John Delmonte, Jr, MD
Dr. Patricia Rae Kennedy is a board certified surgeon who completed her fellowship training in breast diseases at the Faulkner Breast Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. She has been a dedicated breast surgeon for more than 20 years. She has served as medical director of the Faulkner Breast Center, and the Multidisciplinary Breast Genter at Indiana University Health North Hospital. She has been the Clinical Director of the Saratoga Hospital Center for Breast Care since 2015.
As a surveyor for the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, Dr. Kennedy visits breast centers across the United States to ensure that women are offered the highest standards of care for breast disease.
Dr. Kennedy is a volunteer member of the Board of Trustees for Casting for Recovery, a non- profit organization which works to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique program combining breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. Casting for Recovery retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. Click to learn more about Casting for Recovery.
Dr. Jennifer Bayron completed a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, one of just 51 National Institutes of Health-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers nationwide. She came to Saratoga Hospital to bring the knowledge and skills acquired at an academic research center to a community setting.
A graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Bayron also completed a surgical internship at UConn Health and a surgical residency at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, and American Society of Breast Surgeons.
Lisa graduated with honors and received her Master of Medical Science degree from the Emory University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program. During this time she also participated in a preceptorship program at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. She has worked as a Physician Assistant in medical oncology for over 15 years with a special focus in caring for breast cancer patients. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology.
Francine Bassett graduated with a Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner from SUNY Polytechnic Institute in 2015 and is nationally certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Francine has been practicing hematology and medical Oncology since 2017. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, Francine was a registered nurse from 2009-2015 with experience in medical/surgical inpatient care, cardiology, and the emergency department. She is excited to be part of an excellent healthcare team here at Saratoga Hospital.
John Delmonte, Jr, MD
Edward M Liebers MD
John Mongan MD
Xiao Su MD
Elizabeth Valentine MD
Radiation therapy is provided at Saratoga Hospital, by the team at the Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center.
Jodi Tamburrino was born and raised in Saratoga Springs, New York. After graduating from Saratoga High School, she attended SUNY Oneonta and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutrition. Jodi then moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in order complete a community focused dietetic internship which included completion of more than 1200 supervised practice hours and 22 graduate credits in the field of nutrition and dietetics. She then moved back to New York State to accept a position as hospital dietitian. Jodi’s passion for outpatient nutrition grew over the next 6 years and was delighted at the opportunity work as an outpatient dietitian for Saratoga Hospital and give back to her community.
Our oncology social worker, Jen Baldwin, has worked at Saratoga Hospital for 8 years. She is a member of the Aging & Disability Network in Saratoga County and the Cancer Consortium in the Capital District. She has an excellent knowledge of community resources in Saratoga County.
Since she started working at the Radiation Oncology Center, Jen has been very productive! She is responsible for:
• developing a Survivor’s Support Group in collaboration with the American Cancer Society
• starting a monthly Mindfulness group
• partnering with medical oncology in Malta to bring Look Good Feel Better to more patients
• helping to advance Massage Therapy for oncology patients
• partnering with One Roof to begin a midday Cancer Support Group
• collaborating with the Young Survivor Coalition to bring their support group to Saratoga Hospital
• creating a monthly newsletter to showcase oncology support services
• initiating having an American Cancer Society Resource Volunteer in the medical oncology offices
The Saratoga Hospital Regional Therapy Center offers a specialized Women’s Health Therapy Program for women recovering from breast surgery and/or the side effects of breast cancer treatments. A specially trained team of physical and occupational therapists are available, both for inpatients at the hospital and for outpatients at 5 convenient locations. The purpose of the rehabilitation program is to ensure that range of motion, strength, and function is regained and maintained during recovery from surgery and during cancer treatment. Rehabilitation includes monitoring for early signs of lymphedema or loss of function and early intervention to prevent long-term deficits that result from untreated lymphedema and physical limitations.