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Daniel P. McKellar M.D., FACS

Dr. Daniel McKellar was born in Northern California and attended the University of California at Davis, receiving a bachelor's degree with honors in biochemistry in 1982. He then attended Loyola University's Stritch School of Medicine where he earned his medical degree in 1987. At Loyola, he received the President's Medallion—the highest honor for a graduating student. Dr. McKellar performed his surgical residency at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio followed by four years of service in the United States Air Force. He has been in private practice in Dayton for several years, and came to Wayne HealthCare in 2009 as a full-time general surgeon and director of the cancer program.

Dr. McKellar has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on various surgical topics, made several presentations at national surgical meetings, and is the author of a surgical textbook titled "Prognosis and Outcomes in Surgical Diseases."

Dr. McKellar's primary focus, throughout his career, has been to improve the quality of care for cancer patients. This commitment has led to his involvement in many National Cancer Institute supported clinical trials and his service in many national, state, and local cancer organizations including the Ohio Division Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, Ohio Partners for Cancer Control, Dayton Clinical Oncology Program. Dr. McKellar also serves on the cancer advisory committee to the Ohio Department of Health and has been very active in the Commission on Cancer, the national organization that accredits approximately 1,500 cancer programs in the United States, and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). He has personally visited and reviewed over 100 cancer and breast centers in the country and held many leadership positions in service to the Commission on Cancer. Currently, Dr. McKellar serves as the chair of the Accreditation Committee of the Commission on Cancer and helps to develop cancer program standards for all accredited cancer programs.

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John J. Haluschak M.D., - Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Haluschak, M.D. graduated from medicine at Loma Linda University in California. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Kettering Medical Center, then a Fellowship in Hematology & Oncology at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve.

He is an active member of the Dayton Clinical Oncology Program, an organization that provides access to National Cancer Institute and cancer research treatments locally. Dr. Haluschak currently focuses on Genitourinary and Thoracic cancers, though previously has worked with many different types of malignancies.

Patients as well as their family needs, the challenges of cancer care, and constant advances are particular aspects of the specialty he finds rewarding. He appreciates addressing patient concerns and fears with information. Dr. Haluschak believes all patients should be treated as family adding he feels “honored to be their physician”.

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James H. Sabiers M.D., - Hematology/ Oncology

Dr. Sabiers received his Medical Degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1988. He completed his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland, followed by a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at University Ireland Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University.

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Jill Brown R.N., BSN, OCN, CBCN - Cancer Care Coordinator

Jill graduated from Andrews University with a bachelor's degree in Nursing. Licensed by the Ohio Board of Nursing since 1986, she has worked in all areas of Oncology and has twenty years of Oncology experience. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society and a Board Member of the Cancer Association of Darke County. Jill is the Clinical Trial nurse, as well as the Breast Cancer Coordinator at Wayne HealthCare, and will be working closely with our physicians to meet the needs of the cancer patients in our community.