Vincere Cancer Center 7469 E Monte Cristo Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

(480) 306-5390

World Class Contemporary Cancer Center

The Team

Vershalee Shukla, MD

 

Dr. Shukla is the co-founder of Vincere Cancer Center. She is a board-certified radiation oncologist in private practice in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area for the past seven years. She completed her Radiation Oncology training at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. There, she gained extensive training in stereotactic cranial and body radiotherapy, Gamma knife, high and low-dose brachytherapy, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy, and 3-D conformal radiotherapy.    

She went on to complete highly specialized training at the world-renowned University of Heidelberg, in Germany, in Proton and Heavy Ion therapy. Dr. Shukla treats all cancers requiring radiation. She has a special interest in treating brain tumors and is extremely honored to be one of the first Radiation Oncologist in the world to treat patients with Zap. Zap is a new revolutionary technology used to ablate brain tumors and tumors in the head and neck region.  The technology is self-shielded and requires no vault which is a first of its kind.

Dr. Shukla has authored extensively on various topics in the field of oncology. She has published over thirty articles in peer-reviewed journals and two textbook chapters. She has given multiple lectures on both national and international stages and was recently selected as the Medical Advisor to Phoenix Medical Professionals Magazine. Furthermore, she was interviewed by the New York Times and Inc. Magazine as an expert on new technologies in cancer care. Dr. Shukla was recognized by PHOENIX Magazine as Top Doc in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.  

Dr. Shukla is committed to providing the highest quality of cancer care to her patients. She does this by utilizing cutting-edge technology along with evidence-based medicine in an inspiring and compassionate environment. Survivorship and quality of life are of equal importance to her. 

She is beyond excited to be working with the esteemed Dr. Deepak Chopra to develop yoga and meditation programs for cancer patients. Finally, she values giving back to her community and does so by being an active member of the board of trustees for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Joy Bus.

Pablo Prichard, MD

 

Dr. Pablo Prichard is the Co-Founder of Vincere Cancer Center, senior partner at Advanced Aesthetic Associates, and has been the Chief/Medical Director of Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery at John C. Lincoln Hospital for 14 years. He has been voted ‘Top Doc’ by PHOENIX Magazine numerous times and named Valley’s best plastic surgeon by Arizona Foothills Magazine. Dr. Prichard is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Diplomat of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 

Dr. Prichard graduated with honors from both the prestigious Rice University and the University of Texas, Galveston, where he received his medical doctorate. He trained with many leading prominent surgeons at Michigan State University where he received his degree in Reconstructive/Plastic Surgery. Michigan State Plastic Surgery Program is the first integrated Plastic Surgery Program in the country.

He has been in practice for over a decade in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. During this time, he has performed over 20,000 reconstructive surgeries involving trauma to head/face, limbs, and burns among others. His tremendous experience, knowledge, and ingenuity have driven him to pioneer new surgical techniques and advance the field. He has been featured both locally and nationally for his work. He is committed to restoring function and natural appearance. Being Director of Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Prichard is responsible to ensure the best comprehensive compassionate care of each cancer patient. He oversees all aspects of the program, and is involved in training young physicians. He dedicates a significant portion of his time to helping the less fortunate trauma patients regain their lives.

Finally, Dr. Prichard has a special interest working with breast cancer patients and is an active expert in cancer conferences. He is committed to providing these patients the highest quality of life possible, and giving his patients their self-esteem and a sense of wholeness. His expansive experience and expert surgical skills enable him to offer cancer patients a multitude of surgical options. These include an oncological mastopexy, a novel procedure to improve the cosmesis in a preserved breast. He is one of the few plastic surgeons trained in microsurgery and is able to perform highly complex surgeries for patients who have irradiated tissue or failed reconstruction and those who are not candidates for conventional techniques.

For more info on Dr. Prichard, visit drprichard.com/

Larry Bans, MD

 

Dr. Bans has been a practicing urologist in Phoenix for more than 30 years, and has been a peer-selected “Top Doc” in PHOENIX Magazine for over 20 years.  He is active in numerous prostate research projects, and has specialized exclusively in prostate health for the past 15 years.  He wrote and produced a patient education video entitled: “Your Prostate Biopsy is Positive: Here’s What You Should Know.” Dr. Bans has a passion to elevate the standards of prostate cancer care. He applies a comprehensive approach to the treatment of prostate cancer including Urology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Alternative medicine, advanced imaging, and genetic/biomarker testing.

Education

  • University of Minnesota - Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude -Minneapolis, MN, 1974
  • Cornell University Medical College - Medical Degree - New York, NY, 1978

Internship

  • Indiana University Medical Center - General Surgery - Indianapolis, IN, 1979

Residency

  • Indiana University Medical Center - Urology - Indianapolis, IN, 1983

Board Certification

  • American Board of Urology

Awards and Honors

  • Peer-selected “Top Doc” in Phoenix Magazine, Arizona Cancer Center Advisory Board
  • Named one of the 20 Top Urologists in the United Stated in Men’s Health Magazine, April 2007 
  • American Cancer Society Research Grant
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors (2008-2014)
  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors for Cancer (2007-2013)

About Us

vision

 

Vincere Cancer Center operates under a team philosophy where we strive to deliver comprehensive, expert care while supporting our patients throughout their journey. We offer state of the art equipment so treatment can be delivered at the highest level balanced with a personal approach customized for each patient and their individual needs.