The June E. Nylen Cancer Center has a caring and capable medical staff, dedicated to providing personal care to their patients. Below are the biographies outlining their extensive educations, past experiences, as well as memberships in a variety of cancer-related organizations.
Donald B. Wender, Ph.D., MD
Current Medical Director
Dr. Wender received his medical degree from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Health Center. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the Iowa Oncology Society and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is board-certified in medical oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and currently serves as principal investigator for research with participation in the Alliance Clinical Research Group sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. He also serves on the executive committee of ACCRV, a collaborative research group between industry and clinicians.
Radha M. Rao, MD
Dr. Rao earned her medical degree from the Kurnool Medical School and completed her internship at Kurnool General Hospital, both in Kurnool, India. She completed a residency at the State University of New York and a fellowship at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Rao is a member of the North Central Cancer Treatment Group, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Iowa Oncology Society. She is board-certified in medical oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Robert W. Horowitz, MD
Dr. Horowitz received his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Northshore Hospital in Manhasset, NY, and his fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. He served as Medical Director of the Oncology Department of York Hospital in York Maine for 19 years before coming to the June E. Nylen Cancer in 2018. He is board certified in medical oncology, and has extensive experience with hospice and palliative care, serving as Medical Director of Merrimack Valley Hospice from 2012 – 2018 and Beacon Hospice from 2004 – 2012. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, a past recipient of the ACS fellowship and Wellcome Research Awards, and has authored several articles on oncology treatments.
Nasser G. Abu-Erreish, MD
Dr. Nasser Abu-Erreish earned his medical degree from the University of Jordan in Amman Jordan. He completed his internship and residency in medical and surgical specialties at the University of Jordan Hospital and his internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Arkansas. His fellowship program in Medical Oncology was completed at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN.
Dr. Abu previously practiced as a Medical Oncologist at Sky Lakes Medical Center Cancer Treatment Center in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and he served as the Cancer Liaison Physician in Klamath County, OR. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology from the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Santiago Moscoso, MD
Dr. Santiago Moscoso earned his medical degree from Central University of Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, IL and his Fellowship in Oncology and Hematology at the Brooklyn Hospital Center.
Dr. Moscoso is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and in Hematology, all from the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Roth Department of Radiation Oncology
Greg Naden, MD
Dr. Naden is a native of Cedar Rapids, a graduate of the University of South Dakota and the University of Iowa Medical School, and is board-certified in Radiation Therapy. After serving his internship in Michigan and residency in California, Dr. Naden practiced in Madison, Wisconsin from 1988-2005. He is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology.