A few key players in your cancer care

Provider bios

Jennifer Lycette, MD
Medical Oncologist, Medical Director of Medical Oncology Services
Oncologist Dr. Jennifer Lycette

Dr. Jennifer Lycette

Dr. Jennifer Lycette has been serving cancer patients in Astoria since August 2013. She is board-certified in hematology and oncology. She attended the University of Washington Medical School, and completed a residency with the Harvard Teaching Hospitals network and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Lycette has been instrumental in developing the new Cancer Collaborative.

Dr. Lycette was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She and her husband have three children. She enjoys music, playing piano, reading and spending time outdoors.


Sahar Rosenbaum, MD
Radiation Oncologist, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology Services
CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative, Astoria, Oregon

Dr. Sahar Rosenbaum, radiation oncologist

Dr. Sahar Rosenbaum has been treating cancer patients for more than 20 years. She is originally from Israel, but spent much of her childhood and early adulthood in South Africa. She began her career as a speech therapist and audiologist, before earning her master’s degree in psychology and working as a school therapist. After moving to the U.S., she attended the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Before joining the Cancer Collaborative, she was the medical director of radiation oncology at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, which sees more than 2000 patients a year with breast cancer.

Dr. Rosenbaum has three grown children. She enjoys quilting, knitting and adoring her granddaughter.


Amrita Desai, MD
Medical Oncologist
CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative, Astoria, Oregon

Dr. Amrita Desai, medical oncologist

Dr. Amrita Desai enjoys working with patients to improve their healthcare experience and wellbeing. She is board-certified in internal medicine. She attended medical school at Dr. Vaishampayan Memorial Medical College in Mumbai, India, before earning a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University in Boston. Dr. Desai completed a residency at Brown University and a fellowship at the University of Miami. Her clinical interests include cancer epidemiology, blood cancers and quality improvement.

Dr. Desai looks forward to building a life with her husband in Astoria, which reminds her of the countryside around her hometown in India. In her free-time she likes to hike, kayak, cycle and visit with family. She also enjoys traveling to new countries to experience new cultures, food and art.


Kyle Gallagher, PhD
Medical Physicist
CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative, Astoria, Oregon

Kyle Gallagher, PhD, medical physicist

Kyle Gallagher, PhD, is an expert in the linear electron accelerator (LINAC) machine, which delivers radiation therapy. He ensures that the right dose of radiation is delivered to the right location, as prescribed by the radiation oncologist. He earned his doctorate in medical physics through a joint program between Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University. He is particularly interested in research of advanced radiation therapy techniques that reduce the risk of late effects in pediatric patients.

Dr. Gallagher enjoys hiking, trail running, skiing, and exploring the outdoors with his wife, family, and friends.

Read more from the Fall 2017 issue of the CMH Health Compass.