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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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Johanna C. Bendell, MD

Chief Development Officer; Director of the GI Cancer Research Program

Dr. Bendell joined Sarah Cannon in 2008 and serves as Chief Development Officer. In her role, Dr. Bendell leads the development and expansion of physician, site and Pharma relationships across the Sarah Cannon network. Additionally, Dr. Bendell serves as Director of the GI Cancer Research Program, overseeing the clinical trial menu for GI cancers across the Sarah Cannon network. Her work in early drug development has helped guide first-in-man agents through proof-of-concept studies.

Dr. Bendell received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Chicago in 1994 and 1998, respectively. She completed her internship and residency in the Department of Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, as well as a fellowship in adult oncology at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is board certified in medical oncology. Additionally, she is a partner with Tennessee Oncology, PLLC.