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North Oaks Hematology & Oncology Scheduled to Open Aug. 8, Dr. Georges Tanios to Staff Clinic

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North Oaks Hematology & Oncology Scheduled to Open Aug. 8, Dr. Georges Tanios to Staff Clinic

North Oaks Health System will open a Hematology & Oncology Clinic in Hammond Monday, Aug. 8. The new clinic will be located in Suite 200 on the second floor of North Oaks Diagnostic Center at 15837 Paul Vega, MD, Drive. Clinic hours of operation will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

Double fellowship-trained Hematologist and Oncologist Georges Tanios, M.D., will staff the clinic. He is accepting new patients, age 18 and older. To make an appointment, call (985) 230-APPT [2778].

Dr. Tanios is certified by the American Board of Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Oncology. He comes to North Oaks from Southern Illinois Healthcare’s Cancer Institute based in Carterville, Illinois, where he has practiced since 2018 and was recipient of the institute’s “Patient Experience Award” in 2019.

As a medical oncologist, Dr. Tanios is committed to the compassionate diagnosis and care of patients with cancer, including but not limited to those affecting the breast, colon, lung and prostate. As a hematologist, Dr. Tanios is skilled in the diagnosis and care of patients with medical conditions and cancers affecting blood and its components, such as anemia, clotting disorders, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and leukemia.

Dr. Tanios earned his medical degree and completed both a residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Hematology and Oncology through Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences School of Medicine in Beirut. Stateside, he completed a second residency in Internal Medicine through East Tennessee University’s Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee, where he received the “Outstanding Resident Award” and “Best Medical Knowledge Award” in his final year. This was followed by a second fellowship in Hematology and Oncology through Tulane University in New Orleans.

Professionally, Dr. Tanios belongs to the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Lebanese Order of Physicians. Dr. Tanios also is a two-time recipient of Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation’s “Pin of Honor” in recognition of his fundraising efforts benefitting the Southern Illinois Healthcare Cancer Institute in partnership with his generous, appreciative patients.

Dr. Tanios is fluent in English, French and Arabic and takes special interest in clinical research to advance standards of care. He has presented findings to his peers on numerous occasions for the Society of General Internal Medicine, American Society of Hematology, American College of Physicians and Southern Society of Clinical Investigation. In addition, he has co-authored numerous peer review journal pieces for publications, such as the British Medical Journal, Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology, European Journal of Hematology and Blood. Currently, he is collaborating with Siteman Cancer Center based in St. Louis, Missouri as a principal investigator in clinical research. He also is a former adjunct assistant professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, where he instructed both medical students and residents.

To learn more about North Oaks Hematology & Oncology, call North Oaks Public Relations at (985) 230-6647.