Dr. Mohammed Saad Joins Ravenel Cancer Center


Sovah Health today announced that oncologist Mohammed Saad, MD has joined the Ravenel Cancer Center at Sovah Health’s Martinsville campus. Dr. Saad comes to Sovah Health from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston – Salem, NC) where he recently finished a dual fellowship in medical oncology and geriatric medicine.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Saad to our medical staff at Sovah Health,” said Tory Shepherd, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Sovah Health – Martinsville. “His expertise in oncology and geriatric medicine will help expand our team’s ability to deliver high quality cancer care to our community.”

Dr. Saad attended medical school at American University of Beirut (Beirut, Lebanon) and completed his residency at MedStar Good Samaritan/Union Memorial Hospital (Baltimore, MD). He completed fellowships in medical oncology and geriatric medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston – Salem, NC). Dr. Saad is a member of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology, American Geriatrics Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Society of Hematology.

Dr. Saad is accepting new patients and referrals at the Ravenel Cancer Center located at 320 Hospital Drive, Martinsville, Virginia. Appointments may be made by calling 276.666.7827. >>READ MORE

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