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Tania Cortas, MD

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Specialties

Medical Oncology & Hematology

Locations

Phoenix - Biltmore Cancer Center (Medical Oncology)
2222 E. Highland Avenue, Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 277-4868
Fax: (602) 230-9350

Scottsdale - Medical and Gynecologic Oncology, Hematology
10460 N. 92nd Street, Suite 402
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: (480) 860-2540
Fax: (480) 860-2536

Tania Cortas, MD

Medical School

American University of Beirut in Lebanon

Internship

Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland

Residency

Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland

Fellowship

Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology

Biography

Dr. Cortas is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology. In 2008, she served as the director of the multidisciplinary thoracic oncology program at the VA medical center in Cleveland. In addition, Dr. Cortas was appointed as director of the inpatient oncology unit. She was then appointed associate chairperson of the cancer center committee and the coordinator of quality of cancer registry. Dr. Cortas served as assistant professor of internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University. In addition, she was appointed as a staff member in the internal medicine department at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center division of Hematology/Oncology with responsibilities including; patient care, teaching medical students, residents and fellows.

Dr. Cortas earned her medical degree at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon in 2001. She went on to complete both her residency in internal medicine and her fellowship in hematology and oncology at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Cortas was appointed assistant professor of internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Cortas joined Arizona Oncology in January of 2011. She treats thoracic, gastrointestinal, breast, malignancies, lymphomas, and benign blood disorders. Dr. Cortas has great interest in women’s malignancies. She is head of our Phoenix area breast cancer clinical trials.

Languages

Arabic
English

Philosophy

As both a physician leader and patient advocate, I am extremely passionate about helping patients and their families through the hardest battles of their lives – the fight against cancer. Inspired from the lessons of my childhood in war-torn Lebanon, I know how important hope is during times of turmoil. Instilling hope in patients and their families is my passion, and it makes my career as a medical oncologist extremely rewarding and satisfying. 

Academic Honors & Professional Achievements

  • Phoenix Magazine Top Docs List 
  • Distinguished faculty member at the Cleveland VA Medical Center 
    • Director of the multidisciplinary thoracic oncology program 
    • Director of the inpatient oncology unit 
    • Associate chairperson of the cancer center committee
    • Coordinator of quality of cancer registry
  • Assistant professor of internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University

Personal

When I’m not providing direct care, I dedicate my time to causes and events that help raise funds to provide financial assistance to those struggle in the fight against cancer. In addition, I’m the proud mother of three children, two girls and a boy, who are the joy of my life and source of energy after a long, hard day spent on the front line in the fight against cancer. The smiling faces of my three children make it all worthwhile. 

Affiliations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology 
  • American Society of Hematology

In The Media

Dr. Cortas featured in ClassPass: Going through the journey with my patients taught me to see the p
CANCER SURVIVORS & CAREGIVERS INVITED TO INAUGURAL CELEBRATION SYMPOSIUM
World Cancer Day, 2016 ‘We can. I can.”
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