Covid-19 Operating Procedures

In accordance with recommendations from the Kentucky Department of Health, we are open with limited waiting room seating and increased cleaning/disinfecting procedures. All providers will be wearing masks and we ask our patients to do the same.

To protect our patients, we are happy to offer telehealth visits via computer or telephone as an alternative to in person visits.  Please feel free to call us with any questions you may have – we are here to help!

We encourage you to continue to use discretion with your visits out of the home as there may be a resurgence of Covid-19 cases with more social interaction. Please wear your mask when you are out of the home.

Murray-Calloway County Hosital (MCCH) is pleased to offer an oncology and hematology practice headed by Zuhair Ghanem, MD, along with the resources of chemotherapy and the infusion center.

Located at 803 Poplar Street, 2 West, Oncology & Hematology of Murray offers treatment for a wide array of cancers, as well as benign hematological conditions.

In addition to treating cancer patients, Ghanem will work closely and provide medical leadership to the chemotherapy and outpatient infusion center at the Regional Cancer Center.



Dr Zuhair GhanemDr. Zuhair Ghanem, M.D., has joined Murray-Calloway County Hospital to provide Oncology and Hematology services for the region.

Dr. Ghanem graduated from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Amman, Jordan, with his Doctor of Medicine. He completed a Hematology/Medical Oncology fellowship at Howard University Hospital, in Washington, D.C., as well as training at Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins University’s Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Ghanem also completed a Geriatrics Fellowship at the Arizona Center on Aging, at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, American Geriatrics Society, and American College of Physicians.

In his spare time, Dr. Ghanem enjoys fishing, hiking, photography and travel.


Sierra Williams-Barnhart, APRNSierra Williams-Barnhart, APRN, graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and completed her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Indiana Wesleyan University.

She completed over 700 clinic hours and previously worked as a Registered Nurse/Case Manager at the Anna May Owen Residential Hospice House, and Spring Creek Health Care prior. In her new role, she will work as the Nurse Practitioner in Oncology & Hematology of Murray alongside Dr. Ghanem. She will plan care and provide follow up care to cancer patients in our region.

“I am a Murray native and have worked for MCCH for almost 9 years. I am excited to be in this new role, providing care to a special population with Dr. Ghanem and I look forward to providing that care for years to come,” said Sierra.

In her spare time, Sierra enjoys arts and crafts, attending her kids’ sporting events (T-ball and gymnastics) and going to Disney! She is married to Stanley and they have 3 children- Sawyer age 7, Emelia age 5, and Willa age 5 months.


Oncology and Hematology of MurrayOncology and Hematology of Murray
Medical Arts Building
803 Poplar Street, 2 West
Murray, KY  42071
Phone:  270.762.1597

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm