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Meet your Oncology & Hematology Team

Augusta Health Cancer Center is taking Comprehensive Oncology Services to a higher standard. Not only can you depend on the continuance of a wide range of treatment and support services that have been a part of our cancer program for years but now receive the added benefit of local Medical Oncology providers. Our new Cancer Specialists will practice at Augusta Health, Monday through Friday, and will not be traveling off-site or responsible for covering other facilities. As permanent members living in the community, they will be sensitive to the cancer needs of the area, and be leading efforts to address those unique challenges.

Patrick Judson, MD

Patrick Judson, MD, Medical Director

Specialty

Hematology, Oncology, Palliative Care

Education

Medical School George Washington University
Residency Tripler Army Medical Center
Fellowship Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Background & Highlights

Military Officer and Physician, Dr. Judson has practiced in the private sector as well as serving as Medical Director and Research Principle Investigator in a number of successful cancer programs: Dr. Judson's medical interests include General Oncology, Blood Disorders, Supportive Care and Survivor-ship.

Family & Interests

Dr. Judson and his wife have four children and enjoy the outdoors, hiking, biking and attending school activities.

Shanique Plamer, MD

Shanique Palmer, MD

Specialty

Hematology, Oncology

Education

Medical School University of West Indies, Jamaica
Residency Mayo Clinic
Fellowship Mayo Clinic

Background & Highlights

Dr. Palmer served as a Mayo Clinic Instructor while completing her fellowship in Oncology and Hematology. She has both authored and served as Primary Investigator for Clinical Trial Research, served on the Oncology Education Committee and Hospital Practice Committee. Dr. Palmer's medical interests include Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Melanoma, and Pain Management.

Family & Interests

Dr. Palmer and her husband, Omar Morgan are natives of Jamaica. She has been active in the Caribbean Diversity Network Group and has mentored underprivileged teenagers in association with United Way. Dr. Palmer and her family live in Waynesboro. They belong to Fishersville United Methodist Church where she enjoys singing in the choir.

Zuhair Ghanem, MD

Zuhair Ghanem, MD

Specialty

Hematology, Oncology

Education

Post Graduate School Training at the National Institute of Health, George Brown University, and Johns Hopkins
Medical School Jordan University of Science and Technology
Residency Mount Saini School of Medicine
Fellowship Howard University
Certification
  • Board Certified in Hematology
  • Board Certified in Medical Oncology
  • Board Certified in Geriatrics
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Family & Interests

Dr. Ghanem lives in Fishersville and has three children. He enjoys hunting and fishing.

Mike Marshall, PhD, NP-C

Paul M. "Mike" Marshall, PhD, NP-C

Specialty

Hematology, Oncology

Education

Undergraduate School Eastern Mennonite College
Graduate University of Virginia (MSN)
Post Graduate University of Virginia, Focus: Critical Care Nursing

Background & Highlights

Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner at UVA as well as Clinical Specialist for Hematology/Oncology Clinical Trials. He has 22 years of tenure at UVA with numerous positions held including: ICU/CCU RN, Head Nurse, Patient Care Services Manager, Administrative Coordinator and Director of Patient Care Services. Mr. Marshall began his nursing career at Kings Daughters' hospital in 1983.

Family & Interests

Mr. Marshall is a long time resident of the Valley and lives in Fishersville.