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 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), Lifetime Member
- American Urology Association (AUA), Member
Testimonials from Dr. Assikis's Patients
Dr. Assikis was direct and answered all questions. He adequately described an action plan depending upon further test results.
Dr. Assikis actually listens to me. So many Doctors seem to be scripted. They don't listen because they already know what they're going to say and do.
Excellent care! Dr. Assikis is very warm and caring. I feel like he saved my life. Very thankful that I was in his care.
So lucky to have Dr Assikis as my oncologist. What a great doctor!
Dr Assikis is the best. Patient and extremely knowledgeable.
Great Doctor. Very blessed to have Dr. Assikis as my doctor.
Dr. Assikis is very thorough, spent time listening and explaining all the scenarios to me. Knowledgeable and caring at same time.
I am grateful to have this doctor. I love his positivity. Dr. Assikis is very patient and kind.
Had a great visit with doctor Assikis. Things are looking better but I am aware that this is not curable but treatable. Thankful for all the help.
Dr. Assikis is amazing and it's always uplifting to see him!
Always very professional and kind physician & staff. Dr. Assikis is one of the finest physicians in the city.
Very professional staff! Dr Assikis and NPN Mary are the best. Dr Assikis is very engaged in medical treatment and providing sound answers to my medical treatment. NPN Mary is spot on and the nurses are very polite and explains in Detail what treatment is given. The front desk always welcomes me with a smile.
I think he's a good oncologist. It's taken me a lot of research and the learning curve has been steep, but I do trust him. Trust isn't easy for me in this rapidly shifting oncology situation, especially as a spouse/caregiver. I feel so protective. This process is difficult even in the most favorable of circumstances but I know Dr. Assikis will be forthright, compassionate, practical and also with an eye towards what to expect moving forward. I think preparing patients for what might happen gives them the opportunity to mobilize inner and outer resources. He won me over with that.
Dr Assikis was kind, energetic, and patient. He expedited my treatment with other providers which improved my outcome, and saved my life.
Dr. Assikis is very patient, caring and understanding! I'm blessed to have him as my Dr.
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