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Welcome to the
Heart of Cancer Care

The United Hospital Center's Cecil B. Highland, Jr. & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center offers compassionate care with access to the latest in cancer treatment.

United Hospital Cancer Center is recognized by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a Community Comprehensive Cancer Program for excellence in all areas.

Cancer Center Specialists

United Hospital Center’s board-certified medical and radiation oncology specialists diagnose and treat all forms of adult cancers. We provide specialized radiation treatments using the most advanced IMRT techniques as well as nationally recognized chemotherapy and biotherapy treatments.

Linda S. Carte, RN, MSN, AOCN
Vice President of Cancer Services

Linda is the Vice President of Cancer Services and Post-Acute Care at United Hospital Center. She received a BSN from Alderson Broaddus College and a MSN at the University of Pittsburgh. Linda has 36 years of nursing experience and has spent the majority of her career in the oncology department. Read More

Michael A. Stewart, MD
Cancer / Oncology
Radiation Oncology (Cancer)

Michael A. Stewart, MD, specializes in radiation oncology at UHC. Dr. Stewart received his medical degree from The Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa. He completed his internship in general surgery at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pa. and a residency in radiation oncology at the University of… Read More

Paul M. Brager, MD
Oncology (Cancer)

Paul M. Brager, MD specializes in oncology and hematology at UHC Oncology. Dr. Brager received his medical degree from Yale University, New Haven, Conn., and completed a residency at Presbyterian University Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. He completed internal medicine fellowships at West Virginia University Medical Center, University Hospital at Ohio… Read More

Salman Osman, MD
Oncology (Cancer)

Salman Osman, MD specializes in oncology and hematology at UHC. Dr. Osman studied medicine at King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan, where he received his MBBS degree in a six-year program. Dr. Osman completed his post graduate education at West Virginia University Hospitals where he has most recently been Chief… Read More

Shamsher Ali, MD
Oncology (Cancer) Hematology

Shamsher Ali, MD, is a graduate from Kabir Medical College in Pakistan. After completing his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, he also earned a Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Ruby Memorial Hospital where he served as Chief Fellow. Dr. Ali has given several presentations relating to his field… Read More

Melisa Bedilion, MSN, FNP-BC, OCN
Nurse Practitioner

Melisa Bedilion is a Nurse Practitioner who has over 15 years’nursing experience in the Oncology setting. Melisa received her Associate’s Degree from Fairmont State University, Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University, and Master’s Degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)… Read More


Cancer Patient
Navigator Program

Here, you'll have access to the most Cancer Navigators in the region, special individuals to guide you. You are not alone, understand the journey through cancer with us.

Learn more about the navigator program. →

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