Physicians in the Line-Up

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Date: October 26th, 2017

Location: Grayson Stadium

Gates Open: 6:00pm-Dark

Gametime: 7:00pm

Out of the fourteen TurnItPink Events held in our community throughout October the one that was the easiest to recruit for was the 11 positions on the field. The majority of the positions are those who have spent a decade in college are not waiting to be drafted by the MLB or riding their 4 years of eligibility. These are individuals have dedicated more than 30+ years to education, training and mastering a craft that saves lives and in some cases gives people a second chance.

The community of patients, families, survivors and supporters are all connected in so many unique and special ways. You are not alone in this battle and you are not alone when it comes to looking for answers. The one network that is not singular is the network of professional heroes of medicine and patient advocates are the medical professionals on the field.

This is event is to celebrate those we consider miracle makers, healers, masters of their craft in a human and vulnerable way. It’s not often we see these doctors and advocates outside of their white coats, sterile instruments and hard cold floors. We reached into the layers of the specializes, practices and human healers to fill our rooster. They will get their hands dirty, their white jerseys grass stained and brow sweaty while kicking for the cause and engaging in a  little friendly competition.

 JENNIFER YANNUCCI, MD

Low Country Cancer Care Associates P.C.

Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Jennifer Yannucci is the only board-certified female Hematologist/Oncologist in the Savannah area. She has been practicing in Savannah since July of 2006 at Low Country Cancer Care Associates, P.C. Before joining Low Country Cancer Care, she completed her fellowship in Oncology/Hematology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School in Boston Massachusetts. Dr. Yannucci completed her Internal Medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a graduate of the Indiana University Medical School. She is a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame where she graduated Magna cum laude. Dr. Yannucci is a member of ASCO (American society of Clinical Oncology) and ASH (American Society of Hematology); and is a recipient of an ASCO merit award. Dr. Yannucci has a special interest in breast cancer and also treats a variety of tumor types such as lymphoma, leukemia, lung, and colon cancers and specializes in both bleeding and clotting disorders. Dr. Yannucci's hospital privileges include St. Joseph's Candler and Memorial University Medical Center; and are affiliated with the J.C. Lewis Cancer Pavilion, which is a designated NCI (National Cancer Center Institute) Community Cancer Center. She also lectures at Memorial University Medical Center to medical residents.

Education:

University of Notre Dame

Indiana University Medical School

Professional Memberships:

American Board of Internal Medicine

 CHARLES USHER, MD

General Surgery Center, LLP

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery / Breast Surgery

Dr. Charles Usher received his bachelor's degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and his doctor of medicine degree from Medical College of Georgia. Following that, he did an internship in rotating surgery and a residency in general surgery-both at Memorial Medical Center.

 

He is currently in private practice at the General Surgery Center and an instructor with the Physician Assistant Program at South University. He also serves as co-chairman of the Breast Multi-Disciplinary Cancer Team and is a member of the Invasive Procedure Review Committee.

Education:

Georgia Institute of Technology

Medical College of Georgia

Professional Memberships:

Georgia Medical Society

American Medical Association

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

American Society of Breast Surgeons

Professional Memberships:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American College of Surgeons

American Medical Association

Jefferson Hand Club

Greater Pittsburgh Plastic Surgical Society

Georgia Medical Society

Lipoplasty Society of North America

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Greco has performed 18,000 operations on both children and adults. He is known nationally for his writings in plastic surgery. Dr Greco is a paid medical consultant and helps guide new medical procedures and implants for companies such as Mentor Corporation, Johnson and Johnson, LifeCell Corporation, Allergan and Obagi Corporation.

 

Dr. Greco is Board Certified in both General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has also earned a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery.

Education:

Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Thomas Jefferson University

The Hand Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital, New York, New York

RICHARD GRECO, MD

The Georgia Institute For Plastic Surgery / Plastic Surgeon 

JOHN PABLO, MD

Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion Radiation 

Radiation Oncology

Dr. John Pablo received a bachelor's degree in biology from Tufts University and a doctor of medicine degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed an internship in internal medicine and a residency in radiation oncology at Emory University Hospital.

