J. Scott Nystrom, M.D., F.A.C.P. is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and both subspecialty boards in Oncology and Hematology. He has had over 30 yearís clinical experience in hematology and Oncology. He has held academic positions at University of Southern California, University of Connecticut Medical Center, Wayne State University and School Medicine and Tuftís New England Medical center. He has practiced actively in both academic and private practice settings during his career. He has written numerous articles throughout his career and has been the recipient of many awards including being twice named as "Best Doctor" in Hematology and Oncology by Detroit Monthly magazine.
He has served in enumerable professional capacities over the years ranging from blood banking committees, to principle investigator with the Western Cancer Study Group. He was founding president of the Michigan Hematology and Oncology Society, Chief of the section of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine at St. John Hospital and Medical Center [Detroit, MI] and in 2001 joined the faculty at New England Medical Center, Senior Consultant, and Boston, MA. He now serves as the Medical Director for CancerExperts website.
Dr. Nystromís professional memberships have included the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, Wayne County Medical Society, Detroit Academy of Medicine, American Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Society, American Board of Internal Medicine, American Society of Internal Medicine, International Society of Hematology and Oncology, the International Society for the Study of Comparative Oncology, Massachusetts Society of Clinical Oncologists, Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology and the Association of Community Cancer centers.
Over many years of clinical practice Dr. Nystrom has witnessed patients gather an extensive information database about his/her cancer [or blood disorder] from a myriad of sources, e.g., text books, second opinions, the internet, etc. The patient is faced with data which is complex, possibly irrelevant to his care and quite often contradictory to current explanations and recommendations provided by his oncologist. With physician time being at a premium in todayís health care environment patients often feel frustrated that many of their questions about their illness remain unanswered or seemingly incomplete. Over the last 30 years Dr Nystrom has sensed first hand those frustrations and recognizes that the abbreviated time physicians can give patients simply sometimes does not inspire the patientís full confidence in his physician or his clinical care. This website is intended to offer to patients and families a forum comprised of different experts in the field of Hematology and Oncology to explore those questions which remain unanswered and enable patients to make more informed decisions about their care. Hopefully this website may on occasion give fresh insight to the patientís understanding of his/hers disease process and provide innovative therapeutic.