Meet Your Care Team
Our physicians have been on the front line of fighting cancer for decades. Battling cancer with skill and deep compassion for every patient.
Dr. Allan Thornton
Chief Medical Officer
- Considered to be one of the world’s best cancer physicians with over 27 years of experience in Proton Therapy, Dr. Thornton is sought after for dealing with highly complex clinical cases and for leading the ongoing research and development of Proton Therapy.
- Dr. Thornton received the Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors for Cancer from 2005 to 2015
- Dr. Thornton is an internationally recognized radiation oncology expert who recently served as Medical Director for the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute (MPRI), having played a pivotal role in its development since inception.
- Prior to his MPRI appointment in 2002, Dr. Thornton was the Director of the Coronary Irradiation Brachytherapy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Invasive Cardiology and Radiation Medicine in Boston.
- Before that, he was the Director, Central Nervous System Division and Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program, Harvard Medical School, Department of Radiation Oncology.
- A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Thornton completed his residency at the Ontario Cancer Institute, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.
Director of Health Services
- Mr. Dickey has over 30 years experience in radiation oncology, with more than 15 years in proton therapy leadership roles including Chief, Director, and Vice President positions. He has served as Chief of Clinical Services at Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI), Vice President of Clinical Operations for Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute (MPRI) as well as the Chief Radiation Therapist for Jordan Hospital in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Mr. Dickey has held staff and lead therapy positions at facilities such as The Harvard Joint Center for Radiation Therapy, Massachusetts General Hospital and other Boston medical facilities.
- Mr Dickey was the clinical advisor for the design and construction of the third proton therapy center in the United States, MPRI . He served as the clinical consultant on the project. Then served as full time Director of Operations, soon after promoted to Vice President or Operations for the center.
- Mr. Dickey has his undergraduate degrees in Radiation therapy, and Applied Sciences, a Masters in Healthcare Administration, and is currently working towards his Doctorate in Healthcare administration.
International Patient Coordinator
- Bachelor of Science from Hampton University.
- Certified Medical Assistant.
- Ms. Saif serves as the international patient coordinator for SAH Care at our partner facility, Hampton University Proton Institute, and has experience working with patients from many different countries and cultures.
- Manages the day to day operations for all treatment abroad patients including coordination of proton treatment and other ancillary treatments.
- Ms. Saif previously worked at Hampton University Child Development Center, as a teacher’s assistant, where she managed the daily activities of the children and their education.
Sethu raj Melathil
SAH Care Market Relations Specialist - Oman & India
- Mr. Melathil is a healthcare professional with 25 years of experience in healthcare operations and pharmaceutical sales.
- He is a graduate from the Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology, Annamalai University in India, and is seeking an Executive MBA from the University of Bedfordshire, UK.
- He worked with Novartis AG as a national sales manager in Oman. He has also worked as part of the Gulf Steering Committee at Novartis, which developed sales excellence strategies in the Gulf region under the leadership of the Director for the GCC region.
- He has worked in executive level positions for leading healthcare groups in the Sultanate of Oman and UAE with a keen interest in “Patient Experience Projects”.