Leadership

Gary R. Shapiro, MD

The Medical Director of the Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin is Dr. Shapiro. He is based at the Cancer Center in New Richmond and oversees cancer care at all six partnering hospital locations.

Dr. Shapiro offers local patients more than three decades of clinical and academic experience in medical oncology, including work as chairman of the Department of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, director of the Johns Hopkins’ Geriatric Oncology Program, and associate professor in the Department of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. His extensive training includes a fellowship in medical oncology at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Shapiro is certified by the American Board of Medical Oncology and American Board of Internal Medicine. His specialty interests include geriatric oncology, breast cancer and medical ethics.

Glenn Applegate, MD

Dr. Applegate comes to us from Turville Bay Radiation Oncology Center in Madison, WI. He has more than 15 years of radiation oncology experience including serving as a director of oncology. Dr. Applegate has performed both brachytherapy and gynecologic brachytherapy.

Dr. Applegate is certified by the American Board of Radiology and has experience treating all types of malignancies.

Jackie Nelson, MBA Director, Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin

Ms. Nelson has served as director of oncology at the Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin since 2013. Since joining the Center, she has launched two new cancer care facilities, developed new programs for oncology patients and continues to find opportunities to collaborate in the Western Wisconsin communities to deliver the best cancer experience possible for patients. At the Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin, her goal is to create a patient-centered culture, where patients in Western WI will find state-of-the-art-care with providers and staff who will walk with them throughout their journey.

Ms. Nelson’s background includes director of outpatient cancer care services for HealthEast Care System, hospital administrative roles at Augustana Health Care Center and Allina Health, and practice administrator at Minnesota Oncology & Hematology, PA in the Twin Cities.

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