Alexandra Donovan, MD, MPH
Dr. Alexandra Donovan, MD, MPH, is the newest addition to Valley View’s Calaway•Young Cancer Center. She works as both an Oncologist and Hematologist, providing specialized care to patients with a broad spectrum of cancers and blood disorders. She is originally from Vail, Colorado, and is thrilled to return to Rockies to serve her mountain community. She was inspired to pursue a career in Oncology after losing her father to cancer at a young age. As a cancer survivor herself, she appreciates the complex emotional aspect of a cancer diagnosis, and she is most grateful for the deep relationships she develops with patients during such a sensitive time in life. Her goal is to improve quality of life and the overall “Cancer Experience” for patients and their families as she helps them navigate the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment options.
Dr. Donovan graduated from the University of Arizona – College of Medicine – Phoenix, earning her dual Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees. She then completed both her Internal Medicine Residency and combined Hematology-Oncology Fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire prior to moving to the Roaring Fork Valley.
Lauren Kropp, MD
Dr. Kropp is a board-certified radiation oncologist at Valley View’s Calaway•Young Cancer Center. She earned her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Kropp completed her radiation oncology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she served as Chief Resident in her final year of training. When planning radiation treatments, Dr. Kropp strives to focus on utilizing advanced technologies while developing individualized treatment plans in order to reduce the side effects of treatment.
Dr. Kropp grew up in DeLand, FL and received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences from the University of Florida. “I always knew I would have a career in medicine, but I had an early interest in animal husbandry and agriculture,” she says. “Now that background and my love of animals is a great way to connect with patients.”
Dr. Kropp is a member of Radiating Hope, a nonprofit organization that strives to improve radiation oncology care internationally. She has traveled to Nepal and Chile on advocacy trips with Radiating Hope, supporting radiation oncology practices in those nations.
In her spare time, Dr. Kropp loves to fish, snowboard, travel, and read. She also treasures the time she spends with her husband, Nick, and her two Rhodesian ridgebacks, Beauregard and Hemingway.
Peter Rossi, MD
Peter Rossi, MD manages a broad range of cancers as a radiation oncologist at Valley View Calaway•Young Cancer Center in Glenwood Springs, CO. Working with a multidisciplinary team, his compassionate approach focuses on each individual patient.
Dr. Rossi is an expert in several approaches to cancer treatment, including brachytherapy, SRS and SBRT.
Dr. Rossi aims to ensure his patients’ dignity and quality of life. He engages both conventional and complementary therapies.
Dr. Rossi’s research focuses on advanced technologies and improving patients’ quality of life. As a key thought leader in his field with over 70 primary publications, he speaks regularly at national and international oncology conferences. He has held leadership positions in American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and is president-elect of the American Brachytherapy Society.
Before joining Calaway•Young Cancer Center, Dr. Rossi served as medical director of oncology for Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital. At Emory University School of Medicine, he was awarded the James Cox Kennedy endowed chair in prostate cancer. Earlier in his career, he served overseas as a medical officer in the Navy.
Dr. Rossi and his family are active members of the Roaring Fork Valley community. His wife, Mila, is a local artist.
Dr. Rossi is proud to offer the most advanced radiation oncology treatments in Western Colorado.
As a board-certified radiation oncologist, Dr. Peter Rossi works with the doctors on the cancer care team at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, CO to create a personalized treatment plan for each patient. He is board-certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology. He has more than 15 years of clinical experience and participates in a multidisciplinary team on a daily basis and utilizes multi-institutional academic research to provide his patients with the best possible care.
Dr. Rossi graduated medical school from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI and served his internship at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA. From there, he served his residency at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC and after completing his training, he relocated to Glenwood Springs, CO.
Dr. Rossi has published many medical journals and studies, including:
- Sexual quality of life following prostate intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with a rectal/prostate spacer: Secondary analysis of a phase III trial. Hamstra, D. A., Mariados, N., Sylvester, J., Shah, D., Gross, E., Hudes, R., Beyer, D., Kurtzman, S., Bogart, J., Hsi, R. A., Kos, M., Ellis, R., Logsdon, M., Zimberg, S., Forsythe, K., Zhang, H., Soffen, E., Francke, P., Mantz, C., Rossi, P., DeWeese, T., Daignault-Newton, S., Fischer-Valuck, B. W., Chundury, A., Gay, H. A., Bosch, W., Michalski, J. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2017 Sep 28.
