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Groundbreaking cancer care in Southern Maryland.

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton, MD, is part of the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute. MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center has cancer experts offering tomorrow’s treatment options today.

Our providers specialize in a diverse range of cancer types, allowing us to tailor personalized care plans that specifically address your unique form of cancer.

As part of MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute, we bring unmatched medical expertise, the latest therapies, and research to the region—providing the best possible care, close to home and to the ones you love.

Cancer treatment designed for you

We work tirelessly to prevent, detect, treat, and cure cancer. Our Institute provides access to a wealth of different treatment options and clinical trials for improved outcomes, faster responses, and fewer side effects.

Taking a multidisciplinary team approach, our specialists work together in one location to develop a unique treatment plan specifically tailored to you. Your care team will guide you through every step of the way. Providing extra support is our dedicated nurse navigator, who will be by your side and advocate for you with your treatment goals at the forefront. The nurse navigator also helps you schedule tests, obtain referrals for other specialties, if needed, and provides resources to assist financially, physically, socially, and mentally. All of this is handled with great compassion—giving you added comfort during your cancer treatment journey.

Our clinical research studies allow you to access the latest breakthroughs in cancer care. We offer clinical trials through our research engine, Georgetown University's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Washington, D.C., region.

Expertise in your type of cancer

At MedStar Health, our oncologists specialize in treatment of specific types of cancer. Focused expertise means you get the most precise and effective therapy for your type of cancer, including:

Meet our nationally recognized cancer team

Our experts include a diverse group of nationally and internationally renowned specialists for many forms of cancers, including but not limited to brain, breast, gastrointestinal, head and neck, lung, and prostate. Collaborating together and with you, we can deliver the best possible outcomes.

Peter Ahn, MD
Radiation Oncology

Anna Choi, MD
Diagnostic Radiology

Ankit Madan, MD
Hematologist and Oncologist

Kathan Mehta, MD, MPH
Radiation Oncology

Andrew Satinsky, MD
Radiation Oncology

Keith Unger, MD
Radiation Oncology

Patricia B. Wehner, MD
Breast Surgeon

Matthew E. Witek, MD
Radiation Oncology

  • Cancer Team

    Peter Ahn, MD
    Radiation Oncology

    Anna Choi, MD
    Diagnostic Radiology

    Ankit Madan, MD
    Hematologist and Oncologist

    Kathan Mehta, MD, MPH
    Radiation Oncology

    Andrew Satinsky, MD
    Radiation Oncology

    Keith Unger, MD
    Radiation Oncology

    Patricia B. Wehner, MD
    Breast Surgeon

    Matthew E. Witek, MD
    Radiation Oncology

If you've recently been diagnosed with cancer, we're ready to help you take the next steps in your journey. Please call us today at 301-877-4673, or submit an appointment request form.

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Meet our patients

  • Meet Patricia June

    The first person on the East Coast to be treated with the cancer fighting ZAP-X® Gyroscopic Radiosurgery™.
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  • Meet Mike McKinney

    Retired US Navy tech turns to ZAP-X® for precise radiation treatment.
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The most advanced cancer treatment

From immunotherapy to precision medicine and targeted therapies, our specialists use the latest advances in cancer care, including:


  • Halcyon™, a new kind of radiotherapy offering faster, more accurate treatment
  • ZAP-X®, the first radiosurgery technology of its kind on the east coast designed to treat brain tumors
  • Brand new women’s imaging suite with dexa, ultrasound, and 3D mammography
  • Cancer screenings such as mammography, colonoscopy, and low-dose CT scans for lung cancer screening
  • Precision medicine and molecular profiling
  • Targeted therapy and immunotherapy
  • Cancer surgery, including lumpectomy, mastectomy, and reconstructive services
  • On-site genetic counseling
  • State-of-the-Art infusion center with 8 infusion bays and 2 exam rooms

Specialized cancer treatment team

We are part of the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute. That means you will get the best cancer treatment from the region’s top experts in radiation oncology, medical oncology, and cancer surgery.

