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Sarah Cannon Leadership and Physician Experts

Our leadership team, including recognized physician experts and researchers, is at the forefront of shaping new standards of cancer care based upon the latest research. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Sarah Cannon offers integrated cancer services, providing patients with cutting-edge treatments and upholding the highest quality care for patients from diagnosis through survivorship.

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Crystal Dugger

Assistant Vice President, Clinical Operations

Dugger joined Sarah Cannon in 2011 and serves as the assistant vice president of clinical operations where she is responsible for developing the solid tumor and nurse navigation programs for Sarah Cannon, the global cancer institute of HCA.  Previously she was the Health Service Line Leader for Mercy Health cancer programs in Knoxville, Tennessee.   

Dugger has a rich background in oncology health.  She is an executive nurse that developed and implemented oncology services lines, combining technology and clinical care to improve cancer care outcomes.  She received her Masters of Science in Business Administration in Healthcare from Western Governors University and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Tennessee Technological University. She is nationally recognized for her work around developing world-class navigation programs serving on the ACS Navigation roundtable, AONN Committees and the Biden Cancer Workgroup.