Medical Oncology Physicians
Dr. Madhuri Vithala
Dr. Madhuri Vithala is a Medical Oncologist with The Cancer Center at Central Harnett Hospital and has over a decade of medical oncology experience as a physician in the clinical setting. Dr. Vithala also served as Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Vithala is Board Certified in Medical Oncology, Palliative Medicine, and Internal Medicine. She is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society of Hematology, and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Dr. Vithala also has several published research papers and lectures on various Oncology related issues.
Markandu Ketheeswaran, M.D.
Dr. Ketheeswaran graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Bayshore, N.Y. and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. Following his residency, Dr. Ketheeswaran completed a fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Ma.
A native of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, Dr. Ketheeswaran has resided in Fayetteville since 1997. After working at Cape Fear Valley Cancer Center for two years, he opened his private practice, Trinity Hematology and Oncology. He now considers Fayetteville to be his home. His wife, Tsi, has a Pharm. D. from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. He also has three daughters, two of which were born at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
Dr. Ketheeswaran is board certified through the American Board of Medical Oncology and Hematology.
Mikhail Vinogradov, M.D.
Mikhail Vinogradov, M.D., joined Cape Fear Valley Health in November 2017.
Dr. Vinogradov graduated from Samara Medical School in Samara, Russia. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at East Carolina University/Pitt County Medical Center in Greenville, N.C., where he also completed his fellowship in hematology and medical oncology.
Dr. Vinogradov is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Vinogradov has two daughters and one son. He enjoys beekeeping and traveling in his free time.
Medical Oncology Staff
Front Desk Staff
The access coordinator is your first
contact with the Medical Oncology Department. They will
obtain information from you that will assist the healthcare
providers and they will make sure you are properly registered.
They will also schedule your appointments for follow-up visits,
diagnostic tests and other doctor appointments as requested by
the physician or nurse practitioner. If you have any problems,
they will relay the information to the appropriate staff member
The chemotherapy nurses are all Registered Nurses (RNs)
who hold special Oncology Certifications. The chemotherapy
nurses not only administer your chemotherapy, they also
assist the doctor in managing any symptoms or side effects
of treatment and provide resources for emotional support to
you and your family. If you have any physical or emotional
difficulties during your treatment, please feel free to discuss
them with your nurse.
The Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses
(LPNs) and Medical Assistants (MAs) in Medical Oncology
help your doctor coordinate your care by monitoring your
weight and vital signs on each visit and reviewing home
medications, allergies and side effects you may be having. They
also assist with examinations, which may be necessary several
times throughout the course of your treatment. In addition,
they assist with special procedures, refill prescriptions and help
in maintaining direct communication with you and other staff
The phlebotomist will draw any blood work required for
your treatment. All chemotherapy requires blood work at
certain times during your course of treatment. You will have a
scheduled appointment for your blood work when needed.