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Suresh G. Nair, MD

Physician in Chief, Cancer Institute

Hematology/Medical Oncology

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Specialties
Hematology/Medical Oncology
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Area of focus ?
Melanoma, Kidney cancer (renal cancer), Sarcoma
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute
Languages spoken
English

Dr. Nair's Locations

less than  km
from 
LVPG Gynecologic Oncology–1240 Cedar Crest

1240 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Suite 401
Allentown, PA 18103-6218
United States

Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono

181 East Brown Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-3004
United States

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About Dr. Nair

Philosophy of care

Personalized care starts during my first meeting with a patient and family. That's when I get to know the patient as completely as possible. I want to know about the patient's concerns, values and support system so I can provide care that is specific to him or her.

Also, I am a member of the skin and soft tissue cancer multidisciplinary consultation team. Together we review your diagnostic information and give you a written opinion reflecting the scope of your condition and recommendations for your best course of care. 

Why I entered medicine

When I was young, I didn't like seeing doctors. It created a lot of anxiety for me. Now that I'm older, I can relate to the way people feel, especially when they're coping with the emotions caused by a serious condition like cancer. My grandmother died of uterine cancer in the 1960s. During her battle, I felt helpless. That is what attracted me to cancer research. Now I see the amazing progress we are making through cancer research.

Community involvement

I served on the state board of the American Cancer Society. Today, I take more of a grassroots approach to offer my support. I participate in events, such as 5K runs, that benefit charities.

Personal interests

I like to jog. I also am an avid college football fan and a Penn State season ticket holder.

Education

Undergraduate
Pennsylvania State University, BS- Bachelor of Science, 1982

Medical Training
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson U, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1984

Training

Internship 1984
The Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA

Resident 1985
Internal Medicine, The Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA

Resident 1986
Internal Medicine, The Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA

Fellowship 1987
Hematology and Oncology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Fellowship 1988
Hematology and Oncology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Fellowship 1989
Hematology and Oncology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology

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