Meet SMOC’s experienced cancer-care specialists

At Southeastern Medical Oncology Center (SMOC), we combine the knowledge, skill and advanced capabilities of a team of multiple cancer care specialists — oncologists who are well-trained and experienced. For more than 30 years, SMOC’s doctors have helped many thousands of people confront cancer with hope, determination and support, with the expertise and state-of-the-art protocols and treatments you’d find in major metropolitan cancer-treatment institutions. In addition, SMOC's specialists are strongly committed to national and international clinical trials. SMOC doctor affiliations include:
  • NRG Oncology, a non-profit research group formed from the merger of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) and the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG).
  • Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG)
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University (CCCWFU)
  • University of Rochester Cancer Center (URCC)
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Southeast Clinical Oncology Research Consortium (SCOR)
  • NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP)
  • Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at UNC-Chapel Hill (LCCC)
Meet our expert cancer physicians…
  • Samer Kasbari, MD, Oncologist

    Samer S. Kasbari, MD, MS

    Dr. Kasbari was formerly an assistant professor of hematology/oncology at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lillington, North Carolina. He completed his fellowship in hematology/oncology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire and received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in St. George’s, Grenada. Dr. Kasbari also has a Master of Science degree in Public Health from Ohio State University.

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  • Jason K. Boyd, Oncologist

    Jason K. Boyd, MD

    Dr. Boyd joined Southeastern Medical Oncology in August 2010. He completed his undergrad programs at the Georgia Southern University, and earned his MD degree at Mercer University in Georgia. He completed post-doctoral training at Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia. Dr. Boyd is board-certified in hematology and oncology.

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  • Nagesh H. Jayaram, MD, Oncologist

    Nagesh H. Jayaram, MD

    Dr. Jayaram joined SMOC in August 2011. He is board certified in oncology and hematology. Dr. Jayaram completed his internal medicine residency and hematology/oncology fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in St. George’s, Grenada. He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. SMOC is excited to have Dr. Jayaram as a full-time physician at our Jacksonville office.

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  • Shonda M. Asaad, MD

    Dr. Asaad is the newest member of the SMOC team. She is board-certified in oncology and completed her hematology/oncology fellowship at Penn State University - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Dr. Asaad received her medical degree from the West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia. She has a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology from Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia.

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  • Matthew M. Sochat, MD

    Dr. Sochat grew up in the state of New Hampshire, and completed his undergraduate studies in both Biochemistry and the Classics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Amherst, Massachusetts. He attended the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island for his medical degree, followed by completing internal medicine residency training at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His hematology/oncology fellowship training was completed at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

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