Welcome Dr. Sara Matar
July 23, 2020
Please join us in welcoming Sara Matar, MD to the team of physicians at Hematology Oncology Associates.
After graduating with honors from the prestigious American University of Beirut, Dr. Matar was a resident at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), where she was elected as the best resident scholar by her peers, and inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. During her training, Dr. Matar was invited to serve on the executive board of Women in Medicine, as well as the American College of Medical Quality, MUSC chapters.
After completing her fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the National Cancer Institute designated Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Matar returned to Oregon to be closer to her family.
“The team at Hematology Oncology Associates is incredible,” says Dr. Matar. “They immediately made me feel right at home. I’m truly honored to be part of this fantastic group of providers.”
Dr. Matar believes in the importance of staying up-to-date with the most recent cancer studies and she is passionate about contributing her skills to improve cancer care both locally and abroad. She is currently collaborating with a national consortium studying ways to improve the care of cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The most recent results from the study were published in the prestigious scientific paper The Lancet.
Sara became a doctor because of her desire to advocate for cancer patients during what may be one of the most difficult times of their lives. “I feel honored to be given the opportunity to take care of my patients. My goal is to help build a personalized treatment plan that’s focused on their needs, while following the most current therapy guidelines. I want to help each patient understand their options, and provide them with state-of-the-art care. Together, we focus not only on treating the cancer, but alleviating symptoms and healing them as a whole person.”
Dr. Matar’s philosophy is best summarized by one of her patients who said: “Any healthcare provider can give medical advice, but Dr. Sara does it with compassion, genuine care, and a smile that gives me hope.”