Patient Care Philosophy: To deliver up to date and individualized cancer care. To empower patients in medical decision making with full knowledge and mutual respect. To set realistic goals without losing sight of hope...
Downey, CA (PRWEB) November 28, 2013
Dr. Vatanparast’s interest in Hematology and Oncology dates back to her days at King Drew Medical Magnet High School where she had the opportunity to perform bench research in Oncology at King Drew/UCLA Medical School. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from University of California, Santa Cruz. During this period, she joined Santa Cruz Biotechnology as a research assistant. She continued her work at IMPATH/BIS Biotechnology for a few years until medical school. She received her Medical Doctorate from St. George’s University School of Medicine. She completed her post graduate training in Philadelphia at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology. In her post graduate training, she served as Chief Medical Resident overseeing over 150 medical residents. After completing her training, she joined Comprehensive Cancer and Hematology Specialists in New Jersey. She was actively involved in enrolling patients into clinical trials through close affiliation with Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.
Dr. Vatanparast is Board Certified in Hematology, Oncology and Internal Medicine. She has publications in various medical journals including British Medical Journal, Blood, and Journal of Clinical Oncology. She has served on numerous professional committees and has been involved in various administrative services including The Cancer Committee at Kennedy University Hospital, Breast Leadership Panel at Virtua Health Systems, and CME Assistant Program Director at Drexel University College of Medicine and served as member of the Performance Improvement Council at Hahnemann University Hospital.
She moved back home to Southern California with her husband and two sons after joining The Oncology Institute of Innovation and Hope.
Patient Care Philosophy:
To deliver up to date and individualized cancer care. To empower patients in medical decision making with full knowledge and mutual respect. To set realistic goals without losing sight of hope. To focus on quality of life while helping patients achieve their own personal triumphs.
Dr. Vatanparast will be joining seventeen other physicians on staff at The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation starting January 2014 and will be seeing patients out of their locations in Downey.
About The Oncology Institute:
The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation is committed to providing superior, compassionate and state-of-the-art medical care. Offering programs to help patients and families cope with the challenges that are brought on by cancer and strive to optimize their quality of life, comprehensive and realistic treatment goals are tailored to every person's unique needs and decided upon in partnership with the patients and their families. Dedicated to excel in cancer prevention, diagnosis and education through our exceptional team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants and office staff, The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation has 11 Southern California locations in the cities of Anaheim, Covina, Downey, Glendale, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Montebello, Torrance, Santa Ana, and Whittier. For more information, please visit http://www.theoncologyinstitute.com.