- Hematology-Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center at University of South Florida
Internship and Residency
- Emory University, Emory University Hospital
- Mercer University
Dr. Samantha Shams joined Piedmont Cancer Institute following her fellowship at the Moffitt Cancer Center at the University of South Florida.
Dr. Shams' passion for medical sciences, research, and education culminated in a prestigious grant in affiliation with the Harvard Macy Medical Educators Program.
Today, Dr. Shams' focus is on translating her medical knowledge to give patients cutting-edge cancer treatments, while never losing sight of the whole patient. She treats patients with all cancer types given her experience in oncology and hematology.
Dr. Shams' personal interests include cooking, yoga, travel and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Shams was amazing! She spent extra time with me along with her PA to ensure I had all the answers to my questions. She had a plan ready for me and empathized with my concerns. I trusted her immediately and am very optimistic about my upcoming treatment plan as well as my long term health. Thank you, Dr. Shams!
Dr Shams is a bright spot in an otherwise dark world of a cancer diagnosis. It always feels like I am her only patient, she spends the time collaborating with other doctors on my behalf and educating me and my family. Her industry connections and remarkable staff work at amazing speed to get the necessary insurance approvals and scans for me to begin and continue treatment. She offers hope without sugarcoating and science in lay person terms. As unlucky as I feel to need Dr. Shams is how lucky I feel to have her in my corner.
Dr. Shams is not just a great oncologist, but also a great human. I echo the praise she rightfully deserves from other doctors and patients as she has always made me feel that the quality of care I receive matters and is her first priority. I am a patient who doesn't care for sugarcoating information pertaining to my care, I prefer a very direct approach. She has always accommodated my preference which has always been appreciated. She also has a warm bedside manner when I appear "less than myself" when I see her, very empathetic and often unafraid to help me through some tough moments. I have buckets of respect for her. I highly recommend Dr Shams, I literally trust her with my life.
Regardless of what the outcome of the visit is, Dr. Shams is honest, professional and compassionate and that's exactly what every patient who is experiencing needing to see an oncologist needs. She's wonderful.
Dr shams is exceptional as a doctor and as a human being. She has cared for me and about me on my journey with colon cancer. I appreciate her treatment so much that despite the fact that I have moved 400 miles away and am located in the middle of probably other great doctors, I am continuing to come back to her for my treatments and scans. I recognize her skills and concerns and I'm not going to let 400 miles separate us. I don't have time or energy to sort thru doctors here in the area. I know a good thing when I see it. Dr Shams is #1. I am making this post as I travel back from a visit with her.
Dr. Shams and the nurse practitioner Sara Herrin as well all of the staff are top notch. My issue ended up not being serious, but having to visit a medical office with this specialty was stressful. However, from the start everyone made the process as good as it could possibly be. For starters, you never have to engage with a chatbot on the phone - you get a real person after pressing one number. The visit is explained in advance so you know what to expect on the day of. There were no inappropriately long waits, the on-site lab keeps you from having to come back multiple times, and the team is both direct and compassionate. Dr. Shams also knows her audience. She could tell that I had done some of my own research and instead of scolding me for it she explained things in a way that respected my intelligence and my active engagement in my own healthcare. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. A+
Very easy to make or change appointment. The staff is very professional and friendly. Office clean and comfortable. Dr. Shams as always very professional and prompt. She always gives me very accurate and complete review. She is very easy to talk with and explains things that I can understand.
Dr. Shams has been my doctor with cancer for two years. She has made sure the best care was given. I appreciated and recommend her skills for cancer patients to any one is need, she is through and cares about her patients.
Dr. Shams consistently offers top-notch patient care. While always giving her professional opinion about the latest research and your individual situation, she's also a great listener who will offer other solutions if current treatment needs to be tweaked for optimal sustainability. She's amazing!
I was very impressed with the professionalism of the staff and especially Dr. Shams and PA Sara Herrin. Extremely thorough in getting history, very informative, and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Shams.
Dr Shams is the person who makes her patients believe that nothing is going to happen to them.... Whenever I meet her, I feel the warmth and her closeness to me as my doctor... In fact all the symptoms of ailments vanish with her talks and treatment... Wishing her all the best in life.
Dr. Shams listens carefully and explains complex treatments in an understandable way. She shares the most current study information and makes clear how it relates to your specific treatment. She makes sure that your questions are answered fully. I never feel rushed when I'm in an appointment with her. I have recommended Dr. Shams to many friends, and they all agree she's one of the best doctors they've ever met. Top notch CARING care.
Dr Shams patience and kindness. She seems to be concerned about her patients, explains everything and makes sure you understand. Always ask more than once if I had questions. She is professional and I'm very pleased to have her as my doctor.
Dr. Shams and her NP Sarah were fantastic. Compassionate, took time to listen to complicated case. Communicated well the proposed plan of care. Office staff all were excellent- scheduling, billing, check-in, lab. Great visit.
I only have great things to say about Dr. Samantha Shams and her staff at PCI. They've made every effort to make it easy to understand my treatment and have always provided the utmost of care, delivering treatments & helpful info with gentle kindness.
Providing the highest quality cancer treatment services close to home.