Centura Health is a leading provider of cancer care in Colorado and western Kansas. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship, our cancer centers provide care and support throughout your cancer journey.
Dennis Kraus, M.D., FACS, serves Centura Health as Executive Medical Director of Oncology. In his role, Dr. Kraus is responsible for providing leadership in the design, development, administration and direction of Centura’s Oncology Service Line. He partners closely with his dyad partner, Kathryn Bishop, Centura’s operating group physician leaders, strategic planning professionals and hospital executives to place our health system as the leading choice for oncology services across Colorado and Western Kansas. Dr. Kraus also works collaboratively with the clinical teams across our connected ecosystem to ensure we are providing high quality, accessible care to our communities.
Prior to joining Centura Health, Dr. Kraus served as the Director of the Center for Head and Neck Oncology within the New York Head & Neck Institute and the Northwell Health Cancer Institute. He served as the Chair of the Lenox Hill Hospital Cancer Committee; was a member of the Cancer Oversight Committee for the Northwell Health System; and served as a professor of Otolaryngology at Northwell Health School of Medicine. He was member of the Board of Governors for the American College of Surgeons and the Otolaryngology Advisory Council. He also served on the American Joint Commission on Cancer.
Dr. Kraus earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York. He completed his residencies in the Departments of General Surgery and Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and his fellowship in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York.
Dr. Kraus and his wife, Daryl, have three adult children; Devon, Cameron and Collin. In his free time, he enjoys golf, skiing and travel.
Jeffrey Albert, MD, MPH, serves Centura Health as Enterprise Medical Director of Radiation Oncology & Integrated Cancer Care. In his role, Dr. Albert works to build Centura’s enterprise-wide cancer program from the ground up. As part of a team, he is committed to building, developing and implementing the Centura cancer care service line. Dr. Albert collaborates with peers, stakeholders and providers to create a destination program. Reporting to the Executive Medical Director of Oncology, he also works closely with physician executives, entity leaders and experts in the oncology field.
Prior to joining Centura Health, Dr. Albert served as the Physician Executive for the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center program in Northern Colorado. He also maintained an active clinical practice. Dr. Albert was selected as a 2017 honoree for the Northern Colorado 40 Under Forty program, recognizing emerging leaders in the region. He has served in a national role on the Clinical Affairs and Quality Council for the American Society for Radiation Oncology, as well as that organization’s Measures Subcommittee.
Dr. Albert completed his internship and residency in radiation oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. During his training, in addition to receiving numerous honors and awards, he completed a Masters in Public Health with a focus in health care management at The University of Texas School of Public Health. He is a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Dr. Albert has a passion for the outdoors and enjoys many activities in the mountains such as trail and ultrarunning, hiking, backpacking, camping, skiing, and snowshoeing. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Erin, and three young children: Parker (7), Caroline (5) and Owen (4).
Tim Osterholm, MPA, serves Centura Health as Network Oncology Administrator. In his role, Tim works with the Executive Medical Director of Oncology and other oncology leadership to advance Centura as a market leader for oncology services. He actively collaborates and builds trusted relationships across our ministry to bring our strategic vision to action in all areas of oncology, support the delivery of quality patient care, and support the achievement of regionally and nationally recognized programs.
Prior to joining Centura, Tim served as the executive vice president and chief operations officer of Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Neb. Tim earned his undergraduate degree in medical technology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and his Master of Public Administration from the University of Nebraska Omaha. His is a certified executive coach by the Hudson Institute and a graduate of CHRISTUS Academy, Kaiser Institute Alembic Leadership Program, and Leadership Greater Little Rock.
Tim and his wife, Kerri, have two daughters, Samantha and Alyssa. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, golf, skiing and spending time with family and friends.
Kathy Bishop, RN, MBA, serves Centura Health as the System Service Line Administrator for Oncology. In her role, Dr. Kraus is responsible for providing leadership in the design, development, administration and direction of Centura’s Oncology Service Line. She partners closely with her two dyad partners, Dennis Kraus, Centura’s Enterprise Executive Medical Director of Oncology; and Tim Osterholm, Centura’s CEO of Oncology. Kathy also works with our clinical teams across our connected ecosystem to ensure we are providing high quality, accessible care to our communities.
Prior to joining Centura Health, Kathy served as the Director of Pediatric Oncology at Lucile Packard, Stanford’s Pediatric Hospital. At Stanford, Kathy oversaw a 49 bed inpatient Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Outpatient Infusion and Ambulatory Clinics, Dialysis, and multiple labs and cell manufacturing facilities. Kathy has also been instrumental in helping build four hospitals, many outpatient clinics, and multiple programs with different hospital systems. She also worked for The Joint Commission as a Nurse Surveyor in both the Oncology as well as Pediatric cadres.
Kathy earned her Bachelors of Nursing with a second degree in Sociology from The University of Portland in Portland, Oregon, and her MBA from the Ken Blanchard School of Business at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.
Kathy has four (almost all grown) children; Kalli, Kailee, Brogan, and Kyra. Her oldest daughter graduates soon with her nursing degree as well! She also has five grand children; Aleigha, Ellie, Hudson, Levi, and Jonah. In her free time, she enjoys volleyball, hiking, and traveling.
MD Anderson Cancer Network®
Two Centura Health hospitals are now part of MD Anderson Cancer Network®.
When cancer hits close to home, you should be able to fight it close to home too. Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs and St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo are now certified members of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center — the nation’s leading, world-renowned cancer center devoted exclusively to cancer care, research, education and prevention.
The certifications mean access to the nation’s top cancer specialists, along with access to treatment guidelines and best practices developed by MD Anderson — combining the best of what we do in Colorado and western Kansas with the expertise of a national leader.