Many patients need a combination of treatments to cure their cancer. Here, a team of experts will guide your care. You may work with one or multiple doctors from the following specialties:

  • Radiation oncologists

    Radiation oncologists have advanced training in shrinking and eliminating tumors with radiation therapy, while sparing normal, healthy tissue. These doctors specialize in understanding how cancer develops, grows and spreads—and how radiation therapy can disrupt that process.
  • Medical oncologists 

    Medical oncologists are experts in providing medication-based cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy. These specialists use the latest guidelines to deliver powerful treatment that maximizes tumor elimination and minimizes treatment side effects.
  • Cancer surgeons

    Cancer surgeons are specialized in tumor resection (removal) procedures. Our expert surgeons remove tumors using precise techniques and advanced technology. Our exceptional cancer surgeons provide the region's most effective, least invasive tumor removal procedures.

These experts work closely together with you and your family to provide exceptional treatment, emotional support, and open lines of communication throughout your care.

ZAP-X Radiosurgery for Brain Tumors at MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

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ZAP-X ® is the first radiosurgery system of its kind on the east coast designed to treat brain tumors. In this short video, watch radiation oncologist Andrew Satinsky, MD, provide an overview of the machine so you know what to expect during treatment.

Conveniently close to home

MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

7501 Surratts Rd.
Clinton, MD 20735
For more information, please call us at 301-877-4673.

FAQ

  • Q: I think I may have cancer, but have not been diagnosed yet; can I make an appointment with a cancer specialist at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center?

    A: It’s important to see a primary care provider (general internist or OB/GYN) for a confirmed cancer diagnosis before making an appointment with one of our oncology specialists. Our team will then work with your referring provider to confirm the diagnosis and begin developing a tailored treatment plan for the type of cancer you have. If you do not have a primary care provider, please use our Find a Doctor tool to find a provider close to you.

  • Q: What can I expect at my first appointment?

    A: At your first visit, your medical oncologist will explain the type of cancer you have, if the cancer has spread, the outlook for your diagnosis, and will walk you through your treatment options. You may also meet with one of our radiation oncologists and/or cancer surgeons, should radiation therapy or surgery be a part of your treatment plan. Additional tests may be ordered as necessary and our staff with work with your insurance plan to ensure coverage. Every cancer is different. Your multidisciplinary team of specialists will develop the most personalized treatment plan for you.

  • Q: What is a clinical trial and am I a candidate:

    A: A clinical trial is a carefully designed, FDA-approved research study that investigates the effectiveness of new treatments for a variety of cancers. Clinical trials give patients access to breakthrough treatments such as new medications, medical devices, or procedures before they are available to the public. We offer clinical trials through our research engine, Georgetown University's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Washington, D.C., region. To learn more about open clinical trials and if you are a candidate, talk to your oncologist or nurse navigator.
  • Q: What is a nurse navigator?

    A: The nurse navigator is a specially trained oncology nurse who is an important part of the multidisciplinary care team. The nurse navigator helps schedule tests and appointments with other oncology specialists and provides education and resources to answer your questions and address your physical, social, and emotional needs.

  • Q: What steps is MedStar Health taking to keep cancer patients safe from COVID?

    A: The health and safety of our most vulnerable or immune-compromised patients is our top priority. MedStar Health continues to require that all patients, visitors, and staff wear face masks in the hospital and physician offices. Every member of our team practices proper hand hygiene protocols and wears personal protective equipment (PPE) when caring for patients. Exam rooms are disinfected between each patient and our staff continuously cleans and disinfects surfaces. Hand sanitizing stations are also available throughout the hospital. For more information on what MedStar Health is doing to protect patients from COVID or for information on updated visitor policies, visit here

If you've recently been diagnosed with cancer, we're ready to help you take the next steps in your journey. Please call us today at 301-877-4673, or submit an appointment request form.

Request an Appointment

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