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Dr. Chan represents the AON Advisory Board from Cancer & Blood Specialists of NOVA in Woodbridge, Virginia. Dr. Chan is triple Board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. He completed his internal medicine residency, as well as hematology and oncology fellowship, at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center in Richmond, Virginia. He is the Chairman of the Cancer Committee of Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center. He is also involved in the leadership of the NSABP-accredited breast cancer center of the hospital.
Dr. Shimkus represents the AON Advisory Board from Lone Star Oncology in Georgetown, Texas. Dr. Shimkus received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Augusta University’s Medical College of Georgia. Upon graduation, he went on to complete an internal medicine internship and residency at University of Virginia Hospital and a medical oncology fellowship at University of Wisconsin Cancer Center. He became a Board-certified medical oncologist in 2003 and has been a practicing physician for over 20 years.
Dr. Alemar represents the AON Advisory Board from Florida Oncology & Hematology in Safety Harbor, Florida. Dr. Alemar is a Board-certified medical oncologist serving Pinellas County since 2005. Born and raised in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, he received an undergraduate degree from the University of Puerto Rico and received medical training from the same university. Upon moving to the United States and settling in Florida, he pursued a residency in internal medicine and then a fellowship in hematology-oncology at the University of South Florida and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Alemar specializes in treating various types of cancer.
Dr. Divers represents Genesis Cancer and Blood Institute, with ten locations in Arkansas, on the AON Advisory Board Executive Committee. Dr. Divers is originally from Mississippi, but currently lives in Hot Springs, Ark. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, La. He completed his residency at the University of North Carolina, followed by his fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Cancer Center, which has been named in the top 20 cancer centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Dr. Divers received several awards and was recognized for his outstanding work during his training. In addition, Dr. Divers serves on the boards of the Community Oncology Alliance and ION. Board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology, Dr. Divers is active in clinical research, including trial data which he presented at the American Association for Cancer Research.
Dr. Jha represents the AON Advisory Board from Low Country Cancer Care in Waycross, Georgia. Dr. Jha obtained his medical education from Grant Medical College, University of Bombay in India. After hematology/oncology training in Philadelphia, he decided to move to Waycross, Georgia to provide high quality cancer care to patients living in rural areas where medical resources are scarce.
Dr. Jha is Board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. He treats adult patients with various cancers including benign and malignant blood disorders. He has a special interest in breast, colorectal and lung cancer. Dr. Jha pursued a career in oncology because it is a challenging specialty with rapid advancement in cancer diagnostics and therapeutics. He believes in taking care of the whole individual not just their cancer by listening to their concerns and addressing the physical, emotional and spiritual aspect of cancer care.
Dr. Mikhail represents the AON Advisory Board from Zangmeister Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Mikhail is Board certified in oncology and hematology. He evaluates and treats all blood and cancer disorders with a special interest in gastrointestinal cancers. He is a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research, and International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology, as well as Community Oncology Alliance, Ohio State Medical Association and Ohio Hematology Oncology Society.
Dr. Mikhail has authored numerous articles in medical oncology and hematology. Additionally, he has served as a peer reviewer for multiple medical journals and was selected as an editorial board member for the prestigious journal Nature Scientific Reports. Dr. Mikhail was also selected to be a reviewer for the ASCO University board review questions.
Dr. Mikhail completed his internship and residency at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, NY, where he was subsequently selected as Chief Resident. He went on to complete his fellowship and was selected as Chief Fellow in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the Georgetown University-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, D.C.
He has mentored multiple trainees who currently are pursuing successful careers in hematology and medical oncology. He also has an interest in cancer support groups and promoting education and awareness about cancer and its prevention. He was recognized by a major insurance company for his high-quality and cost-effective patient care. Dr. Mikhail is actively engaged in research that focuses on improving patient outcomes using targeted therapies and genomic medicine. He continues to maintain his interest in clinical research at The Zangmeister Cancer Center.
