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NCCC Manchester Adds Oncologist

February 17, 2014
Lebanon, NH

Danny Sims, MD, is well-known member of local medical community

Danny Sims

Danny Sims, MD

Danny Sims, MD, will develop and maintain a practice two days a week as a Norris Cotton Cancer Center Hematologist-Oncologist in the Manchester office at the Notre Dame Pavilion of Catholic Medical Center.

Dr. Sims has been a highly respected member of New Hampshire Oncology Hematology (NHOH) for more than 20 years seeing patients in southern and eastern NH. As a result of a new agreement between Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) and NHOH, Dr. Sims will now see patients at Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) as a D-H physician.

According to Sims, each patient has different needs and values. "It is very important to consider these as we formulate a treatment plan.  I view a large part of my role is to educate patients about their disease so they can participate in formulating that plan as much as they wish," he said.

Board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology, Dr. Sims said that oncology as a specialty offers many rewards. "As their oncologist , one develops a very close relationship with patients. You are often with them though good times and bad."  Since the field of oncology is constantly changing as research reveals new and more effective ways to diagnose and treat cancer, Dr. Sims considers it as an exciting frontier of medicine.

The Manchester office of NCCC is a southern hub for the NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center offering same-day interdisciplinary clinics for breast, lung, and gastrointestinal cancers with dedicated patient navigators. In addition, NCCC Manchester offers genetic counseling, pediatric oncology, and palliative medicine. With the addition of Dr. Sims to the practice, patients have increased access, choice, and flexibility, a core component to NCCC's approach to offering community-based care close to home. Dr. Sims will work alongside Philip Manno, MD, and Sujal Shah, MD.

A graduate of Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Sims completed his internship, residency, and Hematology-Oncology fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.  He maintains memberships with the American College of Physicians (ACP), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society (NNECOS), and the New Hampshire Medical Society (NHMS). An active member of the local community, Dr. Sims has a long history as a board member of the Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire.

About Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Norris Cotton Cancer Center combines advanced cancer research at Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine with patient-centered cancer care provided at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock regional locations in Manchester, Nashua, and Keene, NH, and St. Johnsbury, VT, and at 12 partner hospitals throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. It is one of 41 centers nationwide to earn the National Cancer Institute's "Comprehensive Cancer Center" designation. Learn more about Norris Cotton Cancer Center research, programs, and clinical trials online at cancer.dartmouth.edu.

For more information contact Donna Dubuc at (603) 653-3615.

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