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Radiation Oncology

Greg Vlacich, MD, radiation oncology 
Dr. Vlacich is medical director of Radiation Oncology at AMH, with offices in Medical Office Building C (618.433.7979) on the AMH campus. He is an assistant professor of radiation oncology at Washington University School of Medicine, and a Siteman Cancer Center member. Dr. Vlacich earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago/Pritzker School of Medicine in 2009. He also earned a doctorate in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology from Pritzker. He joined the Washington University faculty in 2016 from a private practice with a focus on treatment of head and neck, CNS, and GI and GU tract malignancies. His clinical practice and academic interests include lung cancer, esophageal cancer, prostate cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, head and neck cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy.

Medical Oncology

David Sumoza, MD

Dr. Sumoza is a medical oncologist at Alton Memorial Hospital in the Outpatient Infusion Center, 4 Memorial Drive, Suite 132 (618.463,7323). Prior to his stint in Alton, he was an attending physician with the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Cook County Health & Hospital System in Chicago. He is a longstanding member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Sumoza is  a member of the Department of Medical Oncology at Washington University, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of hematologic and oncologic malignancies. Dr. Sumoza graduated from the Medical School of the University of Carabobo, Venezuela, where he also completed his training in Internal Medicine. He has an extensive background in the management of early diagnosis and treatment of infections in immunocompromised cancer patients.  Dr. Sumoza’s clinical experiences include stem cell transplantation for patients with blood disorders and improving treatments for older patients who have acute and chronic leukemia.

Alfred Greco, MD

Dr. Greco is a medical oncologist at Alton Memorial Hospital in the Outpatient Infusion Center 4 Memorial Dr #132, Alton, IL 62002. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Section of Medical Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine, and a Siteman Cancer Center member. Dr. Greco completed his medical degree and medical oncology fellowship at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, MO. 

Guillermo Rodriguez, MD

Dr. Rodriguez is a medical oncologist at Alton Memorial Hospital in the Outpatient Infusion Center 4 Memorial Dr #132, Alton, IL 62002. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Section of Medical Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine, and a Siteman Cancer Center member. Dr. Rodriguez completed his fellowship in hematology/oncology at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

Misty Biciocchi, FNP-BC, FNP

Misty Biciocchi, FNP-BC, FNP, is a Nurse Practitioner at Alton Memorial Hospital in the Outpatient Infusion Center, 4 Memorial Dr #132, Alton, IL 62002. She graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Medicine in 2010. Misty has more than 10 years of diverse work experience as a Nurse Practitioner.

General Surgery

Chris Aldridge, MDgeneral surgery
Dr. Aldridge earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007, then completed an internship and residency at Saint Louis University Hospital. He was the chief resident in General Surgery at SLU Hospital his last year before joining Alton Surgery and the AMH staff in 2012. He is a 1998 graduate of Alton High School. Alton Surgery is located in Suite 230 of Medical Office Building B (618.462.3191) on the campus of Alton Memorial Hospital.
 
Matthew Musielak, MD, general surgery
Dr. Musielak earned his medical degree from Ross University and graduated with high honors in 2009. He then completed his general surgery residency at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, where he served as chief resident during his last year. He joined Alton Surgery in June 2019.  Alton Surgery is located in Suite 230 of Medical Office Building B (618-462-3191) on the campus of Alton Memorial Hospital.

Kaycee Evers, FNP-C, general surgery

Kaycee is a board-certified family nurse practitioner working with Dr. Chris Aldridge and Dr. Matthew Musielak at Alton Surgery (618.462.3191, Suite 230 of Medical Office Building B on the AMH campus). She earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing at Maryville University. She practiced previously at Alton Memorial Hospital as an acute care and ICU nurse. Kaycee provides clinical assessment of the need for surgical services, history and physical exams, medication review, post-operative clinical assessment including incision site management, and suture and staple removal.

