Robert James Koness, MD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery

Robert Koness


Dr. R James Koness is a Surgical Oncology Specialist in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated with honors from State University Of New York At Buffalo School Of Medicine in 1983. Having more than 36 years of diverse experiences, especially in SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, Dr. R James Koness affiliates with many hospitals including Roger Williams Medical Center, Women & Infants Hospital Of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Hospital, and Fatima Hospital.


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, MD


  • Published on 9/1/2021

    Olivieri DJ, Heffernan DS, Koness RJ. A Case of Recurrent Malignant Melanoma of the Left Foot with In-Transit Metastases. R I Med J (2013). 2021 Sep 01; 104(7):42-45. PMID: 34437665.

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  • Published on 5/7/2011

    Wanebo HJ, Rathore R, Chougule P, DiSiena MR, Koness RJ, McRae RG, Nigri PT, Radie-Keane K, Ready N. Selective organ preservation in operable locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinomas guided by primary site restaging biopsy: long-term results of two sequential brown university oncology group chemoradiotherapy studies. Ann Surg Oncol. 2011 Nov; 18(12):3479-85. PMID: 21553142.

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  • Published on 3/1/2008

    Chougule PB, Akhtar MS, Rathore R, Koness J, McRae R, Nigri P, Radie-Keane K, Kennedy T, Wanebo HJ, Ready N. Concurrent chemoradiotherapy with weekly paclitaxel and carboplatin for locally advanced head and neck cancer: Long-term follow-up of a Brown University Oncology Group Phase II Study (HN-53). Head Neck. 2008 Mar; 30(3):289-96. PMID: 17657799.

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  • Published on 1/1/2006

    Koness RJ. Essentials of Surgery. Elsevier. Philadelphia. 2006; 491-500.

  • Published on 1/1/2004

    Wanebo HJ, Chougule P, Ready N, Koness RJ, McRae R, Nigri P, Radie-Keane K, Rathore R, Kennedy T. Preoperative chemoradation directed by primary site rebiopsy in stage III/IV squamous head and neck cancer is associated with high rate of local regional control, but is still plagued by long-term distant failure. J Clin Oncol, 2004 ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings (Post-Meeting Edition – No 14S). 2004.

  • Published on 3/1/2002

    Taneja C, Allen H, Koness RJ, Radie-Keane K, Wanebo HJ. Changing patterns of failure of head and neck cancer. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 Mar; 128(3):324-7. PMID: 11886352.

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  • Published on 9/1/2001

    Wanebo H, Chougule P, Ready N, Safran H, Ackerley W, Koness RJ, McRae R, Nigri P, Leone L, Radie-Keane K, Reiss P, Kennedy T. Surgical resection is necessary to maximize tumor control in function-preserving, aggressive chemoradiation protocols for advanced squamous cancer of the head and neck (stage III and IV). Ann Surg Oncol. 2001 Sep; 8(8):644-50. PMID: 11569779.

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  • Published on 1/1/2001

    Safran H, Gaissert H, Akerman P, Hesketh PJ, Chen MH, Moore T, Koness J, Graziano S, Wanebo HJ. Paclitaxel, cisplatin, and concurrent radiation for esophageal cancer. Cancer Invest. 2001; 19(1):1-7. PMID: 11291548.

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  • Published on 1/1/2000

    Wanebo HJ, Glicksman AS, Vezeridis MP, Clark J, Tibbetts L, Koness RJ, Levy A. Preoperative chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgical resection of locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Arch Surg. 2000 Jan; 135(1):81-7; discussion 88. PMID: 10636353.

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  • Published on 11/1/1999

    Wanebo HJ, Antoniuk P, Koness RJ, Levy A, Vezeridis M, Cohen SI, Wrobleski DE. Pelvic resection of recurrent rectal cancer: technical considerations and outcomes. Dis Colon Rectum. 1999 Nov; 42(11):1438-48. PMID: 10566532.

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