Swedish Medical Center's Breast Care Team work together to ensure each patient receives an individualized treatment plan.
Kelly Topf, R.N., BSN, MS
Kelly is an oncology patient care coordinator and genetic counselor at Swedish Medical Center. She helps patients and families prepare and plan for treatment by coordinating services, managing physician appointments and referrals, helping patients find needed education and support services, and designing treatment plans. As a genetic counselor, she provides individuals and families with information on the nature, inheritance and implications of hereditary cancer syndromes by using personal and family histories to provide risk assessments and testing options.
Master's Degree: California State University, Northridge
Lisa D. Ahrendt, M.D.
Dr. Ahrendt is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. She has particular interest in breast cancer, but sees a wide variety of oncology patients and is eager to educate them about their illness, as well as help them meet their unique treatment challenges.
Medical Degree: Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Residency & Fellowship: Tufts-New England Medical Center
Lilly Klancar, M.D.
Dr. Klancar is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. She provides consultation to patients with many types of cancers and hematologic disorders such as leukemia, myeloma and lymphoma.
Medical Degree & Residency: University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Fellowship: University of Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Center
Allan M. Miller, M.D.
Dr. Miller is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology, and a registered pharmacist. He brings a multidisciplinary focus to treating cancer and hematology patients.
Medical Degree & Residency: Indiana University
Pharmacy Degree: Purdue University
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Hospital
Michael T. Parra, M.D.
Dr. Parra is board certified in internal medicine. He sees patients with all types of cancers; however, he has a special interest and expertise in treating patients with malignant melanoma and breast cancer. Dr. Parra is proud to have been featured in 5280 magazine as a "Denver Top Doc."
Medical Degree: Creighton University School of Medicine
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Fellowship: University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Edgar F. Prasthofer, M.D.
Dr. Prasthofer is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. His clinical interests include diagnosing and treating a wide variety of cancers, including breast, lung and colon cancers. Dr. Prasthofer is actively involved with research activities and has served as the Principal Investigator for a number of national clinical trials.
Medical Degree: University of Alabama
Residency & Fellowship: University of Alabama Hospitals and Clinics
David Trevarthen, M.D.
Dr. Trevarthen is board certified in internal medicine. He has a longstanding interest in the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. Also, he is interest in cancer research and involvement with several large national co-operative research groups has been instrumental in making cutting-edge clinical trials available to Swedish breast cancer patients.
Medical Degree: University of Wisconsin Medical School
Residency: St. Joseph Hospital, Denver
Reginald Bell, M.D.
Dr. Bell is board certified in general surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in breast, endocrine, gastrointestinal (including laparoscopic surgery and weight-loss surgery) and tumor surgery.
Medical Degree: Medical College of Virginia
Residency: University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
James R. Deline, M.D.
Dr. Deline has practiced medicine at Swedish Medical Center for more than 17 years. He is interested in caring for patients with cancer, with specific interest in treating breast cancer patients. He is a participant at the Swedish tumor board and breast conference, and holds the position of chairman on the Swedish Hospital Cancer Committee.
Medical Degree: Creighton University
Residency: St. Joseph Hospital, Denver
Eric O. Kortz, M.D.
Dr. Kortz is a board-certified general surgeon who is committed to excellence and compassion. He is a Colorado native, born in Denver and since 1992 has been practicing general surgery on the Swedish Medical Center campus.
Medical Degree: University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowships: National Institutes of Health & University of Chicago