After earning his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Matthew Taub started a fellowship in oncology at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, where he was given the Best Fellow accolade. Since 2003, Dr. Matthew Taub has worked as a hematological oncology physician for Optimum Oncology Hematology Associates.
When a patient receives a cancer diagnosis, the next physician he or she will most likely see is a clinical oncologist. Clinical oncologists work with a cancer specialist team that often includes radiologists and specialized nurses. The clinical oncologist is responsible for assessing a patient’s prognosis and determining the most effective course of therapy.
Clinical oncologists are tasked with presenting the patient’s treatment options alongside realistic outcomes. This aspect of the job requires compassion, high levels of emotional intelligence, and a thorough knowledge of advances in systemic (whole-body) cancer therapies.
Many clinical oncologists are also site-specialists who concentrate on specific types of cancer. This can include pediatric cancers and colorectal cancer.