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6/21/17: Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital – Bethke Names New Medical Director

Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital – Bethke is pleased to introduce two physicians who are new to their roles: James Weitzman, MD, who has been with the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital-Bethke since 2013, and was recently named Medical Director of the Cancer Center, and Elizabeth Bigger, MD, who has joined the team as a hematology/oncology physician.

Dr. Weitzman, a Concord resident, received his medical degree from the State University of New York-Downstate Medical Center and completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Tufts-New England Medical Center. His clinical interests include lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, multiple myeloma, benign and malignant hematology.

Dr. Bigger, a Westford resident, earned her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Duke University Medical Center. Her clinical interests include lymphoma and breast cancer.

“Under the leadership of Dr. Weitzman, our oncology patients receive the latest cancer treatments and the highest quality care right in their own community, with world-class oncology physicians, including Dr. Bigger,” said Christine Schuster, President and CEO of Emerson Hospital. “Emerson is pleased to provide comprehensive treatments to our patients with the convenience and personal touch that our health system is known for.”

For more information about the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital-Bethke, please visit http://emersonhospital.org/MedServicesAndCenters/Centers/Bethke.aspx.

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About Emerson Hospital
Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford, and urgent care centers in Hudson and Littleton. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.

About Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital – Bethke
With comprehensive radiation oncology and medical oncology services, as well as Mass General thoracic cancer surgery consultations all under one umbrella, the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital-Bethke achieves highly coordinated care for patients. The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center’s joint program with Emerson Hospital brings together experienced cancer specialists, leading-edge technology and the latest treatment options.