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Houman Nourkeyhani

Houman Nourkeyhani, MD

Hematology and Oncology

"Helping patients understand the challenges they face is my priority -- treatment can be more successful when patients and doctors team up to overcome them."

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About Me

Houmon Nourkeyhani, MD, brings many years of experience in hematology and oncology to Avera Cancer Institute.

Dr. Nourkeyhani is a fellowship-trained hematology and oncology specialist, with additional background training in internal medicine. He is board-certified in all of his specialties and sub-specialties.

His experience includes serving as staff hematologist and medical oncologist. In addition to serving patients, he researches a wide range of topics focused on cancer treatment, specifically myeloid leukemia and lung cancer. His publications include research into biomarker targeted cancer therapies. He also strives to develop approaches that can address acute leukemia in older patients. Dr. Nourkeyhani also has deep knowledge of genetic factors and the role hormones play in cancer and recovery.

Dr. Nourkeyhani is a fluent Farsi, French and English speaker.

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Dr. Nourkeyhani came to South Dakota from Bothwell Regional Health Center in Missouri to develop his professional skills with the Avera Cancer Institute team. He is excited to learn more about his new city and the northern plains of the Midwest.



Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies, Medical School


Albany Medical College, Albany,, Internal Medicine


Roswell Park Cancer Institute/University, Buffalo, NY, Hematology and medical oncology


  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) – Hematology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) – Medical oncology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) – Internal medicine

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