Aroostook County – Dr. Hussain Naseri, a medical oncologist, has joined the team at TAMC’s Aroostook Cancer Care. He is helping to provide full spectrum cancer and blood disorder care to patients throughout Aroostook County.
Dr. Naseri earned his medical degree from King Saud University College of Medicine in Saudi Arabia in 2003. He completed residency training in internal medicine in Saudi Arabia but then decided to immigrate to the US. He completed an internal medicine externship in 2009 at East Orange General Hospital in East Orange, NJ; an internal medicine residency in 2013 at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, RI; and then a fellowship in hematology and oncology in 2016, also at Roger Williams Medical Center.
During his training he was recognized with a Best Resident Research Award, served as chief resident, and was named both Best Intern and Best Resident at Roger Williams Medical Center. He is currently board certified in internal medicine and will sit for both his hematology and oncology board exams this fall.
Working in cancer care is a calling for Dr. Naseri, who, like many, has suffered a personal tragedy as a result of the disease.
“One of my closest cousins died from cancer. It hit me hard, and I promised one day I would work in cancer and try to find a treatment for the kind of cancer he died from,” explains Naseri. “Low and behold, when I went to medical college, my mentor was a cancer doctor.”
Dr. Naseri and his wife and daughter moved to the community earlier this summer and are establishing their home here. He works alongside Dr. Arjun Sood, hematology/oncology; Dr. Marco Naguib, radiation oncology; and Dr. Jeffrey Young, radiation oncology, as well as a team of talented, compassionate nurses and staff at Aroostook Cancer Care.