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Robert J. Behrens, MD

Dr. Behrens received a B.S. degree with distinction in Chemistry from Iowa State University in 1992 . His M.D. degree was awarded by the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1997. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University / Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 2000. Dr. Behrens completed a fellowship at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 2003 in Bethesda, Maryland. He specialized in immuno-therapy of cancer and was protocol chairman of a national breast cancer vaccine trial. Dr. Behrens has been extensively involved in colon, pancreas, and ovarian vaccine trials.

Dr. Behrens joined Medical Oncology and Hematology Associates in August 2003.

Specialty:  medical oncology and hematology

Primary Address: 1221 Pleasant Street, suite 100 – Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: 515-282-2921

Office Hours: 8am – 5pm

Hospital Affiliation: Iowa Methodist Medical Center (Des Moines), Mercy Hospital (Des Moines), St Anthony’s Hospital (Carroll, IA)

Certification: Board Certified in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine

Medical School: University of Iowa

Internship: Johns Hopkins University / Sinai Hospital - Baltimore, MD

Residency: Johns Hopkins University / Sinai Hospital - Baltimore, MD

Fellowship: National Cancer Institute / National Institutes of Health – Bethesda, MD

Internal Memberships: Clinical Oncology Research, Physician Recruitment Committee, Iowa Methodist Medical Center Co-management Committee

 

Undergraduate
Iowa State University
Medical
University of Iowa College of Medicine
Residency
Johns Hopkins University / Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland
Fellowship
National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
Clinical Expertise
Immuno-therapy of cancer, colon, pancreas, and ovarian vaccine trials
Certification: 
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Medical Oncology
Board Certified in Hematology
Honors: 
Elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Sebelin Award at the University of Iowa College of Medicine
Merit Award from the American Society of Clinic Oncology
First place in the American College of Physicians medical student clinical vignette competition
American Chemical Society Analytical Award
CRC Press Academic Achievement Award
Publications: 
Published medical literature in prostate cancer, oncology emergencies, blood disorders