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Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Welcomes Sole Surgical Oncologist to the North Country Region: Dr. Robert S. Davidson

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center (CHMC), a proud member of the North Star Health Alliance, is thrilled to announce the arrival of Dr. Robert S. Davidson to our esteemed surgical and cancer care teams. As the only surgical oncologist serving the North Country, Dr. Davidson brings a wealth of expertise and experience, marking a significant addition to our healthcare community.

Driven by his commitment to excellence in oncology, Dr. Davidson completed two prestigious fellowships—one at the National Cancer Institute in Houston, TX, and the other at Roswell Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. As a board-certified surgical oncologist through the American Board of Surgery, he specializes in a wide range of cancer surgeries, with a particular focus on breast, melanoma, and colon cancers. Dr. Davidson is also proficient in the latest robotic surgery techniques, ensuring patients receive advanced and precise care.

Reflecting on his approach to patient care, Dr. Davidson emphasizes "I believe optimal patient outcomes are achieved through multidisciplinary teamwork, where every healthcare team member plays a vital role. By working alongside members of the cancer team, I can be sure that every aspect of a patient's care is meticulously coordinated and tailored to their unique needs. Above all, I am guided by a profound sense of duty and dedication to my patients. I consider it a privilege and honor to be entrusted with their care during one of the most challenging times in their lives, and I approach each day with a deep sense of purpose and gratitude."

Dr. Daniel Kyung

Dr. Daniel Kyung is a highly skilled and experienced physician specializing in Hematology and Medical Oncology. Board-certified in both fields, he brings a wealth of expertise and experience to his practice. Fluent in both English and Korean, Dr. Kyung is dedicated to providing personalized care to a diverse range of patients.

Throughout his career, Dr. Kyung has been recognized for his commitment to excellence. He received the Outstanding Resident Teaching Award from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2017 and a Letter of Commendation for Outstanding Patient Care from the University of California, Irvine in 2020. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Kyung is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Oncology, and Hematology. He is passionate about providing comprehensive and compassionate care to his patients, guiding them through their journey with expertise and empathy.

"In order to provide the most successful treatments and outcomes for our patients, we’re dedicated to providing a multidisciplinary and individualized treatment approach to treating cancer. This involves specialists from different fields reviewing a patient's case together and formulating a plan. Treatments can consist of surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and radiation therapy. We are fortunate to have Dr. Davidson join our cancer center team. He brings surgical Oncology expertise and experience that will continue to allow us to offer the best possible care, close to home." - Daniel Kyung, MD, Medical Director of Oncology & Hematology

Working in close collaboration with Dr. Kyung, the addition of Dr. Davidson in Surgical Oncology further enhances the center's commitment to delivering personalized, cutting-edge care close to home. Dr. Davidson is available to see patients at 3 Lyon Place, Suite 100, Ogdensburg, NY. To schedule an appointment, please call 315.713.5300. Dr. Kyung is available to see patients at 5 Lyon Place, Suite 100, Ogdensburg, NY. To schedule an appointment, please call 315.393.2314. No referral is necessary unless required by your health insurance provider.

Cancer Excellence at The Richard E. Winter Cancer Center

Located in Ogdensburg at CHMC, the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center is celebrated for its comprehensive care and national recognition. At the core of our mission, our cancer center shines as a beacon of hope and innovation in cancer treatment, acknowledged by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (CoC), the American College of Oncology Pharmacy (ACOC), as well as the American College of Radiology. We offer a spectrum of advanced treatments, ranging from radiation oncology featuring the Trilogy linear accelerator to medical oncology services in a serene and compassionate environment. With an unwavering commitment, we deliver unparalleled care to the community, prioritizing personalized and advanced treatments right in our own neighborhood.

Comprehensive cancer care services include breast health services, cancer screenings, lung cancer screening, and a range of radiation oncology services. In addition to advanced medical treatments, we also provide holistic care options such as massage therapy, Reiki therapy, and acupuncture to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients during their recovery and healing journey.

“Our center takes immense pride in the care that we provide, and our multidisciplinary and personalized approach to cancer care. From the very first appointment, to treatments and survivorship, we recognize the importance of treating the entire mind, body and soul, and make it our goal to provide the best possible outcome for all. I am both honored and proud to direct such an incredible team, and grateful to our community for trusting us through their cancer journey." - Jessica Morley, Director of Oncology & Hematology

The North Star Health Alliance: Keeping Healthcare Local

At the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center, we're dedicated to supporting patients every step of the way, providing not just life-saving treatments but also hope and strength during their most challenging times. Together, we strive to empower patients and their families with the resources and support they need to navigate their cancer journey with confidence and resilience. As a member of the North Star Health Alliance, we are committed to keeping healthcare local, so you can receive exceptional care right in your own community. Your well-being is at the heart of everything we do, and we're honored to be a part of your journey toward healing and renewed vitality.