Joseph P. Brooks, MD Radiation Oncologist Dr. Brooks is a board-certified radiation oncologist. He received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA and completed his residency in radiation oncology at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Brooks has been involved in research and published numerous articles focusing on breast and prostate cancers. He has been the principle investigator on a multimillion dollar federal grant and has conducted several clinical studies focusing on improved tumor targeting in prostate cancer. Prior to relocating to Boise, Dr. Brooks was Major in the US Army and was Chief of Radiation Oncology at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA.
Stephanie Hodson, MD Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Dr. Hodson is our breast cancer specialist and the Director of the Saint Alphonsus Comprehensive Breast Care Program. With her expertise, the program provides state-of-the-art breast cancer therapy and participates in ongoing clinical research of promising new therapies. An Idaho native, Dr. Hodson received her medical degree from the University of Washington. She completed her internal medicine training at Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, then went on to complete subspecialty training in hematology and medical oncology at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. While at OHSU, her research focus was therapy of breast cancer. She received additional training specifically in the therapy of breast cancer at Indiana University Medical Center. She is board-certified in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine. She joined Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Center in 2002.
Alan Langerak, MD Hematologist and Oncologist Dr. Langerak received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University where he graduated summa cum laude. He received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He fulfilled an internship and residency in internal medicine as well as a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Arizona Cancer Center. Dr. Langerak is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, and the Oklahoma Society of Clinical Oncology. Additionally, he is co-author of a handbook entitled "Chemotherapy Regimens and Cancer Care".
Patrick Connor, MD Gynecologic Oncologist Dr. Connor is a board-certified Gynecologic Oncologist and fellow with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He received his medical degree and completed his residency at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. His fellowship was through the University of Michigan. He has served as an instructor at the University of Michigan as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at both Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina. He was named Professor of the Year at both LSUHSC and UNCW. Additionally, he was a principle investigator for the Gynecologic Group and also a board member of the Investigational Review.
A. Scott Pierson, MD Hematologist and Oncologist Dr. Pierson is a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist. He attended Princeton University as an undergraduate where he majored in political science. Dr. Pierson was a member of the Princeton varsity soccer team. He then attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and graduated magna cum laude. A native of the East Coast, following medical school he moved west completing his internal medicine residency and fellowships at the University of Colorado. During fellowship, Dr. Pierson did research with the Phase 1 and Gastrointestinal Oncology groups. He has particular interests in the treatment of Breast, Lung and GI cancers. With a love for the great outdoors, he is an avid downhill and cross-country skier during the winter and enjoys fly-fishing, mountain biking, and playing golf in the summer. He also coaches his children?s soccer teams in the fall and spring.
Kerry Pulver, M.D., PhD Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Dr. Pulver joined Saint Alphonsus in August 2002. He received a dual degree in medicine and a Ph.D. in biochemistry at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1981. After completing his residency training in internal medicine, he went on to complete fellowship training in oncology and hematology, at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. Dr. Pulver is board certified in oncology, hematology and internal medicine. He is the principal investigator for the research program at Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Center. He has a strong interest in prostate cancer and brain tumors.
Elizabeth Prier, MD Breast Surgeon Dr. Prier is Idaho’s only fellowship trained Breast Surgeon and serves as the Medical Director of the Saint Alphonsus Comprehensive Breast Surgery Center. This means that after completing medical school and 5 years of residency, Dr. Prier also completed a fellowship (1 year of specialized training) and is now highly-skilled in the breadth of breast surgery techniques. She is board certified in general surgery, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA. Her residency in general surgery was completed through the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, CO and her Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship was completed at the University of California San Francisco in San Francisco, CA. She has served as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, CA and was previously a general surgeon with Boise Surgical Group.
Her practice interests include the breadth of breast surgery. Dr. Prier has extensive experience in nipple sparing mastectomies. She has specialized training in partial breast irradiation which provides a very short course of radiation in either a 1 or 5 day treatment plan. Dr Prier also performs a breast lumpectomy with special attention to cosmetic oncoplastic closures. In addition she has an interest in working with women who are at high risk for breast cancer in order to develop surveillance strategies and offer prevention treatment options.
Karl Schultheiss, MD Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Dr. Schultheiss joined Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Center in 2002. He received his M.D. from the University of Freiburg, Germany, where he also served as a post-doctoral research fellow. Dr. Schultheiss completed his internship at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Hospital in Denver, and his residency at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, OR. He completed his oncology/hematology fellowship at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He is strongly interested in clinical trials and has a special interest in lung, gastrointestinal and lymphoid malignancies. Dr. Schultheiss is board-certified in oncology, hematology and internal medicine.