Seton connects a wide range of care providers – surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, dietitians, research nurses, nurse navigators and other specialists.


J.D. Hinze, DO

Dr. HinzeDr. J.D. Hinze received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the University of North Texas. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Pulmonary Fellowship at Scott and White in Temple. Dr. Hinze completed his Critical Care Fellowship at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Daniel Fortes, MD, FACS

Dr Fortes-smallDr. Fortes is originally from Brazil where he earned his MD degree in 1999 from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. After completing General Surgery residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, he concluded his Thoracic Surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Following his training, Dr. Fortes established the Robotic Thoracic Surgery Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital in the DC metro area, before joining Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons (CTVS) and the Seton team in January of 2014. Dr. Fortes is board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery.

Nurse Navigators

Patients in our lung health program work closely with a dedicated nurse navigator, a specialist in lung cancer care who serves to coordinate care, answer questions and provide support. Learn more about our nurse navigators.

Cynthia Fawver, RN, BSN

Cynthia Fawver is a clinical nurse navigator with the Cancer Navigation Program at Seton Medical Center Williamson. She received her nursing degree from University of Saint Francis in Joliet, Illinois. She has been practicing nursing for 14 years, with a twelve-year focus in oncology specializing in radiation therapy. Cynthia is a recipient of several awards for nursing leadership including Caregiver of the Year.

As a clinical nurse navigator, Cynthia helps ensure that individuals with any type of cancer in Williamson or surrounding counties receive high quality treatment through individualized coordination of care. Cynthia works with patients, their families and caregivers to facilitate access to community resources and to timely medical and psychosocial care during their cancer treatment course.