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IOS Board of Directors


Sakeer Hussain
Sakeer Hussain, MD
Heartland Oncology & Hematology

A physician with Heartland Oncology & Hematology, Dr. Hussain works with physicians throughout the community to provide accurate, quick diagnoses and leading-edge solutions for his patients with cancer and blood diseases. He is an active member of the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Association of Physicians of India, and the American College of Physicians.


Matthew Obinna Nwaneri, MD
Iowa Oncology Network, University of Iowa

Dr. Nwaneri is the Iowa Oncology Network Medical Director for the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, and an active member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, American Association for Cancer Research, and Iowa Oncology Society. His clinical work focuses on leadership issues in medicine and improving patient access for rural Iowans and underserved populations. At the University of Iowa Health Care, Dr. Nwaneri sees patients with solid tumors with special interest in advanced breast cancers. Dr. Nwaneri completed his hematology and oncology training at the University of Iowa.


Susannah Friemel
Susannah P. Friemel, MD
Iowa Cancer Care Specialists, PC

Dr. Friemel is a medical oncologist in Davenport, Iowa and is affiliated with Genesis Medical Center-Davenport. She received her medical degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

Immediate Past President

Shobha Chitneni
Shobha R. Chitneni, MD
University of Iowa Health Care Cancer Services-Quad Cities

Dr. Chitneni co-founded Hematology-Oncology Associates of the Quad Cities in 1994 to meet the needs of cancer patients throughout the Quad Cities and local communities. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, Iowa Medical Society, Iowa Oncology Society, and the Scott County Medical Society.

Fellow Liaison

Susan Slycord
Susan Slycord, DO
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


Magdy M. Elsawy, MD, PhD
Hematology-Oncology Center of Iowa
Mark Hermann
Mark E. Hermann, MD
Grand River Medical Group
Leila Kutteh
Leila Kutteh, MD
Iowa Cancer Care dba Oncology Associates
Roscoe Morton
Roscoe F. Morton, MD, FACP, FASCO
Medical Oncology & Hematology Associates

Dr. Morton joined Drs. Buroker and Shreck in June 1981 in the newly formed group Medical Oncology & Hematology Associates. He has published over 50 research articles and 25 abstracts as an investigator for the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG), a cancer research outreach program of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Morton's research interests focus on colon, rectal, breast, and lung cancer, as well as melanoma.

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