Joseph N. Shaughnessy, M.D.
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Joseph N. Shaughnessy, MD, is a radiation oncologist whose interests include breast cancer, head and neck cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, gastrointestinal cancer and skin cancer. For Dr. Shaughnessy, the field of cancer care represents a very complex part of the biology of the human body, the understanding of which is constantly evolving and advancing. As part of every consultation, he takes the time to get to know each patient thoroughly to understand what their knowledge is and what their goals of care are.
“Each cancer diagnosis represents a clinically unique situation that rarely fits a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Combining an in-depth understanding of both the patient and the tumor biology allows me to offer the most personalized care for each patient.”
Dr. Shaughnessy strives to provide patients with the optimal balance of compassion and clinical expertise. He feels that this balance is critical in helping patients navigate a cancer diagnosis. He works diligently to provide the highest level of care to each patient.
When he’s not working, Dr. Shaughnessy participates in community events to increase awareness of cancer prevention and treatment, especially head and neck cancers. He also enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports, brewing craft beer, and following trends in modern technology.
Education & Training
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
Residency: University of Louisville James Graham Brown Cancer Center
American Board of Radiology
I have so much respect and praise for Dr. Shaughnessy. He was highly recommended to me by Dr. Gubbi from OHC. Dr. Shaughnessy is very professional, and at the same time, he is also very kind, empathetic, and genuinely a caring and compassionate human being. I give both Dr. Gubbi and Dr. Shaughnessy credit for saving my life. I trusted Dr. Shaughnessy totally and felt absolutely no anxiety. The staff (office and technicians) were wonderful and everything at OHC was run efficiently and on time. I drove from my home, 250 miles one way, to see these doctors and would (and have) highly recommend them to anyone who is dealing with cancer. OHC can be proud to have them on their team. – B.P., July 2020
Dr. Shaughnessy and his staff were fantastic. They kept me informed and listened to me during my radiation treatment. – J.G., January 2020
Always is ready to take care of you, your treatment and future needs. – R., June 2020
Very friendly and always there for me. – D., June 2020