Urology

Arjun Sivaranam, MD, urology
Dr. Sivaraman is a board-certified urologist with the Washington University Physicians of Illinois urology office in Suite 205 of Medical Office Building A on the AMH campus (618.463.7174). He completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, a fellowship in robotic urologic surgery in Paris, and a urology residency at St. John’s Medical College in India. He is also a member of the American Urology Association.

Krista Ludwig, urology

Krista Ludwig, MSN, ANP, FNP-BC, is a Washington University of Illinois Inc. urologic nurse practitioner with Arjun Sivaraman, MD, at the Washington University Urologic Surgery office. She attended Maryville University and earned a master’s degree from the nurse practitioner program in 2015. To schedule an appointment, please call 618.433.6632.

Plastic Surgery

John Felder, MDplastic surgery
Dr. Felder is a Washington University physician with Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Suite 101 of Medical Office Building A on the AMH campus (618.433.6006). He completed his Plastic Surgery residency at Georgetown University. He did a year-long fellowship in hand and peripheral nerve surgery at Washington University.

Shoichiro Tanaka, plastic surgery

Dr. Tanaka, MD, MPH, a Washington University Physicians of Illinois Inc. plastic surgeon, has joined the staff of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery on the Alton Memorial Hospital campus, Suite 101 of Medical Office Building A. Dr. Tanaka specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery, hand and wrist surgery, microvascular surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, along with comprehensive skin cancer care.
A native of New York State, For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 618.433.6006.

Kelly Currie, plastic surgery

Kelly Currie, MD, is a Washington University of Illinois Inc. plastic and reconstructive surgeon. She specializes in hand/upper extremity surgery and general reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Currie completed her general surgery residency at Mary Imogene Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, N.Y., and her plastic surgery residency at the University of Colorado in Denver. She then went on to complete a hand and microsurgery fellowship at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Ill. To schedule an appointment, please call 618.433.6006.

Gastroenterology

Ahmad Karadaghy, MD, gastroenterology
Dr. Karadaghy has been the AMH medical staff for more than 15 years. He performs colonoscopies in the AMH Digestive Health Center, and appointments can be scheduled by calling 618.463.7874. Dr. Karadaghy also performs gastric balloon placement (non-surgical weight-loss).
 

David Riedel, MD, gastroenterology
Dr. Riedel has been the AMH medical staff for more than 30 years. He performs colonoscopies in the AMH Digestive Health Center, and appointments can be scheduled by calling 618.463.7874.
 

 

ENT

Mary Schinkel, DO, otolaryngology
Dr. Schinkel is with the BJC Medical Group ENT Specialists of Alton (618.433.6416) located in Suite 230 of Medical Office Building B on the AMH campus. She received her medical degree in 2006 from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She then completed a general surgery internship in St. Louis in 2007 and her Otorhinolaryngology/facial plastic surgery residency in 2011.

Pulmonology

Jaffer Asif, pulmonology

Dr. Asif is a BJC Medical group pulmonary and critical care physician who has recently joined the Alton Memorial Hospital medical staff. Dr. Asif treats a variety of conditions, including, but not limited to, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, pneumonia, acute and chronic respiratory failure, pulmonary embolism, and cares for patients experiencing ongoing respiratory symptoms from COVID-19. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center and Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. To schedule an appointment, please call 618.433.6750.

Paul Eckerle, pulmonology

Dr. Eckerle is a board-certified pulmonologist with the BJC Medical Group, now has office hours in Alton. Dr. Eckerle specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory system disorders. Patients of all ages can visit him for treatment of a wide variety of conditions that affect the lungs and respiratory system. Dr. Eckerle earned his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He then went on to complete his internship and residency with the Indiana University Department of Internal Medicine. After residency, Dr. Eckerle’s office is located in Suite 220 of Medical Office Building A on the Alton Memorial Hospital campus. For more information or to make an appointment, call 618.433.6750.

 

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