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West Cancer Center & Research Institute welcomes

three distinguished physicians as partners of the cancer center


West Cancer Center & Research Institute is governed by a physician partnership to ensure care for cancer patients is clinically superior with the latest technology and research. Matthew Ballo, MD, FACR, Richard Fine, MD, FACS and Eric Wiedower, DO, current physicians at West, joined this partnership February 2021, adding expertise in Radiation Oncology, Breast Surgery and Medical Oncology.


With a patient-centric, physician-driven oncology model, West Cancer Center & Research Institute can provide outstanding cancer care to individuals in this region. West is home to 100 oncology specialists with 21 partners to ensure all decisions at the cancer center improve treatments options and quality of life measures for all patients. “We are honored to add Drs. Ballo, Fine and Wiedower as partners of West. Their experience and reputation in Radiation Oncology, Breast Surgery and Medical Oncology will further enhance the quality of leadership,” said Kurt Tauer, MD, FACP, Chairman & co-founder of West.


Dr. Fine joined Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center, the Breast Center at West, in 2012 from Atlanta, GA where he was Director of Advanced Breast Care. With a residency and fellowship from Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, he quickly earned an impressive reputation in Breast Surgery and was one of the first in the US to perform image guided breast biopsies. Fine is also past president and chairman of the board for the prestigious American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) and continues to hold leadership positions.


UTHSC/West fellowship trained, Eric Wiedower, DO, joined the Medical Oncology faculty in 2016. Recognized for exemplary performance and leadership, Dr. Wiedower served as Chief Resident at the University of Kansas and Chief Fellow at UTHSC/West. His practice is focused on the North Mississippi community at the Desoto Campus, where he has a stellar reputation with both patients and their families.


Director of Radiation Oncology, Matthew Ballo, MD, FACR, is recognized internationally as a pioneer in Radiation Oncology- trained at MD Anderson and Mt. Sinai Medical Center. He joined West Cancer Center in 2014, after 17 years of practice at MD Anderson Cancer Center in
Houston, TX. Dr. Ballo was the first to use Tumor Treating Fields for Mesothelioma in the US, is highly published and respected by fellow providers, West leadership and patients.