Patient Care Team

Our Patient Care Team comprises a dedicated group of professionals and licensed healthcare providers led by Joseph J. Pinzone, MD, MBA, FACP. We are committed to understanding the unique needs of each patient and are passionate about providing maximal impact on every patient’s life journey.

Cancer affects individuals in distinctive ways. Some patients find enormous inner strength to draw upon, some draw strength from their family or other support groups. Most patients have multiple challenges to solve. Our team recognizes and values our patients’ individual paths. We are also committed to join with each patient to further increase their strength. Every challenge faced by our patients provides an opportunity for our team to help create solutions. We are proud and honored to be invited into our patients’ life journeys. We strive to earn each patient’s trust in our care. 

Joseph J. Pinzone, MD, MBA, FACP

Dr. Pinzone is our Chief Medical Officer overseeing, designing, guiding, and monitoring individual patient treatment plans and the delivery of hyperthermia treatments. Dr. Pinzone also serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Dr. Pinzone received his MD from New York University School of Medicine and completed residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (now New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center). He completed a clinical and research fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University Medical School. During his fellowship, he successfully competed for and secured a research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study pituitary tumors. After fellowship, he joined the faculty of George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and then Ohio State College of Medicine. During his time at GWU, Dr. Pinzone secured an NIH grant to study how breast cancer starts and spreads to bone.

After his career in academia, Dr. Pinzone was recruited to Amgen, Inc. where he was the North American Medical Leader heading Medical Affairs for the launch of XGEVA®, a medication for patients with cancer and bone metastases. Dr. Pinzone received an AB from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from The George Washington University School of Business.

Other key members of our Patient Care Team

Matt Reed, Director of Practice and Patient Services

Matt is usually the first person to welcome our patients to our center.   Matt offers a high degree of patient engagement.  He coordinates all logistics and care prior to the patient consult with Dr. Pinzone. Matt has a cheerful demeanor, an expertise in navigating hyperthermia insurance coverage, and an unflappable tenacity advocating for our patients in numerous ways. Matt monitors patients throughout their hyperthermia treatment course, helps to solve a myriad of administrative issues that may arise, and stays in contact with our patients even after treatment is completed. Matt received his BA from Westminster College and completed course work in kinesiology at University of California Los Angeles.

Caitlin Williams, Director of Clinical Operations

Caitlin is a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) who oversees clinical operations, directs our nurses and coordinates all aspects of our patient care upon their arrival at our center. In addition, Caitlin works closely with Dr. Pinzone to implement the hyperthermia treatment plans. Conventionally trained, she has had the opportunity to study under Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO. This specialized training gives Caitlin a unique perspective and the ability to educate our patients on additional beneficial treatment options. Caitlin connects deeply with our patient community and forms meaningful bonds with many of our patients. Caitlin’s medical training includes study of integrative approaches to fighting cancer with diet, nutrition, and exercise to reduce disease risk and strengthen resilience. 

Ramjoyt Badesha, RN

Ramjoyt is a registered nurse providing hyperthermia treatments to our patients as well as monitoring and evaluating day-to-day assessments of each patient’s status before, during, and after treatment. Ramjoyt holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Health that informs her understanding of the broader implications of hyperthermia’s impact on the overall care of our patients. Working closely with Dr. Pinzone and Caitlin Williams, Ramjoyt carefully monitors patient progress and any changes or updates in patient disease assessments and treatment plan. Ramjoyt provides tremendous support to patients medically and emotionally. Her advanced nursing degree affords her a critical skill set when daily assessing our patients.

Dylan Pastor, LVN

Dylan is a licensed vocational nurse providing hyperthermia treatments to our patients. As with all members of our team, Dylan develops very close connections with our patients. These bonds are a great comfort to our patients, engendering a level of trust that facilitates high quality communication resulting in important insights about our patients’ disease status and life circumstances. Dylan’s attentiveness also elevates patient wellbeing and state of mind. Senior members of our care team rely on Dylan’s perception, and value her contribution of exceptional care and vigilance on behalf of our patients, to further optimize our patient care.

Professional services at the center are provided by Joseph J. Pinzone, M.D. Inc., and technical services are provided by Hyperthermia Cancer Institute LLC.
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