To expand access to cancer care in the southern part of Beaufort County and beyond, Beaufort Memorial has added two board-certified oncologists to its medical staff.
Dr. Stephen Tiley and Dr. Paul A. Saconn will be treating patients at the Beaufort Memorial New River Cancer Center, which is scheduled to open in early November in the Okatie Medical Pavilion at 122 Okatie Center Blvd. North.
Board-certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine, Dr. Tiley comes to the Lowcountry from Vidalia, Ga., after seven years on staff at Meadows Regional Cancer Center there. Director of its infusion center since 2017, he was also chief of the cancer center’s hematology/oncology division and chair of its medicine department.
The Pennsylvania native earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in human biology and anthropology at Temple University in Philadelphia and his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Stratford and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
Dr. Saconn, a board-certified radiation oncologist, has significant experience in the treatment of all conditions for which radiotherapy is used, having been affiliated with cancer programs both in Beaufort County and beyond.
Before his career in medicine, the Burlington, N.C., native spent 12 years as a counselor, case manager and social worker.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, Dr. Saconn earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine, where he participated in research in the radiation oncology department. He then completed residency in radiation oncology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and received additional specialized training in the management of prostate cancer at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., and Seattle Prostate Institute in Seattle.
“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Tiley and Dr. Saconn to our medical staff and to the New River Cancer Center,” said Russell Baxley, president and CEO of Beaufort Memorial. “Their wide-ranging experience and commitment to their patients will help us strengthen the services we offer at our new facility and bring quality cancer care closer to home for those who live south of the Broad River.”
The Beaufort Memorial New River Cancer Center, in partnership with MUSC Health and Alliance Oncology, brings all of the hospital’s core and ancillary cancer services to the Southern Beaufort County area.
Equipped with a state-of-the-art Halcyon Linear Accelerator radiotherapy system, the Cancer Center offers access to medical and radiation oncology as well as lab, imaging, chemotherapy/infusion and breast health services. It also makes available clinical trials and consultation with subspecialists experienced in treating rare or complex cancers.
For more information and to reach Dr. Tiley, call 843-522-7350. Dr. Saconn can be reached at 843-273-7980.