Dr. Saundra Buys Recognized as Distinguished Professor
RECOGNITION
Mar 15, 2021

Dr. Saundra Buys Recognized as Distinguished Professor

The Department of Internal Medicine and Division of Oncology are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Saundra Buys, Professor & Chief of the Division of Oncology, as a Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah effective July 1, 2021... Read More

EDUCATION
Mar 12, 2021

Talks with Docs - Heloisa Soares, MD, PhD

Dr. Heloisa Soares, MD, PhD, is not simply an oncologist or neuroendocrine tumor expert. She is also a passionate advocate to patients and has, along with many other patient-centered activities, volunteered at the ASCO Advocacy Summit on Capitol Hill and had the opportunity to meet members of Congress to advocate for improved patient care. Learn about her advocacy work, Brazilian upbringing, and more in this edition of Talks with Docs.... Read More

RESEARCH
Feb 01, 2021

NET Care Partnerships and Theranostics at the University of Utah

Dr. Heloisa Soares, MD, who joined the Division of Oncology in December of 2019, has focused primarily on neuroendocrine tumors (NETS) during her time at the U of U Health. As a result, Dr. Soares has been involved in exciting new developments within the NET field, such as Theranostics. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Dec 01, 2020

Meet 5 For The Fight Fellow: Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, PhD, MD

Meet Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, PhD, MD, Physician Scientist at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah, and a 5 for the Fight Fellow. In this article Dr. Hu-Lieskovan, shares who her 5 is for and what got her interested in cancer research. In addition, she shares more about the progress they are making in immunotherapy research with the help of 5 For the Fight. ... Read More

RESEARCH
Nov 16, 2020

Internal Medicine Faculty Accepted into Vice President's Clinical & Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars Program

Congratulations to four faculty members from the Department of Internal Medicine to be selected for the 2021-2022 Vice President's Clinical & Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars: Dr. Rebecca Overbury, Division of Rheumatology; Dr. Candace Reno, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes; Dr. Kevin Shah, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; & Sumati Gupta, Division of Oncology. ... Read More

Meet 5 For The Fight Fellow: Sonam Puri, MD
RECOGNITION
Nov 09, 2020

Meet 5 For The Fight Fellow: Sonam Puri, MD

Meet Dr. Sonam Puri, MD, Oncologist for the U of U Health and 5 For the Fight Fellow. Originally from India, Dr. Puri now works as a cancer researcher at the Huntsman Cancer Center and strives to give her patients hope as well as excellent care. ... Read More

EDUCATION
Oct 22, 2020

Cancer Surgeries Potentially Delayed Due to COVID-19 Case Increase

The increase in COVID-19 cases is putting a strain on hospitals across the country, forcing hospitals to postpone elective surgeries to preserve the beds for COVID patients. Dr. John Ward, MD, Physician in the Division of Oncology at the U of U Health discusses how some elective surgeries have been postponed at the University for this reason and expresses their desire to continue to help as many people as possible while still maintaining the utmost caution. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Oct 01, 2020

5 for the Fight Announces Inaugural Class of Cancer Research Fellows at Huntsman Cancer Institute

The 5 for the Fight Cancer Research Fellowship in partnership with the Huntsman Cancer Institute has announced 9 fellows to join their team of highly innovative researchers as they look for ways to make a significant impact in the fight against cancer. These fellows have been selected as promising researchers who are early in their career. Two of the fellows, Dr. Sonam Puri, MD and Dr. Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, PHD, MD are from the University of Utah. ... Read More

EDUCATION
Jul 22, 2020

Huntsman Cancer Institute Expands Care to Patients in Rural Utah

Thanks to a generous gift from the Huntsman Family, a program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Huntsman at Home, will be able to expand its reach to rural areas like Emery, Grand and Carbon Counties. Dr. John Ward, MD, HCI, a Professor in the Divison of Oncology at the U of U Health expresses gratitude for the generous gift as the Institute determines how they can best use the money to help cancer patients at home. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jul 13, 2020

"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight -July 2020

One staff member from the Department of Internal Medicine will be highlighted monthly as part of our "From the Desk Of" staff recognition initiative. This month's featured staff member is Trisha Sanchez from the Divisions of Oncology and Hematology ... Read More

EDUCATION
Feb 05, 2020

The Radioactive Killer

Utah has the lowest smoking rate in the nation, yet lung cancer kills more people than any other cancer. What’s going on? Featuring Dr. Wallace Akerley (Professor, Oncology). ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Sep 25, 2018

HemOnc Today honors Next Gen Innovators at ASCO

Congratulations Deborah M. Stephens, DO (Hematology), Ignacio Garrido-Laguna, MD, and Ben Maughan, MD (Oncology) on being recognized as Next Gen Innovators, which is an initiative that helps showcase the talents and expertise of rising stars in hematology and oncology.... Read More

U.S. Doctors Call for Health Policies that Support Women
RESEARCH
May 29, 2018

U.S. Doctors Call for Health Policies that Support Women

President of the American College of Physicians, Ana Maria Lopez, MD, (Division of Oncology) shares insights from a position paper published by the Annals of Internal Medicine about how access to affordable, comprehensive health insurance that supports women's health helps not only women but also their families.... Read More

Lynn Henry Elected to ASCO Committee
RECOGNITION
Dec 20, 2017

Lynn Henry Elected to ASCO Committee

Congratulations to Lynn Henry, MD, PhD (Oncology) who was just elected to serve as the chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Nominating Committee... Read More

Physician’s Honors
RECOGNITION
Jun 24, 2016

Physician’s Honors

Dr. Anna Beck, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine with Honorable Dalai Lama on June 21, 2016... Read More

RESEARCH
Oct 30, 2015

Recognition for Providing Exceptional Patient Care

Congratulations to the below physicians in the Oncology Division in the Department of Internal Medicine for being in the top 10 percent in the nation for patient satisfaction in calendar year 2014. Overall, 26 percent of our providers are in the top 1 percent of Press‐Ganey surveys of over 128,000 physicians and 50 percent are in the top 10 percent. These rankings are based on 2,783,597 patient evaluations.... Read More