SCOS Board of Directors


Emily Touloukian
Emily Z. Touloukian, DO
Coastal Cancer Center


Gene B. Saylors
Gene B. Saylors, MD
Charleston Hematology Oncology Associates, PA


Charles Butler
Charles Butler, MD
South Carolina Oncology Associates

Immediate Past President

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

Membership Liaison

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


Carolyn Britten, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Quillen G. Davis, MD
Lexington Medical Center
Suzanne Fanning
Suzanne Fanning, DO
Greenville Health System Cancer Institute
Asutosh "Bobby" Gor, MD
Carolina Blood & Cancer Care Associates
Kashyap B. Patel
Kashyap B. Patel, MD
Medical Oncologist
Carolina Blood & Cancer Care Associates

Kashyap Patel, MD, Managing Partner, Carolina Blood & Cancer Care Associates, is a board certified hematologist/oncologist who specializes in palliative care. He is a full-time practicing medical oncologist with 20 years of experience working directly with cancer patients.

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

Dr. Patel 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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