Hematologist/Medical Oncologist

Suhail Obaji, MD

Specialty Area
Lung   |   Regional Specialist   |   Medical Oncology
West Memphis
271 Polk Ave
West Memphis AR 72301 870.733.1800
Suhail M. Obaji, MD, is a Medical Oncologist and Hematologist at West Cancer Center.

Titles and Roles

  • Medical Oncologist and Hematologist, West Cancer Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology


Dr. Obaji is Board certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine, and licensed to practice in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. He attended the Aleppo University, School of Medicine where he received his medical degree. After graduation, Dr. Obaji relocated to Memphis to complete his Internal Medicine Residency and Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis. Before joining West Cancer Center, he maintained a private practice in the areas of Hematology and Medical Oncology for two decades in Memphis, TN and West Memphis, AR. Dr. Obaji is honored to continue in his career as part of the West Cancer Center team, which offers the best care possible under one roof: using the most advanced science, research and technology with compassion and the highest ethical standards. Dr. Obaji is a devoted Father of two and adores his loving wife, Rola. In his spare time he loves reading, travel, community service and participating in interfaith conferences.

Education and Training

Dr. Obaji earned his Medical Degree from Aleppo University in Syria. He did one year of clinical research with Dr. Abbas Kitabachi and Dr. Cynthia Buffington as the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Following his clinical research, Dr. Obaji went on to complete his Internal Medicine Residency and Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, also at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.


University of Tennessee Health Science Center Dr. Abbas E. Kitabchi – Insulin Resistance in vivo using Euglycemic Clamp Dr. James Givens and Cynthia Buffington – Insulin Resistance and Glucose Utilization on Human Fibroblasts

Beliefs and Ethics in Treating Cancer

Cancer is a disease that not only affects the patient, their family and their friends, but it can also have a direct impact on his own personal community. As an Oncologist, Dr. Obaji strives to cure the patient’s disease while at the same time providing the best possible quality of life during and after the treatment. Dr. Obaji is guided by traditional spirituality that he believes, when used properly together with medical knowledge, provides overall total wellness and healing. This philosophy of combining medical knowledge and traditional spirituality helps promote his patient’s feeling of overall wellbeing. “May all the Glory and Praise be to Him Give us the Wisdom and Understanding needed With our sacred profession that deals with the most precious gift given to us…LIFE”



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