New Oncology Professionals at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center

New Oncology Professionals at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center
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Three highly-trained oncology professionals April Kennedy, MD, Kristin DeHahn, NP-C and Stefanie Rashti, CRNP have joined the multidisciplinary team at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center. These providers bring top-tier education and training, as well as years of experience to the job.

Dr. April Kennedy received her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She completed an internal medicine residency at the University of California, Davis, and a hematology and oncology fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center/Stephenson Cancer Center. Dr. Kennedy joins Ridley-Tree Cancer Center’s Solvang branch from First California Physician Partners (FCPP) in San Luis Obispo and Central Coast Medical Oncology in Santa Maria where she worked for more than a decade. As an experienced principal investigator on numerous clinical trials for cancer therapies, Dr. Kennedy has published her findings in national medical journals, and puts her research knowledge into practice when treating patients.

After working for five years as an infusion nurse at Ridley-Tree, Kristin DeHahn, NP-C joins the Medical Oncology Department as a certified nurse practitioner. She will be working closely with the medical teams that guide patient care and treatment. Ms. DeHahn graduated from the University of Southern California’s (USC) Family Nurse Practitioner Program. She also received her master’s degree in nursing from USC, and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Rush University. She previously worked as a nurse at The Methodist Hospital in Texas. 

Nurse Practitioner Stefanie Rashti, CRNP joins Sansum Clinic’s Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning Department. She is advance-certified as an adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, as a hospice and palliative care nurse, and has specialty training in heart failure management, cardiac device support, advanced cardiac life support, and heart transplantation. She comes to Ridley-Tree from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA where she worked as a palliative care inpatient nurse practitioner.  Stefanie received her nursing education at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Ridley-Tree Cancer Center

Ridley-Tree Cancer Center is a world-class regional cancer facility located in Santa Barbara, CA. Our comprehensive team of 21 highly-trained physicians and compassionate staff offer expertise across the spectrum of treatment modalities including medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, nuclear medicine and palliative care. We utilize the latest technology and treatments, clinical research, and evidence-based wellness programs and support services to provide patients with every opportunity for a successful outcome. Our mission is to provide all patients in Santa Barbara County access to the myriad of services offered, close to home. This care is made possible thanks to the generosity of community donors and our longstanding partnership with the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara.

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