Dr. Samer Shihabi, MD

Dr. Samer Shihabi, MD

Hematology  ·  
Male  ·  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Samer Shihabi, MD is a hematology specialist in Elk Grove, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in hematology, oncology, and more.Read his story

Mercy Medical Group

9394 Big Horn Blvd

Elk Grove, CA 95758
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • MultiPlan
  • Networks By Design
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Shihabi performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Blood Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers
very high
more than 86% of peers
Breast Diseases
more than 83% of peers

Dr. Shihabi's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Shihabi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shihabi "Hello, I am Board Certified, through American Board Medical of Internal Medicine, in both Oncology and Hematology and have been in practice since 2002. I finished medical school at the University of Damascus and graduated with high honors. Then I completed my Internal Medicine residency at St Luke's Hospital, an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After residency, I practiced Internal Medicine in rural Tennessee to help the undeserved. Throughout training and private practice, I developed a keen interest and passion for Oncology because the field of cancer medicine was rapidly advancing. This led me to the University of Pittsburgh where I completed a Fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology. I am a proud 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. I am married and have two sons. In my free time, I enjoy singing in my church's choir, playing guitar, and golfing."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shihabi "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."

3  Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

3  Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

98  Conditions Treated

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19  Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • St Luke's Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • St Luke's Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shihabi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shihabi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shihabi to family and friends
14 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shihabi's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I have been seeing Dr Shihabi for just over a year now and have found him to be the most patient, caring, and understanding doctor I have ever had. He guided me through 17 sessions of chemotherapy and 36 radiation treatments. He has answered every question I have had and always takes the time with...more
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Dr. Shihabi is a rare physician, one who listens. During our appointment I felt he treated me as a person, rather than a patient or client or just 'someone over there'. I felt cared for. Professionally, he is the best, able to explain clearly my medical condition, including the gray area, the...more
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Dr. Shihabi is patient, listens carefully, and has excellent eye contact. He focuses on the person and not the computer. Who would not appreciate such a doctor! I have not needed to schedule urgent appointments.
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Dr. Shihabi is the most competent oncologist I know. He gives me all the time I need to ask all the many questions I have at each appointment. His warm smile puts me at ease as his knowledge and experience comforts me. My family comes with me and he never makes anyone feel out of place. Dr. Shihabi...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...more
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