Meet The Physicians
|Dr. Richard E. Nora
Dr. Nora has served as the Medial Director of the Center for Cancer Care since 1999. Dr. Nora earned his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana, and his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland. He completed fellowships in hematology and oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland Cancer Center. Dr. Nora is Board Certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. He has served a President of the Winnebago County Medical Society, and is a clinical associate professor for medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford.
|Dr. Iftekhar Ahmad
Dr. Iftekhar Ahmad is a radiation oncologist at the Center for Cancer Care. He earned his medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, where he also completed his residency as chief resident. Dr. Ahmad also completed an internal medicine internship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He has a special interest in stereotactic radiation surgery.
|Dr. George T. Bryan Jr.
Dr. George T. Bryan, Jr., is a radiation oncologist at the OSF Saint Anthony Center for Cancer Care. He recently received a three-year appointment as Cancer Liaison Physician from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Bryan is part of a national network of more than 1,600 volunteer Cancer Liaison Physicians. The Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to reducing the morbidity and mortality of cancer through education, standard-setting, and monitoring the quality of cancer care. Its core functions include setting standards for quality, multi-disciplinary cancer patient care and cancer data collection at more than 1,400 approved facilities, surveying those facilities to evaluate compliance with the standards, and using the data to develop effective educational interventions to improve cancer care outcomes at the national, state, and local level.
|Dr. Kent Hoskins
Dr. Kent Hoskins is Board Certified in internal medicine with a sub-specialty in medical oncology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, He has published articles in many distinguished medical journals and speaks nationally on breast cancer genetics. Dr. Hoskins is the Medical Director of the Women's Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Program and the Colon Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment Program. He participates in a number of important research projects. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Iowa and his fellowships in hematology and oncology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Hoskins also completed postdoctoral Research in cancer genetics at the University of Michigan.
|Dr. Ajaz Khan
Dr. Ajaz Khan, a medical oncologist/hematologist, joined the staff of the OSF Saint Anthony Center for Cancer Care in 2008. Dr. Khan earned his medical degree at St. George's University School of Medicine. St. George's, Grenada. he completed his residency at Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia where he continued his research on oncogenes and hemolytic anemia. He also completed a fellowship in oncology/hematology at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ. Dr. Khan is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology and the American Medical Association.
|Dr. Mete Korkmaz
Dr. Mete Korkmaz, oncologist at the Center for Cancer Care, is Board Certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. He completed his internal medicine residency and did his hematology and medical oncology fellowships at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and a member of the American Society of Hematology. He has published, spoken at numerous medical conferences and participated in a number of important research projects.
|Dr. Vandana Rajagopalan
Medical oncologist, Dr. Vandana Rajagopalan, is a member of the team of physicians at the Center for Cancer Care. She earned her medical degree at Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi in India. She completed an internal medicine residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center and University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, where she also completed a hematology oncology fellowship.
|Dr. Shylendra Sreenivasappa
Dr. Shylendra Sreenivasappa is a medical oncologist at the Center for Cancer Care. He earned his medical degree at the Medical School at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences in Bangalore, India and his master of public health degree at University of Alabama, Birmingham. He completed an internal medicine residency and a hematology and oncology fellowship at John Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago. Dr. Sreenivasappa also has a doctoral degree in epidemiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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