Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Welcomes Dr. Raji Shameem

New Medical Oncologist/Hematologist to practice in Seminole and West Volusia Counties

Fort Myers, Fla., June 2, 2020 —— Florida Cancer Specialists Research & Institute (FCS) welcomes medical oncologist/hematologist Raji Shameem, MD to the statewide practice. Dr. Shameem is seeing patients in the Central Florida area, including locations in Seminole and West Volusia markets.

Dr. Shameem completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY. He then went on to pursue a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, a member institution of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network [NCCN]. Prior to joining Florida Cancer Specialists, he practiced at Cancer Specialists of North Florida in Jacksonville.

Dr. Shameem has received multiple distinctions, including excellence in research and the prestigious Harry D. Fein, MD Memorial Award for clinical excellence and compassionate patient care. He has a strong interest in clinical research, with a focus on targeted drug therapy, and has served on various research committees and participated as a clinical trial principal investigator.

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FCS CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA said, “Dr. Shameem is highly respected and exhibits a real passion for his patients. He will be a great addition to our practices in Central Florida, which will allow patients to receive the best possible care within their local community.”

Dr. Lucio N. Gordan, FCS president & managing physician, added, “Dr. Shameem has a strong interest in clinical research, demonstrated by his extensive list of publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presentations he has given to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Society of Hematology (ASH), among others. We are delighted to welcome him to FCS.”

“We are pleased to have Dr. Shameem join our practice,” said FCS Medical Oncologist Dr. Victor Melgen. “Our patients will benefit greatly from his combined expertise in cancer care and research and his focus on providing care that is personalized for each patient’s needs.”

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