Valley View, an independent, nonprofit health system based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, offering the most comprehensive care in the Valley, is pleased to welcome board-certified Radiation Oncologist Lauren Kropp, MD to the Calaway • Young Cancer Center, part of the Valley View family.
When planning radiation treatments, Dr. Kropp strives to focus on utilizing advanced technologies while developing individualized treatment plans in order to reduce the side effects of treatment.
As a leading cancer treatment facility in the region, Calaway • Young Cancer Center is home to a nationally-renowned, highly-skilled, innovative and respected team of providers with board certifications for the most advanced technologies and cancer treatment options in the country.
Dr. Kropp earned her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her radiation oncology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she served as chief resident in her final year of training.
She also received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Florida. Having grown up in DeLand, Florida, she developed an early interest in animal husbandry in agriculture.
“I’m honored to join the Calaway • Young Cancer Center, and to use the center’s advanced technologies to provide patients with the best possible care,” said Dr. Kropp. “I always knew I would have a career in medicine, and my animal science background and love of animals have provided me with a wonderful way to connect with patients.”
She is a member of Radiating Hope, a nonprofit organization that strives to improve radiation oncology care internationally. With the organization, Dr. Kropp has traveled to Nepal and Chile on advocacy trips, supporting those nations’ radiation oncology practices.
“Dr. Kropp is an excellent addition to our team of nationally-renowned and respected team of providers at the Cancer Center,” said Peter Rossi, MD, radiation oncologist at Calaway • Young Cancer Center. “Bringing exceptional experience as a radiation oncologist, a focus on advanced technologies, and dedication to patients as individuals, she provides compassionate care to our patients during one of the most challenging times of their lives.”
Dr. Kropp is now welcoming new patients at Calaway • Young Cancer Center at Valley View in Glenwood Springs. Patients may call 970.394.3879 to learn more or schedule an appointment.
About Valley View
Valley View is an independent, not-for-profit health system based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Founded in 1955 with funds raised by the community, Valley View Hospital has evolved to serve the healthcare needs of the region. In addition to its 78-bed hospital in Glenwood Springs, Valley View now includes an integrated system of specialty centers and physicians practices providing care in multiple locations across Garfield, Pitkin, Eagle and Mesa counties. Cardiovascular care, including open heart surgery, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgical and orthopedic care, provide a level of specialty care that enable patients to stay close to home for key healthcare needs. A network of primary care practices support optimal health and the management of patients’ total health. As part of Valley View’s commitment to the community, it hosts health fairs, blood drives, a Kids & Teen Safety Fair and physician-led education series. Valley View has been recognized for performance excellence from Healthgrades, J.D. Power & Associates, Truven Health “Top 100 Hospitals”, Planetree, Survey Vitals and Consumer Reports. PeopleCare. That’s Valley View. www.vvh.org.