Physicians & Departments

Oncology & Infusion Therapy

Contact Us: 508 957-0119


As an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is able to offer patients a more comprehensive approach to treating cancer.

Martha's Vineyard Hospital and the Mass General Cancer Center are working together to provide hematology/oncology physician and nurse practitioner services to Islanders. The Mass General Hematology/Oncology Service at Martha's Vineyard Hospital provides our patients with access to a more integrated set of clinical services and a wider range of sub-specialty care.

Our patients benefit from the Mass General Cancer Center’s expertise, research, therapies and comprehensive services. Now you can receive specialized care from health professionals who know you, right here at home.

For more information please call: 1-855-508-5275

Infusion Therapy

Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. Typically, “infusion therapy” means that a drug is administered intravenously, but the term also may refer to situations where drugs are provided through other non-oral routes, such as intramuscular injections. Staffed by certified registered nurses and designed to support patients who would otherwise have to travel off-Island for care, Martha's Vineyard Hospital infusion therapists provide personalized care on an outpatient basis for a variety of medical conditions.

  • Blood Transfusion
  • IV Antibiotics
  • Injections
  • Limited Chemotherapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Phlebotomy
  • Social Services

Physician Referral Required

Jeffrey A. Barnes, MD

  • Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
  • Telephone: 855-508-5275
  • Medical School: University of Illinois of Medicine
  • Internship/Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Board Certification: Ocology and Medical Oncology – American Board of Internal Medicine

Paul O'Donnell, MD, PhD FACP

  • Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
  • Telephone:
  • Fax:
  • Accepting new patients?: Yes
  • Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Internship/Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital Oncology Center
  • Board Certification: Medical Oncology

Richard Penson, MD, MRCP

  • Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
  • Telephone: 508-957-0119
  • Medical School: St. Bartholomew's Hospital
  • Internship/Residency: Homerton Hospital/St. Bartholomew's Hospital
  • Certification: Oncology