Hematology/Oncology - North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
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North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System

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The Hematology and Oncology Section of Medical Service at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS) strives to provide optimal treatment services to Veterans diagnosed with cancer and blood-related disorders.  Veterans are referred by their providers from the outlying clinics in the NF/SGVHS service area and from other VA facilities in Florida.  Oncologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, patient care coordinators, social workers, nutritionists, speech therapists, pharmacists, and cancer registrants are working together to provide best care possible to these Veterans and their families.


Chemotherapy Clinic
Medical Oncology
Social Work

View the Oncology Social Work Patient Education Information Sheet 

Location of Services:

Malcom Randall VA Medical Center (Gainesville, FL)
Fourth Floor, "A" Wing of Main/Original Building

Contact Information:

Hematology/Oncology: 352-548-6000 extension 106486

  • Attendings
    • Dr. Julia Close, Chief of Hematology/Oncology
    • Dr. Robert Carroll
    • Dr. Alan Grosbach
    • Dr. Charles Riggs
    • Dr. Maxim Norkin
    • Dr. Jennifer Duff
    • Dr. Molly Mandernach
  • Chemo Clinic Staff
    • Karen McLeod, RN, MSN, CNL, OCN
    • Elizabeth Jourdan, RN, OCN
    • Max Mirel, RN, BSN
    • Tija Charland, RN
    • Pattie Moss, Medical Support Assistant (IV Scheduler)
  • Pharmacy Staff
    • Kourtney LaPlant, PharmD, BCOP
    • Paige Louzon, PharmD, BCOP
    • Ashley McGee, PharmD
  • Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners
    • Jennifer Owens, ARNP
    • Denise Whittaker, PA-C, MPAS
    • Jennifer MacLaren, PA-C

Patient Care Coordinator: Amy Vidi, 352-548-6000, extension 104280

Oncology Social Worker: Teresa Graney, 352-548-6000, extension 103330

Oncology Nurse Educator: Susan Moses, 352-548-6000, extension 102102

You may also contact one of our Telephone Care programs:

  • Weekdays (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) at 800-988-5641
  • Evenings (Monday-Friday 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. & Weekends/Holidays) at 877-741-3400

Contact Info


  • Gainesville: Malcom Randall VAMC, Fourth Floor, A-Wing of Main/Original Hospital

Contact Number(s)

  • 352-548-6000 Ext. 106486

Hours of Operation

  • Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.