Surgical Oncology team

    Melanie Barnard, MD, in collaboration with Lori Bland, NP, practices General Surgery at Simmons Cancer Institute, and serves as the Director of the Breast Center. Dr. Barnard performs a variety of general surgery cases, but her focus is breast disease and breast cancer and works in collaboration with the Breast Center Tumor Board for all breast cancer patients.

    Emily Sturm, MD, is a surgical oncologist who focuses on the surgical treatment and management of cancer and cancerous tumors. These tumors may be found in the adrenal gland, thyroid, liver, gastrointestinal or other areas in the body. Dr. Sturm also treats patients requiring melanoma surgery after a diagnosis.