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Our Providers

Justin Favaro, MD, PhD

A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Favaro received his MD and PhD from The Medical University of South Carolina following an eight-year dual degree program. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society during his time in medical school. He completed his internal medicine training at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas, TX, and his fellowship training in Medical Oncology and Hematology at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Favaro is board certified in both Medical Oncology and Hematology.

Dr. Favaro’s research experience includes basic science work in viral replication and tumor cell growth, as well as clinical research, focused on the development of new treatment for cancer. He has written a PhD dissertation, co-authored a book on pharmacology, and been an author on multiple publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Favaro is a principal investigator on several clinical trials currently open in his practice.

Charlotte Magazine has named Dr. Favaro one of the Top Doctors in Hematology/Oncology. His professional interests include clinical care of patients with cancer and blood disorders. He has served on multiple advisory boards as well as served as a discussant in continuing medical education videos for Research to Practice. He also develops and participants in continuing medical education programs and serves as expert witness in medical malpractice cases.

Dr. Favaro believes that physician-managed practices are best suited to offer patient-oriented, efficient care. Physician autonomy improves the value of the care delivered and leads to greater patient satisfaction.

Outside of the clinical setting, Dr. Favaro has a strong interest in health care policy. He has served on the board of Community Oncology Alliance and has lobbied in Washington, DC on behalf of community oncology. Dr. Favaro led in the development of the first local chapter of the Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) and he has served as president of the North Carolina Oncology Association. Dr. Favaro has spoken at support group meetings for patients with colon cancer and multiple myeloma and has participated in local fundraising races for cancer.

Dr. Favaro is married with two children and enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with his family.

Undergraduate
Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Medical School
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Internship and Residency
University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, TX

Fellowship Training – Hematology/Oncology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Board Certifications
Medical Oncology
Hematology

Nasfat Shehadeh, MD

Dr. Nasfat Shehadeh is board certified in Hematology, Medical Oncology, Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment, and Internal Medicine. His clinical interests include GU/ GI oncology and head/neck cancer. Dr. Shehadeh has been voted a top doctor in medical oncology for years 2019-2022 by Charlotte Magazine.

He graduated from the medical school at Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan with honors on the Dean’s list. After his residency and fellowship at Wayne State University in Detroit, he held various academic appointments as a fellow and professor at the University of Minnesota, Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, and University of Toledo.

 Before serving cancer patients in Charlotte, he was the medical director at Mercy Cancer Centers in Toledo and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He and his family migrated south when he took on the clinical role of developing a cancer program with Novant Health Cancer Specialists starting in 2015. In 2020, Dr. Shehadeh joined the oncology team at OSC. Having worked previously in a hospital-based cancer program, he has seen the vast difference of personalized care that can be obtained in an independent oncology practice. The setting is patient-focused with access to care that is broadened across all the hospital systems and not being limited to just one.

 Dr. Shehadeh brings a range of clinical expertise in all areas of solid tumor and blood diseases. He has overseen many clinical research trials in various cancer therapies, including immunotherapy, metastasized cellular structure, stem cell transplant, and blood disorders, to name a few. In the past few years he has been presenting to various cancer groups on specific topics in lung cancer, breast cancer, clinical trials, colon cancer, and multiple myeloma. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Community Oncology Alliance, and locally the Independent Physicians of the Carolinas.

Dr. Shehadeh is married with four children. In his leisure time, he enjoys singing and music. You can also find him spending time camping with his kids, hiking, playing ping-pong, and chess. Dr. Shehadeh is a dedicated volunteer at the Shifa Clinic, which provides free health care for those in need.

Medical School
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Irbid, Jordan

Internship

Zarka Teaching Hospital
Zarka, Jordan

Internal Medicine Residency
Wayne State University
Detroit Medical Center
Detroit, Michigan

Fellowship Training – Hematology/Oncology
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University
Detroit Medical Center
Detroit, Michigan

Board Certifications
Medical Oncology
Hematology
Internal Medicine

Jennifer Dallas, MD

Dr. Jennifer Dallas has over a decade of experience in Hematology and Oncology. She is board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine. In addition to general oncology and blood disorders, her clinical interests include thoracic, colorectal, and brain cancers. Dr. Dallas has been voted TOP DOCTOR 2022 as a medical oncologist by Charlotte Magazine.

