At Emerson Hospital’s annual Physician Recognition Dinner held recently, Lincoln resident Susan Sajer, MD, was honored for her twenty years of service to patients at Emerson. An oncologist at Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital – Bethke, Dr. Sajer has cared for thousands of patients facing a cancer diagnosis.
Dr. Sajer is featured in a video of Emerson physicians discussing the biggest changes in health care during their tenure. You can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9gtzVUf-80&list=UUI9UcZ3ck2pLnsrCp28t7pQ.
In addition to her work with patients, Dr. Sajer is the Principal Investigator for cancer clinical trials at Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital - Bethke. Reflecting on her career, Dr. Sajer says, “Twenty years ago was the start of the human genome project, which was followed by the cancer genome project that is still ongoing. The outgrowth of work from these projects has enormously changed what I can do for patients and their families. I am now able to treat patients with early stage disease with exceptional cure rates.”
Her approach to patient care begins with the goal of providing the highest level of care to each individual patient. “I tailor care by understanding who the person is, their support systems and their preferences for medical care. I have the privilege of being part of new advances in cancer care and look forward to bringing these treatments to patients in the community,” she explains.
“Susan is an amazing physician whose dedication to her patients and to the field of oncology is unparalleled,” said Christine Schuster, president and CEO of Emerson Hospital. “We are very proud to have her on our team treating patients who live in the community.”
Dr. Sajer received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. She completed a residency at the Medical College of Virginia and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at New England Medical Center. She is board-certified in hematology, internal medicine and medical oncology.
Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.