Suresh G. Nair, MD

Physician in Chief, Cancer Institute

Hematology/Medical Oncology

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Melanoma, Kidney cancer (renal cancer), Sarcoma
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Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute
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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.


Pennsylvania State University, BS- Bachelor of Science, 1982

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


Internship 1985
Geisinger Medical Center, Ophthalmology, Danville, PA

Residency 1986
Internal Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Ophthalmology, Danville, PA

Residency 1987
Internal Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Ophthalmology, Danville, PA

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

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

Fellowship 1990
Hematology/Oncology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


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

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