- Treatment efficiency of volumetric modulated arc therapy in comparison with intensity-modulated radiotherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer. Hall, W. A., Fox, T. H., Jiang, X., Prabhu, R. S., Rossi, P. J., Godette, K., Jani, A. B.
- Dosimetric and cost comparison of first fraction imaging versus fractional re-imaging on critical organ dose in vaginal cuff brachytherapy. Corso, C. D., Jarrio, C., Nunnery, E. W., Ali, A. N., Ghavidel, S., Rossi, P. J., Diaz, R.
Matthew L. Stinson, PA-C
For over 15 years, Matt Stinson has been part of the Valley View team serving the Roaring Fork communities and beyond. He is excited about the exceptional services we provide at the cancer center, and he considers it a real privilege to participate in our patients’ journey through cancer diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance. He leads the survivorship program to assist patients in their transition from active cancer treatment back to enjoying their lives.
Kristin Johnston, MSN, NP
Kristin is a nurse practitioner at Calaway•Young Cancer Center at Valley View with more than eight years of oncology-specific experience. In her role she collaborates with medical oncologists and other physicians to provide comprehensive cancer care to patients. Kristin sees patients for chemotherapy treatment visits, follow-up and survivorship. She has been a part of the Calaway•Young Cancer Center team for over five years; in her previous roles she worked as a nurse navigator and infusion nurse. Kristin graduated with cum laude honors with a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Missouri. She earned her nursing degree from Barnes Jewish in St. Louis, then her master’s in nursing from Maryville University in St. Louis.
Kelly O’Brien, MSN, ANP-C, ACNP-BC
Kelly O’Brien is a nurse practitioner at the Calaway•Young Cancer Center. She graduated with a bachelor of science in nursing from Michigan State University in 2005. In 2011, she earned a Master of Science as an adult nurse practitioner, followed by a post-master’s certificate as an acute care nurse practitioner in 2014, both at University of Colorado College of Nursing. Kelly worked at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Blood Disorders Center as a nurse practitioner since 2012, accumulating experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, working primarily with blood cancer patients and cellular therapy. She also helped lead education and onboarding for over four years, organized educational resources and clinical activities, and developed an onboarding curriculum for new advanced practice providers.
Kelly’s passion lies in improving her patients’ lives using the most current treatment options available. “There are new treatments and therapies that are more targeted and less toxic than traditional chemotherapy, and that’s very exciting to me,” she says. “We are now able to provide personalized treatments and therapies that improve care, comfort, and outcomes for each individual.”
Kelly lives with her husband, son, and their dog. The family loves mountain biking and running local trails, usually all together. The family enjoys traveling, with camping in Iceland, Portugal, and Switzerland being favorite recent adventures.
Paul Bunn, MD
Dr. Paul Bunn is a board-certified medical cancer specialist with nearly 50 years of diverse experience. Dr. Bunn has served as the head of the division of medical cancer at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with an area of focus that includes therapies and treatments for lung cancer. Dr. Bunn specializes in internal medicine with training that extends back to 1975. Dr. Bunn’s lab conducts studies on the development of novel growth factor inhibitors for chemoprevention and the treatment of lung cancer.
• M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College (1971)
• BA, Amherst College (MA) (1967)
• University of California (San Francisco) Program (1972)
• University of California (San Francisco) Program, Internal Medicine (1973)
• National Capital Consortium (Bethesda) Program, Medical Oncology (1975)
• American Association for Advancement of Science, Member
• American Association for Cancer Research, Member
• American College of Physicians (ACP), Member
• American Federation for Clinical Research, Member
• American Society of Clinical Oncology, Member
• American Society of Hematology, Member
• International Association for Study of Lung Cancer, Member
• Southwest Oncology Group, Member
• Western Association of Physicians, Member
Kathy Hassell, MD
Dr. Hassell is a hematologist and cancer specialist in Glenwood Springs, CO who has been in practice for over 30 years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and currently serves as a distinguished professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
• M.D., University of Minnesota Medical School (1986)
• BA, College of Saint Scholastica (MN) (1982)
• University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Program, Internal Medicine (1989)
• University of Colorado, Hematology and Oncology (1992)
• American Heart Association (AHA), Council on Thrombosis Member
• American Pain Society, Member
• American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Member
• American Society of Hematology, Member
• International Society of Thrombosis & Haemostasis, Member
• The Mountain States Regional Genetics Collaborative, Member
• University of Colorado Cancer Center, Member