Dr. Mathern represents the AON Advisory Board from Cancer & Blood Specialists of Arizona in Flagstaff. Dr. Mathern is a Board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist that comes from a family of physicians, both his grandfather and mother. Although originally from Kosice, Czechoslovakia, Dr. Mathern’s adoptive American family is from Arizona.
Dr. Mathern graduated Summa Cum Laude from Charles University, 2nd in Medical School. Before pursuing a medical career, he was an officer in the Czechoslovak Army. He is published in numerous publications in medical research journals including Journal of Clinical Immunology, Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics, Journal of Immunology, Pediatric Research and the Journal of Neuroimmunology.
Dr. Mathern believes caring for patients in Northern Arizona is a unique privilege, enabling him to provide care to patients from the rural communities including the Navajo and Hopi reservations, which are both disproportionately affected by cancer.
Dr. Hodson represents the AON Advisory Board from Gem State Cancer & Blood Specialists in Meridian, Idaho. Dr. Hodson is a Board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist. She has expertise in a wide range of malignancies, including a special interest in the care of cancers of the breast, lung, GI tract and gynecological malignancies. She is experienced in the treatment of a wide range of hematologic and coagulation disorders and is passionate about cancer prevention in people at high risk for the disease.
Dr. Hodson received her medical degree from the University of Washington and completed fellowship training in medical oncology/hematology at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Dr. Reddy represents the AON Advisory Board from Cancer and Blood Specialists of Georgia. Dr. Reddy obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and received his medical training at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. He pursued training in internal medicine at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital-Columbia University in New York City and went on to complete a hematology/oncology fellowship at Emory University/Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Reddy is a Board-certified medical oncologist. He has been actively involved in clinical trials and research throughout his career and has been awarded as Investigator of the year by the GA NCORP on multiple occasions.
Dr. Palmeri serves on the AON Advisory Board representing Messino Cancer Centers, with six locations located in Asheville, N.C. Dr. Palmeri received his medical degree from the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire where he was also awarded his Fellowship in Hematology. He is Board certified in hematology and medical oncology.
Dr. Palmeri serves as a board member of the North Carolina Oncology Association and on the Government Relations Committee and the Rural Oncology Subcommittee of the the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). He is an ASCO Physician Leadership Development Awardee and received the American Medical Associations Excellence in Medicine Award.
Dr. Trehan serves on the AON Advisory Board representing Greater Washington Oncology Associates, with four locations located in Maryland and Washington D.C. Dr. Trehan earned his medical degree at the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University Department of Medicine at D.C. General Hospital, Washington, D.C., followed by a fellowship in hematology and oncology from the Washington Hospital Center.
Dr. Trehan held a very active position at Holy Cross Hospital having been the President of the Medical Staff and currently serves as the Secretary Treasurer of the Holy Cross Hospital Board of Trustees. He has headed multiple initiatives for those in need and participates regularly in community benefit programs of the hospital and providing healthcare and oncology care to all people irrespective of their paying status.
Dr. Negrea represents the AON Advisory Board from Low Country Cancer Care, with four locations in Georgia and South Carolina. Dr. Negrea obtained his medical education in his native country of Romania, as well as in the Dominican Republic. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Mount Vernon Hospital in N.Y., a New York Medical College program. Subsequently, he did a year of medical oncology training at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., followed by two and a half years of hematology and medical oncology at Temple University Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Dr. Negrea is Board-certified and has been engaged in the practice of oncology/hematology since 1992. Prior to moving to Savannah in 2001, he was a senior oncology attending physician at the Phoebe Cancer Center in Albany, Ga.
Dr. Moran represents the AON Advisory Board from Georgia Oncology and Hematology Consultants in Brunswick, Ga. Dr. Moran earned his medical degree from World University, School of Medicine in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He completed his internship and residency at Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital in Michigan, a Wayne State University affiliate and a research fellowship at the National Cancer Institute for the National Institutes of Health Division of Cancer Etiology, followed by a clinical fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston. He is Board certified in medical oncology and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Moran is a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve, serving ten years as a captain in the Army Medical Department. He actively sits on several medical boards in Brunswick, Ga., including the Board of Directors for Hospice and American Cancer Society. He was awarded Physician Recognition by the American Medical Association.
