Friday, November 14, 2014

Sonora Regional Cancer Center Welcomes New Hematologist-Oncologist

November 12, 2014 (Sonora, CA) — Sonora Regional Cancer Center welcomes Roozbeh Mohajer, MD, a hematologist-oncologist and hospice and palliative medicine specialist who has joined Mussa Banisadre, MD, and Abdol Mojab, MD, at the Center. Dr. Mohajer will provide care for patients fulltime in Sonora. He will also serve as the medical director of Oncology Services and help with the development of the new Cancer Center soon to be constructed at the corner of Greenley Road and Mono Way.

Dr. Mohajer earned his medical degree from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency in internal medicine with the University of Illinois at St. Joseph Hospital. He also completed fellowship training in hospice and palliative medicine at Rush University Medical Center and hematology-oncology fellowship at Stronger Hospital of Cook County in Illinois.

Dr. Mohajer has significant training and experience in all areas of hematology and oncology with a particular interest in solid tumor cancers including cancers of the lung and breast. He appreciates the dynamic nature of oncology. “There are always newer ways of treating cancer,” he explains.

“We also get to see the humanistic and holistic side of medicine,” Dr. Mohajer explains about treating cancer patients. “My patients are in the most vulnerable time in their lives. It is rewarding as I walk with them through the process and relieve some of their burden.”

Dr. Mohajer is excited to be a part of the development of the new Cancer Center and to continue the excellent patient care at Sonora Regional Cancer Center. Moving to Sonora will be a big change as he has spent the last several years in Chicago but he looks forward to providing a significant contribution in a smaller community. 

Dr. Mohajer has moved to Sonora with his wife, Anahid Hekmat, MD, a neurologist and sleep medicine specialist who will help develop the Medical Center’s new sleep center. Together Drs. Mohajer and Hekmat enjoy music and maintaining active lifestyles with swimming, hiking and skiing among their top interests. They are both accomplished writers having written several publications on medical topics.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mohajer, please call Sonora Regional Cancer Center at 209-536-5155.

About Sonora Regional Medical Center

Sonora Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit 152-bed health care facility including 72 acute beds, 12 swing beds, 68 skilled nursing beds and a large network of clinics, owned and operated by Adventist Health/Roseville, California. In addition to emergency and acute care services, other Sonora Regional Medical Center services include advanced cardiac care, cancer center, diagnostic imaging, home health, hospice, intensive care, obstetrics, rural health, surgical services, wellness center, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen, and over 20 primary care, urgent care and specialty clinics. The Medical Center provided care for a total of 4,646 admissions, 536 deliveries, 24,079 emergency department visits, 269,716 outpatient visits and 35,035 home care visits in 2013.  Staffed by over 165 physicians, 1,370 employees, and 175 volunteers, Sonora Regional Medical Center is the largest private employer in Tuolumne County. To find a physician in the area, contact the Physician Referral Line at (209) 536-3344.

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About Adventist Health
Sonora Regional Medical Center is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,600 includes more than 20,500 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,600 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 220 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit for more information.