Spring Hill and New Port Richey, Florida (July 15, 2014) —Florida Cancer Affiliates (FCA), a community-based radiation oncology, medical oncology, hematology, and urology practice announces that Ayman Barakat, MD has joined its practice and has begun seeing patients at or 5500 Little Road, New Port Richey, Florida 34655. Call 727-372-9159 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Barakat comes to Florida Cancer Affiliates from his private practice at the Tulsa Cancer Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dr. Barakat received his MD degree from the University of Damascus College of Medicine after obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1998. He received his internal medicine training at the University of Texas at Houston, Texas where he trained and cared for patients in Memorial Hermann Hospital, MD Anderson, and St Luke’s hospital system at Texas Medical Center. Dr. Barakat completed his training in medical oncology and his fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center/Sammons Cancer Center. During his fellowship, he served as Chief of Fellows and participated in many institutional research studies. He was the principal investigator on an advanced research project developed to improve communication and quality of care for cancer patients.
Dr. Barakat is board certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Hematology Society and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is currently involved in treating different hematological and oncological diseases.
Dr. Barakat is the author of several publications on cancer treatment and enjoys being active in his community. While studying in Syria he volunteered for four years with the Syrian Red Cross.
He enjoys sports, especially basketball. While attending college he was a four year member of Syria’s national basketball team and a member of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine basketball team. Dr. Barakat enjoys piano, basketball, reading, swimming and table tennis.
About Florida Cancer Affiliates
Florida Cancer Affiliates (FCA) is a community-based radiation oncology, medical oncology, hematology, and urology practice with convenient locations throughout the west coast of Florida, from Ft. Myers & Naples to New Port Richey, Hudson, Brooksville, The Villages and Ocala. The integrated clinical team of FCA employs the latest technologies and drug therapies to ensure patients receive advanced care close to home. The comprehensive treatment centers include outpatient treatment and diagnostic facilities providing chemotherapy, hematology services, radiation therapy including stereotactic, brachytherapy and PET/CT imaging, clinical research, pharmacy and laboratory, as well as financial counseling and patient support services.
The practice is committed to providing patients with the best and most advanced care available. They offer therapies proven to be effective, along with advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies. They also provide unprecedented access to new investigational drugs through clinical trials. By participating in clinical trials that test new drugs or various combinations of treatments, patients have the opportunity to receive promising new therapies not yet available outside these clinical trials. To learn more about Florida Cancer Affiliates, go to www.floridacancer.com.
Florida Cancer Affiliates is united in healing with The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest networks of integrated community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. As an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, FCA is united with nearly 1,000 physicians nationwide. Florida Cancer Affiliates participates in clinical trials through US Oncology Research, which has played a role in 48 FDA-approved cancer therapies, nearly one-third of all cancer therapies approved by the FDA to date. For more information, visit www.usoncology.com.