Providers

Providers at IU Health Arnett Cancer Centers are all board-certified and have completed fellowships to advance oncology and hematology research. Our team of physicians provides advanced, leading edge care in a compassionate environment.

 Bamidele Adesunloye, MD

  Medical Oncology & Hematology
  IU Health Arnett Cancer Centers
 

Dr. Adesunloye has varied medical experience, including serving as a reviewer for multiple medical journals, an assistant professor of medicine and membership in several professional societies. Dr. Adesunloye is committed to improving the outcomes of his patients through innovative therapeutic strategies, clinical research trials and compassionate care. In his spare time, Dr. Adesunloye enjoys playing badminton and traveling. He, his wife and child are excited to move to the Lafayette area and become a part of the community.

  • Education:
    • MD—University of Ilorin
  • Residency:
    • Internal Medicine—Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Fellowship:
    • National Institutes of Health
  • Certification:
    • American Board of Internal Medicine
    • American Board of Medical Oncology

Thomas I. Jones, MD, FACP

Thomas I. Jones, MD, FACP

Medical Oncology & Hematology
IU Health Arnett Cancer Centers
 

Dr. Jones is grateful for the opportunity to assist patients in the area with their healthcare needs.
 

  • Education:
    • MD—Indiana University
  • Residency:
    • Internal Medicine—Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Fellowship:
    • Hematology—Hahnemann University Hospital
  • Certification:
    • American Board of Internal Medicine
    • American Board of Hematology, American Board of Medical Oncology

Vijaya Kakani, MD

Vijaya Kakani, MD

Medical Oncology & Hematology
IU Health Arnett Cancer Centers
 

Dr. Kakani believes in quality care and education for her patients and their family. She is married and has two children. She enjoys spending time with her children and friends.

  • Education:
    • MD—Guntar Medical College/Nagarjuna University
  • Residency:
    • Internal Medicine—Loyola University Medical School/West Suburban Hospital and Medical School
  • Fellowship:
    • Medical Oncology—Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Texas
    • Medical Oncology—A&M University College of Medicine
  • Certification:
    • American Board of Medical Oncology

Song-Chu “Arthur” Ko, MD, PhDSong-Chu “Arthur” Ko, MD, PhD

Radiation Oncology
IU Health Arnett Cancer Centers
 

Dr. Ko provides an extensive radiation oncology service list with a special interest in treating cancers of the prostate, breast, lung and pancreas. He actively pursues research in the field as an Indiana CTSI Award Investigator and a PI of a novel imaging trial. Dr. Ko joins IU Health Arnett from IU Simon Cancer Center where he practiced since 2006. Dr. Ko is married and has two children. He enjoys running, salt water fishing and reading.

  • Education:
    • MD—University of Texas Medical School
    • PhD in Cancer Biology
    • MD—Anderson Cancer Center at University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Residency:
    • Radiation Oncology—Columbia University
    • Internal Medicine—Johns Hopkins University
  • Fellowship:
    • Molecular Urology—University of Virginia
    • Radiation Biology—Columbia University
  • Certification:
    • American Board of Radiology
    • Certification of Added Qualification, Radiation Oncology

Song-Chu “Arthur” Ko, MD, PhD   Matthew Orton, MD

   Radiation Oncology
   IU Health Arnett Cancer Centers
 

Dr. Orton joined a prostate brachytherapy study in medical school when his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer. During that time, Dr. Orton discovered how rewarding it is to work with cancer patients and help improve their quality of life. He strives to develop personal relationships with his patients while presenting treatment options, guiding them through different processes and working with families to create a support system. Dr. Orton is the 2012 recipient of the annual National Roentgen Ray Society resident research award. He is married with four children. He enjoys scuba diving, running and coaching his children’s t-ball and soccer teams.

  • Education:
    • MD—University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Residency:
    • Radiation Oncology—Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Certification:
    • Board eligible in Radiation Oncology

Nadine L. Cline, ANP, AOCNP   Nadine L. Cline, ANP, AOCNP

   Medical Oncology & Hematology
   IU Health Arnett Cancer Centers


Nadine’s interest in oncology stemmed from the diagnosis and subsequent death of her father to colon cancer when she was 12 years old. Since then, she has felt the desire to give back to patients and families who are going through a cancer diagnosis and treatment plan. Her philosophy is to treat each patient like she would treat her father if she could. She believes that health includes physical, emotional and spiritual needs that are to be addressed with each patient encounter. Nadine is married and enjoys exploring the outdoors through camping, hiking and road trips. She has also taken the risk of skydiving.

  • Education:
    • MSN—Purdue University
    • BSN—University of Missouri
  • Certification:
    • Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner
    • Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner

Karen Jaworski-Semyen, AOCN

Deidre Smith, BSN, RN, OCN

Medical Oncology
IU Health Arnett Cancer Centers
 

Deidre began her career in nursing over 30 years ago, and has experience in infection control, oncology and emergency room. Her goal has always been to be a nurse. She enjoys meeting patients and learning from them. Deidre believes what she does is ministry, not a job. She expresses the importance of approaching patients with individualized care, evidence - based medicine and understanding. In her spare time, Deidre likes to travel and spend time with her family.

  • Education:
    • MSN—Indiana University School of Nursing
  • Certification:
    • Oncology Certified Nurse