Dr. Philip Nivatpumin (May 13, 2013)

Upper Chesapeake Health (UCH) is pleased to announce that it has named

Dr. Philip Nivatpumin has been named by Upper Chesapeake Health as medical director of the UCH Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center.

The Kaufman Cancer Center is currently under construction on the UCMC campus in Bel Air and is expected to open in the fall.

Nivatpumin is well-known to Harford County, where he is a medical oncologist with Upper Chesapeake Hematology/Oncology, a mainstay in the community. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Brown University and went on to complete his medical degree at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. Subsequently, he completed his internship, residency and hematology/oncology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Nivatpumin also served one year as a chief resident on the Osler Medical Service. He is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology.

In his new role, "Dr. Phil" will serve as the lead physician assisting in the continued development of program offerings with the Cancer Center and in affiliation with the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. He will also provide medical staff leadership in the Cancer Center¹s ongoing visioning and strategic planning. Most importantly, he will assure that individuals in the community diagnosed with cancer are provided with the highest quality care and are treated to nationally accepted measures.

"Dr. Nivatpumin¹s experience in cancer treatment as well as his passion for education in health prevention and healing makes him a great addition to our medical leadership team," Lyle Sheldon, FACHE, president and CEO of Upper Chesapeake Health, said in a press release.

The 75,259-square-foot multidisciplinary Kaufman Cancer Center, named after the generous gift of Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman through the Hope and Healing Close to Home Capital Campaign, will provide a one-stop, integrated approach to cancer care, allowing providers and patients to make decisions at the right place and time. Individuals will be able to access medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and surgical oncologists at the same time, resulting in a timely, individualized treatment plan. UCH has several multidisciplinary cancer services and care clinics in place, all of which will be consolidated in the new comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Nivatpumin sees patients at Upper Chesapeake Hematology/Oncology, 510 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Suite 409, Pavilion II on the UCMC campus, as well as a location in White Marsh. For questions or to make an appointment, call 443-643-3010.