Meet Provision's physicians on National Doctors' Day

National Doctors’ Day: Meet The Doctors of Provision CARES Proton Therapy Centers

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In honor of National Doctors’ Day, Provision would like to take a moment to honor and celebrate the excellent care that our physicians provide. This annual event was first recognized in 1933 on the anniversary of the first time general anesthesia was used in surgery and became an official national holiday in 1990.

In Knoxville, we celebrate three doctors providing advanced cancer treatment to our patients.

Dr. Brion Shin is a Radiation Oncologist and serves as the Medical Director for Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville. He has extensive experience in managing a variety of cancers with various radiation modalities, including proton therapy, IMRT, brachytherapy, pediatric protocols, partial breast irradiation, liver and lung SBRT, concomitant boost head and neck irradiation, and reirradiation. Dr. Shin studied at Andrews University, Loma Linda University, and the University of Arizona. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his family and play golf.

Dr. Allen Meek is also a Radiation Oncologist, who came to Knoxville from Long Island, New York, where he was the Founding Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stony Brook University Medical School and a Professor for over 28 years.  While in New York, Dr. Meek received numerous awards, including Top Doctors in New York and Best Doctors in the USA, along with awards for Humanitarianism and Environmental Stewardship. He was also recognized as a 2012 U.S. News and World Report Top Doctor and one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2014.

Dr. Ryan Grover is a Radiation Oncologist with more than 20 years of proton therapy experience. He has a special interest in the treatment of head and neck cancers, as well as central nervous system cancers. Dr. Grover is focused on clinical application and optimization of proton therapy for these and other cancers. He did his studies at Claremont McKenna College and the University of Southern California. He comes to Provision after previously working at California Protons Center and Loma Linda University.

In Nashville, we also celebrate three doctors who provide proton therapy cancer treatment to our patients.

Dr. James R. Gray is a Radiation Oncologist for Provision Nashville and Tennessee Oncology, as well as the Medical Director for Provision CARES Proton Therapy Nashville. Dr. Gray studied biomedical engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, graduating with highest honors. He then studied medicine at Vanderbilt University on a scholarship with the US Navy. After discovering his fascination with oncology and radiation therapy, he trained in radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and was the recipient of a Clinical Oncology Fellowship from the American Cancer Society. He has also initiated and been involved in local and multi-institutional clinical trials, and has authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and abstracts, including presentations at national meetings. He has been active in the American Cancer Society at the regional level and has been recognized with the local John C. Tune Award and the St. George National Award.

Dr. Josh Mondschein is a Radiation Oncologist at Provision CARES Proton Therapy Nashville. He is also part of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Tennessee Oncology/Sarah Cannon Research Institute. He studied at Vanderbilt University, where he served as Chief Resident. After finishing his residency, Dr. Mondschein held positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Medical University of South Carolina, and Roper St. Francis Hospital.

Dr. Chase Escott is a Radiation Oncologist at Provision CARES Proton Therapy Nashville and Tennessee Oncology. He has extensive experience in managing a variety of cancers with various radiation modalities, including proton therapy, SRS, IMRT, brachytherapy, pediatric protocols, partial breast irradiation, liver and lung SBRT, concomitant boost head and neck irradiation, and re-irradiation. He has also performed a great number of hydrogel spacer implants. Dr. Escott received his medical degree from Dartmouth University and completed his radiation oncology residency at Emory University in Atlanta.

Proton Therapy can treat multiple types of cancers including prostate cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, head and neck cancer and many other solid-tumor based cancers.  Our physicians not only offer high quality diagnostic and treatment services, they are advancing cancer care through commitment to research, multidisciplinary collaboration, and community outreach.  To all our doctors, thank you for all you do for our patients and our community!