Medical Director Radiation Oncologist Board Certified
Robert J. Sollaccio, M.D. serves as medical director at Mat-Su Valley Cancer Center. Prior to joining Advanced Oncology Associates, Dr. Sollaccio served as Medical Director and Chairman of Radiation Oncology at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute for 20 years. After obtaining his medical degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine and completing a surgical internship at Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Dr. Sollaccio completed his Radiation Oncology residency training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he served as Chief Resident for 2 years. He was a strategic partner in bringing innovative technologies in oncology to central Florida. High Dose Rate Brachytherapy, GammaKnife Radiosurgery, Intravascular Brachytherapy, Total Body Irradiation, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, Image-Guided Radiation Therapy, and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy are examples of new technologies introduced to the community as Medical Director. An active member in clinical research, including Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Gynecology Oncology Group, and Southwest Oncology Group, he participated as the clinical instructor to Gynecologic Oncology fellows and the University of Central Florida Medical School. Dr. Sollaccio is board certified in Radiation Oncology. Experienced in all areas of oncology, Dr. Sollaccio’s special interests include breast cancer, brain tumors, prostate cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer, and endometrial cancer. Dr. Sollaccio is passionate about clinical care, fly fishing, skiing, and outdoor Alaskan adventures. Dr. Sollaccio is privileged to serve on the Board of Directors for The Children’s Place. Located in Wasilla, AK, The Children’s Place’s mission is “to offer hope and healing to children and families impacted by child abuse and neglect through a coordinated community response”.
Transitional Internship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Residency, Radiation Oncology: National Cancer Center, Bethesda, Maryland
Externship, Stereotactic Radiosurgery: University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Dr. Blom comes to us in Alaska from the hills of East Tennessee, where he was in private practice for many years. Prior to his civilian practice, he served 12 years in the US Army Medical Corps, attaining the rank of Major. He served with the 10th Mountain Division in Somalia during Operation Restore Hope. He then completed his residency at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. Subsequently, he was a staff radiation oncologist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Dr. Halligan has been active in academic and clinical cancer care for more than 20 years. Prior to his retiring from the United States Army as a Colonel and moving to Alaska in 2008, he served as the Assistant Chief of Radiation Oncology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Chief of Radiation Oncology at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington. He currently serves as the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Providence Alaska Medical Center and Medical Director of Peninsula Radiation Oncology Center.
Dr. Halligan was the developer and principal investigator of a $4 million Congressionally Directed Medical Research Grant evaluating real-time organ motion in radiation therapy resulting in numerous publications and presentations. He has been actively involved in clinical research both in the Army and since entering private practice as a member of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Southwest Oncology Group, Gynecology Oncology Group, and Children’s Oncology Group as well as being a member of both the Providence Alaska Medical Center Cancer Research Committee and Cancer Committee. Dr. Halligan is the former lead and a current member of the Providence/Swedish Hospital System Radiation Oncology Focus Group aimed at improving cancer care across the entire Providence/Swedish System.
Dr. Halligan has a broad clinical background with a special interest in brain tumors, head and neck cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and cervical cancer as well as image-guided radiation therapy and highly conformal radiation oncology technologies.
Dr. Huang serves as a scientific peer reviewer for several leading medical journals, including the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, and Breast Diseases Quarterly. He has received numerous awards for outstanding scientific research in breast and prostate cancer, including the RSNA Roentgen Fellow Research Award, the Gilbert Fletcher Research Award, and the James Alexander Symposium. Dr. Huang has been invited to present his research at numerous international conferences for prostate, breast, and lung cancer, including the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, and the American Radium Society. He has published over 40 scientific publications.
Oncology training at The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the #1 ranked cancer hospital in the world