Dr. Dimitrios Tzachanis, MDPHD

Dr. Dimitrios Tzachanis, MDPHD

Hematology / Oncology Specialist, Transplant Hepatologist

20 Years of Experience

Accepting patients


    Dimitrios Tzachanis, MD, PhD, is a board-certified hematologist and medical oncologist who specializes in treating people with cancers of the blood and lymph system, including lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). He is a transplant physician for the joint UC San Diego Health / Sharp Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Program, which provides comprehensive blood and marrow transplant services, including autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantation. As an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Tzachanis instructs medical students, residents and fellows. His research interests include the manipulation of the immune system in cancer immunotherapy and graft versus host disease.He has coauthored many articles and his work has appeared in Nature Immunology, Blood, the Journal of Immunology, The New England Journal of Medicine and Bone Marrow Transplantation, among others. Dr. Tzachanis also serves as an ad hoc reviewer and editorial board member for several medical journals.Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Tzachanis was a staff physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles and at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He has served as an assistant professor at UCLA and USC and as an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tzachanis completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, as well as a research fellowship at the Department of Adult Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, both in Boston. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Dr. Tzachanis earned his medical degree from the Aristotelian University School of Medicine in Thessaloniki, Greece and a doctorate in immunology from University of Athens School of Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology.Dr. Tzachanis is a member of several professional societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation and the American Association of Immunologists.He has been elected as a top physician in the Best Doctors in America annual survey.UC San Diego Health Links For more information, see https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/cancer/Pages/default.aspx and Blood and Marrow Transplant Program.

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    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Hematology / Oncology Specialist

    Transplant Hepatologist

    Education & Training

    Dartmouth Med Sch/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr (Residency)

    Other Degree - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

    Other Degree - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

    Other Degree - Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

    Medical Degree - Hematologist/Medical Oncologist

    Medical Degree - Assistant Professor of Medicine

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Internal Medicine




    Medical Conditions Treated

    Medical Procedures Performed

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    San Diego, CA 92103

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dimitrios Tzachanis accepting new patients?

    Yes, Dimitrios Tzachanis is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Dimitrios Tzachanis offer online booking?

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    Does Dimitrios Tzachanis offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Tzachanis's office at (858) 657-7000 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Dimitrios Tzachanis speak?

    Dimitrios Tzachanis speaks English, German and Greek.

    Which board certifications does Dimitrios Tzachanis have?

    Dimitrios Tzachanis is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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