Meet Vasily J. Assikis, MD
Dr. Vasily Assikis is nationally known for his expertise in the management of Genitourinary malignancies. He treats patients with all cancer types given his extensive experience in oncology and hematology. He joined Piedmont Cancer Institute, P.C. in 2006 following his faculty appointment with Emory University as a Distinguished Georgia Cancer Coalition Scholar and Assistant Professor of Hematology/Oncology and Urology at the Winship Cancer Institute. While at Emory, he also served as the Director of the Prostate Cancer Translational Research program.
Dr. Assikis has lectured extensively on prostate cancer. He is an accomplished author of over 50 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and manuscripts in the areas of prostate and breast cancer.
Dr. Assikis leads Piedmont Cancer Institute's efforts in clinical research focusing on bringing the most cutting-edge therapies for various cancers. He sat on the Piedmont Hospital Institutional Review Board and chaired the Committee for Clinical Pathways for Genitourinary Malignancies for the Center of Clinical Excellence (CCE).
Dr. Assikis is married with two children. He enjoys reading, travel, and spending time with his children.
Honors & Awards
Dr. Assikis is the recipient of numerous honors and awards:
- 1997 Intern of the Year at Cook County Hospital, Department of Medicine
- 2002 American Association Cancer Research Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research Award
- 2002 and 2003 American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award
- 2002 Glaxo Smith Kline Award for Oncology Research
- MD Anderson Cancer Center Trainee Recognition Award for Patient Oriented research
- American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Member
- Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO), Member
- American Urology Association (AUA), Member
Testimonials from Dr. Assikis's Patients
Very professional and made me feel at ease considering the situation
Ideal high level doctor experience....very informative, knowledgeable, experienced.
Very good doctor
Dr Assikis is an excellent Doctor, I've been his patient for many years, I would recommend him to to others.
Dr. Assikis is a highly skilled and caring oncologist who is extremely prepared for my visit and takes the time to discuss your case and answer any and all questions presented to him. He is a tremendous asset to have in the fight against cancer and I recommend him often to other people who need help. I am fortunate to have him helping me in my journey to fight this disease.
Always listens gave me great care during my illness. Highly recommend
Love Dr Assikis! He relates in a warm, genuine, professional, delightful manner. He backs up his protocol with data & very open to his patients input! His staff is responsive!!!
Dr Assikis is knowledgeable, attentive, patient, and caring. He was honest during my chemo treatments and explained the process and possible side effects. He was never rushed and answered my questions. Sometimes he just listened to me talk because that's what I needed. He's one of the best doctors I've ever had.
Dr. ASSIKAS, and his staff are wonderful. They have helped me tremendously with support and required medical treatment. Dr. Assikas NP Mary Vardin has also been tremendous in providing care for my condition.
One of the best doctors that i have ever seen; very compassionate and takes time to listen to you and explains in great detail; Highly recommended.
I appreciate Dr. Assikis' quality of care and his ordering of a biopsy to determine what exactly my lung nodule is.
Dr. Assikis is the best oncologist. He is very knowledgeable, very kind and very detailed. He cares about his patients and treats them with respect and explains everything in a simple language for the patients to understand. I am very appreciative for all his help! THANK YOU!
He is direct but empathetic. I appreciate his willingness to stay until all questions are answered. I also appreciate his advocacy for us with other doctors and schedulers.
I Would not be here today if not for Dr Assikis and his GREAT STAFF. He is the a GREAT DOCTOR. I’m so lucky to have them.