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Landmark Cancer Care Services Center

Dr. Ahmed Nadeem, Medical Director
116 Eddie Dowling Highway
North Smithfield, RI 02896

Radiation Therapy

Southern New England Regional Cancer Center

Dr. Timothy D. Shafman, Medical Director
115 Cass Avenue
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Established in 2005, the Northern Rhode Island Hematology/Oncology Program provides state-of-the-art cancer treatment for adults. Using a multidisciplinary approach, our team of caregivers all work together in order to best coordinate patient care. We also work closely with staff at the Southern New England Regional Cancer Center, which provides radiation therapy services adjacent to our offices, as well as the team of Landmark-affiliated physicians and surgeons. We pride ourselves on our core values of caring, compassion, quality, professionalism, and innovation.

At the Northern Rhode Island Hematology/Oncology Program, we proudly provide:

  • Multidisciplinary management of various cancers
  • Chemotherapy, biotherapy, and other related infusions
  • FDA-regulated clinical trials
  • On-site radiation oncology services provided by the Southern New England Regional Cancer Center
  • Collaboration with Landmark-affiliated surgeons
  • On-site laboratory services
  • Individualized patient education coordinated with the American Cancer Society, Rhode Island Cancer Council, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Patient-assistance programs for prescriptions not covered by insurance plans
  • Community referral for support groups and nutrition services
  • Free transportation to and from appointments

2013 Landmark Cancer Care Program Annual Report & 2013 Landmark Oncology Testing Study

  • Please click here to view the 2013 Landmark Cancer Program Annual Report.
  • Please click here to view the 2013 Landmark Oncology Testing Study.

Dr_Nadeem_A2470Meet the Medical Director of the Northern Rhode Island Hematology/Oncology Program:

Ahmed Nadeem, M.D. is the Medical Director of the Northern Rhode Island Hematology/ Oncology Program. A graduate of King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan with a M.D. and Bachelor of Surgery, he completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Yale University and a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Brown University.

Following his training, Dr. Nadeem was an attending physician at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island for two years, where he cared for patients with many different types of cancer. He has been an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Brown University since 2002, and is actively involved in training Hematology/ Oncology fellows and medical students through Brown. He is board certified in both Hematology/Oncology and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Nadeem has published numerous articles and abstracts about many types of cancers, including esophagogastric, pancreatic, and head and neck. He has also been the principal investigator of several research protocols.

In 2010, Dr. Nadeem was named a recipient of the American Cancer Society's Lane W. Adams Award for outstanding caregivers. He is the first Rhode Islander ever to win the prestigious national honor.

ShafmanMeet the Department Chairman for Radiation Oncology at Landmark Medical Center:

Timothy D. Shafman, M.D. graduated from Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. He received his M. D. cum laude from Harvard Medical School where he attended the Harvard University - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

Dr. Shafman completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass. and a residency in Radiation Oncology at the Harvard Joint Center for Radiation Therapy. He was elected Chief Resident in his final year of Radiation Oncology training.

Following his training, Dr. Shafman was an attending physician at the Harvard Joint Center for Radiation Therapy for five years. He then spent another five years on the staff of Duke University Medical Center, Department of Radiation Oncology.

Dr. Shafman has published more than 40 articles on a range of topics including lung cancer, brain tumors, breast cancer and the genetics of radiation sensitivity. He has also co-authored several book chapters in widely read Radiation Oncology textbooks.

Dr. Shafman joined 21st Century Oncology in June 2004 and is the Medical Director of the Rhode Island and Massachusetts regional networks, including the Southern New England Regional Cancer Center, which is located on the Woonsocket campus of Landmark Medical Center.