Division of Oncology
Jeffrey A. Kern, MD
What do we do? The Oncology Division is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and long-term follow-up and watching individuals with known or suspected cancer. We specifically diagnose and treat cancer of the: lungs (thoracic), head and neck (ears, mouth, throat and sinuses) or stomach and intestinal (esophageal, stomach, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, colon, rectal, anal) cancers. We are pleased to participate in your evaluation at any point. We can review abnormal X-rays, CTs or PET scans. We offer state-of-the art therapy for patients diagnosed with the cancers we treat. Our Oncology team is also available to give second opinions regarding a diagnosis or treatment recommendation.
Why National Jewish Health? No one knows lungs better than our experts. We have been voted the nation's number one respiratory hospital for 15 consecutive years by doctors across the country (U.S. News and World Report). Our lung expertise intimately connects us to the lungs, head and neck. Many years ago we added gastrointestinal (GI) specialists to care for our patients who also developed those issues. Our GI program has grown and now includes cancer screening and care. Each patient has a multidisciplinary team to help them through every step of the cancer journey. Team members include lung specialists, medical oncology experts, pathologists specifically trained in cancers of the lung, expert radiologist capable of interpreting all types of radiologic images, radiation oncologists to deliver needed radiation therapy, surgeons and dedicated nurses. This expert group, through frequent meetings to review patient progress, ensures that state-of-the art care is provided to everyone.