Meet the Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) Cancer Care Center Team.
Jean Heath, RN, BSN, MA, OCN
Jean Heath has been serving since 2000 as Director of the UVMC Cancer Care Center where she oversees all operations of the Cancer Center. As Director, she also supervises a clinical staff of radiation therapists and oncology nurses. In addition to staff, Jean manages a tumor registry and clinical trials program and an immunization clinic for childhood vaccines.
Jean earned her Master of Arts degree in organizational management from Bluffton University. She also earned degrees as nursing preceptor and nursing instructor from Edison State Community College. Jean is certified as an oncology nursing course instructor, certified oncology nurse, and cancer care educator with expertise in pain management and vascular access management.
Sarah M. Jones RN, MS, ACNS-BC, AOCNS, CRNI, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Sarah M. Jones is the Oncology Nurse Specialist at the UVMC Cancer Care Center. She serves as nurse educator and the primary resource for inpatient and staff education. She also oversees operations in the outpatient infusion services department. Her responsibilities include providing clinical cancer care and chemotherapy administration to patients as well as education, patient relations and genetic testing.
Sarah is board certified as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACNS-BC), and Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (AOCNS), and a Certified Register Infusion Nurse (CRNI). She is certified through the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) as a Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Trainer and as a Cancer Chemotherapy Provider. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Franklin University in Columbus, OH and her Master of Science degree in nursing from Wright State University.
Tarek Sabagh, MD
Dr. Tarek Sabagh, MD, has been named the new Cancer Liaison Physician (CLP) for Upper Valley Medical Center, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Dr. Sabagh has resided in Dayton since 1990 after previously living in New York and Cairo, Egypt. He graduated from medical school in Cairo in 1983 and worked as an internist for many years before moving to the United States. Dr. Sabagh then completed an internal medicine residency at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, OH and later completed a post doctoral fellowship in hematology and oncology at the Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital Research Institute. He is also a member of the American College of Physicians and board certified in both Oncology and Medical Hematology.
Dr. Sabagh has been practicing Medical Oncology and Hematology since 1996, and is also an assistant clinical professor at Wright State University. He was awarded the Malcolm A. Block teaching excellence award by Wright State University in 2004, and the Teacher of the Year award by Miami Valley Hospital in 2007. He enjoys the many community service projects he is involved in and was awarded the American Medical Association leadership award in 2006 for his work in the community. Dr. Sabagh is married and has three daughters. Outside of medicine, he enjoys running and biking. He enjoys caring for his patients and getting to know them on a personal level in order to build a strong relationship.
Sandi O'Neal, RTT(R)(T)
As Chief Therapist and Chief Technologist at UVMC, Sandi O’Neal’s primary responsibility is to review all charts at the end of patient treatment to assure all aspects of the chart are correct. She also supervises daily operation of the radiation therapy department, including therapists’ schedules and annual appraisals for therapists. Sandi oversees operations and maintenance of the Linear Accelerator, Simulator and CT machines at the Cancer Care Center.
Sandi earned her Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology from Kettering College of Medical Arts. She earned her registration in Radiologic Technology and in Radiation Therapy Technology from the Norfolk General Hospital School of Radiation Therapy.
Ronald Setzkorn, MD
Dr. Ronald Setzkorn joined UVMC in 2001 as the Medical Director of radiation oncology at the Cancer Care Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. Setzkorn earned his Medical Degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he specialized in radiation oncology. He served his internship in internal medicine at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Darby Pennsylvania. He served his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and his fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.