KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Gitonga Munene, MD, has joined West Michigan Cancer Center & Institute for Blood Disorders (WMCC) in Kalamazoo as a staff surgical oncologist and the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine as Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Munene earned his medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and completed a surgical residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. He received fellowship training in surgical oncology from Tom Baker Cancer Center in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Munene is board certified in general surgery.

Most recently, Dr. Munene was Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

Dr. Munene’s clinical interests include surgery for gastrointestinal cancers—gastric, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and metastatic colon—as well as thyroid cancer, melanoma and soft tissue sarcomas. He is also trained to provide treatment for peritoneal-based malignancies using hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) – which is new to the Southwest Michigan region.

WMCC is a collaboration of Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare Group.