A respected medical oncologist, Dr. Ronald Steis was recognized as the Medical Honoree at American Cancer Society’s 2011 Evening of Hope event held in April. Dr. Steis is a physician with Atlanta Cancer Care, a medical oncology practice.
Dr. Steis was selected for this honor for the work he does for cancer patients in the Atlanta community. He currently serves as the head of North Fulton Hospital’s Cancer Committee, contributing not only to his patients in his private practice but also to all of those in the hospital through his involvement with the multidisciplinary group.
The American Cancer Society’s Evening of Hope is a gala intended to raise funds for the organization and honor local cancer survivors and medical professionals that continuously work to give hope.
Dr. Steis received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. Following his clinical fellowship at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Dr. Steis continued during the next several years to conduct research work there, leading investigational studies while serving as Chief of the Clinical Research Branch of NCI. He has authored articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Blood.
Dr. Steis currently is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Steis has been a resident of Atlanta since 1991, when he began practicing as a full-time medical oncology specialist. He is the principal investigator of all clinical trials being conducted at Atlanta Cancer Care. He has twice been named as one of Atlanta’s “top docs” by Atlanta Magazine.