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Rob Sanders Award Winner

Posted on February 6, 2020

Michelle Cannon, a medical assistant  at our Thompson Oncology Group – Blount location, was honored with the first-ever Rob Sanders Award on February 5, 2020. Created in honor of Rob Sanders, this award recognizes non-nurse employees who go above and beyond to improve the experience for our patients, family members, and coworkers. Michelle was nominated […]


Welcome David Chism, MD

Posted on January 27, 2020

David Chism, MD “Nearly three decades ago, my uncle’s diagnosis of stage four kidney cancer was devastating because there were few treatment options. Since then, cancer treatment has become more effective through tremendous advancements in immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapies. As an oncologist, I’m pleased to provide these advanced treatment methods to my patients.” Board […]


Welcome Stephen Myers, MD

Posted on October 1, 2019

Stephen Myers, MD “I began my medical career here during residency, so I am delighted to return to my East Tennessee roots with my wife and three boys.” Fellowship:  Hematology and Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic Residency:  Internal Medicine,  University of Tennessee Health Science Center Medical School:  University of Louisville School of Medicine Location: Thompson Oncology […]


Welcome Namratha Vontela, MD

Posted on August 21, 2019

Namratha Vontela, MD Fellowship:  Hematology and Medical Oncology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Residency:  Internal Medicine,  University of Tennessee Medical School:  Kakatiya Medical College,  Wrangal, India Location: Thompson Oncology Group – Oak Ridge 200 New York Avenue Oak Ridge, TN 37830 (865) 835-5400 About Us Thompson Oncology Group is part of Covenant Health, the […]


Welcome Jongming Li, MD, PhD

Posted on August 21, 2019

Jongming Li, MD, PhD “I have more than 15 years of experience in hematology and medical oncology and have always prided myself on providing compassionate care for my patients. I’m excited to extend that care to the families of Knoxville and Lenoir City.”  Fellowship:  Hematology and Medical Oncology, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute,  Bethesda, […]


Welcome Felicia Wheeler, MD

Posted on August 1, 2019

Felicia Wheeler, MD “I am a Knoxville native, so I am excited about returning home to care for our community.”  Fellowship:  Hematology and Medical Oncology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Residency:  Internal Medicine,  University of Tennessee Health Science Center Medical School:  University of Tennessee Location: Thompson Oncology Group – Downtown 1916 White Avenue Knoxville, […]


Longtime Oncology Executive to Lead Thompson Cancer Survival Center

Posted on July 24, 2019

Covenant Health announces that Scott Warwick has been named chief administrative officer of Thompson Cancer Survival Center, the health system’s flagship cancer program.


June DAISY Award Winner

Posted on June 21, 2019

  An employee at Thompson Cancer Network was honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses this week. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. The DAISY Award was established in 1999 by the family of a patient who had received extraordinary care and […]