Published on August 11, 2015

UNC Rex Cancer Care Welcomes Oncologist Dr. Amanda Sherrod

RALEIGH, N.C. – Rex Healthcare is pleased to welcome Dr. Amanda Sherrod to the UNC Rex Cancer Care Program. Dr. Sherrod will practice at Rex Hematology Oncology Associates of Cary, one of more than a dozen practices affiliated with UNC Rex Cancer Care. She will be focused on the treatment of breast, thoracic and gastrointestinal cancers.

Dr. Sherrod is fellowship trained in hematology and oncology from Vanderbilt University, where she served as the Chief Fellow in the Division of Hematology and Oncology. She received her undergraduate degree from Marymount University and her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. She completed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Sherrod is board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine.

“At Rex, we work to provide compassionate, comprehensive care for each of our patients,” said Tom Grates, executive director of UNC Rex Cancer Care. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Sherrod join our team. Her skills and experience will benefit our larger team and ultimately, our patients.”

Dr. Sherrod was previously appointed as a staff physician for Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN, where she provided end-of-life and palliative care to patients. Her research interests include caregiver burden and distress as well as pain and symptom management.

“UNC Rex Cancer Care has a world-class team of physicians, surgeons, nurses and others who are all working together to provide the highest quality of care in the Triangle,” Dr. Sherrod said. “I’m excited to be part of the first nationally accredited community cancer center in North Carolina, and I look forward to working with the team to provide comprehensive, compassionate care to our patients.”

To learn more about UNC Rex Cancer Care or to make an appointment with Dr. Sherrod at Rex Hematology Oncology Associates of Cary, visit or call (919) 784-3105.