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:
Lynne Allen, MN, ARNP, Oncology Nurse Practitioner
Lynne’s healthcare career has its roots in her teenage years, when
she was a candy-striper at her local hospital in Baker City. She says
Celilo is the career destination of her dreams.
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.
Paula Lee-Volkov, MD, Radiologist
Dr. Lee-Volkov enjoys the opportunity to use data that a primary care physician
has provided about their patient and, like a detective, analyze it to
help make diagnoses. She also loves the chance she gets daily to make
a positive impact on patients’ lives.
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.
Kim Tyler, NP
Kim Tyler is a nurse practitioner at Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s
Celilo Cancer Center.
A board-certified oncology nurse practitioner (NP), Kim provides diagnosis,
treatment, and support for patients at Celilo. In collaboration with a
comprehensive healthcare team, she helps patients and their families through
all stages of the disease process.
Kim received her B.S. in Nursing at Boston College School of Nursing and
completed her M.S. in Adult Oncology Nurse Practitioner at Columbia University
School of Nursing, where she received the CAPSONA scholarship and was
invited into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Throughout her more than 20-year career in healthcare, Kim has served in
a variety of settings, including OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Yale New
Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut and Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center in New York City.
Kim relocated to the Gorge for the natural beauty and feels blessed to
be part of a close-knit community that celebrates each other’s joys,
eases each other’s burdens and steps up for people in need. In her
free time she enjoys skiing, mountain biking, reading and spending time
Dong Xiang, MD
Dr. Dong Xiang is a hematologist-oncologist at Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s
Celilo Cancer Center.
As a board-certified hematologist and medical oncologist, Dr. Dong Xiang
specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of blood diseases
and cancer. He has a special interest in novel treatment and clinical
trials for patients with advanced stage cancer and is known for his research
in breast and lung cancers.
Dr. Xiang earned his M.S. in Molecular Biology at University of Alabama
and completed his M.D. at Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, China.
He took his internship and residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center
in Wilmington, North Carolina, before completing his hematology/oncology
fellowship at the Division of Medical Oncology & Hematology at University
Prior to joining MCMC, Dr. Xiang worked in a variety of settings, including
as a hematologist/oncologist at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute in Portland,
hematologist/oncologist at Humboldt Medical Specialists in Eureka and
assistant professor/phase 1 clinical trial director at the Division of
Medical Oncology & Hematology at St. Louis University.
Dr. Xiang is passionate about caring for people with cancer, alleviating
symptoms and using all the tools at his disposal to help patients live
longer lives. He cherishes the moments when his patients respond positively
to treatment and achieve remission.
He relocated to the Gorge for the natural beauty, small town environment
and experienced, trustworthy colleagues. In his freetime, Dr. Xiang enjoys
table tennis, fishing, running, and spending time with family.
Dr. Xiang is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and
the American Society of Hematology. He serves on the editorial board of
Novel Biomarkers and the Journal of Biomarker Research. He is fluent in
English and Chinese.