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Chiara Battelli MD

Chiara Battelli MD

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President & Lead Physician

Chiara Battelli MD
  • Education
    Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Medical School, Italy

  • Residency
    Maine Medical Center
  • Board-Certified
    Internal Medicine, Oncology, Hematology

  • Fellowship
    Hematology/Oncology, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Chiara Battelli was born in Fabriano, Italy. She completed medical school and her Oncology Fellowship in Rome. Eager to learn more about the basic mechanism of cancer development, she moved to the US to work in the laboratory of Dr. Maciag at Maine Medical Center Research Institute. During this she met her husband, Mark, a very proud native of Portland, Maine.

After completing the PhD program, Dr. Battelli decided to remain in the United States to follow her lifelong dream of practicing medical oncology. She completed the Residency Program in Internal Medicine at Maine Medical Center and then the Fellowship Program in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.

She returned to Maine and joined New England Cancer Specialists in September, 2013. Dr. Battelli became president and lead physician of the practice in 2018. Her practice focuses on the treatment of breast cancer. She is particularly interested in clinical and translational research, quality improvement, and medical education. In her spare time Dr. Battelli enjoys her family, her friends and her two English Setters. She loves to travel the world, to experience different cultures and their food.

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Amanda E. Magnoli ANP-BC, AOCNP

Amanda E. Magnoli ANP-BC, AOCNP

Amanda E. Magnoli ANP-BC, AOCNP
  • Education
    Master of Science in Nursing, Yale University
  • Board-Certified
    ANCC, ONCC

A native of Connecticut, Amanda received her Bachelor of Science degree from Siena College in Loudonville, New York, and went on to receive both her nursing degree and Master of Science in Nursing at Yale University School of Nursing. While obtaining her Adult Nurse Practitioner degree, she specialized in oncology and is currently certified as an Adult Oncology Nurse Practitioner by the Oncology Nurses Credentialing Center (ONCC).

Amanda has worked at Yale-New Haven Hospital/Smilow Cancer Hospital in the Thoracic Oncology Program, and spearheaded the Yale Lung Screening and Pulmonary Nodule Program. In 2013, she moved to Texas with her husband and continued her career as an oncology nurse practitioner at MD Anderson Cancer Center, caring for patients with lung, and head and neck malignancies.

Amanda joined New England Cancer Specialists in the summer of 2015 and focuses on the treatment of breast cancer patients from the time of initial diagnosis, through treatment and survivorship. She strongly believes in a clinical team-based care model and the shared decision-making process between patient and provider.

Amanda lives in Cape Elizabeth with her family, and enjoys all things outdoors, especially biking and spending time at the shore.

Dixie Knoll FNP

Dixie Knoll FNP

Dixie Knoll FNP
  • Education
    Master of Nursing, University of Washington
  • Board-Certified
    ANCC


A native of Montana, Dixie received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Montana State University. To pay for her education, she worked as a home health aide and was also a Hospice volunteer. With nursing degree in hand, she moved to Seattle, Washington, where she worked at the University of Washington Medical Center on a combined oncology/transplant/research floor.  

While pursuing her first graduate degree in Psychosocial nursing, she worked as a home health nurse with combined oncology and AIDs patients. Upon graduation, she moved to Maine and then pursed a second graduate degree at University of Maine at Orono. As a nurse practitioner, Dixie has worked in complimentary medicine, gynecology, and correctional medicine. She has been working at New England Cancer Specialists for 12 years, working primarily with breast cancer patients. 

Regardless of patient population, the focus of Dixie's career has been and continues to be the relationship with her patients and their families.  

Jessica L. Gorham MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Jessica L. Gorham MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Jessica L. Gorham MSN, APRN, FNP-C
  • Education
    Master of Science in Nursing, Saint Joseph's College of Maine
  • Board-Certified
    AANP
A Maine native, Jess began her career in nursing in 2002 as a Certified Nursing Assistant on Gibson Pavilion at Maine Medical Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine, and continued working on Gibson as a registered nurse for the next 12 years. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient oncology settings in Maine and at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Massachusetts.  
 
She joined New England Cancer Specialists in 2014. While working in the infusion room, in 2020 she completed her Master of Science in Nursing from Saint Joseph's College of Maine. As a nurse practitioner, she joins the breast care team in caring for and treating breast cancer patients across the cancer survivor continuum.
 
She lives with her husband and daughter on their small farm in Greene. She enjoys hot yoga, and being outdoors all year long, hiking, gardening, going to the beach, and snowshoeing.

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