Faculty & Staff

Hematology/Oncology Division
UVM Given Building, Suite E-214
89 Beaumont Ave
Burlington, VT 05405

Academic Office: Phone: (802) 656-5487* Fax: (802) 656-5493

*not for patient calls. Patients please contact the outpatient clinic at the below numbers:

UVM Medical Center Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Clinic: (802)-847-8400, Fax: (802) 847-4398 

Division Leadership

Randall F. Holcombe, M.D., MBA

Director, University of Vermont Cancer Center

Chief, Division of Hematology & Oncology

Email | Bio

Chris E. Holmes, M.D., Ph.D.Professor of Medicine / Deputy Division Chief, Hematology and OncologyEmail | Bio | Research

Clinical Faculty
Steven Ades, M.D., M.Sc.Associate Professor of Medicine / Medical Director, Clinical Trials OfficeEmail | Bio
Diego Adrianzen-Herrera, M.D., MS Assistant Professor of MedicineEmail| Bio
Oluwatosin Akintola, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, NeurologyEmail | Bio
Maura Barry, M.D.Associate Professor of Medicine / Associate Director, Hem/Onc Fellowship Program Email | Bio
Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc.Professor of Medicine and Pathology / Director Thrombosis and Hemostasis Program Email | Bio | Research
Sarah Gillett, M.D., Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Medicine Email | Bio
Mansour Gergi, M.D.Assistant Professor of MedicineEmail| Bio
James Gerson, M.D.Assistant Professor of MedicineEmail | Bio
Marc S. Greenblatt, M.D.Professor of MedicineEmail | Bio | Research
Sakshi Jasra, M.D.Assistant Professor of MedicineEmail | Bio
Peter A. Kaufman, M.D.Professor of MedicineEmail | Bio
Farrah B. Khan, M.D.Associate Professor of MedicineEmail | Bio
Kara Landry, M.D.Assistant Professor of Medicine, Co-Director, Cancer Genetics & Prevention ProgramEmail | Bio
Karlyn Martin, M.D., MSAssistant Professor of MedicineEmail | Bio
Timothy B. Plante, M.D., MHSAssistant Professor of MedicineEmail | Bio
Jacqueline Poston, M.D.Assistant Professor, Medicine & Pathology, Transfusion MedicineEmail | Bio
Hibba tul Rehman, M.D.Assistant Professor of MedicineEmail | Bio
Rohit Singh, M.B., B.S.Assistant Professor of MedicineEmail | Bio
Julian R. Sprague, M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professor of Medicine / Director, Hem/Onc Fellowship ProgramEmail | Bio
Alissa Thomas, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, NeurologyEmail | Bio
Neil A. Zakai, M.D., M.Sc.Professor of Medicine and Pathology

Email | Bio | Research



Research Faculty

NameTitle Information
Debora Kamin Mukaz, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine 

Email | Bio | Website
Scott Langevin, PhD, MHA, ASCP

Associate Professor and Carpenter Cancer Research Scholar

Associate Director of Community Outreach & Engagement, UVM Cancer Center

Email | Bio
Katie Queen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Email | Bio
Tracy Smith, PhDFaculty Scientist Email | Bio
Kate Tracy, PhD
Senior Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Medicine
Director of Research, UVM Health Network
Email | Bio
Christa Varnadoe, DNP, MSN, AGN-P, OCN, CCRP
Administrative Director, Cancer Clinical Trials, University of Vermont Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Larner College of Medicine at UVM

Email | Bio

Kevin Vest, MBA

Instructor, Hematology and Oncology

Network Vice President Cancer Clinical Programs, UVM Health Network

Email | Bio


Network Faculty


Alice Hyde Medical Center

Myrna Sanchez, MD
 Email | Bio
 Central Vermont Medical Center
Rahul Anil, MD
 Email | Bio
Asad Anwar, MD
 Email | Bio
David Ospina, MD
 Email | Bio
 Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital 
Jose Acostamadiedo, MD
 Email | Bio
Vanessa Furtado, MD
 Email | Bio
Todd Whitman, MD
 Email | Bio



Advanced Practice Providers

NameTitle Information
Annie Berkowitz, NP
Hematology/Oncology Family Nurse PractitionerEmail | Bio
Katherine Bezio, NP
Hematology/Oncology Nurse PractitionerEmail | Bio
Kristen Bond-Webster, PA

Physician Assistant

Email | Bio
Janet Ely, NP

Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner

Adjunct Professor

Email | Bio
Kayla Fahle, PA-C
Physician AssistantEmail | Bio
Penny Gibson, PA-C
Oncology Physician AssistantEmail | Bio
Jessica Hansen, NP
Nurse PractitionerEmail | Bio
Jamie Kelly, NP
Hematology Physician AssistantEmail | Bio
Chelsea Majdalany, NPNurse PractitionerEmail | Bio
Alyssa Schlenter, PAPhysician AssistantEmail | Bio
Becky Sokolowski, PA-C
Physician AssistantEmail | Bio
Stephanie Stahl, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Clinical Instructor

Email | Bio
Jordan Tolstoi, PA-C
Hematology/Oncology Physician AssistantEmail | Bio
Isabelle Unger, NPNurse PractitionerEmail | Bio



Ryan Thomas, M.D.
3rd Year FellowEmail | Bio
Hiaocao (Haze) Xu, M.B., B.S.
3rd Year FellowEmail | Bio
Ike Chidobem, M.B., B.S.
2nd Year FellowEmail | Bio
Jinah Kim, M.D.
2nd Year FellowEmail | Bio
Dermot Murphy, M.B., B.S.
1st Year Fellow
Email | Bio
Elsy Rivera, MD
1st Year Fellow
Email | Bio


                                                                                   Post-Doctoral Fellows

Emily Nadeau, PhD Email | Bio
Whitney Feininger, MS
Administrative Support Specialist
Email | (802) 656-5465
Jon French, MS MLS (ASCP)CM
Cellular Therapy Quality CoordinatorEmail | (802) 656-5462
Denise RussellUVM Health Staff AssistantEmail |
Mattie Pontecorvo, MBA
Fellowship Program AdministratorEmail | (802) 847-2716