Psychiatric Oncology SIG

Our Mission

To serve as a forum for clinical care providers and researchers focused on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders and neuropsychiatric complications experienced by people with cancer.


  • To increase collaboration between members through use of Groupsite and SIG meetings throughout the year
  • To increase membership attendance at the annual meeting
  • To develop collaborations with other physician/APP organizations that reach providers caring for patients with cancer

Meet Our Chair

Kaleena Chilcote, MD

Kaleena Chilcote, MD

Dr. Kaleena Chilcote discovered her passion for psycho-oncology as a psychiatry resident at the University of North Carolina. She completed a clinical fellowship in psychosomatic medicine and psycho-oncology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute before serving as the Director of Psychosocial Oncology at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and later the WVU Cancer Institute. She is very excited to be joining the team at the Cleveland Clinic. She is particularly interested in medical education across disciplines and improving access to care for our rural populations.

    We Welcome New SIG Members


    One of the APOS member benefits is to join the conversation on Groupsite with any of the 10 Special Interest Groups (SIGs).  This is a very engaging conversation platform and the Executive Office is happy to help you navigate this platform and help you set up your profile to begin networking.