North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 494)
Medical oncologist Dr. Samantha Shams joined host John Ray on this edition of North Fulton Business Radio to discuss her background, her work as a board member of the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO), the advantages of a doctor-owned practice like Piedmont Cancer Institute, the rapid advances in oncology treatment technology, and much more.
Dr. Samantha Shams is a medical oncologist and hematologist on the team at Piedmont Cancer Institute. Dr. Shams has a degree from Mercer University School of Medicine and did her residency at Emory University.
At Piedmont Cancer Institute, you will find comprehensive cancer care is what they do.
In 1987, Piedmont Cancer Institute began providing care for those diagnosed with cancer. Since that time, PCI has expanded its care to five cities in the Atlanta metro area. They have continued to operate as a private practice allowing their team to build meaningful patient relationships. From the beginning, their number one goal is to provide the best possible care in all aspects of treatment – Clinical, Mind, Body, and Spirit.
The physicians and staff treat all types of cancer and diseases of the blood. Their physicians and advanced practitioners work closely with your entire treatment team of specialists, primary care physicians, family, and caregivers to address your individualized cancer treatment plan. They integrate leading-edge therapies, the latest clinical trials, and cancer wellness programs for the best care possible.
They also offer convenient telehealth appointments and treatment education appointments – all easily scheduled through our website.
If you need a partner in care or need a second opinion, Piedmont Cancer Institute is here.
Questions and Topics in this Interview:
- What factors in your life contributed to your decision to be a doctor specializing in medical oncology?
- Why private practice?
- Women are underrepresented among leadership in oncology specialties. Your thoughts as to why the gender gap.
- What your board seat on GASCO (Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology) means for women in oncology?
- What does the future of oncology look like?
North Fulton Business Radio is hosted by John Ray and broadcast and produced from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta. You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Amazon, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.
Renasant Bank has humble roots, starting in 1904 as a $100,000 bank in a Lee County, Mississippi, bakery. Since then, Renasant has grown to become one of the Southeast’s strongest financial institutions with over $13 billion in assets and more than 190 banking, lending, wealth management and financial services offices in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. All of Renasant’s success stems from each of their banker’s commitment to investing in their communities as a way of better understanding the people they serve. At Renasant Bank, they understand you because they work and live alongside you every day.
Special thanks to A&S Culinary Concepts for their support of this edition of North Fulton Business Radio. A&S Culinary Concepts, based in Johns Creek, is an award-winning culinary studio, celebrated for corporate catering, corporate team building, Big Green Egg Boot Camps, and private group events. They also provide oven-ready, cooked-from-scratch meals to go they call “Let Us Cook for You.” To see their menus and events, go to their website or call 678-336-9196.