Meet Our Breast Cancer Team
The team at Celilo Cancer Center uses a collaborative approach to treating
and caring for patients. Each specialty is represented at regular meetings
where each patients progress is discussed and the next steps are determined.
Meet the Team Here:
Sophia Bornstein, MD, PHD
Dr. Sophia Bornstein is a board-certified radiation oncologist at Mid-Columbia
Medical Center’s Celilo Cancer Center.
As a board-certified radiation oncologist, Dr. Bornstein specializes in
the use of radiation therapy to reduce the symptoms of or cure cancer,
and in the overall care of patients with cancer. Dr. Bornstein has published
extensively on a number of radiological and oncological topics, and is
known for her research in head and neck cancers, and early phase clinical
Dr. Bornstein earned her M.D. and Ph.D. at Oregon Health & Science
University, where she won multiple awards, scholarships and grants, including
the NIH the Pre-Doctoral Training Grant, Radiological Society of North
American Research Medical Student Grant and Tartar Trust Fellowship. She
completed her internship at Providence St. Vincent’s Medical Center
and took her residency at OHSU’s Department of Radiation Medicine,
where she started a resident-run palliative radiation program, taught
radiobiology and completed the American Board of Radiology Holman Research Pathway.
Prior to joining MCMC, Dr. Bornstein worked as a radiation oncologist in
a variety of settings, including as an assistant professor at OHSU, assistant
professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and as a temporary
physician at multiple underserved communities throughout the country.
Dr. Bornstein feels honored to treat patients with cancer and counsel them
through treatment. She values relationships with her patients and their
families, and develops personalized treatment plans for her patients based
on their needs and wishes.
After 15 years in Portland, Dr. Bornstein is excited to transition to a
community treatment setting with a strong patient focus and impressive
provider expertise. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and wine tasting.
Melodi Johnson, BSN, OCN, CBCN Breast Care Coordinator
Melodi is the breast care coordinator for Mid-Columbia Medical Center.
She works with a diverse and collaborative cancer treatment team at Celilo
Cancer Center where personalized healthcare and education are key components
of the care process.
Kerry Proctor, MD, Pathologist
Dr. Proctor says she feels a special connection to her patients with breast-related
health issues. She enjoys being part of a multi-disciplinary team, with
the common goal of delivering the highest level of care.
Keith Stelzer, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncologist
Dr. Stelzer is a leading expert in the application of intensity modulated
radiation therapy (IMRT) the technology used at Celilo that shapes radiation
beams more precisely to spare surrounding tissue.