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
Dr. Assikis is someone who will always exceed your expectations. He is at the top of his profession. He always does what is best for the patient. I am a retired hospital administrator, driving 50 miles one way because I trust him!
Dr Assiskis is very professional. He takes an interest in knowing his patients history and actually listens to you when you talk. He is always careful to let you know everything going on and takes the time to answer any and all questions. So thankful I changed doctors and he is now in control of my healthcare.
Dr. Assikis explains test results to me in a way that is easy to understand and process. He is always personable and encouraging. I am very confident in his treatment plans for me.
Dr. Assikis has a wonderful balance of Western medicine and eastern medicine heart. That is, he allows you to have a voice and offer input and ultimately allowed me to make my own decisions. He has a large heart, a large voice and a large presence. I truly believe he has my best interest at heart and that I am not just another number.
Outstanding Doctor. Very caring please keep doing what you are doing God is blessing you for helping keep us alive. Thanks for being a great person.
Dr. Assikis is a phenomenal physician who gives his patients the highest level of quality care. I'm so forever grateful he and his staff have taken such great care of me for the past 16 years.
Wonderful environment, friendly and I immediately felt the trust and faith you should have on your doctor.
He is excellent. Takes time to answer questions, explain procedures and the why's. I would highly recommend him.
Dr. Vssikis' team took several samples of my blood and once I met with the doctor it was determined that a previous lab didn't test for platlets as the Cancer Institute has recommended and my results from Dr. Vssikis showed I was fine. Great day for me! Thanks
My appointment was prompt and all attendants were very courteous. Dr. Assikis spent adequate time with me and was very helpful as he assessed my current condition. Very friendly.
Excellent doctor! Very knowledgeable and leverages his knowledge to improve the health of his patients!
Dr. Vasily is absolutely the best. He's always very pleasant easy to talk to and with as is his staff. No one wants to have to see an Oncologist but if you have to my recommendation would be Dr. Vasily Assikis.
Dr. Assikis & the Piedmont Cancer Institute are the best. Staff is always friendly & helpful & Dr. Assikis is probably the best on the East Coast. He knows it all - no chance in stumping him!
Overall highly recommended.
Dr. Assikiss is one of my favorite docs!! Even though I don't see him more than a couple of times a year I'm always impressed with his warmth & high level of concern. His staff is great too! I would gladly recommend them to friends & family!!
Fantastic experience! Warm and welcoming staff..
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