Banner Cancer Center Specialists - Medical Oncology  

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I care for my patients with compassion using the most effective and safe treatments to prolong and improve quality of life while aiming for a cure.

Görgün Akpek, MD, MHS, FACP

Specialty:
Hematology, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Oncology, Stem Cell Transplantation

Locations:
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
2946 E. Banner Gateway Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Phone: (480) 256-6444
Fax: (480) 256-4607

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Board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology, Dr. Akpek specializes in bone marrow and stem cell transplantation and serves as the Stem Cell Transplant Program Director.

He earned his medical degree from the Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey and completed his internship, residency and medical oncology fellowship in the same university. Dr. Akpek then completed a hematology and oncology fellowship at the Boston University School of Medicine and a bone marrow transplantation fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. He also holds a Master of Health Science degree in Clinical Investigation from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He was a faculty member first at Johns Hopkins and then at University of Maryland before joining Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center.


Interests and Activities:

I spend my free time with my children discovering new things and new places and enjoy driving long distances while listening to music.

Read Dr. Görgün Akpek‘s published articles



Medical School:
Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Internship:
Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Residency:
Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Fellowship/Post Graduate Training:
Medical Oncology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey Hematology and Oncology, Boston University School of Medicine, MA Bone Marrow Transplantation, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Board Certification:
American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Hematology, American Board of Medical Oncology

Specializing in the following Diseases, Conditions, Procedures:
The treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL), all types of low grade or aggressive high-grade Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Multiple myeloma, Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia, AL-amyloidosis, aplastic anemia and other hematologic conditions; Autologous (from-self) or allogeneic (from sibling or unrelated donor) stem cell and bone marrow transplantation.

Awards/Recognitions:
Chief’s Hematology and Oncology Scholar Award, Boston University Medical Center, Jo-Ann McCaleb Amyloid Research Grant from Boston University Medical Center, Travel Merit Award, American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Henry Christian Award, American Federation of Medical Research (AFMR)

Affiliations:
American Society of Hematology, American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Family of American College of Physicians (F.A.C.P)

Language(s):
English, Turkish

Practicing Since:
July, 1995
Banner Cancer Center Specialists - Medical Oncology
2946 E. Banner Gateway Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 256-6444
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