About us

University cancer care has its advantages. Since physicians and nurse practitioners of POG trained and served as faculty at various university cancer centers, we value the advantages that comes from the university setting. Perhaps the most powerful advantage are the cohesive protocols and processes that are implemented for each specific cancer. These processes are done in collaboration with surgical, medical and radiation oncologists. The processes reduce errors, ensure best practices, and improve efficiencies. Everyone is on the same page. The limitation of university cancer care is that it can be impersonal. Patients feel lost in the cornucopia of supportive staff, residents, medical students, nurses, and physicians. Furthermore, Universities are often located in larger cities, causing many patients to drive great distances for their care.
Community cancer care, in the right circumstances, can be as good, if not better, then university cancer care. The greatest advantage of community care is the personalized medicine which most patients strongly desire. There is also convenience and familiarity with community care, which after a frightening diagnosis of cancer, is very important. The potential problem with community care is that it may be fragmented. Often times, clinical processes are not clearly in place. This fragmentation may lead to outdated treatments, mistakes, or unnecessary procedures.

The POG Advantage

POG understands the advantages of both university and community cancer care. Our mission is to bridge the gaps between both types of care. We do this by bringing clinical processes, with physician collaboration, to the community while still maintaining the personalized touch which patients value and need.

Why Join POG ?

Core Values

  • CONTRIBUTION
    Giving back through community service.
  • FAMILY
    Value, Support, Encouragement.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY
    100% Accountability 100% of the time.
  • CURIOSITY
    Constant state of learning and professional growth.
  • AUTONOMY
    Doing your best work on your own terms.
  • ANTICIPATION
    Forward thinking.

Our Team

  • Former NorthwesternUniversity Faculty inRadiation Oncology
  • TEDx Speaker
  • National Speaker for Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Bobby Knoneru

Bobby N. Koneru, MD Radiation Oncologist
President & Founder

Tamer Refaat, MD

Tamer Refaat, MD MD

Jenna Dodds

Jenna Dodds Executive Assistant

  • Over 20 years experience in billing, office management, and executive assistant.
Stacey Ruark

Stacey Ruark Executive Office Manager

  • University of Kansas School of Medicine Graduate
  • Expertise in Radiosurgery, Brachytherapy, IMRT, IGRT

Vera Nigrin, MD Radiation Oncologist

  • Former Fox Chase Cancer Center Faculty
  • Over 50 Publications
  • Expertise in Radiosurgery, Brachytherapy, IMRT, IGRT

Aruna Turaka, MD Radiation Oncologist

Jay Leeman

Jay Leeman Clinic Operations Manager

Taylor Schroeder

Taylor Schroeder Medical Dosimetrist