Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is proud to be part of the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, an unrivaled team of trusted local physicians and global cancer resources that are unmatched by any other single cancer center.

Working together, we’re redefining cancer care so that each person facing cancer can fight the disease where they get their greatest strength—in their own community with the support of friends and family nearby.

Our team of experts is prepared to assist our patients during every step of their cancer journey. Hear their stories below.

Our patient stories

Meet Shannon

First diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2013 and then breast cancer in 2016, Shannon trusted the team at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital for both of her cancer journeys. With their help and support every step of the way, Shannon is able to call herself a cancer survivor.

Meet Martha

When Martha was diagnosed with breast cancer, she felt lost. Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute was here to help. With the best global resources, top-quality local care and guidance of her care team, Martha is proud to call herself a breast cancer survivor.


Meet Ava

When Ava was diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer, she felt overwhelmed and alone. Once she discovered Henrico Doctors’ Hospital and their commitment to providing the best cancer care possible, she felt a huge weight lifted off her shoulders. Her care team created a plan she was comfortable with so she can could start her journey with confidence.


Meet Beatrice

Beatrice was diagnosed with Stage 4 cervical cancer and was referred to Dr. Boardman at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. The second she met Dr. Boardman she knew she was going to receive the best care possible. With a plan created just for her and ongoing support from her care team, Beatrice is proud to call herself a cancer survivor.


Meet Annette

Annette’s lung cancer diagnosis was completely unexpected. Luckily she had hope, thanks to her care team at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. Annette is now a cancer survivor and is happy she can keep on living a wonderful life.


Meet Jim

Losing his wife to lung cancer, he was proactive in getting a lung screening done. Luckily, his cancer was caught early. Thanks to his team at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, his cancer was successfully removed with surgery.


Meet Anne

When Anne was diagnosed with uterine cancer she felt like a hole had opened up. With the help of her care team at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, she is a proud cancer survivor.


Our healthcare teams’ stories

Meet Kim

Kim Gardner is the lung nurse navigator at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. Having lost her mother to lung cancer, Kim is passionate about helping relieve pain and stress from her patients along their journey and being an integral part of the advancements Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute has made with lung cancer over the years.


Meet Wendy

Wendy enjoys working with oncology survivors to understand how to continue their journey after surviving cancer.


Meet Susan

Susan is an oncology social worker at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. She enjoys working alongside a team that strives to have a positive impact on patients and families as they begin their cancer journey.


Meet Amy

Amy is the director of nurse navigators for Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. Having been an oncology nurse for 30 years, Amy understands the importance of a cancer navigator and the responsibility to educate patients while they undergo diagnosis and help them remain compliant to their treatment.


Meet Geoff

Geoff is the administrative director at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. Geoff’s history with oncology spans 15 years, starting out as a radiation therapist, then into education up until his administrative role at Sarah Cannon. Geoff enjoys caring for and building a long-term relationship with his patients.


Meet Sarah

Sarah’s journey started as a patient at the Infusion Center at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, where she developed an interest in nursing. Now, as the infusion center manager, Sarah builds upon her unique experience as both a nurse and a patient every day, treating her team like family and developing deep connections with her patients.


Meet Jan

Jan is a breast nurse navigator at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. Returning to school to pursue a career in nursing, Jan realized her passion to provide patients care, education and support when given a diagnosis of cancer.


Meet Laurie

Dr. Laurie Cuttino, MD, is a radiation oncologist at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. Laurie is proud to work at an American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited radiology oncology center, one that provides the highest quality radiation oncology services in the region.


Meet Graham

Dr. Graham Bundy, MD, is a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. By taking a multidisciplinary approach and working with a group of physicians and specialists, Graham is able to offer patients the most advanced approach to lung cancer treatment possible.


Meet Elke

Dr. Elke Friedman, MD, is a medical oncologist at Virginia Cancer Institute and participates in the lung cancer program at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute. Elke’s favorite part about working at Sarah Cannon is their multidisciplinary system, where all disciplines of cancer treatment are under one roof. This method of organization gives Elke the ability to provide her patients the most effective and top-notch treatment.


Meet Mary

Mary is the administrative assistant at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute. Working in the hospital for 29 years, Mary is known to greet patients with a smile when they first enter Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute. She takes the time to get to know patients and their families, so every step of their journey they feel confident and supported.


Meet Theresa

Theresa is the radiation oncology manager at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. Working in radiation oncology for 25 years, Theresa and her team provide patients with expert guidance and optimal radiosurgery treatment in a safe and efficient manner.


Meet Cecelia

Dr. Cecelia Boardman has been an oncologist for 18 years. Working at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, Cecelia has total control over her patients, from diagnosis to surgery, to chemotherapy to long-term follow-up care. Cecelia is proud to offer the latest treatment options and enjoys connecting with patients throughout their cancer journey.


Meet Tyler

Dr. Tyler Ford is a gynecologic oncologist at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute. Tyler specializes in the treatment of certain gynecologic cancers, including minimally invasive techniques such as robotic surgery. The combination of all his experiences over the years with patients reaffirms his passion for oncology every day he walks in to Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute.

Visit Sarah Cannon Institute’s YouTube channel to watch more stories about their commitment to quality cancer care.