Hematology Oncology Support in North Durham

December 8, 2015

Robin Hardie-Hood, MDDuke has long been committed to providing surrounding communities with the same leading-edge cancer care offered by top-ranked Duke Cancer Institute. On the heels of its recent expansion in Wake County, Duke Cancer Institute continues to expand the community’s access to convenient, high quality care with the launch of a Duke Regional Hospital-based hematology oncology clinic hosted at the Health Services Center in North Durham.

Duke Cancer Institute and Duke Regional Hospital are excited to be expanding services with the addition of two new medical oncologists – Robin Hardie-Hood, MD, formerly with Regional Cancer Care; and Veshana Ramiah, MD, formerly with Alamance Regional Medical Center. A native of Maryland, Hardie-Hood received her medical degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at Robert Wood Johnson in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Hardie-Hood received the Patients’ Choice Award and also the On-Time Doctor Award in 2014.

A native of Estcourt, South Africa, Ramiah received her medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan, and a fellowship in hematology oncology at Duke University Health System. Ramiah received the American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Award in 2006, the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Mentor Research Award in 2007 and the Southern Society Clinical Investigator Award also in 2007. Both Hardie-Hood and Ramiah have practiced in Durham for more than 10 years.

Veshana Ramiah, MDIn addition, two advanced practice providers are expected to join the clinic within the next few months.

Chemotherapy and infusion therapy for patients of this practice will be provided at Duke Cancer Center and Duke Hospital Specialty Infusion.

"While these opportunities are very exciting for the Duke Cancer Institute and Duke Regional Hospital, the continuity of care for our patients and their loved ones remains our key objective," said Alison André, assistant vice president of clinical operations. "We are working diligently with each provider to ensure the continuity of patient care in North Durham during this transition. It has been extremely gratifying to see our teams from Duke Regional, Duke Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, come together. Their collective expertise and supportive collaboration have been key to the launch of this new oncology clinic at Health Services Center."

The clinic, which opened Monday, Dec. 7, is located across from Duke Regional Hospital at 407 Crutchfield St., in Durham. The clinic is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at 919.470.7400.