Bio: Tony Mega

PA Bio: Tony Mega, MD Tony Mega
Medical Director

Tony Mega, MD, received his undergraduate degree at Brown University, graduating in 1984 with an AB in Biology. He subsequently attended and graduated Dartmouth Medical School in 1988. His postgraduate training included a residency in internal medicine and chief residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School.

Dr. Mega joined the Alpert Medical School faculty in 1995. He currently is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery (Clinical) (Urology).

Over the past 10 years, he developed a highly successful multidisciplinary clinic for the management of patients with genitourinary malignancies at The Miriam Hospital. In 2012 he was named Section Chief of Genitourinary Oncology. He has staff privileges at The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. His research interests include prostate cancer, palliative care and medical education.

Dr. Mega has dedicated his career to medical education. He served as Associate Program Director of the Hematology/Oncology fellowship for 7 years prior to becoming Program Director in 2005. Under Dr. Mega’s leadership, the fellowship enjoyed unprecedented success in attracting the best physician candidates for training in hematology and oncology.

Before stepping down from this position in 2012, Dr. Mega guided the training program through two American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accreditation cycles. He is an outstanding teacher who has won several outstanding teaching awards including the Chairman of Medicine Teaching Award and the Reisman Teaching Award. The latter was given to Dr. Mega in 2009, recognizing his efforts in medical education at The Miriam Hospital.

On a national level, Dr. Mega has participated in the Oncotalk initiative which trains educators on how to effectively teach communication skills to trainees in hematology and oncology. He has authored questions for the American Society of Oncology’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exam.

In addition, Dr. Mega has been named co-leader of the AMPATH Oncology Institute education subcommittee. In the position, Dr. Mega oversees the development of curriculum for postgraduate training in oncology for the Moi Teaching &  Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya. Dr. Mega has visited Kenya twice in the last 3 years to assist with the establishment of education programs to help Kenyan physicians manage the growing cancer population in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr. Mega lives in South Kingstown, RI, with his wife, Mary Ellen, and two sons, Andrew and Joseph. He served on the South Kingstown School Committee from 2004-2012 and was chairman from 2006-2010. He is an avid sports fisherman and spends most of his free time pursuing this interest with his family.