Health System Welcomes Back Radiation Oncologist

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Feb. 25, 2009 – Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to welcome back radiation oncologist and former director of the Brunswick Campus Radiation Oncology Department, chairman of the Cancer Committee and vice chair of the radiology department Timothy Jamieson, MD, PhD. Jamieson joins Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Radiation Oncology, a strategic affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System, and fellow radiation oncologists Bruce Tripp, MD, and Kenyon Meadows, MD.

Jamieson, who is board certified in radiation oncology, completed his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and earned his medical degree and PhD in microbiology from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at Duke University Medical Center where he was chief resident and was the winner of the American Radium Society’s Young Oncologist Award. He joined the medical staff at the Health System’s Brunswick Campus in 1999 where he served for nine years before accepting the position of medical director of radiation oncology at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. While at Virginia Hospital, he was recognized by the magazine Northern Virginia as one of the top radiation oncologists in the state. Although Jamieson says he enjoyed his time in Virginia, he is looking forward to returning to the Georgia coast.

“I really missed interacting with the doctors at the Health System and working with the staff at the Cancer Care Center,” says Jamieson about his return. “My family and I also missed living in Georgia. I’m excited to get back—cancer care is really in the forefront at the Health System and I’m looking forward to helping grow the program, in particular, building the accelerated partial breast irradiation program - I have done more than 70 cases in Virginia.” Jamieson says this procedure allows radiation oncologists and their medical teams to treat patients with early stage breast cancer in just five days instead of the usual seven weeks. He will also resume his working relationship with the Coastal Medical Access Project (CMAP) where he served as chairman for five years.

Jamieson is returning to his home on St. Simons Island along with his wife Michele and their four children, Turner 9, Henry 7, George 2, and Isabella 1.

Although his return date is March 16, the Southeast Georgia Health System Cancer Care Center is already scheduling appointments for Jamieson. To make your appointment or for more information, call 912-466-5100.