Dr. Mehdi represents the AON Advisory Board from Hope Cancer Care of Nevada. After graduating from the prestigious Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan, Dr. Mehdi had the honor of being appointed Chief Resident during his residency in internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University at St. Vincent Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. He then went on to practice for more than five years at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, Kan. Dr. Mehdi completed his fellowship in medical oncology at the Providence Cancer Institute in partnership with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is Board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.
Dr. Mehdi is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Having been ranked among America’s “Top Oncologists,” Dr. Mehdi continues to be a leader in advance cancer research through his collaboration with Cancer Trial Support Units funded by the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Knoble serves on the AON Advisory Board representing Zangmeister Cancer Center located in Columbus, Ohio. A summa cum laude graduate of Miami University with a B.A. in Microbiology and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Knoble received her medical degree from The Ohio State University Department of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her residency in internal medicine at The Ohio State University Medical Center and her fellowship in hematology/oncology at The University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Va. She worked as an attending physician at Grant Medical Center and Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville, Va., prior to completing her fellowship.
Dr. Knoble has served on the Multidisciplinary Committee for Pancreatic Cancer and is the current Co-Medical Director of the Breast Cancer Program at Mount Carmel Health System. She is active in the research program at the Zangmeister Cancer Center and is Principal Investigator of several current trials open to enrollment.
Dr. Knoble is Board certified in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Community Oncology Alliance, Columbus Medical Association, Ohio State Medical Association, and the Ohio Hematology Oncology Society.
Dr. Khattab serves on the AON Advisory Board representing Cancer & Blood Specialists of Arizona with three locations in the Greater Phoenix area. Dr. Khattab earned his medical degree at Damascus University in Syria. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Western Reserve Care System in Youngstown, Ohio followed by a fellowship in oncology and hematology at Western Pennsylvania Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh, Pa. Following medical training, Dr. Khattab served as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at North Eastern Ohio University, College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio.
Dr. Khattab is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology and has earned a degree as a Certified Physician Executive. He has won several awards including Intern of the Year Award, Patient Care Award and the Northeast Ohio Medical University Certificate of Appreciation Award.
Dr. Kandahari serves on the AON Advisory Board representing Cancer & Blood Specialists of NOVA. Dr. Kandahari earned his medical degree from the top medical school in India, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He completed his residency at New Rochelle Hospital Medical Center in N.Y. Followed by a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Pittsburgh where he received extensive training in autologous bone marrow transplantation and an oncology fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in N.Y.
Dr. Kandahari has been practicing in Northern Virginia since 1987. He served two non-consecutive terms as Chairman of the Department of Medicine and two terms as Chairman of the Cancer Committee at Potomac Hospital. He also served as President of the Medical Staff at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center.
Dr. Chaudhry serves on the AON Advisory Board representing Summit Cancer Centers, with eight locations in eastern Washington state and western Idaho. Dr. Chaudhry received his cancer training at the National Cancer Institute, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., where he completed his fellowship in hematology and oncology. Dr. Chaudhry also completed a PhD program and doctoral thesis in cancer research at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. He completed his residency in internal medicine at SUNY Health Sciences Center, Syracuse, N.Y.
Dr. Boccia represents The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders on the AON Advisory Board, with two locations located in Bethesda and Germantown, Maryland. Dr. Boccia earned his medical degree from Autonomous University of Guadalajara School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in internal medicine at Kern Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant at the combined UCLA-Veterans Administration Program and the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Boccia is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. He is a clinical associate professor of medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and the medical director of the International Oncology Network (ION) Clinical Research Program as well as the chairman of the ION Medical Advisory Board. He has been listed as a Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine and Consumer’s Checkbook Magazine since 1992. And was recognized as a Super Doctor by the Washington Post Magazine and a Regional Top Doctor for Washington, D.C. Baltimore and Washington-Baltimore by Castle Connolly.
