Aref Agheli, M.D.

Aref Agheli, M.D.
Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Specialty Training: 
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Medical School: 
Urmia University of Medical Sciences

Dr. Aref Agheli has obtained numerous certifications and licensing from multiple prestigious Hospitals, Universities, and Medical Centers including his board certification and Diplomat status from the American Board of Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine.

After completing his degree in Environmental Health at the Iran University of Medical Sciences in 1986, Dr. Agheli pursued a Medical Doctorate at the Urmia University of Medical Sciences.  He served as a General Practitioner in West Azerbaijan for a number of years. In 2003 he became a Clinical Observer for the Toronto General Hospital in Toronto, ON, Canada and the Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore, MD. That same year he served as a Mini-Resident for the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL. From 2004 through 2007 he served as a Resident of Internal Medicine at the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He then continued as a Fellow in Hematology and Oncology at Brookdale until 2010.

In addition to his academic and medical accomplishments, Dr. Agheli published multiple manuscripts on the subject of hematology and oncology as well as presented to scientific societies, medical universities, and conferences across the country.

Before coming to HOA, Dr. Agheli served as an Associate Medical Oncologist/Hematologist at the Hubert Humphrey Cancer Center and the North Memorial Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.  Prior to this position, Dr. Agheli was the Medical Director of the Guthrie Corning Cancer Center in Corning, NY for many years and he is thrilled to be coming back home to New York State.

 "I was the first to become a medical doctor in my family. Altruism and being a people’s person was the strongest driving factor for me to become a physician. The sense of humanism has grown within me, as I have gone through the stages of training and practicing medicine; the most rewarding part of my career. I have found oncology as the fastest evolving medical field. The scientific complexity of modern oncology has fascinated and attracted me to continuing learning and teaching, and providing the state of the art patient care. I have lived most of my adult life in NY, where my children are born, and I have always felt that NY is actual home for me and my family. I enjoy biking with my family of four on our free time, observing and photographing wilderness, canoeing, and exploring the wild nature. Collecting unique antique china and handcrafts are my passion during our free time.” - Dr. Agheli


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