Hamidreza Sanatinia, MD, received his bachelors and masters degree in molecular biology at University of Utah. Subsequent he received his medical degree in 1995 from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. After completing his residency in 1998 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, he pursued his fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the NCI-designated Huntsman Cancer Institute, affiliated with the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. He has done extensive research in molecular biology including publications.
Dr. Sanatinia is a medical oncologist-hematologist at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN) and serves as President of the Nevada Oncology Society, where he leads the organization in pursuing its mission to provide educational programs, networking opportunities and advocacy efforts to fellow oncology professionals for the betterment of cancer care. He seeks to promote high quality healthcare in Nevada by serving as a Board Member of the Community Oncology Alliance, Co-Chair of the Patient Advocacy Network and by participating in numerous professional associations. He has served as the Chief of Medical Oncology at Southern Hills Hospital and is a former Board Member of the Clark County Medical Society. He gives oncology lectures to the community and he is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor for Touro University in Southern Nevada.
Additionally, Dr. Sanatinia has served on the Board of Directors at CCCN for more than eight years and participates in the practice’s clinical research program.
His main pursuit outside of the office is his devotion to his family. He is happily married to a physician and they have two children. He routinely practices yoga for spiritual and physical well-being. He enjoys hiking, bicycling, and loves to travel and learn from other cultures. Outside of his medical field, he is an avid nature photographer. His work can be found at www.arianaphotogallery.net.
PERSONAL THOUGHTS ON PATIENT CARE
Cancer affects every one of us. I believe in treating the patient as if we are treating our own family members. As a physician, it is our duty to give the best and most up-to-date advice to our patients. I encourage academic discussion and the sharing of the latest research among physicians to improve the lives of our patients. We are well trained in treating diseases; but the overall care of the patient as a whole comes first.
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Clark County Medical Society
Nevada Medical Oncology Society