People facing a difficult diagnosis may turn to Ahmed J. Nadeem, DO, who will use the latest scientific information to compassionately lead them through leading-edge treatments. As a specialist in hematology oncology, he treats people with cancer or blood disorders.
“The reality is that a diagnosis of cancer is overwhelming and life changing,” he says. “It’s unfair to the people who don’t deserve what’s happening to them.”
Nadeem offers a path that aims to keep people optimistic and focused on their options, which are many.
“The future is very bright,” Nadeem says.
Helping people make care decisions
Many people faced with a new diagnosis research their condition only to arrive at incomplete, inaccurate or out-of-date conclusions. That’s where Nadeem steps in.
“Sometimes what people find online is simply wrong,” Nadeem says. So, he guides people using “information that is fact based…to help them make the right decision.”
Nadeem’s goal is to be your partner “to help you make care decisions that are best for you.”
Offering leading-edge treatment
Nadeem joined LVPG Hematology Oncology–Muhlenberg after completing a fellowship at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) in June. Some of his fellowship mentors became friends and are now colleagues.
Working at LVHN excites Nadeem because he can offer people the latest treatments based on research, which often presents several options, sometimes before they are available elsewhere.
He’s especially excited about treatments that employ a person’s own immune system to attack cancer. People are not as sick and have fewer side effects than with chemotherapy treatments, he says.
Nadeem is looking forward to the day when cancer is managed like other long-term conditions such as diabetes. He doesn’t think that’s too far into the future.
Lifelong interest in medicine
Nadeem grew up with an interest in medicine. His mother is a pediatrician, who encouraged him to explore other fields to avoid the stress in medicine. Maybe as an act of rebellion in high school, Nadeem volunteered in several hospitals. That helped him decide to enter medicine.
As an undergraduate at University of Arizona, Nadeem conducted research in a cancer lab focused on drug design.
After receiving medical training at Midwestern University–Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nadeem completed his residency at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, Brooklyn, New York. His fellowship at LVHN followed.
Nadeem looks forward to caring for people in the community.
What is the most important message Nadeem has for the community? Watch this video to find out.
To schedule an appointment, visit LVHN.org/Nadeem or call 888-402-LVHN (5846).