The team at Celilo Cancer Center uses a collaborative approach to treating and caring for patients.
Sophia Bornstein, MD, PhD, is a board-certified radiation oncologist at MCMC’s Celilo Cancer Center.
As a board-certified radiation oncologist, Dr. Bornstein specializes in using radiation therapy to reduce the symptoms of or cure cancer, and in the overall care of patients with cancer. Dr. Bornstein has published extensively on several radiological and oncological topics and is known for her head and neck cancers research and early phase clinical trial development.
Dr. Bornstein earned her M.D. and Ph.D. at Oregon Health & Science University. She won multiple awards, scholarships, and grants, including the NIH (the Pre-Doctoral Training Grant), Radiological Society of North American Research Medical Student Grant, and Tartar Trust Fellowship. She completed her internship at Providence St. Vincent’s Medical Center and took her residency at OHSU’s Department of Radiation Medicine, where she started a resident-run palliative radiation program, taught radiobiology, and completed the American Board of Radiology Holman Research Pathway.
Before joining MCMC, Dr. Bornstein worked as a radiation oncologist in various settings, including as an assistant professor at OHSU, assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, and a temporary physician at multiple underserved communities throughout the country.
Dr. Bornstein says, “I feel honored to treat patients with cancer and counsel them through treatment. I value the relationships with my patients and their families and developing personalized treatment plans for my patients based on their needs and wishes.”
After 15 years in Portland, Dr. Bornstein is excited to transition to a community treatment setting with a strong patient focus and impressive provider expertise. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and wine tasting.
Melodi is the breast care coordinator for Mid-Columbia Medical Center. She works with a diverse and collaborative cancer treatment team at Celilo Cancer Center where personalized healthcare and education are key components of the care process.
Dr. Proctor says she feels a special connection to her patients with breast-related health issues. She enjoys being part of a multi-disciplinary team, with the common goal of delivering the highest level of care.
Dr. Stelzer is a leading expert in the application of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) the technology used at Celilo that shapes radiation beams more precisely to spare surrounding tissue.