OH names director of radiation-oncology center

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Oneida Health continue to add to the cancer expertise available through their affiliation, announcing the hire of physician Maya Mathew as medical director of the Dorothy G. Griffin Radiation Oncology Center in Oneida, part of the Roswell Park Care Network.

Mathew comes to Central New York after serving as a radiation oncologist at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Mississippi. She will lead a team that includes a Roswell Park medical dosimetrist and medical physicists, along with highly trained radiation therapy and nursing personnel. She will help in developing evidence-based and peer-reviewed treatment plans that follow the same quality standards patients can expect from the National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Buffalo.

Mathew earned her medical degree from Kerala University in Kerala, India, and completed a radiation oncology residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.

“We look to Dr. Mathew to further the Roswell Park and Oneida Health mission of quality radiation treatment for patients who come to the Central New York center,” said physician Michael Kuettel, chairman of the department of radiation medicine at Roswell Park.

Roswell Park and Oneida Health opened the Dorothy G. Griffin Radiation Oncology Center in 2019. Oneida Health also operates a medical oncology center in affiliation with Roswell Park.

Both organizations have worked closely together since 2016, when Oneida Health received a grant from the New York State Department of Health to expand oncology services to Central New York in partnership with Roswell Park.

Photo: Mathew