Khan Named Chief of Hematology/Oncology at SCI


April 4, 2013   


Khan Named Chief of Hematology/Oncology at SCI

Dr. Aziz Khan has been named chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology and chief medical officer at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.

Khan will continue SCI’s multi-disciplinary approach to treating cancer patients. “This approach, which allows the patient to see all of the doctors in one setting in one day, is unique in this area,” he said. “Together, the team of physicians and medical staff then can formulate a treatment plan for the patient. This allows treatment to begin earlier in many cases.”

Khan is a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the School of Medicine and specializes in gastro-intestinal malignancies, leukemias, lymphomas, blood-related disorders, lung and breast cancer. He has been at Simmons Cancer Institute since 2007.

Previously, Khan was a faculty member at University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles (1991-2007).

He completed fellowships in medical oncology and hematology at USC/Los Angeles County Medical Center (1990, 1991). He completed his internal medicine residency at Georgetown University General Hospital in Washington, D.C. (1988). He earned his medical degree (M.B.B.S) from Allama Igbal Medical College (1982) and his bachelor’s at Forman Christian College (1975), both in Lahore, Pakistan.

Khan is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. He has published 18 journal articles and abstracts. His research interests include colorectal malignancies and hematological malignancies.  He was twice awarded the Spirit of the Norris Award for outstanding service and commitment at the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (2002, 2005).

The mission of Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU is to serve the people of central and southern Illinois by addressing their present and future cancer needs through education, research, patient care and community service. Its website is

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