FAIRFAX, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Gregory S. Sibley, M.D., experienced Washington, D.C. area radiation oncologist, has been selected to head the Virginia Cancer Specialists (VCS) Radiation Oncology Center in Fairfax, Va. Virginia Cancer Specialists is Northern Virginia’s premier cancer care center, providing 40 years of service to patients battling cancer and blood diseases and affiliated with The US Oncology Network. The practice began offering radiation services in December of 2012 and has spent the last several months conducting a nationwide search to fill the leadership position. Dr. Sibley, who was chosen from a wide field of highly qualified candidates, brings extensive knowledge of the most advanced radiation therapies to his new position, as well as in-depth experience in building and managing a high performing radiation oncology department. Dr. Sibley comes to VCS from Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. where he served as head radiation oncologist.
“It’s exciting to help Virginia Cancer Specialists create an outstanding stand-alone radiation center”
“Virginia Cancer Specialists is committed to recruiting the nation’s top talent in cancer care to serve our patients,” said Linda Anderson, executive director of VCS. “Dr. Sibley is a highly regarded, recognized leader in the field, and we are honored he has chosen to join our practice. He brings extraordinary leadership skills and clinical expertise to our new radiation center, as well as a passion to provide patients the best possible experience and outcomes as they meet the challenge of cancer.”
In addition to joining the practice, Dr. Sibley has brought along a team of highly skilled professionals who are stepping in under his direction to immediately create a stellar stand-alone radiation center. Patients who are treated at the center can feel confident that they are receiving excellent care from a team with proven success working together. The team brings many years of experience in the latest radiotherapy techniques such as IMRT, IGRT, and other advanced technologies which are available at the radiation center. Patients now have the added benefits that stand-alone treatment facilities provide, such as receiving care in a convenient, comfortable community environment as well as cost-savings normally associated with treatment in a non-hospital setting.
Dr. Sibley has extensive experience with the latest cutting-edge radiation therapies, and he is highly skilled at computerized treatment planning. In addition to treating a wide range of cancers, he also specializes in the use of brachytherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer. Throughout his career, Dr. Sibley has received recognition for his research and articles in professional journals dealing with the treatment of breast, lung, prostate and other cancers.
Prior to joining VCS, Dr. Sibley spent 14 years at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he was an integral part of the hospital’s radiation oncology program. In addition to his treatment duties, he served as Chair of the Cancer Committee, coordinating the hospital’s oncology services to comply with the necessary standards for a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Radiation Oncology at Duke University Medical Center.
A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine, Dr. Sibley completed his internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich. He then went on to complete a residency at University of Chicago’s Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, Chicago, Ill., followed by a fellowship with the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Research, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
“It’s exciting to help Virginia Cancer Specialists create an outstanding stand-alone radiation center,” said Dr. Sibley. “Their commitment to delivering the highest level of quality, patient-centered care is well-known in the cancer community. Today’s advanced radiotherapy plays a critical role in improving patient outcomes and quality of life. Offering these complex treatments in a less stressful, convenient, community setting is a major step forward in providing the best possible patient experience.”
About Virginia Cancer Specialists
For nearly 40 years, Virginia Cancer Specialists (VCS) has contributed to the campaign against cancer and diseases of the blood. With nine state-of-the-art locations throughout Northern Virginia, VCS is on the cutting edge of providing patients access to the latest technology, physician collaboration, clinical research, and the most advanced cancer treatments. VCS’s dedication to advancing cancer care empowers them to provide top-notch hematology and oncology care and has led to an expansion into service areas such as radiation, genetics, and bone marrow transplantation. The dedicated and highly skilled physicians and staff at Virginia Cancer Specialists work closely with patients and their families to create personalized treatment plans that provide for physical and emotional health, all in a familiar community setting.
Virginia Cancer Specialists is united in healing with The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest networks of integrated community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. As an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, VCS is united with nearly 1,000 physicians nationwide. Virginia Cancer Specialists participates in clinical trials through US Oncology Research, which has played a role in the development of 46 FDA approved cancer therapies. For more information, visit www.usoncology.com.