Meet Our Experts

Our philosophy is quite simple – we help patients and their families through the experience of cancer with the comprehensive, compassionate care that is the hallmark of AtlantiCare. Learn more about your cancer care team by clicking a link below.

 

Jorge F. Cassir, MD

Radiation Oncologist

We provide our patients access to the latest advances in cancer treatment, offering high-tech, comprehensive care in a warm, healing environment.

pic_Cassir_JorgeJorge F. Cassir, MD

Jorge F. Cassir, MD, brings more than 35 years experience to his roles as Director of Radiation Oncology at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Director of Radiation Oncology at Shore Memorial Hospital, and Director of Radiation Oncology at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital. He has also served as Acting Medical Director of Oncology Services at RNS Regional Medical Center.

Before joining ARMC, Dr. Cassir was Assistant Clinical Radiation Therapist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and Assistant Attending Radiologist (and Assistant Professor of Radiology) at New York Cornell Medical Center.

He earned his medical degree from the Universidad del Valle School of Medicine in Cali, Colombia and completed his residency in medicine at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. He completed a second residency and a special fellowship in radiation therapy at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Cassir is certified in therapeutic radiation by the American College of Radiology, of which he is a member. He is also a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology, the Radiological Society of New Jersey, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the New Jersey Medical Society, the Medical Society of Atlantic County. He currently is Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Therapy and Nuclear Medicine at Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Cassir is principal investigator at ARMC for the Jefferson Oncology Group, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. His work has been published inn the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.

Dr. Cassir is the only Spanish-speaking oncologist in Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

Recognized for the outstanding Radiation Oncology care provided to the community by Inside Jersey Top Docs 2014.

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James C. Wurzer, MD, PhD

Medical Director of Radiation Oncology

A diagnosis of cancer touches on every aspect of a person’s life, and I believe outstanding cancer care should be equally encompassing. I strive to apply that philosophy in treating cancer patients and helping people who suffer from this frustrating and debilitating disease.

 

James C. Wurzer, MD, PhDJames C. Wurzer, MD, PhD

James C. Wurzer, MD, PhD, is medical director of Radiation Oncology at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC). After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, he earned both his medical degree and his doctorate in pharmacology through a National Institutes of Health-sponsored program at the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology at the School of Medicine, Temple University. He served as chief resident in radiation oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia and completed an American

Society for Therapeutic and Radiology Oncology Fellowship in radiation oncology, also at Fox Chase.

Dr. Wurzer has extensive experience in all radiation treatment modalities, including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiation therapy and brachytherapy. Dr. Wurzer is specially trained in CyberKnife® robotic radiosurgery. Certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology, he has published in medical journals including Cancer; Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics; Carcinogenesis; Journal of Neuroscience Research and Nucleic Acids Research. He has presented his research nationally and internationally.

Dr. Wurzer serves as a liaison to the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. He is a member of the New Jersey Medical Society, the American Cancer Society, the American College of Radiology, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation, the American College of Radiation Oncology and the American Medical Association.

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Marianne Herman, MSN, RN, ACHPN, APN

Nurse Practitioner

I strive to help patients and families through the healing process from diagnosis through survivorship. I am committed to providing quality safe care to all, relieving suffering, improving quality of life for patients living with cancer, and assuring that the care provided meets the needs and goals of patients.

Marianne Herman, MSN, RN, ACHPN, APNMarianne Herman, MSN, RN, ACHPN, APN

Marianne Herman, MSN, RN, ACHPN, APN, is a long-time AtlantiCare colleague with more than 25 years of patient care experience. She joined the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute as a board-certified nurse practitioner in 2012.

Prior to this clinical role, Herman held the position of palliative care nurse practitioner and program coordinator at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC). She previously held the positions of clinical nurse specialist, Medical/Surgical/Oncology, and as staff nurse in the Hematology/Oncology/ Medical-Surgical unit at ARMC.

Herman earned a Master of Science degree in nursing (MSN) from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN) from The Richard Stockton State College. She earned board certification as an adult nurse practitioner, as well as advanced certification in hospice and palliative care nursing and certification from the End-of-Life Nursing
Education Consortium.

She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the New Jersey Nurses Association, the Oncology Nurses Society, and several other professional societies. In addition, Herman is a proud recipient of The AtlantiCare 2012 iCare Nursing Excellence “Caritas Nurse” Award.

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Vijaykumar K. Gandhi, MD

Adjunct Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology

As a physician specializing in blood and cancer diseases, my goal is to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art, personalized treatments to all my patients, with honesty, dignity, and caring. I consider it a privilege and honor to be part of the Hematology–Oncology team and assist my patients in their fight against cancer.

 

Vijay GandhiVijaykumar K. Gandhi, MD

Before joining Fox Chase Cancer Center and the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, Vijaykumar K. Gandhi, MD, was in private practice as a hematologist and oncologist in Cape May Court House, NJ, for more than 25 years. From 1990 to 2003, he served as chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital in Cape May County Court House, where he contributed to the development of cancer programs such as the oncology tumor board and chemotherapy infusion services.

After earning his medical degree from the Baroda Medical College, M.S. University in India, Dr. Gandhi completed a residency in internal medicine at Catholic Medical Center, Jamaica, New York. He then completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Mercy Catholic Medical Center (Jefferson University, Philadelphia affiliate), as well as at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

Dr. Gandhi is dual board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in medical oncology and internal medicine. He was certified as a diplomate in hematology by ABIM from 1992 to 2002. He has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly, New Jersey Magazine from 2005 to 2014, and the Consumer Research Council of America. In addition, Dr. Gandhi is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the New Jersey Medical Society, and he is a past president of the Cape May County unit of the American Cancer Society. He resides in Cape May County with his wife and two daughters.

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Vijay Sandilya, MD

Medical Oncologist

I consider it a privilege not only to be able to bring advanced medical care to my patients, but also stand by them during one of the most testing times in their lives. I always strive to make each one of my patients feel better by treating them and their loved ones with dignity, by being honest, and by presenting choices in a way that is easy to understand and also factors in their individual and unique situation.

 

vijay-sandilya-mdVijay Sandilya, MD

Prior to joining Fox Chase and AtlantiCare, Dr. Sandilya completed a clinical fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at the Drexel University College of Medicine, serving as chief fellow in his final year. In 2010, he supervised the opening of a new office of Cancer Care of Central Pennsylvania in Lock Haven, Pa., building the practice from scratch to serve patients in Clinton County. He oversaw the operations of the on-site infusion center, as well as serving as the hematologist-oncologist for the facility. At Lock Haven Hospital, Dr. Sandilya worked as a consultant hematologist-oncologist and served as chairman of the Continuing Medical Education Committee. He is an expert reviewer for
scientific research journals focused on the areas of immunology and oncology.

Dr. Sandilya has a special interest in treating patients with lymphoma and colon cancer. He is triple board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology.
Dr. Sandilya earned a medical degree at University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi University, in Delhi, India, and completed a residency in internal medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa.

He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and enjoys travel and music. He resides in Egg Harbor Township with his wife and two daughters.

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