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Surgeons

The Franciscan Cancer Center team of specialty surgeons performs tumor-site specific procedures, while collaborating with other team members’ delivery of tissue testing, chemotherapy, radiation and related care as needed. Our large surgical team is located throughout Washington’s Puget Sound region.

St. Joseph Medical Center – Tacoma region

Nyen Chong, MD, FACS
 St. Joseph Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Thoracic surgery and thoracic cardiovascular surgery

Lynne Clark, MD
Franciscan Medical Group
General and Breast Surgery

Michael Cohen, MD
Franciscan Plastic Surgery Associates
Plastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery

Frederick Ehret, MD
Aesthetic Surgery Center, Tacoma
Plastic and reconstructive surgery

Shalini Kanneganti, MD
Franciscan Surgical Associates
Colon and Rectal Surgery

Baiya Krishnadasan, MD
Franciscan Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Chris Nichols, MD
Franciscan Plastic Surgery Associates
Plastic and reconstructive surgery, general surgery, breast surgery

Bahman Saffari, MD, PhD
Franciscan Medical Group
Gynecologic Oncology, Gynecology

Douglas Sorensen, MD, FACS
Franciscan Medical Group
Franciscan Ear, Nose & Throat

St. Anthony Hospital – Gig Harbor region and Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center

Nyen Chong, MD, FACS
St. Joseph Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Thoracic surgery and thoracic cardiovascular surgery

Linda Pai, MD, FACS
Franciscan Women’s Health – Gig Harbor
General surgery, colon & rectal surgery, breast surgery

St. Francis Hospital – Federal Way region

Richard Gould, MD, FACS
Auburn-Federal Way Surgeons - Federal Way
General surgery, colon and rectal surgery, thoracic surgery, breast surgery

Carolina Salcedo-Wasicek
Franciscan Surgical Associates at St. Francis
St. Francis Breast Clinic
General surgery, colon and rectal surgery, breast surgery

H. James Yamashita, MD, FACS
Auburn-Federal Way Surgeons - Federal Way
General surgery, colon and rectal surgery

St. Clare Hospital – Lakewood region

John Bak, MD
Franciscan Urology Associates - Lakewood
Urology, urologic surgery

Steven Duras, MD, FACS
Franciscan Surgical Associates - Lakewood
General surgery, colon & rectal surgery, breast surgery

Tom Lin, MD
Franciscan Surgical Associates - Lakewood
General surgery, breast surgery

Todd Willcox, MD
Franciscan Plastic Surgery - Lakewood
Plastic and reconstructive surgery, general surgery, breast surgery

Highline Medical Center – Burien and West Seattle region

Ani Fleisig, MD
Franciscan Oncology Associates - Burien
Surgical Oncology