Shachar Peles, MD

Shachar   Peles, MD


Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Afrikaans

Dr. Shachar Peles is a native of South Africa. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, where he earned numerous prestigious awards and scholarships. Dr. Peles completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency and a three-year fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Peles has been published in several professional journals and is actively involved in the company clinical research. Dr. Peles lives in Delray Beach with his wife and 3 children.

Dr. Peles talks about the special relationships formed with patients and how they impacted his decision to pursue oncology.

Every year, millions of patients, families and caregivers are impacted by cancer in the United States. Some cancers are well-known, but others are quite rare. Polycythemia Vera (PV) is part of a group of rare blood cancers called Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs).2 PV occurs when the body produces too many red blood cells, which causes the blood to thicken. Thickening blood could lead to clots, which can block blood flow through arteries and veins. 2 This in turn could result in serious health problems including a heart attack or stroke. 2 Join us as we discuss the diagnosis and symptoms of PV with hematologist, Dr. Shachar Peles and his patient with PV 

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Medical School

University of the Witwatersrand - South Africa

Internship and Residency

Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University - St. Louis, MO

Fellowship in Oncology/Hematology

Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University - St. Louis, MO

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Board Certified

Medical Oncology

Internal Medicine


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Community Activities and Honorary Societies

American Society of Clinical Oncology

American Society of Hematology

Consulting Associate, Duke University Medical Center

Voluntary Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Regional Scientific Board, Israel Cancer Association USA

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Awards & Recognition

ASCO merit award for his multiple myeloma research in 2006

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