NORTHAMPTON — Medical oncologist Dr. Alys Malcolm has joined the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital as medical director of Medical Oncology.
“I have a strong interest in treating cancers of the lung, breast, GI tract, prostate, and urinary system,” said Malcolm, a board-certified medical oncologist who has been treating people diagnosed with cancer for more than 30 years.
Of her time working as a medical oncologist, Malcolm said she is devoted to the “humbling field of hematology and oncology.” Hematology is the treatment of cancers of the blood.
“My passion is caring for the whole person while empowering them with education about their illness as well as offering support and balance with palliative and integrative health options,” she said. “I am privileged to be part of my patients’ and their families’ lives, and I am honored to serve them.”
Malcolm comes to Cooley Dickinson from St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Minneapolis, where she was medical director of Medical Oncology.
She earned her medical degree from the University of Istanbul in Turkey, and has completed residency programs in general surgery (University of Istanbul), family practice (Haseki Hospital & Medical Center), and internal medicine (Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago). She completed a hematology and oncology fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She earned board certification in internal medicine and medical oncology.
Malcolm joins medical oncologists Dr. Orion Howard, Dr. Barrett Newsome, and Dr. Deborah Smith; Dr. John Sheldon, medical director of radiation oncologists; and Dr. Genevieve Maquilan, radiation oncologist.