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IOS Board of Directors


Sakeer Hussain
Sakeer Hussain, MD
Heartland Oncology & Hematology

Sakeer Hussain, MD, is dedicated to providing the highest level of care for patients in Southwest Iowa. He obtained a medical degree from Aligarh Muslim University in 1995 and postgraduate training in Medicine in 1998. He completed his fellowship in hematology and oncology at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, Louisiana University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, in 2007.

Dr. Hussain is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. He is an active member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association of Physicians of India, and the American College of Physicians. His research work has been presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and American Federation for Medical Research.

Dr. Hussain’s overall goal is to achieve a positive effect on the patient’s quality of life and long-term survival. He works with physicians to provide accurate, quick diagnoses, and leading-edge solutions for treatment of cancer and blood diseases.


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

Matthew Obinna Nwaneri, MD, is the medical director of the Iowa Oncology Network, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, and an active member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, and American Association for Cancer Research. His clinical work focuses on leadership issues in medicine and improving care 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
Medical Oncologist
Iowa Cancer Care Specialists, PC

Susannah P. Friemel, MD, is a medical oncologist in Davenport, Iowa. She received her medical degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

Immediate Past President

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

Shobha R.Chitneni, MD, 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, and the Scott County Medical Society.

Fellow Liaison

Austin Greco_IOS-IA
Austin Greco, MD
University of Iowa


Magdy Elsawy_IOS-IA
Magdy M. Elsawy, MD, PhD
Medical Oncologist
Hematology-Oncology Center of Iowa
Mark Hermann
Mark E. Hermann, MD
Medical Oncologist
Grand River Medical Group
Yogesh Jethava_IOS-IA
Yogesh Jethava, MD, FACP
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Leila Kutteh
Leila Kutteh, MD
Oncology Associates, Iowa Cancer Care
Roscoe Morton
Roscoe F. Morton, MD, FACP, FASCO
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist
Medical Oncology & Hematology Associates

Roscoe F. Morton, MD, FACP, FASCO, 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, 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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