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For Immediate Release:
December 2, 2013

Edress Othman, MD, hematologist and medical oncologist joins Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care

FAIRHAVEN, Mass - Southcoast® Health System today announced that Edress Othman, MD, hematologist and medical oncologist, has joined Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care.

Dr. Othman is a graduate of the University Of Aleppo Faculty Of Medicine in Aleppo, Syria. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the SUNY Buffalo Graduate Medical-Dental Education Consortium Program in Buffalo, N.Y., as well as a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. Previously he worked as a hospitalist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Carle Foundation Hospital of the University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill.

Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Othman is a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Oncology, and the American College of Physicians. He is fluent in Arabic and Kurdish. Dr. Othman currently resides in Bristol, R.I.

Dr. Othman is accepting new patients. To make an appointment at Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care, call 508-973-7814.

Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-973-5280

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