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Dr. Rafiyath to Practice Permanently at Arizona Oncology's Rincon Location
By Christina Caldwell - Monday Apr 24, 2023
Arizona Oncology has announced Shamudheen M. Rafiyath, MD, will now be practicing at a permanent suite at the practice’s Rincon location, located in the Tucson Medical Center Rincon building. Dr. Rafiyath previously practiced at this location in a temporary suite and is proud to continue to provide expert cancer care to patients in the East Tucson area.

Dr. Rafiyath earned his medical degree from Trivandrum Medical College in India before completing his internship in internal medicine at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Hospital in Queens, NY and internal medicine residency at the Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ. Dr. Rafiyath went on to complete his fellowship in hematology and oncology at New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. He is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology.

“Having access to high-quality cancer care in the patient’s community is essential,” said Dr. Rafiyath. “I’m thrilled to be able to continue to provide for patients in the area.”

Dr. Rafiyath specializes in treating breast, lung, skin, head and neck, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary cancer, as well as blood malignancies. He is active in the professional healthcare community as a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. Dr. Rafiyath is fluent in English and Malayalam and is familiar with Hindi and Tamil.

Arizona Oncology is proud to provide care from medical oncologists and hematologists like Dr. Rafiyath who are experts in their field. Dr. Rafiyath aims to educate patients about their disease as well as their treatment options so they can make shared decisions tailored toward each patient’s individual needs.

“Compassion is an integral part of cancer care,” Dr. Rafiyath said. “It’s important to take the time to listen to each patient and understand their goals to provide the best care.”

Dr. Rafiyath’s permanent suite at TMC Rincon is located at 10350 E. Drexel Rd., #250, Tucson, AZ, 85747. To schedule an appointment, call 520-625-6000 or visit

About Arizona Oncology
Arizona Oncology delivers world-class care and research with passion and precision, right in your community, so you can thrive with and beyond cancer. With highly specialized providers, leading-edge technology and access to clinical trials, we advance cancer care in the following areas: Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Breast Surgical Oncology, Colorectal Surgery, Hematology, Urology, Clinical Trials, Genetic Risk Assessment, and Patient Ancillary Programs. We are one of the largest groups of medical professionals in Arizona devoted to providing compassionate cancer care and breakthrough research close to where patients live and work. Our team treats patients in many locations throughout the state including Glendale, Goodyear, Green Valley, Phoenix, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Scottsdale, and Tucson. For more information, visit

As an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, one of the largest independent networks of community-based providers dedicated to cancer care, we share expertise and resources with more than 1,400 independent physicians nationwide. We also participate in clinical trials through US Oncology Research, which has played a role in more than 100 FDA-approved cancer therapies to date. For more information, visit