Welcome Dr. Emre Koca
July 23, 2020
We are honored to have Emre Koca, MD join the team of physicians at Hematology Oncology Associates.
After graduating from Hacettepe University Medical School, the top medical program in Turkey, Dr. Koca completed his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital at the University of Illinois in Chicago and became board certified in Internal Medicine. He then served as the chief Hematology-Oncology fellow at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas.
During his training, Dr. Koca was selected for the ASCO/AACR Workshop in 2019, the most competitive and prestigious workshop for clinical trial development. He also advocated for cancer patients in the Texas legislature.
Dr. Koca has multiple publications in prestigious journals, he has presented at national oncology meetings, and he received prestigious awards during his training, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology merit award, and the outstanding fellow of the year award from the Texas Society of Clinical Oncology.
Emre enjoys developing long-lasting, trustworthy, empathetic connections with his patients. A multidisciplinary approach to making decisions in intricate situations and staying up-to-date with the ongoing discovery of new therapeutic approaches is what motivates him every day.
“Each patient has right to receive a highly personalized standard of care,” says Dr. Koca. “As the famous Sir William Osler once said, ‘the good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.’ I strive to be that great physician.”
Dr. Koca grew up in Turkey, and trained to be a cancer care provider in the Midwest and Texas. After completing his training, “it was time to change the scenery,” says Emre. “Being an outdoorsy person and married to a geology engineer, it was not hard for me to choose the Pacific Northwest, join Hematology Oncology Associates, and live in this beautiful, welcoming community.”