Arizona Center for Cancer Care has brought together the top specialists in cancer treatment, technology and research in order to provide the most cutting-edge, patient-focused service in the state – and beyond.
- Language: English
- College: Achimota School Sixth Form College
- Medical School: University of Chana Medical School
- Internship: Agnes Hospital
- Residency: St. Agnes Hospital
- Fellowship: University of Maryland School of Medicine Greenbaum Cancer Center
- Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine: Hematology, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine
Dr. Clarence Adoo specializes in hematology, oncology and internal medicine.
Dr. Adoo joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2008. He received his undergraduate degree from Achimota School Sixth Form College in Ghana. He earned his medical degree from the University of Ghana Medical School. Dr. Adoo completed his internship and residency at the St. Agnes Hospital, where he would eventually serve as the chief resident. He completed a fellowship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Greenbaum Cancer Center.
Dr. Adoo has been or is currently a member of the American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine, American Association of Blood Banks, American Society of Hematology and American Society of Clinical Oncologists amongst others.
Dr. Adoo has publications in several journals and authored many chapters in books, including Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Alternative Management Strategies in Alloimmunized Thrombocytopenic Patients, Infection in the Neutropenic Host, Management of infection in Oncology Patients and Adult Leukemia: American Cancer Society Atlas. In addition to his published work, Dr. Adoo has participated in several presentations at the Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program, National Institute of Health, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society/Cure for Lymphoma Association and Phoenix Veterans Affairs Hospital.
He has been honored as a fellow by the American College of Physicians and lauded by America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals, among other honors.
- Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
- Residency: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Fellowship: Medstar Washington Hospital Center
Dr. Angeles is a board certified general surgeon with advanced training in benign and malignant breast diseases. She is committed to a multidisciplinary approach to treat breast cancer, working closely with the other subspecialists in oncology to provide the best treatment plan for each patient. She also incorporates oncoplastic techniques to provide optimal cosmetic outcomes after breast conservation surgery.
Dr. Angeles received her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She completed her general surgery residency at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania. Having a special interest in breast cancer, she went on to complete a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.
- Language(s): English
- College: Yale University
- Medical School: Columbia University
- Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
- Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sub-specialty Certification in Gynecologic Oncology
Dr. Ivor Benjamin specializes in minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci surgical robot, and has performed more than 1,300 complex robotic gynecologic surgeries for both cancer and non-cancerous conditions.
Dr. Benjamin joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2012. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, respectively, in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Benjamin attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He completed both his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He then completed a three-year fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Following this, he returned to Philadelphia where he served as Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Currently, Dr. Benjamin is an Associate Clinical Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Specializing in minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci surgical robot, and has performed more than 1,000 complex robotic gynecologic surgeries for both cancer and non-cancerous conditions. He serves as a robotic surgery proctor for training and skills certification of other surgeons throughout the country for Intuitive Surgical on the da Vinci Surgical System. Dr. Benjamin is also a proctor and trainer for Plasma Surgical on their PlasmaJet system.
Dr. Benjamin is board certified by American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and has a Subspecialty Certification in Gynecologic Oncology. He has been named in the Guide to America’s Top Oncologists, a multi-year Top Doc in US News and World Report and awarded for his work by the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, among others.
Dr. Benjamin is a multi-year “Top Doc” honoree by Phoenix Magazine.
- Language(s): English and Korean
- College: Case Western Reserve University
- Medical School: Wright State University School of Medicine
- Residency: Loyola University Medical Center
- Fellowship: University of Arizona Medical Center
- Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine
Dr. James Choi specializes in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine.
Dr. Choi joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in October 2008. He received his Bachelor degree in Biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University. He completed medical school at Wright State University School of Medicine, his medical residency at Loyola University Medical Center and fellowship at the University of Arizona Medical Center where he was the chief fellow.
Dr. Choi has participated in a number of research studies involving role of U5 in mRNA splicing complex, second allogeneic transplant for relapsed high-grad hematologic malignancies, radiation therapy for gastroesophageal junction and gastric carcinoma as well as transcriptosome profiling of B-CLL to identify novel markers for prognosis and therapeutic targets.
In addition to his research, Dr. Choi has been published in the Journal of Bone Marrow Transplant and has presented his research findings at the American Society of Hematology
- Language(s): English, Hindi and Spanish
- College: Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College
- Medical School: Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College
- Internship: University of Texas Medical Branch
- Residency: Government Medical College and University of Texas Medical Branch
- Fellowship: UT Southwestern Medical Center
- Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine
Dr. Anjali R. Iyengar specializes in adult hematology, adult medical oncology and internal medicine. Her special interests include breast cancer and colon cancer.
Dr. Iyengar joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2009. She received both her Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Medicine degree from Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College in India. She completed her residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where she was a two-time National “Medical Jeopardy” champion. Dr. Iyengar subsequently completed her fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where she would eventually serve as chief fellow. Prior experience includes time as assistant professor of Hematology/Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center as well as the Dallas VA Medical Center, where she was active in clinical research and teaching.
Currently, Dr. Iyengar is a member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Oncology.
Dr. Iyengar is certified by the American Board of Hematology, American Board of Oncology and American Board of Internal Medicine
- Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
- Residency: University of Arizona
- Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Selyne Samuel obtained fellowship training in Breast Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center in Ohio. She received advanced training in nipple sparing mastectomies, noninvasive breast biopsies, the complexities of genetic testing, and the management of high risk patients. Having trained at the Cleveland Clinic, a renowned tertiary cancer center, she is a strong advocate of a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care and the value of integrating holistic approaches.
She completed her General Surgery residency at the University of Arizona and earned her MD from Indiana University School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Biology.
Dr. Selyne Samuel believes that Breast surgery is a specialty that requires the close collaboration of multiple physicians and the patient to overcome the trial of breast cancer. She is honored as a breast surgeon to travel on this journey with her patients; to guide them with the most effective surgical options that fit their goals and achieve the best cosmesis.