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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Soumit Basu, M.D., Ph.D., has recently joined Geisinger as northeast regional director of hematology/oncology and clinical co-director of the Center for Bone Marrow Transplantation at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. In his role as regional director, Dr. Basu will oversee the cancer programs at Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC) in Scranton and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) in Wilkes-Barre.

Board certified in internal medicine and hematology, Dr. Basu is trained to diagnose and treat patients with a variety of cancers including leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancers, non-cancerous blood disorders and blood stem cell disorders. He holds clinical interests in blood and bone marrow transplantation, hematologic malignancies, bone marrow failure disorders, bone marrow stem cell disorders, myeloproliferative neoplasms, bleeding and clotting disorders, and rare blood disorders.

Dr. Basu earned his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS), New Brunswick, New Jersey. He then completed an internship and internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, followed by a three-year hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Washington’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle. Additionally, Dr. Basu holds a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and a doctoral degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from RWJMS.

Prior to joining Geisinger, Dr. Basu served as assistant professor of medicine, outpatient medical director and co-leader of the Leukemia and Myeloid Neoplasia program at the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Kentucky. He is a clinical investigator for the Registered National Cancer Institute, and a member of the American Society for Blood Marrow Transplantation, American Society of Hematology and American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Dr. Basu will see patients at GCMC’s Cancer Center, located just off the hospital’s main lobby, and GWV’s Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center, located adjacent to the hospital campus at the West entrance. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Basu, please call Geisinger’s Physician and Services Referral Line toll-free at 844-703-4262.

Both GCMC and GWV’s cancer centers offer state-of-the-art, comprehensive cancer care and treatment within a single, convenient location. A world class staff of physicians and specialists - including hematologists/oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, nurse navigators and social workers- takes a team approach, focusing on communication and collaboration, addressing every aspect of a patient’s care to increase chances for the best possible outcome. 

GCMC’s Cancer Center, which opened in the fall of 2016, is nationally accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a branch of the American College of Surgeons that recognizes quality and clinical expertise.

GWV’s Frank M. and Dorothea Cancer Center, in its 25th year, has also earned CoC accreditation. Additionally, the center meets the requirements for the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncology for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards of cancer care. Its breast cancer program was among the nation’s first to receive accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
Dr. Soumit Basu
Dr. Soumit Basu
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