 

He is currently the medical director at Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion Radiation Oncology Center including the Bluffton-Hilton Head site.  Dr. Pablo has extensive experience with conventional simulation, CT-based simulation, 3-D treatment planning, intensity modulated radiation therapy, and high- and low-dose image-guided radiation therapy. He specializes in prostate brachytherapy and stereotactic body radiosurgery.

Education:

Tufts University

Dartmouth College Medical School

Professional Memberships:

American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology

American College of Radiation Oncology

American Society of Clinical Oncology

CHRISTA JILLARD, MD

SouthCoast Health

Breast and Endocrine Surgery

Dr. Christa Jillard earned her bachelor's degree from The Pennsylvania State University and her doctor of medicine degree from the Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in general surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina and a fellowship in endocrine surgery at Duke University. 

 

Dr. Jillard is part of the surgical team at the new Telfair Breast Surgery Center.

Education:

Pennsylvania State University

Temple University School of Medicine

Professional Memberships:

American Association of Endocrine Surgeons

American Academy of Surgeons

Southeastern Surgical Society

MARK TAYLOR, MD

Summit Cancer Care, P.C.

Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Mark Taylor received his bachelor's degree in biology from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and his doctor of medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Following that, he did an internship and residency in internal medicine at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of North Carolina.

 

Dr. Taylor has extensive research experience and is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. He is currently in private practice at Summit Cancer Care, P.C.

Education:

Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Professional Memberships:

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

American College of Physicians

American Society of Hematology

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology

SUSAN MAHANY, MD

Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion (LCRP)

Breast Surgery, General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Endoscopy, Cosmetic Laser Surgery, Hyperbaric Medicine

Dr. Mahany received a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia, followed by studies at Georgia State University and Emory University. She obtained a doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia, where she also did her internship and residency in general surgery.

 

Currently, she serves as medical director of the Wound and Hyperbaric Center at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion and is the director of surgical services for Select Care LTAC. Prior to those positions she was chief of staff and chairman of the Department of Surgery at Candler Hospital. Dr. Mahany is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Education:

University of Georgia

Georgia State University

Emory University

Medical College of Georgia

Professional Memberships:

American College of Surgeons - Fellow

American Society of Breast Surgeons

Georgia Medical Society

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society

Southern Medical Association

KRISTA ALIFFI

The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion

RN, BSN, CBPN - Breast cancer patient navigator

Krista has served as the Breast Cancer Navigator for the Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion for the past 9 of her 21 years of nursing practice in Savannah.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Armstrong State University and her breast cancer certification from the National Consortium of Breast Centers. 

 

However, she earned her real education after completing her own breast cancer boot camp in 2014 and joined the breast cancer community as a survivor.  She remains committed to all those affected by breast cancer by raising awareness about early detection to increase breast cancer survival.    

Education:

Armstrong State University 

Breast Cancer certification from the

National Consortium of Breast Centers. 

Amatuer Kickball Career (AKA):

2008, 2012, 2016 Oylmpics (Captain 2016)

2009, 2011, 2013 American Cup

2010, 2014 Pacific Rim Championships

In the tradition of a classic baseball game we not leaving anything out. We have invited a celebrity (in our minds) to sing the National Anthem, a special guest to rollout the first pitch, an honorable leader to spearhead the “2nd Inning Stretch”, a LIVE jumbotron on the field commentary, legally blind but qualified umpires and of course Split. Each team will have three catches, one for each inning. 

 

Bring the family, bring a blanket, bring your support and bring your PINK. The intent is to fill the field (infield and outfield) with support, all things PINK and education on Breast Reconstruction. Gates open at 6:00, game starts at 7:00.  Wear your PINK, bring your PINK and most importantly your support.

 

We want to thank the Savannah Bananas for giving us this opportunity to fill the field with support!

Date: October 26th, 2017

Location: Greyson Stadium

Gates Open: 6:00pm-Dark

Gametime: 7:00pm

As a local non-profit, #TurnItPink will use funds raised to empower women, with the ability to make the best decision for themselves, by hosting local events and supporting local and national educational initiatives with BRA - Breast Reconstruction Awareness through The Plastic Surgery Foundation. 

 

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