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Education & Training
Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 2000
Loma Linda University Medical Center, 2001
Loma Linda University Medical Center, 2003
Chief resident, Loma Linda University Medical Center, 2004, University of California, San Diego, 2008
Hematology (Blood), Oncology (Cancer)
Brain Tumors, Breast Cancer, Cancer Clinical Trials, Colon Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma, Stomach Cancer
Anemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Chronic Leukemia, Coagulation Disorders, Hematopathology, Hodgkin's Disease, Immune Hematologic Disorders, Multiple Myeloma, Myelodysplastic Disease, Myeloproliferative Diseases, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Palliative Care (Hospice Care)
Diagnosis and treatment of all oncological and hematological malignant (and benign) diagnoses; lung, melanoma, head and neck, breast and prostate cancer, as well as non-malignant hematology (clotting and bleeding disorders)
Dr. Eftimie enjoys large-format black and white photography, woodworking, reading, building a mountain of projects with his two little tykes and lovely wife.
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Philosophy of Care
The word cancer imparts such a negative image that upon diagnosis your life seems to shatter instantaneously. I view the role of a cancer specialist as one in whom trust is placed to put the pieces back together, one by one. Treatment care upholding the latest data and evidence; enrollment in clinical trials where available; symptom management whether undergoing cancer therapy or not, holding hands and lending a patient ear whenever possible – these are some of the pieces that we can put together as practitioners in the art of medicine and healing. These are also areas of emphasis in the "whole person care" philosophy taught for decades at my medical school, Loma Linda University. I feel humbled to have been allowed to partake in the medical as well as emotional healing of my patients for the last decade and have learned greatly from it.
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