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The HIPEC Team

Richard Berri, MD, is director of Surgical Oncology and Peritoneal Malignancies Program at St. John Hospital & Medical Center’s Van Elslander Cancer Center. He has now built one of the highest volume and nationally recognized HIPEC programs in the country. Dr. Berri specializes in surgical oncology, with a specific focus on hepatobiliary and pancreas tumors, (Hepatocellular carcinoma, Cholangiocarcinoma, Gallbladder cancer, primary or metastatic liver tumors), gastric, colorectal, small intestine, peritoneal malignancies, neuroendocrine tumors, adrenal tumors, melanoma and sarcoma.

Dr. Berri has developed Michigan’s first program using hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for patients with carcinomatosis from colorectal, appendiceal, gastric, ovarian, mesothelioma, and other select cancers.


Dr. Berri earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, and Master’s degree, followed by a Doctor of Medicine, from Wayne State University. He completed a residency in General Surgery at St. John Hospital. He then was accepted into a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the renowned University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He completed the fellowship and returned to Southeast Michigan to build a leading program in surgical cancer care.


Dr. Berri emphasizes multidisciplinary care of patients and seeks the best treatment plan for the patient in a collaborative manner. His goals include continuing clinical trials and research, prolonging the length and improving the quality of life of cancer patients. He has been recognized throughout his career for his leadership, attention to clinical care and surgical excellence, compassion with patients, staff, the hospital as a whole, and the community.

Richard Berri, MD, FACS

Chief of Surgical Oncology and Director of Peritoneal Malignancies Program

Jeffrey Chores graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry. He received a Graduate Degree in Perfusion from the Wayne State School of Medicine and received his Masters Degree in Perfusion from the University of Nebraska.


As the Director/Chief of Perfusion at St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Jeffrey is responsible for the operation of the extracorporeal perfusion equipment that allows for the administration of the hyperthermic chemotherapeutic agents for patients receiving HIPEC.

Director of Perfusion, St. John Providence

Jeffrey Chores, MS, CCP

Milton J. Desgrandchamp, MS. CRNA

Anna Boston graduated from Lake Superior State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, then earned her
Masters Degree in Nursing from Wayne State University. With a specialized focus in the treatment of cancer, she is
dedicated in the personalized care, management and support of patients with peritoneal malignancies.

Surgical Oncology Nurse Practitioner

Anna Boston, MSN, ANP-BC

US Army Medical Corp.1970-1973, Graduate Bachelors in Nursing, Madonna College,1986, Emergency Trauma Nurse/Paremedic (St John Hospital, Detroit Receiving Hospital, 10yrs,, Graduate Master in Pharmacology and Allied Health/Anesthesia 1991, Practicing anesthesia St. John Hospital Medical Center, Detroit Michigan, 27 years, Researched, wrote and implemented, anesthesia protocols, for perioperative care of CRS/HIPEC patient, Coordinated/Supervised development of Anesthesia care HIPEC specialty team consisting of Twelve Liscenced Certified Nurse Anesthetists , Associative membership: American Association of Nurse Anesthetist, Founding member of Michigan HIPEC Cancer Consortium, Oncology Nurses Society, Board Member, of the Shelly Foundation

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