Position: Medical Oncologist and Hematologist
Board Certification: Medical Oncology and Hematology, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Residency: East Tennessee State University
“My philosophy is to treat every patient like a family member and empower them with enough knowledge so they may make the best possible decisions regarding their own care.”
Dr. Vyas obtained his fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, North Carolina and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, East Tennessee State University, Tennessee. He also served as the chief medical resident during his residency.
Dr. Vyas is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, has published in many peer-reviewed journals, reputed online publications, and been actively involved in clinical research.
Dr. Vyas was named an Advocacy Champion by The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) during the society’s 2017 Advocacy Summit on Capitol Hill for his efforts to communicate relevant rural healthcare issues with lawmakers. He is passionate about communicating the importance of preserving community oncology as the way to deliver personalized, high quality, affordable, cancer care close to home with lawmakers. He continues to engage state and federal lawmakers on a regular basis on various issues impacting patient’s cancer care at the community level. Dr. Vyas was instrumental in the opening of CPAN patient advocacy chapter at his cancer center for engaging and providing a voice for the rural cancer patients on legislative issues.
Dr. Vyas authored and developed an Investigator Initiated Clinical Trial during his fellowship which was submitted for ASCO Young Investigator Award. He was instrumental in starting the clinical research division of Cancer Center of Middle Georgia which now has many open clinical trials that are currently enrolling. His efforts have brought emerging clinical research and trial medications to the underserved and the underrepresented rural patient without needing to travel long distances.
Dr. Vyas is married with children, enjoys the outdoors, playing tennis, and spending time with family.
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