Health System Welcomes New Radiation Oncologist to Cancer Care Center

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Dec. 1, 2008 – Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to welcome radiation oncologist Kenyon Meadows, MD. Meadows joins fellow radiation oncologist Bruce Tripp, MD, in practice at the Health System’s Cancer Care Center on the Brunswick Campus.

Meadows, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. While at Case Western, Meadows, a defensive end on the football team, was named to the 1997 GTE Academic All American 1st Football Team. After completing college, Meadows enrolled in Case Western’s School of Medicine and received his medical degree in 2001. He then went on to complete an internship in internal medicine at Metrohealth Medical Center in Cleveland followed by his completion of a residency in radiation oncology at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Most recently, he was on the medical staff at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama.

Radiation oncology is a medical specialty dealing with the use of various forms of radiation in treating cancer. Meadows says he found his specialty somewhat by accident near the end of his third year of medical school. “I didn’t feel led to any particular specialty at that point, so I went out exploring and happened to take an elective in radiation/oncology,” says Meadows, who soon found helping cancer patients was his calling. “I was very impressed with how appreciative the patients were for the care you gave them.”

Dr. Meadows, who is board certified by the American Board of Radiology, belongs to the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and the Radiological Society of North America. He has made numerous professional presentations and has had articles accepted for publication in the Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics and the American Journal of Otolaryngology.

He says the move to the Golden Isles was an easy one to make. “My wife’s family lives in Jacksonville and we love this area,” says Meadows, who has two young daughters, Camille, 2, and Gabrielle, 2 months, with his wife Wilnita. “The hospital is beautiful and houses the latest technology. And living close to the water is a plus. I think we’ll be at home here.”

For more information about the Cancer Care Center, call 912-466-5100 or visit www.sghs.com.