Mohammed Jahanzeb Joins Leading Cancer Institute

July 31, 2008 by  


jahanzeb LOS ANGELES,CA–Mohammad Jahanzeb, M.D., F.A.C.P., an internationally recognized expert in the multidisciplinary management of breast and lung cancer, has joined the Aptium Oncology network as National Program Director, Care Guidelines, and Medical Director at the Lynn Cancer Institute West Campus of Boca Raton Community Hospital in Boca Raton, Florida.

Dr. Jahanzeb, who has focused his medical oncology practice on breast and lung cancers since 1995, will oversee Lynn Cancer Institute West Campus’ multidisciplinary programs for breast and lung cancer patients and help facilitate the launch of additional clinical programs. Most recently, Dr. Jahanzeb served as the Van Fleet Endowed Professor in Medical Oncology, Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology and Fellowship Program Director at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, as well as the Research Director at the University of Tennessee Cancer Institute.

“Dr. Jahanzeb’s international stature, combined with his knowledge and expertise in breast and lung cancers, will be tremendous assets to Lynn Cancer Institute West Campus of Boca Raton Community Hospital in taking our treatment programs to the next level,” said John S. Macdonald, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Aptium Oncology. “As a distinguished leader in the treatment and research of breast and lung cancers, Dr. Jahanzeb will play an important role in advancing Aptium’s commitment to comprehensive cancer services and patient care of the highest quality.”

A highly respected practitioner, lecturer and researcher, Dr. Jahanzeb has authored or contributed to more than 100 original reports and abstracts on breast and lung cancer. These have been published in such journals as Cancer Research, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, American Journal of Hematology Oncology, New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. 

In addition to serving on the NCCN Board of Directors for 2008, he has also been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, most recently including Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, Castle Connolly Medical Best Doctors 2006 and the 2006 Gold Medal Award from King Edward Medical College Alumni Association of North America (KEMCAANA).

Dr. Jahanzeb received his medical degree with high honors from King Edward Medical College at the University of Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan. He completed his internship and residency at the New Britain General Hospital of the University of Connecticut in New Britain, Connecticut. Dr. Jahanzeb went on to complete his Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Washington University, Department of Internal Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, where he later served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Oncology for more than two years.

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