Now in its sixth year of operation, the Joan Knechel Cancer Center has two medical oncologists seeing patients within the Center. According to JKCC Program Director Frances Polubjak, The Joan Knechel Cancer Center has expanded its medical oncology program to include two medical oncologists. Medical oncology is the treatment of cancer using medications, such as chemotherapy.

Bohdan E. Halibey, M.D., specializes in medical oncology and internal medicine. He is a graduate of the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico. He completed his training at the College of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ in internal medicine and at the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ, Department of Medical Oncology. His practice consists of medical oncology and internal medicine.

Usha Niranjan, M.D., is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. Dr. Niranjan is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College, India, and was instrumental in establishing the Department of Microbiology at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Regional Cancer Center, Bangalore, India. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. She has also served as an instructor of medical residents as fellows in hematology/oncology at New York Medical College.