Hematologist/Medical Oncologist

Stephen A. Besh, MD

Specialty Area
Medical Oncology
Dr. Stephen Besh joined West Cancer Center in 2005 as a Hematology Oncology specialist. He sees patients at our Humphreys and Corinth locations. Originally from Slidell, Louisiana, Dr. Besh received his medical training at Louisiana State University Medical School and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Upon completion of his residency in 1993, Dr. Besh moved to Memphis where he worked as an emergency room physician for the Regional Medical Center for approximately two years. Prior to moving to Memphis, Dr. Besh and three of his friends who were also physicians discussed their mutual vision to open a clinic for disadvantaged patients. That vision became a reality in 1994 when they opened Christ Community Medical Clinic, Inc., a Christian community-based health services program that provides more than 24,000 patient visits annually to Memphians who reside in two inner-city neighborhoods. Dr. Besh practiced internal medicine at the clinic for six years where he became interested in oncology. He returned to the University of Alabama where he completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology. There he participated in research on lymphoma and his findings were published in several peer-reviewed publications. Following his fellowship training, Dr. Besh returned to Memphis where he began his practice as a hematology oncology specialist.



Medical School:

Louisiana State University Medical School


University of Alabama in Birmingham



University of Alabama in Birmingham
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist, West Cancer Center Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine Adjunct Clinical Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine, William Carey University Assistant Affiliate Faculty, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Areas of Expertise Hematology/Oncology Research Dr. Besh is actively involved in research trials at West Cancer Center.
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