Dr. Yakan serves on the AON Advisory Board representing Michigan Cancer Specialists. Dr. Yakan earned his medical degree from Aleppo University School of Medicine in Aleppo, Syria. He completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in hematology and oncology at Providence Hospital and Medical Center, affiliated with Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Dr. Yakan is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. He won the Providence Hospital Teaching Excellence Award and was recognized by the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Patel serves on the AON Advisory Board Executive Committee representing Zangmeister Cancer Center located in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Patel received his M.B.B.S. from Baroda Medical College at Maharaja Sayairao University in Gujarat, India, where he completed his internship and residency in pathology. Formerly a research associate at the University of Illinois at Chicago, he completed his residency in internal medicine at Chicago’s Cook County Hospital and his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Patel is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in medical oncology.
The author of many peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Patel is a member of the Community Oncology Alliance, Columbus Medical Association, The Ohio State Medical Association, Ohio Hematology Oncology Society and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Dr. Castine represents the AON Advisory Board Executive Committee from Hematology/Oncology Clinic in Baton Rouge, La. He earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, La., and completed his internship, residency, and Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
A native from New Orleans, he moved to Baton Rouge in 1999 following training. Dr. Castine is Board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and oncology. His practice centers around the treatment of all cancer diagnoses, as well as, the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the blood such as anemias and clotting disorders.
Dr. Castine has volunteered time in the community as the president of the Louisiana Oncology Society for three years. He also serves on various local hospital committees and is a member of several local social and charitable organizations.
Dr. Rajendra represents the AON Advisory Board Executive Committee from Loudoun and Reston counties in northern Virginia. He attended St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore, India. After completing his internal medicine training at Grant Hospital in Chicago, Ill., he completed his fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.
During his training, he conducted research on breast cancer, lung cancer and ovarian cancer. Dr. Rajendra is Board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. He founded Oncology/Hematology of Loudoun and Reston in 1997.
Dr. Rajendra has earned many accolades for his work. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Inspire Award from the Tigerlily Foundation. He was selected as a Top Doctor in Washingtonian Magazine’s annual survey of top physicians as chosen by their peers from 2008 – 2016. He has been named one of the area’s ‘Super Doctors’ by Key Professional Media, Inc., and honored as one of the Washington, D.C. area’s ‘Outstanding Physicians’ by Washington Consumer Checkbook magazine. He has been recognized as a Staff Star at Inova Loudoun Hospital and served for many years on the Cancer Committee. Dr. Rajendra has twice been voted one of Loudoun County’s favorite medical specialists in Leesburg Today’s ‘Best of Loudoun’ poll.
Dr. Chay serves on the AON Advisory Board representing Messino Cancer Centers, with six locations located in Asheville, N.C. Dr. Chay received his medical degree and completed his internal medicine residency from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He was awarded his Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. He is Board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology.
A member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Dr. Chay has a special interest in clinical research and advanced medical technology and is highly regarded for his modern approach to patient care that incorporates the most effective treatments.
Dr. Hussain represents Heartland Oncology & Hematology in Council Bluffs, Iowa on the AON Advisory Board. A native of India, Dr. Hussain obtained a medical degree and postgraduate training from Aligarh Muslim University. He completed his fellowship in hematology and oncology at Fiest Wieller Cancer Center, Louisiana University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, La.
Dr. Hussain is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. He is an active member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, a Life Member of Association of Physicians of India and the American College of Physicians. His research work has been presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and American Federation of Medical Research.
Dr. Milton serves on the AON Advisory Board representing Hematology Oncology of Indiana with six locations. Dr. Milton earned his medical degree at Columbia University in New York. He completed his internship and residency at Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago, where he then served as Chief Medical Resident and Instructor of Medicine. Dr. Milton then completed his fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. After completing his training, Dr. Milton practiced in the metro Chicago area and served on faculty at the University of Chicago Medical School. He has participated in clinical research and has published manuscripts in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Seminars in Oncology and Cancer. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.