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Rooney joins Parkland Health Center medical staff

Parkland Health Center is pleased to welcome Melissa Rooney, MD to its medical staff. Dr. Rooney is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology and will see patients at Parkland Cancer Center. Parkland Cancer Center is located at Parkland Health Center in Bonne Terre.

Rooney earned her doctor of medicine degree at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. Post-graduate training includes a residency in internal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at WUSM. She has served as instructor of medicine at WUSM.

Rooney has received numerous honors and awards and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. She joins four additional hematology/oncology specialists who treat patients at Parkland Cancer Center.

“Dr. Rooney is a welcome addition as we further expand our service offerings for the local community,” said Tom Karl, president, Parkland Health Center. “We welcome her to our medical staff and specifically to our cancer center in Bonne Terre.”

John Spurgin, RN, manager, Parkland Cancer Center, stated, “We are very pleased that Dr. Rooney has joined us. With her on board, we have a total of five oncologists seeing patients. This enables us to increase our clinic schedule from four to five days per week.”

Parkland Health Center is part of BJC HealthCare which also includes St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the teaching hospitals for Washington University School of Medicine. For additional information about Parkland Health Center, please call 756-6451 or the physician finder service at 431-3338 or visit

Melissa Rooney

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