With a trained Cardio-oncologist on staff, cancer patients will receive specialized cardiology care before, during, and after treatment. Cardio-oncologists are trained to identify the cardiac side effects of chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and radiation to treat cancer. Kashyap Choksi, MD, PhD, is one of few in the world to earn a cardio-oncology certification. Dr. Choksi works with our medical oncologists in a multidisciplinary setting to help ensure patients receive the most appropriate cancer therapy, while minimizing their risk of heart complications and avoiding unnecessary interruptions in cancer therapies.
The International Cardio-Oncology Society (ICOS) recently began offering the certification for qualifying physicians. Dr. Choksi is only the second class to graduate with the Cardio-Oncology certification from ICOS.