Mass General Cancer Center at CDH Welcomes Dr. Dhara MacDermed

NORTHAMPTON — Dr. Dhara MacDermed will join the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital as a radiation oncologist this summer.

MacDermed comes to Cooley Dickinson Hospital from St. Charles Cancer Center in Bend, Ore., where she worked as a radiation oncologist. She earned her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine internship at the University of California, San Francisco, Fresno. She completed a radiation oncology residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals and did an advanced radiation oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She earned board certification in radiation oncology from the American Board of Radiology, and has a special interest in treating head and neck cancers.

Of her new role, MacDermed said she is “looking forward to joining a team of caregivers that regularly collaborates with colleagues at the Mass General Cancer Center in Boston.” She said she is also attracted to the natural beauty of New England, its friendly and diverse communities, and the region’s vibrant intellectual atmosphere.

However, she added, “I believe the most rewarding parts of my job are forming meaningful connections with my patients, seeing them benefit from the right treatment, and using honesty and reassurance to help them cope during difficult times.”

MacDermed joins Dr. Linda Bornstein, medical director, Radiation Oncology, at the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, as well as medical oncologists Dr. Sean Mullally, medical director of the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital; Dr. Barrett Newsome, Dr. Lindsay Rockwell, and Dr. Deborah Smith. For more information or to reach the Radiation Oncology department of the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, call (413) 582-2107.