SPOKANE, WA - Cancer Care Northwest (CCNW) is partnering with St. Joseph Regional Medical Center to offer radiation oncology physician services to patients in the Lewis-Clark Valley and surrounding areas. Treatments are taking place at St. Joe’s Radiation Oncology Center next to the hospital’s main campus.
The partnership also brings an experienced, full-time board-certified radiation oncologist, Robert Fairbanks, MD, to the LC Valley. Senior Director of Physician Services at St. Joe’s, Resa Konkright, LMSW, shared, “Dr. Fairbanks has been instrumental in bringing cutting edge technology and procedures to the Northwest and we are excited to bring a Castle Connolly Top Doctor® to St. Joe’s. He joins an experienced team of Radiation Therapists, Medical Physicist, Doug Heidorn, PhD, and staff.” She added, “The compassionate team at the Radiation Oncology Center is delivering advanced cancer care that’s close to home for our patients.”
Dr. Fairbanks has worked for CCNW for the past 20 years in the Spokane and Coeur d’ Alene areas and currently serves as the Radiation Oncology Research Director for CCNW. He is a graduate of Arizona State University specializing in Cell Biology. He attended medical school and completed transitional residency at Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans. He then completed a radiation oncology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. After completing his residency, Dr. Fairbanks served as an associate professor at Texas A&M Medical School.