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Rex Gastrointestinal Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Program

One priority - you.

The Rex Gastrointestinal Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Program is here to take care of you. With multidisciplinary care, specialized physicians from different medical disciplines work together as a team to determine the best treatment plan for you. Other team members will assist you along the way to coordinate your care, manage the experience of a cancer diagnosis, understand the next steps, and allow you to focus on taking care of yourself throughout the process.

One phone call.

Starting with one phone call, we are with you every step of the way. Initially, a specialist will compile your medical records, set up all of your tests and schedule your clinic appointments. Your case will be reviewed by a team of specialized physicians, including a radiologist, pathologist, gastroenterologist, surgical oncologist, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist. All of your care will be coordinated by a nurse navigator, who specializes in cancers of the gastrointestinal system.

One team.

Throughout your care, your team will be focused on providing the best care options for you. Your team is made up of specialists from Rex Surgical Specialists, Rex Hematology Oncology Associates and Rex/UNC Radiation Oncology. Your team also includes a patient care navigator, social worker, nutritionist and clinical trials nurse. As you meet other care providers throughout the course of your care, you will always have your core team to depend on for support. Your patient care navigator will serve as your point of contact to guide you through treatment and communicate with the rest of your team members.

Meet Our Gastrointestinal Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Team


Yale Podnos, M.D., M.P.H. - Surgical Oncology
Dr. Matthew Strouch, M.D. – Colorectal Surgeon
Rig Patel, M.D.- Gastroenterologist
Ronald Schwarz, M.D. - Gastroenterologist
Jeremiah C. Boles, M.D. - Medical Oncologist
Courtney Bui, M.D. - Radiation Oncologist
Erika Shoemaker, R.N., B.S.N. – Patient Care Navigator


Contact Us

Rex Gastrointestinal Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Program
Rex Cancer Specialty Center
4420 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 784-6878
Fax: (919) 784-6899