Our team of board certified Radiation Oncologists is committed to providing world class radiation technology and treatments to our patients.
All of our physicians are board certified in radiation oncology and have years of specialized experience in radiation therapies for various types of cancers. Our physicians are experts in the field of radiation therapy and have adopted the latest equipment and technology used to deliver therapy with precision accuracy.
Your physician will serve as the team leader for your personalized care and work with other medical staff, including nurses and therapists, to coordinate your individual treatment plan.
Robert L. Franklin III, M.D.
Certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Radiology, Dr. Franklin is also a past president of the Alabama Society of Radiation Oncology. He was educated at Samford University and The University of Alabama School of Medicine with further training at Lloyd Nolan Hospital and the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham.
Along with his wife, Michelle and three children, Dr. Franklin enjoys outdoor activities in all seasons. He and his family are active members of Vaughn Forest Church.
William W. Helvie, M.D.
Dr. William W. “Bill” Helvie is certified by the American Board of Radiology in therapeutic radiology and has practiced radiation oncology since 1977. Bill graduated from Auburn University and Tulane Medical School. His residency was performed both at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans and at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego. A past president of the Alabama Society of Radiation Oncologists, Dr. Helvie also has experience teaching at the Tulane Medical Center Hospital in New Orleans.
In 2000, he received the honor of a fellowship from the American College of Radiation Oncology.
Michael L. Ingram, M.D.
Dr. Ingram graduated magna cum laude from the University of Louisville where he also received his medical degree. At the University of Louisville, he was president of the student body and received the Department of Pathology Award for Writing. Also board certified by the American Board of Radiology in radiation oncology, Dr. Ingram has made presentations on various oncology topics and has published articles in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics.
Dr. Ingram, his wife Allison and three daughters are members of First United Methodist Church. In addition to involvement in civic organizations, he likes to run, ski and travel.
David T. Vega, M.D.
Dr. Vega practices primarily at our Selma location. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology in therapeutic radiology. Receiving his education at Fordham University and New York University Medical School, Dr. Vega performed oncology residency at New York University Medical Center and University of California at San Francisco on fellowship.
His wide range of experience at well-known treatment centers across the country including facilities in New York (3 locations), Atlanta, Iowa and West Virginia brings a high degree of excellence to our team.
The newest member of our physician staff, Dr. Alex Whitley, holds a Ph.D. in Gastrointestinal Malignancies with clinical interest in head and neck, gynecological, and esophageal cancers. Among his many honors and awards, Dr. Whitley served as Chief Resident at UAB in Radiation Oncology in 2013; received the 2014 ABS/Nucletron HDR Brachytherapy Scholarship; and was named UAB Clinical Trial Auditor in 2014.
Certified by the American Board of Radiology, Dr. Whitley maintains professional membership in a number of medical societies, including the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO), American Brachytherapy Society (ABS).
He and his wife Heather have three children and are members of Vaughn Forest Church.