Dr. Eknath Deo is Medical Director at Coast Hematology-Oncology Associates and is Director of Oncology at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Todd Cancer Institute. He is an awarded Fellow of the American College of Physicians and maintains licensure in California and New York. He is Triple Board Certified in Hematology, Medical Oncology, and Internal Medicine; and has years of clinical experience in addition to his background in clinical research. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UC Irvine and Consultant Hematologist-Oncologist at all hospitals in the Long Beach area.
Dr. Deo was the Principal Investigator for NSABP in Long Beach and single handedly entered more patients in the Breast Cancer Prevention Trial P-1 than any other center in the area. The study proved efficacy and safety of Tamoxifen in Breast Cancer prevention for high-risk women.
He was Director of American Cancer Society, Long Beach Harbor Division for many years and Chairman of their Health Systems Committee. He is also a member of many professional and research organizations including ACP, ASIM, ASCO, ASH, NSABP, SWOG, and ACC.
A native of Karwar, India, Dr. Deo completed his undergraduate education from University of Bombay, and received his medical degree from the prestigious Seth G.S. Medical College at the age of 21. After completing internships at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Bombay, and Unity Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Deo went on to complete his Residency in internal medicine from The Jamaica Hospital in New York. He pursued a Fellowship in Hematology from New York Medical College and completed Fellowships in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of California, Irvine, and the Long Beach VA Medical Center.
Dr. Deo is Trustee of the Deo Foundation, which provides support and funding for cancer research, and educational activities for the needy and underprivileged. Dr. Deo supports a breadth of community music and theater programs, and on his spare time enjoys traveling, playing bridge and gardening.
This physician is a member of MemorialCare Physician Society which drives clinical outcomes and performance for MemorialCare Health System.
- Oncology - Medical
- Oncology & Hematology
- Internal Medicine