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 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; and MD Anderson Cancer Center Trainee Recognition Award for Patient Oriented research.
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
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.
Dr. Assikis is the best. You could not get a more caring and patient doctor.
I have been going to Piedmont Cancer Institute since 2016 and have been privileged to have a wonderful, competent team of Dr's, specialists, nurses and administrative staff helping me along my journey. Dr. Assikis, my oncologist has been so helpful in my treatment and well being. I am confident in his knowledge and expertise and enjoy working with him. I highly recommend Dr. Assikis and his team to anyone dealing with the unfortunate diagnosis of cancer.
This practice came recommended to me when I found out that I had lung cancer. I have been very pleased and definitely recommend Dr. Assikis.
Dr. Assiskis was thorough during my virtual visit and even has my health in his best interest. He genuinely cares - and takes the time to listen. I am thankful to have him on my care team!
He is simply the best Oncologist. He is brilliant and keeps up on the latest research. He is kind and compassionate.
Dr. Assikis is the best. Extremely smart, up to date on all developments, plain speaking, and honest. I am lucky to be his patient.
I am so very pleased with Dr Assikis! His manner of patient care is outstanding! Bottom line: He listens! Not a quality that is readily available. And Kudos to the staff! I've had to make multiple phone calls but no one sounded impatient. So happy to find such a good team! The more visits I have with Dr Assikis & his team, the more I appreciate his techniques! I had scans last week that could have been extremely painful. But his team provided solutions that allowed me to have the tests without excessive pain. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Assikis & his team.
Dr. Assikis is awesome. So glad we found him. A life saver.
Dr. A is the best. He's always on time, friendly, warm and quite sensitive. Most of all he's knowledgeable and I trust his good judgement! I'm lucky to have found him and would highly recommend him to any one who needs his services!
I have been working with Dr Assikis for over two years as we are trying to get my cancer under control. He spends as much time needed on each visit to answer questions. This has been a great experience and I am happy to have him as my caregiver.
The very best that exists. Dr. Assikis is the finest physician I have ever met in terms of intelligence and personality.