Dr. Samer Shihabi, MD

Dr. Samer Shihabi, MD

Hematology & Oncology | Male | 48 years old

Dr. Shihabi is a Board Certified Medical Oncologist and Hematologist who has been in practice since 2002. He finished medical school at the University of Damascus and graduated with high honors. He completed his internal medicine residency at St Luke's Hospital, an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After residency, he practiced Internal Medicine in rural Tennessee to help the undeserved. Throughout his training and practice, he developed a keen interest and passion for oncology as the field of cancer medicine was rapidly advancing. This led him to the University of Pittsburgh where he completed a fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology. Dr. Shihabi is a member of several professional societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the European Society of Medical Oncology. Dr. Shihabi is married and has two sons. He enjoys singing in his church's choir, playing guitar, and golfing.Read more

Mercy Medical Group
6511 Coyle Ave # 200
Carmichael, CA 95608 Get Directions
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A diagnosis of cancer can be one of the scariest events in your life. I want you to know that you are in good hands, and I will do whatever I can to take care of your cancer treatment. Your input is very crucial and I will work with you and your family on the best course of treatment. I am passionate about improving and advancing the field of oncology through research, and I encourage my patients to seek treatment in clinical trials when appropriate. I work with a talented team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgical specialists who meet weekly for a multidisciplinary review of cancer patients to ensure all options are being considered.Read more

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Dr. Shihabi is a Board Certified Medical Oncologist and Hematologist who has been in practice since 2002. He finished medical...Read more

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Dr. Shihabi has always been straightforward with myself and my mom. He is very tactful and sensitive when providing bad news to his patients. We feel that he saved my life and will always be indebted to him and staff at Mercy and Sutter where I saw him previously. Over the years, Dr. Shihabi and I developed a wonderful friendship and he is more like a close friend to me, rather than a medical provider.
in Rocklin, Ca. |
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Dr. Shihabi is a Board Certified Medical Oncologist and Hematologist who has been in practice since 2002. He finished medical school at the University of Damascus and graduated with high honors.  He completed his internal medicine residency at St Luke's Hospital, an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After residency, he practiced Internal Medicine in rural Tennessee to help the undeserved. Throughout his training and practice, he developed a keen interest and passion for oncology as the field of cancer medicine was rapidly advancing.  This led him to the University of Pittsburgh where he completed a fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology.

Dr. Shihabi is a member of several professional societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the European Society of Medical Oncology.

Dr. Shihabi is married and has two sons. He enjoys singing in his church's choir, playing guitar, and golfing.

Dr. Shihabi's Care Philosophy

A diagnosis of cancer can be one of the scariest events in your life. I want you to know that you are in good hands, and I will do whatever I can to take care of your cancer treatment. Your input is very crucial and I will work with you and your family on the best course of treatment. I am passionate about improving and advancing the field of oncology through research, and I encourage my patients to seek treatment in clinical trials when appropriate. I work with a talented team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgical specialists who meet weekly for a multidisciplinary review of cancer patients to ensure all options are being considered.

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  •  Specializes in Hematology & Oncology
  •  Board certified in Hematology, Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  •  No malpractice claims found
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mast Cell Diseases
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vulvar Cancer

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    St Luke's Medical Center

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    St Luke's Medical Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus

    Completed in 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

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Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology
  • Thoracic Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Genetic Counseling Services
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Genetic Testing
  • Hematologic Disorder Treatment
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Intrathecal Chemotherapy
  • Ovarian Genetic Testing
  • PET Scan
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Thoracentesis