Medical Hematology and Oncology
Memorial Regional Cancer Center offers patients the latest cutting edge treatments available. Most patients are seen by a medical oncologist shortly after a cancer diagnosis. Our medical oncologists are certified in both medical oncology and hematology.
Many cancer patients receive chemotherapy to treat their cancer. Chemotherapy is usually given by an infusion, but it can also be given in other forms, such as a pill.
The infusion centers at both of Memorial Cancer Center's locations have reclining chairs and beds for the comfort of patients receiving treatment; private rooms are also available. Depending upon your treatment plan, your session may take several hours. Most chemotherapy infusions are performed at one- to three-week intervals. You might receive other medications or blood products through an infusion. Free drinks, snacks, TV and DVDs are available to patients during treatment.
Cancer Center Medical Oncologists
Thomas J. Reid III, M.D., Ph.D., FACP
Dr. Reid received his medical degree from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Hematology-Medical Oncology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, District of Columbia. He received a PhD in biochemistry at Purdue University.
From 1991 to 2004, Dr. Reid was at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; including three years as Chief of Blood Research. From 2004 to 2008, Dr. Reid was Chief of Hematology-Medical Oncology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After 27 years in the Army Medical Corps, he retired in 2008 as a full Colonel.
From 2011 to 2012, he was Chief, Hematology-Medical Oncology and Oncology Program Director at MedStar Good Samaritan and MedStar Union Memorial Hospitals in Baltimore, Md. In Baltimore and at Walter Reed, he served as Principal Investigator for the cancer clinical trials cooperative group, Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB). Dr. Reid also served as co-chair of the Clinical Research Committee at the Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center. His special interests include cancer clinical trials (adult solid tumors and lymphomas, supportive care, cancer vaccines, translational research), cancer epidemiology, cancer genetics, cancer survivorship and coagulation (bleeding and clotting) and hematologic disorders. Dr. Reid is married to Joy and has two sons, Christopher and Tristan.
Ivan Dario Bedoya-Apraez, M.D.
Dr. Bedoya-Apraez received his medical degree at the Universidad de Caldas in Colombia and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at The Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati and Hematology-Oncology Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati.
He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Dr. Bedoya-Apraez has a passion for individualized patient care and a special interest in gastrointestinal oncology and malignant hematology.