Meet Dr. Sue A. Mandell, Medical Director and Radiation Oncologist
Dr. Mandell, board certified radiation oncologist, comes to us from Central Maine Medical Center (Lewiston, Maine) where she was the Director, Department of Radiation Oncology. Prior to that, Dr. Mandell was an officer, LTCDR, in the U.S. Navy where she practiced radiation oncology at Portsmouth Regional Medical Center.
She has held several academic appointments including positions at the following: University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts, South Portland, ME; Tufts University, New England Medical Center, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Boston, MA; Eastern Virginia Medical School - Medical College of Hampton Roads, Department of Radiation Oncology, Norfolk, VA.
Active interests for Dr. Mandell include: radioactive seed implantation for prostate cancer; Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)/Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) for breast, prostate, brain and head/neck cancers; and she has been an active participant in clinical trials. Dr. Mandell is also has a passion for women's health initiatives.
With over twenty years of oncology achievements, Sue provides extensive experience treating a wide variety of cancers with the latest technology and highest levels of care.
Dr. Mandell is a married mother of two. The eldest of her two sons currently attends the University of Washington. She is no stranger to the Pacific Northwest as her husband is from the Seattle area. When she is not working, she enjoys swimming, walking, music, and reading mysteries. Dr. Mandell also loves attending anything that her boys are involved in whether it is sports, robotic competitions or musical concerts.
Meet Dr. Juno Choe, Radiation Oncologist
Dr. Choe is a board certified radiation oncologist, and he comes to the Cancer Center from Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and its cancer center, North Star Lodge, located in Yakima. Prior to this he was the Director of Radiation Oncology for Capital Oncology in Auburn, Washington.
Dr. Choe trained in the radiation oncology residency program at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH and has extensive experience in numerous treatment modalities including: Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy, Stereotactic Intracranial and Body Radiosurgery, Prostate Seed Implant Brachytherapy, Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation and many other cutting edge treatment options. He has extensive experience treating a wide variety of cancers including breast cancers, prostate cancers, lung cancers, head and neck cancers, brain tumors, gastrointestinal malignancies, gynecologic malignancies, lymphomas, and many others.
Dr. Choe earned his MD and finished his internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington. He also earned his PhD in Molecular Biotechnology from the University of Washington. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been published in prestigious journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and has presented research numerous times at national meetings of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology. He has also been active in the development of medical software to help improve patient care.
Dr. Choe moves to our community with his wife Tammy and their baby, Juliet. Aside from spending time with his wife and young daughter, Dr. Choe enjoys golf and tennis, as well as playing piano and cello in chamber music groups. He is fluent in English and Korean.