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Dr. Merrill Shum Named Top Doctor 2021

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The Oncology Institute (TOI) is proud to announce that Dr. Merrill Shum was recently named Top Doctor 2021 by California Magazine and 2021 Super Doctor in the category of Hematology-Oncology by Los Angeles Magazine. These two prestigious awards come as a well-deserved recognition for his compassion and work ethic as an oncologist. 

Dr. Shum strives to bridge the gap of patient understanding through communication and education. His strong interest in clinical trials allows him to integrate cutting-edge therapies with state-of-the-art care while improving quality of life for his patients. 

“While we maintain our integrity through honesty, we must remain compassionate,” said Dr. Shum when asked about his patient philosophy. “Our dedication and commitment to achieve the highest quality of care is aimed at improving quality of life and ultimately improving survival rates. It is our responsibility to help our patients and their families navigate through their cancer journey to minimize anxiety through this difficult period.” 

In addition to the Top Doctor & Super Doctor Awards, Dr. Shum was recently presented with the Physicians Achievement Award from the Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital (PIH) where he does hospital rounds. Dr. Shum continues his groundbreaking research in the field of oncology and as a result, has submitted an abstract, which denotes his 24th publication, to the American Society of Hematology – set to be published in December 2021. 

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