There are over 10 million people living with cancer in the United States – nearly 20 times more than the entire population of Davidson County & twice that of the entire state of Tennessee.

According to the 2006 Institute of Medicine report “From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition” cancer survivors have an unmet need for targeted rehabilitation services. At the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, we are changing that because it is the right thing to do. 

The VUMC Rehabilitation Oncology Program is being developed to provide a comprehensive approach for Physical & Occupational Therapy services delivery for cancer survivors.

Cancer Focus Team Members:

The Orthopaedics & rehabilitation Cancer Focus Team is an interdisciplinary team of professionals that are working together to develop the nation’s gold standard of delivery of Rehabilitation Services for cancer patient populations.  Our members represent Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Oncology Nursing, Hematology Oncology Medicine, and hospital administration.  Our members also belong to VICC care conference groups, the VICC Pain & Symptom Management Program, VICC tumor boards, hospital committees, community advisory boards and a variety of professional organizations.

Team Leader: Ann Marie Flores, P.T., Ph.D., M.S., M.A.

Members (past & present):           

  • Andrea Antone, PT (VOI)
  • Carmin Bartow, SLP (Bill Wilkerson Center, Otolaryngology & Speech &
    Hearing Sciences)
  • Donna Copeland, RN, APRN (Mgr, Cancer Patient
    Care Center, Myelosuppression Unit, Member Stem Cell Transplant Team)
  • Donna Dunn, RN, MSN, ACNP (Stem Cell Transplant Team)
  • Kelly Floyd, MS, OTR/L - Assistant Manager (VOI)
  • Lisa Haack, PT, NCS (Bill Wilkerson Center, Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation
  • Scott Hawes, MPT, NCS(VOI)
  • Madan Jagasia, MD (Assistant Professor, Hematology/Oncology, Stem Cell
    Transplant Team)
  • Ann Luther, RN, ACNP (Case Manager Otolaryngology & Vascular Surgery)
  • Robert Knight, PT (VOI)
  • Sharon Sims, RN, MSN, ACNP (Stem Cell Transplant Team)
  • Emily Sutinis, PT (VOI)

For more information about the program and activities, please contact:

Ann Marie Flores, P.T., Ph.D., M.S., M.A.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Clinic: (615) 322-0100
Academic Office:  (615) 343-3477
Fax:  (615) 343-1535

Referring to the VUMC Rehabilitation Oncology Program

  • Inpatients:  We process Wiz Orders twice daily for response within 24 hours.
  • Outpatients:  Submit referrals by either:

FAX your prescription to (615) 343-7645*


CALL 343-9284 to make an appointment*
AND FAX your prescription to 343-7645

Patient’s name
Medical Record Number
Patient Contact Information*
Medical Diagnosis

 * The outpatient scheduler will call your patient upon receipt of the faxed prescription.

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