Her passion for oncology and hematology stems from the journey with her mother through several cancer diagnoses. A Georgia native, she graduated from the Medical College of Georgia and completed an internship, residency, and fellowship at the University of Florida. In 2015, she moved to Charlotte where she and two other oncologists, one being our own Nasfat Shehadeh MD, pioneered the hospital’s first cancer care clinic at Novant Health.

Dr. Dallas and her husband, who is a physician in neonatology, and two daughters enjoy the outdoors. She delights in running, and she loves dogs, especially her rescue Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

Medical School
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA

Internship and Residency
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL

Fellowship Training – Hematology/Oncology
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL

Board Certifications
Medical Oncology
Hematology
Internal Medicine

Hadley M. Spencer, FNP-C

A native South Carolinian, Hadley obtained her BSN from Clemson University and then her nurse practitioner education at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC.

She previously worked Urgent Care and Family Medicine in SC, as well as a summer Medical Mission trip to Romania in 2012 to treat patients at 10 medical clinics in various villages. When she’s not caring for patients, Hadley enjoys the outdoors, hiking, reading and spending time with her family.

Hadley will be working with our oncologists through patient care in chemo teaches, follow-up intervals, disease management, and survivorship summaries.

Nursing School:
Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Nurse Practitioner Program:
Francis Marion University, Florence, SC

Certifications:
Family Certified Nurse Practitioner

Brooke A. Davis, FNP-C, OCN

Brooke relocated to Charlotte from Pennsylvania after obtaining her Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and then her BSN from Queens University in Charlotte.

Once in Charlotte, she worked as an oncology nurse and obtained her certification, OCN, Oncology Certified Nurse and joined Oncology Specialists of Charlotte as first a chemo nurse, and then advanced to the position of lead chemo nurse for several years. Brooke took a sabbatical from her nursing career to raise a family and study for her nurse practitioner education at George Washington University. She and her husband have a daughter, son, and a dog Furry.

She has trained in internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, and OB/GYN to fulfill her educational rotations in managing acute and chronic disease states in outpatient settings.

Brooke will be working with our oncologists through patient care in chemo teaches, follow-up intervals, disease management, and survivorship summaries.

Nursing School:
Queens University, Charlotte, NC

Nurse Practitioner Program:
George Washington University

Certifications:
Oncology Certified Nurse

Family Certified Nurse Practitioner

Amy G. Kemmerlin, FNP-C

Amy started her career with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from UNC-Wilmington. For 20 years she worked as a nurse in various roles and health institutions. She worked for ten years in pediatric oncology and pediatric stem cell transplant.  She has experience in ER, labor & delivery, and spent five years as an administrative house supervisor. She has worked all over the Carolinas, including Duke Hospital, Atrium Pineville, and the Medical University of South Carolina.

While her children were in school, she transitioned to the role of the full-time school nurse. It was there that she felt the calling to advance her nursing career and she went to the University of SC in Columbia for her family nurse practitioner education, training, and certification.

Amy enjoys family time on the lake boating, tubing, and water skiing with her husband and two children, one in middle school and the other in high school. For winding down, she enjoys a nice walk and reading books. 

She will help guide patients with disease management, chemo teaches, and survival summaries.  

Nursing School:
University of North Carolina Wilmington Wilmington, NC

Nurse Practitioner Program:
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Certifications:
Family Certified Nurse Practitioner

Meg L. McInnis, FNP-C

Meg relocated to Charlotte from Florida after obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida. She earned her nursing BSN from Queens University in Charlotte, then worked as a gynecoloigc oncology nurse and chemo infusion nurse. She pursued her Master’s Degree at The Catholic University of America, completing educational rotations in internal medicine, urgent care, pediatrics, and women’s health.
She started her hematology/oncology nurse practitioner career at Novant Health with Dr. Shehadeh and Dr. Dallas. She is thrilled to be working with both physicians again.
Outisde of the office, Meg enjoys yoga, planting flowers, and spending time with friends and family, especially her two young sons.
Meg will be working with our oncologists through patient care in chemo teaches, follow-up intervals, disease management, and survivorship summaries.

Nursing School:
Queens University, Charlotte, NC

Nurse Practitioner Program:
The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Certifications:
Family Certified Nurse Practitioner

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