Dr. Seema Harichand to provide oncology care at CCHS

May 9, 2018

For Immediate Release

ATLANTIC – Dr. Seema Harichand will begin providing oncology care at Cass County Health System on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.  Dr. Harichand is board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine.  She recently moved to Des Moines and joined the Medical Oncology and Hematology Associates in December 2017.

Dr. Harichand will provide cancer care, including chemotherapy oversight, in the CCHS Specialty Clinic on the first and third Tuesday of every month.  Patients can then receive chemotherapy and other infusion treatments in the Specialty Clinic.  Appointments with Dr. Harichand may be scheduled by referral from a primary care provider.

“It is tiring and expensive for patients to have to travel for care, so we work hard to provide as much specialty care locally as possible,” noted Brett Altman, CEO.  “We are very fortunate to bring in another oncologist with such strong training and experience. We have a great oncology group from Council Bluffs and adding Dr. Harichand from Des Moines provides our patients with more geographical options in cases where radiation oncology may be required, which we don’t do in rural hospitals.  Dr. Harichand fits our kind and compassionate culture, and we are confident that under her care Cass County residents will receive the superior experience our patients have come to expect at CCHS.”

Dr.  Harichand graduated summa cum laude from Kent State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry.  She subsequently attended medical school at Ohio State University where she completed her first two years of medical school.  In 2000, she transferred to the University of Miami to complete the clinical years of medical school.  The transfer allowed her to be closer to her husband who was an officer in the Air Force stationed at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.  She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, and then went on to complete a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Emory University in 2009.  She worked at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, and had a faculty appointment at Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute until she left in December 2010 to join a private practice in Florida. She recently relocated to Des Moines, and joined MOHA in December 2017.

Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Dr. Harichand is married, and has three children.  She enjoys reading and spending time with her family.