The new MedStar Health Medical Campus, providing quality healthcare to Harford County residents in their own backyard
If you live or work in Harford County, you don’t have to go far to access clinical expertise and high quality healthcare. MedStar Health physicians practice medicine right in or near your neighborhood.
To meet the demands of the expanding population and to better serve Harford County, MedStar opened a 100,000 square foot comprehensive, integrated medical campus that increased access to quality healthcare and provide residents with a new health care choice in their own backyard. Learn more.
We care for the individual needs of our patients. At the Infusion Center, we understand that quality of life, emotional support and options are key to successfully treating cancer. Our goal is to make your visits with us as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The center offers a range of amenities that ensure the utmost comfort and care of patients. To help pass the time while receiving treatment, the center offers cable TVs, a VCR/DVD option, warm blankets, complimentary light lunches and beverages. On-site parking is free.
MedStar Health outpatient chemotherapy centers provide a welcoming environment. We want to hear how your day is going and meet your family. Our registered nurses continue their education to earn national certification in oncology nursing, which requires years of specialized study. Our nurses are proactive to help cancer patients avoid complications and discomfort from symptoms. Nurse practitioners or physician assistants have a direct line to physicians and are licensed to prescribe medications. During your treatment sessions, it's unlikely that you will have to ask for anything. From our nursing staff to our pharmacists to our multifunctional techs and our receptionists, we take pride in seeing that you are comfortable and well taken care of.
We are a dedicated team of cancer specialists, armed with state-of-the art technology, working together to provide exceptional cancer care.
Dr. Kurian is a medical oncologist and hematologist board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. Fellowship-trained, Dr. Kurian's clinical interests include colon and gastrointestinal cancers, breast cancer, lymphoma, thrombosis, and lung cancer. A member of professional organizations that include the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology, Dr. Kurian also serves as a reviewer for several prestigious medical journals. She is proficient in Hindi, Malayalam, Punjabi and Gujarati.
Dr. Ottaviano is chief of medical oncology and director of breast oncology. Board certified, Dr. Ottaviano is fellowship-trained with more than 20 years of experience treating all types of cancer. Her clinical interests include breast cancer prevention and treatment, and genetic risk assessments. A member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Dr. Ottaviano serves as principle investigator for many of the breast cancer clinical trials at the hospital --research that provides patients access to cutting edge therapies not available elsewhere.
Dr. Rao is chief of Hematology/Thoracic Oncology. She is a medical oncologist board certified in hematology and medical oncology, as well as internal medicine. Fellowship-trained, Dr. Rao is experienced in treating a wide range of cancers. Her clinical interests include lung cancer and breast disease. As a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Dr. Rao is a strong proponent of clinical trials. Dr. Rao is fluent in Hindi, as well as English.
Dr. Perry, a board-certified radiation oncologist, is chief of radiation oncology and medical director of the CyberKnife program . Dr. Perry is one of just a handful of physicians in the region certified in the use of CyberKnife, a state-of-the-art technology that makes it possible to treat inoperable or surgically difficult tumors safely and painlessly without an incision. He also has extensive clinical training in the use of brachytherapy and Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to treat cancer and noncancerous tumors. He specializes in the treatment of gynecologic, prostate, lung, head and neck, genitourinary and gastrointestinal cancers as well as sarcomas.
Dr. Nowak Choi did her medical training at Thomas Jefferson University and completed her residency in radiation oncology at Thomas Jefferson University’s Bodine Center for Radiation Therapy. She has been trained in CyberKnife Radiosurgery and brachytherapy. She is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the American Society for Clinical Oncology. She participates in clinical trials and is presently a co-investigator looking at the use of Telehealth in radiation oncology.
Emily Kuchinsky, MS, CGC
Ms. Kuchinsky has been consulting with patients and their families regarding genetic health concerns for more than 10 years. She conducts cancer risk assessments for patients and families with a personal and/or family history of cancer, as well as genetic testing if the likelihood of a cancer genetic syndrome is high.