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SCOS Board of Directors

President

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Gene B. Saylors, MD
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist
Charleston Oncology

Gene B. Saylors, MD, is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine. He obtained his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he also completed his fellowship in hematology and medical oncology.

Dr. Saylors holds memberships with the South Carolina Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Society of Hematology. He has done extensive work with the University of Alabama at Birmingham in breast cancer and lymphoma, specifically the use of monoclonal antibodies in triple negative breast cancer, with funding by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Dr. Saylors has published works in the Journal of General Internal Medicine and Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

President-Elect

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Asutosh "Bobby" Gor, MD
Medical Oncologist
Carolina Blood & Cancer Care Associates

Asutosh "Bobby" Gor, MD, is board certified in hematology, oncology, and internal medicine. He completed his residency at Jamaica Hospital in New York City and his fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York City. He has been with Carolina Blood and Cancer Care since 2004.  

Secretary/Treasurer

Suzanne Fanning
Suzanne Fanning, DO
Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Greenville Health System Cancer Institute

Suzanne Fanning, DO, earned her medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency and internship at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and her fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Fanning is board certified in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine. She is actively involved in clinical research and stem cell transplantation at Cancer Centers of the Carolinas.

Immediate Past President

Emily Touloukian
Emily Z. Touloukian, DO
Hematologic Oncologist
Coastal Cancer Center

Emily Z. Touloukian, DO, joined Coastal Cancer Center in 2012. She received her medical degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, Illinois. She completed her internship and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, and her fellowship in hematology/oncology at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan.

Dr. Touloukian is board certified in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is the treasurer of the Medical Society of Horry County, and an active member of the teaching staff for the internal medicine residency at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center where she serves at the subspecialty education coordinator for oncology and assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of South Carolina. Additionally, she is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, the American College of Physicians, and the American Medical Association.

Membership Liaison

Kathleen Reid
Kathleen Reid, MSN, ANP-BC
Nurse
South Carolina Cancer Specialists, PA

Directors-at-Large

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William E. Bobo, MD
Radiation Oncologist
Rock Hill Radiation Therapy
Charles Butler
Charles Butler, MD
Medical Oncologist
South Carolina Oncology Associates
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Brian Hess, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical University of South Carolina

Brian Hess, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and went on to complete an internal medicine residency at Loyola University of Chicago. He furthered his training by completing a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Washington University. Dr. Hess' areas of interest include lymphoma and bone marrow transplant. 

Kashyap B. Patel
Kashyap B. Patel, MD
Medical Oncologist
Carolina Blood & Cancer Care Associates

Kashyap Patel, MD, is a board certified hematologist/oncologist who specializes in palliative care. He is a full-time practicing medical oncologist with more than 20 years of experience working directly with cancer patients.

Dr. Patel serves on the board of the Community Oncology Alliance, the advisory board for Medicaid HMOs, and has been a Carrier Advisory Committee member for the DHHS (SC), Palmetto GBA. Dr. Patel has a special interest in healthcare policy and economics and new alternative payment models.

He completed his residency at Jamaica Hospital in New York City and a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He is a certified trainer for physicians on “Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care,” and has published journal articles and presented both nationally and internationally.

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Julia Saylors, MD
Hematologist/Oncologist
Charleston Oncology

Julia Saylors, MD, joined the Charleston Oncology medical team after completing her fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she also completed her residency in internal medicine. Dr. Saylors completed her undergraduate studies in biological sciences and psychology at Clemson University and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Saylors is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology, and her special interests include breast cancer and hematologic malignancies. 

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Gary W. Thomas, MD
Medical Director
South Carolina Cancer Specialists, PA

Gary Thomas, MD, attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Georgia, and fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University, the Bowman Gray School of Medicine.

Following his fellowship, Dr. Thomas returned to his home state and began serving the residents of South Carolina Lowcountry. He has been medical director of St. Joseph’s/Candler-SC Cancer Specialists since 2012, and has served on a number of committees, been published in nearly a dozen scientific publications, and is a member of several scientific and professional societies including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American College of Physicians, and American Cancer Society.

Dr. Thomas is board certified in medical oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is licensed to practice in both South Carolina and Georgia.


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