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), Lifetime Member
- American Urology Association (AUA), Member
Testimonials from Dr. Assikis's Patients
Excellent, knowledgeable, communicative. I am so glad to have Dr. Assikis as my oncologist.
Very friendly staff and doctor. Explained everything very clearly.
Very professional. Felt I was in the best possible hands. PA was also very impressive. Highly recommend!
He is fantastic. Taken care of me for 5 years. I would recommend him to others.
Outstanding Physician and staff. They are always prompt to answer any question and very professional. I couldn't be more pleased.
I have total confidence and Dr Assikis
Dr. Assikis is very friendly. He is very optimistic and kind in his approach to my health needs and obviously very capable in his profession. I would never hesitate to recommend him.
Dr. Assikis is fantastic
He's very upbeat & positive & really listens to you.
Appreciate his manor and patience.
Makes having cancer more tolerable. Appreciate him.
I was nervous about this appointment but Everyone made me feel welcome and Dr. Assikis answered all my questions.
Been with Dr Assikis 18 years
He is the best, kindest, most intelligent, most knowledgeable, most helpful, trustworthy amazing doctor! Very blessed that he is my doctor during my cancer journey.
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