What happens when you are a physician and a patient?


Ron Bose, M.D. Ph.D. Associate Professor of Oncology, Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine and Molly Greenwade, M.D. Cox Health Hulston Cancer Center, Springfield, MO.

Richard Paxman welcomes Dr Molly Greenwade along with her Oncologist, Dr Ron Bose, to give us a unique insight and perspective of cancer treatment and scalp cooling when Molly was faced with the reality of playing the part of the patient rather than her usual role as a Gynecologic Oncologist. 

Molly Greenwade, M.D.

Molly Greenwade MD is a Gynecologic Oncologist based at Cox Health’s Hulston Cancer Center in Springfield, MO.

Mom to two young girls, Molly was diagnosed during the height of the Covid pandemic with Stage Ib ER+/PR+/HER2+++ invasive ductal carcinoma while also undertaking her Obstetrics and Gynecology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine.

Chemotherapy treatment commenced in December 2020 at the Barnes Jewish Hospital West County- Siteman Cancer Center under the expert specialist care of Medical Oncologist Ron Bose, MD.

Unfortunately, scalp cooling was not included on the curriculum during Molly’s extensive medical studies and training and she actually discovered that this might be a treatment option for her from social media, friends and colleagues.  While receiving chemotherapy Molly moved out of state to start her new job and during this time, was able to go on meet and greets and feel confident with her own hair – something which she felt she may not have had the confidence to do at all had she experienced chemotherapy-induced hair loss.

Ron Bose, M.D. Ph.D.

Dr. Bose is a breast cancer medical oncologist at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.  He is board certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine.  He received his MD and PhD degrees from Cornell University.  He performed Medical Oncology fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Internal Medicine residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and earned his Ph.D. in cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.