and oversee the dosimetrists and make sure equipment is working properly

Patients requiring radiation therapy can be assured of the most up-to-date technology at Trident Cancer Center, including the TrueBeam linear accelerator and RapidArc radiation therapy program.

Medical oncology is the diagnosis and treatment of cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy and targeted therapy.

A medical oncologist often becomes involved during the initial evaluation of a cancer patient. The medical oncologist uses diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests to define the type and extent (stage) of the cancer. Then the medical oncologist determines a treatment plan best suited to the patient’s needs.

Trident Health collaborates with the following medical oncology providers:

Medical Oncologists

Carolina Cancer and Blood Care Specialists
9295 Medical Plz Dr
Suite C
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 572-1212
Robert Silgals, MD

Carolina Center of Gynecologic Oncology
www.ccogo.com
9225 University Blvd
Suite E-1
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 556-4380
Ward Katsanis, MD
T. Scott Jennings, MD

Charleston Cancer Center
www.charlestoncancer.com
2910 Tricom St
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 572-9211
Charles Holladay, MD
Douglas Michaelsen, MD
Julia Saylors, MD

Lowcountry Hematology and Oncology
www.lowcountryhematology-oncology.com
9313 Medical Plaza Dr
Suite 204
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 881-5844
Daud Nawabi, MD
Gretchen Meyer, MD
Matthew Beldner, MD
Jeffrey Rose, MD
Yanis Bellil, MD

Surgery is often used to diagnose or remove cancer. Trident Health offers surgical services for cancer through its hospitals and the Trident Surgery Center, which specializes in same-day surgery. Trident Surgery Center is located at the Trident Medical Arts Building on the Trident Medical Center campus.

Trident Health also features the South Carolina Institute for Robotic Surgery. Robotic surgery can be used for some cancer surgeries and may provide a variety of benefits including greater precision, less scarring and faster recovery.

Trident Health collaborates with these general surgeons and surgical specialists in treating cancer:


Cancer Surgeons

Tri-County Surgical Associates
www.tricountysurgical.com
9329 Medical Plaza Dr
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 797-5151
Thomas Litton, MD
Jeff Lafond, MD
Joseph Asaro, MD

Tidewater Surgical Group, PA
2831-B Tricom St
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 797-8880
John Smear, MD
Greg Squires, MD

Summerville Surgical Associates
85A Springview Ln
Summerville, SC 29485
Phone: (843) 851-0200
Gerald Warren, MD


Breast Cancer Specialists

The Breast Place
www.thebreastplacesc.com
2910 Tricom St
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 797-1941
Jennifer Beatty, DO
Jennifer Fiorini, MD


Gynecological Cancer Specialists

Carolina Center of Gynecologic Oncology
www.ccogo.com
9225 University Blvd
Suite E-1
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 556-4380
Ward Katsanis, MD
T. Scott Jennings, MD


Urologic Cancer Specialists

Palmetto Adult & Children's Urology, PA
palmettourology.com
2890 Tricom St
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 797-6600
Theodore E. Brisson, MD
Nelson R. Ploch, MD
J. Corey Allen, MD

Lowcountry Urology Clinics of Charleston
www.lowcountryurology.com
2687 Lake Park Dr
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 572-1010

and

109 Burton Ave
Suite F
Summerville, SC 29485
Phone: (843) 871-5220
Stephen Bielsky, MD
David W. Brandli, MD
John Britton, MD
Mark G. Buchanan, MD
William C. Carter III, MD
W. Howard Holl, MD
Ian Marshall, MD
Benjamin K. McInnes, MD
Alexander W. Ramsay, MD
Kelly Shaffer, MD
Bradley W. Steele, MD
Marshall Scott Wingo, MD


Neurologic Cancer Specialists

Charleston Brain & Spine
www.charlestonbrainandspine.com
9313 Medical Plaza Dr
Suite 305
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 553-7615
Sabino DAgostino, MD
Jason M. Highsmith, MD
Mike O. Tyler, MD


Lung & Thoracic Cancer Specialists

Lowcountry Lung & Critical Care
9150 Medcom St
Suite B
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 572-3330
David K. Handshoe, MD
Sola Kim, MD
K. Scott Miller, MD
John M. Rucker, MD
Leslie Wilkie, DO
Shyam V. Yallapragada, MD
Thomas D. Kaelin, DO

Palmetto Cardiovascular & Thoracic Associates
www.palmettocardiovascular.com
9313 Medical Plaza Dr
Suite 304
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 553-5616
James Benner, MD
Charles Roberts, MD

SC Cardiovascular Associates
9213-C University Blvd
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 572-2100
Michael L. Edwards, MD


Dermatologic Cancer Specialists

Trident Dermatology
www.tridentdermatology.net
9295 Medical Plaza
Suite A-B
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 797-3960
Pearon G. Lang, MD
Hudson C. Rogers, MD
Dennis M. Hull, MD


Ear, Nose & Throat Cancer Specialists

Lowcountry ENT
www.lowcountryent.com
2850 Tricom St
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 863-8286
Russell Kitch, MD
Jennifer Grady, MD
Jeffrey Neal, M.D.

Lomax & Jordan ENT
208 E 2nd St
Summerville, SC 29483
Phone: (843) 873-6873
William R. Lomax, MD
Robert Charles Jordan, MD

Charleston ENT
Multiple locations throughout Lowcountry
www.charlestonent.com
Phone: (843) 766-7103
Edward G. Behrens, MD
Shaun N. Scott, MD
Erik R. Swanson, MD
Ronald J. McVicar, DO
Michael C. Noone, MD
Thomas S. Dozier, MD
Matthew D. Scarlett, MD
Mark D. Ghegan, MD
C. Willy Schwenzfeier, MD
Eugene G. Brown, MD
T. Oma Hester, MD
Edward L. McNellis, MD
Patrick C. Angelos, MD


Gastrointestinal Cancer Specialists

Coastal Carolina Gastroenterology & Hepatology
www.ccgastroenterology.com
9221 University Blvd
Suite 102
Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 576-0700
Rya Kaplan, MD
Robbie Taha, DO

South Coast Gastroenterology
2891 Tricom St
Unit B
Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 718-2676
Salvatore A. Moscatello, MD

Gastrointestinal Surgical Services
1439 Stuart Eagle Blvd
Suite 100
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 853-7730
Brendan Murphy, MD
Maria M. Murphy, MD

Gastroenterology Specialists
105-B Harth Place
Summerville, SC 29485
Phone: (843) 875-0026
William R. Anderson, MD

Plastic surgeons can provide reconstructive and cosmetic procedures following cancer surgery and treatments. Trident Health offers an advanced breast reconstruction program based at Summerville Medical Center with the opportunity for natural tissue reconstruction.

Trident Health collaborates with the following plastic surgeons:

Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery
www.sweetgrassplasticsurgery.com
102 W 8th N St
Summerville, SC 29483
Phone: (843) 471-1135
Dennis K. Schimpf, MD

Carolina Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Institute, PA
www.carolinacosmeticsurgery.com
9213-C University Blvd
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 884-1400
Thomas Hahm, MD

Port City Plastic Surgery
www.portcityplasticsurgery.com
2683 Lake Park Dr
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 518-5000
Brian Widenhouse, MD

Fort Sumter Surgical Clinic
1230 Hospital Dr
Suite A
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 971-4673
William Harold Lynch, MD