Specialist

Dr. Michael Smith
Michael A. Smith, MD, is the Chief of Thoracic Surgery and the Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation at Norton Thoracic Institute ranked #1 in the nation, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. He specializes in thoracic oncology, lung transplantation, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Smith was the lead of Kyle’s medical team and was with him from the point of diagnosis until the end. His journey with Kyle highlighted the need for the K-Care application.

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Dr. Jasmine Huang
Jasmine Huang, MD, is Director of Education and Program Development at Norton Thoracic Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Co-Director of the Norton Thoracic Institute Lung Cancer Program. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Huang specializes in general thoracic surgery, including lung transplantation, the surgical treatment of benign and malignant lung and esophageal diseases, and the surgical management of chest wall tumors.

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Dr. Ross Bremner
Ross M. Bremner, MD, PhD, is the Executive Director of Norton Thoracic Institute and the Department Chair of the Center for Thoracic Disease and Transplantation at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. He is board certified in cardiothoracic and general surgery. Dr. Bremner specializes in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, thoracic oncology, esophageal surgery, and lung transplantation. He directs a laboratory that conducts research into thoracic cancer and transplant immunology.

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Dr. Duane Wooten
Dr. Wooten is a recognized leader in pediatric medicine. A graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Arizona School of Medicine, Dr. Wooten is a published columnist, a medical spokesperson for NBC12 News, Mead Johnson’s ENFAMIL and has received two NAACP Image Awards for Medicine. A native of Phoenix, Dr. Wooten graduated from Northwestern University in 3 years. He majored in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Bio-medical engineering. 

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Dr. Tatyana Shekhel
Tatyana Shekhel, DO, is an infectious disease physician in the Internal Medicine Department at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at Creighton University and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona. Dr. Shekhel is board certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Shekhel’s expertise includes caring for patients with infectious diseases, including valley fever. 

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Dr. Richard Sue
Dr. Richard Sue is a pulmonologist in Phoenix, Arizona and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center and HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Sue accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. 

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Dr. Kamalesh Sankhala
Dr. Kamalesh Sankhala is a medical oncologist in Santa Monica, California. He received his medical degree from Dr. S.N. Medical College and has been in practice between 11-20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Hindi and Urdu. Dr. Kamalesh Kumar Sankhala also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups including Sant P. Chawla M.D. Inc.

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Dr. Sant P. Chawla
Sant P. Chawla, M.D. holds medical licensures in both Texas and California, and he is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. He is a pioneering physician whose work in sarcoma oncology has brought him several accolades and recognition as one of the world’s leading authorities in medical treatment and clinical research for bone and soft-tissue sarcomas and sarcoma therapy. 

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Dr. Seetharam
Dr. Seetharam graduated from the Mysore Med Coll, Rajiv Gandhi Univ Hlth Sci, Mysore, Karnataka, India in 1998. He works in Phoenix, AZ and 1 other location and specializes in Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Seetharam is affiliated with Abrazo Central Campus, Banner University Medical Center Phoenix, HonorHealth John C Lincoln Medical Center, HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center and Saint Joseph Hospital & Medical Center.

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