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September 8, 2017         

CANCER SPECIALIST JOINS STEPHENSON CANCER CENTER

UlahannanSusanna-HemOnc01      OKLAHOMA CITY – Board-Certified Oncologist Susanna Ulahannan, M.D., M.Med., has established her medical practice with the Stephenson Cancer Center. She has also been named an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

      Ulahannan has a special interest in research as well as diagnosing and treating patients with gastroenterologic (GI) cancers, including liver cancer. She is board certified in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine. At the Stephenson Cancer Center, she will focus on phase 1 clinical trials, treating patient with all solid tumors. She will also see patients with GI cancers in clinic.

      Ulahannan completed a hematology-oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. She completed an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University/Sinai, Baltimore.  She earned her medical degree and a master’s of medicine from Sahlgrenska akademin, Goteborg University in Sweden.

      She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

      Ulahannan sees patients at the Stephenson Cancer Center, 800 N.E. 10th St. For an appointment, call (405) 271-8299.

        Oklahoma’s only comprehensive academic cancer center, the Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma is a nationally noted leader in research and patient care. The Stephenson Cancer Center annually ranks among the top two cancer centers in the nation for patients participating in National Cancer Institute-sponsored treatment trials, and it is one of 30 designated lead centers nationally in the Institute’s National Clinical Trials Network. In collaboration with the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, the Stephenson Cancer Center is decreasing the burden of cancer in Oklahoma by supporting innovative laboratory, clinical and populations-based research. The Stephenson Cancer Center has 250 research members who are conducting more than 215 cancer research projects at institutions across Oklahoma. This research is supported by $48.3 million in annual funding from the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society and other sponsors.