Indianapolis, Ind., Mar. 1, 2022 – The physicians of Hematology Oncology of Indiana (HOI), Drs. Ruemu E. Birhiray, Jenelle S. Miller, Daniel T. Milton, Brian P. Mulherin, Deng Zhang and M. Sarfraz Nawaz welcome Medical Oncologist Ashwin Vasudevamurthy, MD to the practice. HOI is an American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) partner.
Dr. Vasudevamurthy will be seeing patients at the Lebanon, Harcourt, Logansport and Breast Center locations. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Indiana University and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Vasudevamurthy continued his training with the completion of his internal medicine residency at St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis. He then worked as a hospitalist for two years at the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center, followed by a fellowship in oncology and hematology at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans.
“I met Dr. Vasudevamurthy during his residency training in 2009 and was impressed with his innate ability to connect with his patients. I am excited to collaborate with him to help bring the latest advancements in cancer treatments to our patients,” said Dr. Birhiray of Hematology Oncology of Indiana.
AON President & Chief Development Officer Brad Prechtl, MBA added, “Dr. Vasudevamurthy found his calling by matching his love of science with his desire to help others. We are thrilled to have his high level of passion for patient care.”
HOI provides high quality cancer care at six locations, including two offices in metropolitan Indianapolis, and additional offices in Logansport, Lebanon, Noblesville, and Fishers, Indiana. The practice offers infusion therapy, including chemotherapy and immunotherapy, an in-house laboratory performing all routine blood work on-site and an in-house specialty pharmacy. Patients also have access to care management support services including behavioral health therapy, nutrition guidance and financial counseling.
AON Chief Executive Officer Todd Schonherz continued, “Dr. Vasudevamurthy’s philosophy aligns with HOI and AON’s focus on delivering top quality cancer care with convenience and efficiency so patients can get the care they need locally while helping to preserve their quality of life.”
About Hematology Oncology of Indiana: (www.HematologyOncologyIN.com)
Specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders and cancer, Hematology Oncology of Indiana (HOI) has six offices in the Central Indiana area. Hematology Oncology of Indiana is the Hematology/Oncology practice of Ruemu Birhiray, MD, Jenelle Miller, MD, Daniel Milton, MD, Brian Mulherin, MD, Deng Zhang, MD, PhD., M. Sarfraz Nawaz, MD and Ashwin Vasudevamurthy, MD. The practice’s highly trained and experienced clinical staff includes Nurse Practitioners, Oncology-Certified Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Medical Assistants. In addition, HOI’s Financial Counselors assist patients in navigating through insurance benefits coverage and identifying financial assistance options and opportunities.
American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly expanding AON network currently represents 107 physicians and 83 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 16 states. The executive management team of AON encompasses more than three decades of oncology practice management experience, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest quality care for patients.
The organization provides unique and comprehensive protocols for managing administrative procedures and enhancing ancillary services for its affiliates. AON is able to aggregate volume and attain economies of scale, as it guides its member physicians and practices through the transition to value-based reimbursement models that improve the patient experience and help to reduce the per capita cost of cancer care.
AON also provides a unique model of physician-led, community-based oncology management. With services such as a centralized specialty pharmacy, diagnostics, pathology, fully integrated electronic medical records, a care management team and a variety of financial assistance programs, an alliance with AON ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.
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