Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Medical School, Italy
Maine Medical Center
Internal Medicine, Oncology, Hematology
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.
Amanda E. Magnoli ANP-BC, AOCNP
Master of Science in Nursing, Yale University
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
Master of Nursing, University of Washington
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
Master of Science in Nursing, Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Julie Baither FNP
Master of Science, University of Southern Maine
Julie grew up in Maine, the daughter of a small-town family physician. Watching her father with patients and hearing him talk about his work sparked her interest in caring for people. She has been working in the field of oncology since 1989 and spent the second year of her practice with a traveling agency, working at hospitals such as Dana-Farber and the University of Chicago’s in the fields of research and bone marrow transplant.
After returning to Maine to get her master’s degree and Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Julie worked with the homeless for the City of Portland for six years. She joined the New England Cancer Specialists team in 2006.
She lives in Westbrook with her two daughters, one in high school and the other in college in Nashville studying music education. They have a dog and two bunnies. Julie enjoys basketball, gardening and playing piano.