|Medical school:||Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine|
|Residency:||Mayo Graduate School of Medicine|
|Fellowship:||Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology|
|Board certifications:||Medical Oncology, Hematology|
|Specialties:||Medical Oncology, Hematology|
|Started at WVCI:||2014|
|Started in oncology:||2006|
Direct and communicative, Dr. Christopher Yasenchak approaches situations and conversations in a forthright manner. He believes in stating the facts and then providing all the options in clear and understandable ways. He takes a team approach to working with patients, ensuring every patient develops with him a personalized treatment plan through a shared decision-making process.
“I enjoy seeing patients live better, longer lives as a result of the work we do together,” he says.
As a co-investigator for numerous clinical trials on novel treatments for hematologic malignancies, and associate chair for the Hematology Research Program of US Oncology Research, Dr. Yasenchak avidly works to provide patients access to state-of-the-art clinical trials close to home.
“This is how real progress can be made in the fight against cancer,” he says. “Few patients can afford to travel to major academic centers for their care and for access to cutting-edge research.”
Trained at the Mayo Clinic graduate school, Dr. Yasenchak is a respected researcher who has also earned high honors for his skills as a physician, making the Top Doctor lists for both U.S. News & World Report and Portland Monthly Magazine.
In his free time, he enjoys running, fly-fishing and spending time with his wife and two children, a son and a daughter.