Cancer Center Team

Specialists

These specialists work closely with referring specialists, keeping each patient’s other doctors informed of his/her treatment program and progress.

Paul Jacquin, M.D.
Board Certifications:
Hematology and Internal Medicine
Board Eligible in Medical Oncology
Undergraduate and Graduate School:
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Medical School:
University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
Internship & Residency:
Naval Regional Medical Center, Portmouth, Virginia
Fellowship:
San Diego Naval Hospital & Scripps Clinic in San Diego, California

Algis Sidrys, M.D.
Board Certifications:
Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology
Undergraduate and Graduate School:
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Medical School:
Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
Internship:
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Residency:
Radiation Oncology: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Fellowship:
Hematology/Oncology: University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama

Jonas Sidrys, M.D.
Board Certifications:
Radiation Oncology
Undergraduate and Graduate School:
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Medical School:
Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
Internship:
MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, Illinois
Residency:
Radiation Oncology: Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California in Los Angeles

Venumadhav Kotla, M.D.
Board Certifications:
Internal Medicine
Eligible for Hematology/Oncology
Undergraduate and Graduate School:
All India Institue of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Medical School:
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Residency:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi
Fellowship:
Hematology/Oncology: Albert Einstein

Hemamalini Karpurapu, M.D.
Medical School: 
Guntur Medical College, India
Internal Medicine residency: 
Howard University Hospital,
Washington, D.C.
Hematology/Oncology Fellowship: 
Howard University Hospital,
Washington, D.C.
 
 
 

Jasmine Olive, Oncology NP                 Board Certifications:                                   Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner                                     Undergraduate and Graduate School:   Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Ala., (cum laude)   University of Alabama in Birmingham, Ala.                                           Certifications:                               Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Chemotherapy and Biotherapy provider 

Additional Staff

In order to deliver the best care to our patients and their families, we also utilize an array of multidisciplinary staff located right in The Cancer Center to ensure your experience is streamlined as much as possible:

  • Medical Director
  • Registered Oncology Dietitian
  • Oncology Social Worker
  • Medical Physicist
  • Medical Dosimetrist
  • Oncology Billing
  • Oncology Pharmacist
  • Oncology Data (Cancer Registry)
  • Radiation and Medical Oncology Nursing
  • Breast Health Nurse Navigator
  • Lung Health Nurse Navigator
  • Clinical Trials
  • Registered Radiation Therapists
  • Oncology scheduling/office staff
  • Genetic Testing
  • Pet Therapy

Cancer Center Services

Cookeville Regional Cancer Center is a comprehensive program and through the physicians’ affiliation with strong academic medical centers, we offer patients clinical trials. On-site services include:

Patient and Family Services:
Our oncology social worker helps patients and family members deal with the emotional and psychosocial aspects of their illness one-on-one, as well as financial assessment, transportation assistance, home health referrals and organization/ facilitation of support groups.

Nutrition Services:
Our registered dietitians have years of specialized oncology training and experience in helping cancer patients support their immune system to counteract the effects of their illness. They provide nutritional assessment, analysis, support and strategies to improve healing while lessening any ill effects.

Cancer Registry:
We maintain a comprehensive database designed for the collection of information on the cancer patient, which provides them with lifetime follow-up.

Other Services:

  • Cancer Conferences - Frequent multidisciplinary hospital-wide conferences for the education of physicians regarding current oncology therapies and consultive services for patients.
  • Cancer Committee - A group of individuals, physicians and professional support staff dedicated to providing leadership for the cancer program.
  • Speech and Physical Therapy
  • Patient & Family Education and Support
  • Spiritual Support - Spiritual support is provided through our chaplains.
  • The latest in Diagnostic workup such as PET-CT, the latest MRI technology including Breast MRI.
  • Cancer Prevention and Screening Programs
  • Rehabilitation program  including physical and speech therapy
  • Lymphedema specialists