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Andrew Frankart, MD

Hometown: I was born in Cincinnati and also grew up in Lima, OH before returning to Cincinnati for college.
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

What I like most about Cincinnati: Cincinnati is a great place to live. As a perfect blend of big city and small town, it has plenty to do while being friendly and accessible.

What I like about this residency program: It is a privilege to learn from a group of people who combine top-level clinical knowledge with genuine kindness towards patients and each other.

What I like to do in my free time: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am also a big sports fan and like watching and playing football, basketball, and tennis.


Bailey Nelson, MD

Hometown: Owensboro, KY
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine

What I like most about Cincinnati: My family and friends are nearby. Cincinnati is home to several professional and college sports teams. We have a good music scene with multiple concert venues. The city’s diverse neighborhoods offer a variety of experiences.

Why I like this residency program: Every person in the department is approachable and friendly. I feel like part of a Rad Onc family. We see a high volume of brachytherapy, proton therapy and pediatric cases. There is plenty of research to get involved with.

What I like to do in my free time: Spend time with my husband, family and friends; go to concerts and music festivals, travel, watch basketball, try new restaurants, outdoor activities, swim

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Mel Lizaso, MD

Hometown: New York, NY
Medical School: University of Central Florida

What I like most about Cincinnati: Great people and great food, with an amazing view of the bridges, hills and skyline from either side of the river. I like roller coaster parks, and Ohio is home to two of the major ones (Kings Island and Cedar Point) with many more within driving distance. Cincinnati is just south enough to avoid most of the major snowstorms, so you can experience all four seasons without shoveling snow all winter or preparing for hurricanes in the summer.

What I like this residency program: The Midwest has no shortage of incredibly friendly people, and the same applies to the residency programs here. It is an excellent learning environment and the residency emphasizes a good quality of life both at work and outside of work. Cincinnati Children’s is one of the largest centers for pediatric cancer care, and as a result there are many pediatric patients that are in need of our help with proton therapy provided at the Children’s Liberty Campus.

What I like to do in my free time: Theme parks, roller coasters, skydiving, Broadway musicals, video games, virtual reality


Kevin Lui, MD

Hometown: Fresh Meadows, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

What I like most about Cincinnati: Cincinnati is a nice, accessible, and affordable city. There are plenty of things to do and see here!

Why I like this residency program: Everyone is friendly and willing to teach. The didactics are excellent. There is also a diverse amount of cases including pediatrics, brachytherapy, and proton therapy.

What I like to do in my free time: I enjoy homebrewing, computer programming, getting out into nature, and playing the bassoon.


Samuel Keltner, MD

Hometown: Dayton, OH
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine


Jonathan Sackett, MD

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Taylor MacDonald

Taylor MacDonald, DO

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Medical School: University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jordan Kharofa, MD 
Radiation Oncology Residency Director
Phone: 513-584-4775
Fax: 513-584-4007

Karen Coleman 
Radiation Oncology Residency Coordinator
Phone: 513-584-9089
Fax: 513-584-4007

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Department of Radiation Oncology

Barrett Cancer Center
3151 Bellevue Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

Phone: 513-584-4775
Fax: 513-584-4007