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Welcome to Surgical Oncology
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Welcome to the Division of Surgical Oncology

Our Surgical Oncologist are an integral part of the clinical, basic research, and clinical research activities of the Massey Cancer Center, one of only 67 NCI-designated cancer centers in the country.

Our surgeons admit over 450 patients per year and perform approximately 1,300 surgical procedures yearly, plus more than 200 oncologic procedures at the affiliated McGuire Veterans' Administration Hospital. Care of patients with cancer at the VCU Medical Center is focused in the Massey Cancer Center, with a heavy emphasis on multi-disciplinary care for most patients.

Prior to a patient’s appointment, our surgeons work together with a team of specialists from many different disciplines in the area’s largest and most comprehensive multidisciplinary teams. Each team consists of medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, genetic counselors, clinical research nurses, physical therapists and social workers, among others, who come together to customize each individual patient’s course of treatment. This level of teamwork and communication is unparalleled and provides the highest-quality, personalized care – all culminating into better outcomes for patients.

Our surgeons participate in multidisciplinary team conferences for the following disease types:

Breast cancers

  • Massey Cancer Center
    Breast Health Center Conference | Tuesdays, 12:30pm-2pm

    Multidisciplinary working conference to review data and make decisions about new referrals and breast cancer patients currently receiving treatment.

Gastrointestinal cancers (colorectal, stomach, esophagus, liver, pancreas)

  • Massey Cancer Center
    GI Tumor Center Conference
    | Thursdays, 1:30pm
    Multidisciplinary conference to review data and make decisions about new referrals and gastrointestinal cancer patients under treatment.



Harry Bear, MD, PhD
Chair, Division of Surgical Oncology
VCU Medical Center


Harry Bear, MD, PhD

Harry Bear, MD, PhD
Chair, Surgical Oncology

Division Manager:
Ann Whitaker

Delivery Address:
West Hospital
7th Floor, West Wing
1200 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23298
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Mailing address:
Box 980011
Richmond, VA 23298-0011

Phone: (804) 828-9322
Fax: (804) 828-4808



(804) 828-3250
VCU Massey Cancer Center Lower Dalton Oncology Clinic
1300 East Marshall Street
North Hospital, Basement
Richmond, VA 23219
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(804) 560-8920
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9000 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, Virginia 23235

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9109 Stony Point Drive
Richmond, Virginia 23235

(804) 527-4540
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3470 Mayland Court
Henrico, Virginia 23233

(804) 957-6287
Temple Avenue
2035 Waterside Road
Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23219




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