Paryani Joins DCI Breast Group in Wake County
Duke Cancer Institute welcomes a new medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of breast cancer. He will practice at two of DCI's Wake County locations and bring new clinical trial opportunities there.
Vijay Paryani, MD, a hematologist and medical oncologist whose primary focus is the treatment of breast cancer, joined the Duke Division of Medical Oncology on Tuesday, August 18.
Paryani will begin seeing patients in clinic in September at Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh (Macon Pond) on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and at Duke Cancer Center Cary on Tuesdays. He will also be doing inpatient consults at WakeMed as part of the new Cancer Care + initiative.
“We are excited to have Dr. Paryani join our Breast Oncology program, which continues to expand its reach in Wake County,” said P. Kelly Marcom, MD, director of Duke Cancer Institute’s Breast Oncology group. “Dr. Paryani is highly committed to the care of breast cancer patients. He will work closely with our breast oncologists in Durham and Raleigh to bring new clinical trial opportunities to patients at our Raleigh and Cary clinics.”
Paryani completed his Hematology Oncology Fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (2017 to 2020); serving as chief fellow in his final year.
Paryani said he enjoys hearing his patients’ stories, meeting their families, and creating a care plan to address each patient’s unique concerns.
He earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Barbados in 2012, followed by a residency in internal medicine at the University of Kentucky (2013 to 2016). He was chief resident in his final year of residency.
“I have witnessed firsthand the devastating effect this disease can have patients and their families,” said Paryani. “When my patients see me, they may be going through the scariest and most difficult time in their lives. My goal is always to do everything in my power to improve their physical and emotional wellbeing. My patients are family to me.”
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Paryani recently moved from Clemmons (in the Triad area) to Raleigh with his wife and two children. When he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family — hiking, having picnics, and exploring all the Triangle has to offer.
(CIRCLE IMAGE ABOVE) A patient made this decorative breast cancer awareness bottle, which gives light and hope in a waiting room of Duke Women's Cancer Care Raleigh.