LOCAL CANCER CENTER ADDS TO CANCER CARE TEAM
(August 4, 2011) Bay Area, Calif. — Local cancer care center, Epic Care, is pleased to announce the addition of four new physicians to its cancer care team, as well as the opening of a new location to extend their services throughout the Bay Area. They are proud to continue to grow and offer quality, compassionate treatment of cancer and blood disorders.
Miguel Cerejo, D.O., graduated from the University of Louisiana in Lafeyette with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry. Dr. Cerejo then attended medical school at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Ill., and completed his internal medicine residency at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. He was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Davis, during which time he utilized combinatorial chemistry models to screen small molecules as potential drug candidates for non-small cell lung cancer. He completed his nuclear medicine residency at UC Davis and went on to complete his hematology/oncology fellowship at Loyola University in Maywood, Ill., and a bone marrow transplant fellowship at Stanford in Palo Alto.
He is a member of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association (ACCMA) and the Association of Northern California Oncologists (ANCO). His main areas of interest include lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, lung cancer and gastrointestinal cancers. Dr. Cerejo’s goal is to establish a partnership predicated on understanding each patient’s diagnosis in detail while realizing the unique challenges that lie ahead. He will be practicing medical oncology at Epic Care’s Pleasant Hill Care Center.
Jane Choi, M.D., graduated from MIT and attended medical school at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. She completed both her internal medicine residency and hematology and medical oncology fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. She, along with her husband and daughter, recently moved to the Bay Area to be closer to family and friends.
Dr. Choi is a member of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association (ACCMA) and the Association of Northern California Oncologists (ANCO). Her primary areas of interest include breast cancer, lymphoma and general hematology. Dr. Choi believes in a comprehensive and compassionate approach to cancer and blood disorders. She will be practicing medical oncology out of Epic Care’s Antioch Care Center.
Bao Lam, M.D. graduated from UC Davis with high honors in biochemistry. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York City, completed his residency at Yale University and his combined hematology and oncology fellowship at NYU. He participated in the human genome project at Stanford University and has conducted research, as well as become the first author for publications on cutaneous melanoma.
He is a member of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association (ACCMA) and the Association of Northern California Oncologists (ANCO). His main areas of interest include breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, melanoma and lymphoma. His philosophy is to treat all patients as though they are members of his own family and be an advocate for their welfare. Dr. Lam will be practicing medical oncology out of Epic Care’s San Leandro, Hayward and Dublin Care Centers.
Gautam Prasad, M.D., Ph.D. graduated magna cum laude from The College of New Jersey and, after receiving a highly competitive Medical Scientist Training Program fellowship, attended the University of Alabama where he received a combined M.D. and Ph.D. In addition to his medical school training, Dr. Prasad obtained his doctoral degree studying experimental therapies for brain cancers. After numerous publications, awards, and presentations, Dr. Prasad was accepted into one of the top radiation oncology programs in the country at the University of California San Francisco, where he trained with world-renowned experts in radiation oncology, surgery and medical oncology.
Dr. Prasad was recognized nationally for his pioneering work in combining radiation and novel therapies to treat cancer, winning both the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Basic Science Award and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Resident/Fellow Research Award. He is a member of ASTRO, RSNA, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association (ACCMA) and the Association of Northern California Oncologists (ANCO). His primary areas of clinical interest include stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy and neuro-oncology. Staying on the cutting edge of cancer treatment, always providing a compassionate ear and putting patients first are the three tenets of his practice. Dr. Prasad will be practicing radiation oncology out of Epic Care’s Dublin and Pleasant Hill Care Centers.
In addition to their growing cancer care team, Epic Care is also expanding their practice and opening a center in Hayward to continue offering compassionate, quality local cancer care. The new office will be located at 27206 Calaroga Ave. Suite 208, Hayward, Calif. 94545.