Meet SMOC’s experienced cancer-care specialists

At Southeastern Medical Oncology Center (SMOC), we combine the knowledge, skill and advanced capabilities of a team of multiple cancer care specialists — oncologists who are well-trained and experienced. For more than 30 years, SMOC’s doctors have helped many thousands of people confront cancer with hope, determination and support, with the expertise and state-of-the-art protocols and treatments you’d find in major metropolitan cancer-treatment institutions. In addition, SMOC's specialists are strongly committed to national and international clinical trials. SMOC doctor affiliations include:
  • NRG Oncology, a non-profit research group formed from the merger of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) and the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG).
  • Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG)
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University (CCCWFU)
  • University of Rochester Cancer Center (URCC)
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Southeast Clinical Oncology Research Consortium (SCOR)
  • NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP)
  • Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at UNC-Chapel Hill (LCCC)
Meet our expert cancer physicians…
  • James N. Atkins, MD, Oncologist

    James N. Atkins, MD

    Dr. James N. Atkins has more than 20 years of medical oncology experience. In addition to being a clinical associate professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he serves as director and co-principal investigator for one of the largest cancer-research organizations in the Southeast (Southeast Clinical Oncology Research Consortium). Dr. Atkins is board-certified in medical oncology and has been elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America from 1996-2014. He has also authored a recent diet book.

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  • I-Wen Chang, MD, Oncologis

    I-Wen Chang, MD

    Dr. I-Wen Chang joined Southeastern Medical Oncology Center in August 2007. She is board-certified in both hematology and medical oncology. Dr. Chang completed medical school, an internal medicine residency and a fellowship at Wake Forest University North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC.

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  • Samer Kasbari, MD, Oncologist

    Samer S. Kasbari, MD, MS

    Dr. Kasbari was formerly an assistant professor of hematology/oncology at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lillington, North Carolina. He completed his fellowship in hematology/oncology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire and received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in St. George’s, Grenada. Dr. Kasbari also has a Master of Science degree in Public Health from Ohio State University.

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  • James Scott Smith, MD, Oncologist

    James Scott Smith, MD

    Dr. James Scott Smith became part of the SMOC team in 2009 after previously caring for patients at Charleston Hematology Oncology Associates, in Charleston, SC. Dr. Smith was also the director of the Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Clinic at Moses Cone Health System Regional Cancer Center in Greensboro, NC for three years. He completed his internal medicine residency at East Carolina University School of Medicine and Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC, then completed his fellowship in medical oncology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Smith is board-certified in internal medicine and oncology/hematology.

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  • Jason K. Boyd, Oncologist

    Jason K. Boyd, MD

    Dr. Boyd joined Southeastern Medical Oncology in August 2010. He completed his undergrad programs at the Georgia Southern University, and earned his MD degree at Mercer University in Georgia. He completed post-doctoral training at Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia. Dr. Boyd is board-certified in hematology and oncology.

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  • Nagesh H. Jayaram, MD, Oncologist

    Nagesh H. Jayaram, MD

    Dr. Jayaram joined SMOC in August 2011. He is board certified in oncology and hematology. Dr. Jayaram completed his internal medicine residency and hematology/oncology fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in St. George’s, Grenada. He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. SMOC is excited to have Dr. Jayaram as a full-time physician at our Jacksonville office.

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  • Debra R. Miller, MD, Oncologist

    Debra R. Miller, MD

    Dr. Miller is the newest member of the SMOC team. She is board-certified in oncology and completed her hematology/oncology fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Miller received her medical degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has a Bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Miller cares for patients in our Jacksonville office.

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