Rachel E. Raab, MD, providing care at Hope Women’s Cancer Center

September 9, 2015

Through a collaboration with Hope Women’s Cancer Center and Cancer Care of Western North Carolina, Rachel E. Raab, MD will be providing care for patients at Hope Women’s Cancer Center, an affiliate of Mission Health. Dr. Raab joined Cancer Care of Western North Carolina in June of this year.  Previously, she served as interim division chief of hematology and oncology at East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina.

Dr. Raab will be working jointly with David J. Hetzel, MD, Tim Vanderkwaak, MD, Blair Harkness, MD and Ashley Case, MD at Hope Women’s Cancer Center. Hope Women’s Cancer Center provides regular mammography, 3D mammography, diagnostic testing and treatment for breast disease in addition to the treatment of gynecologic cancers by a board certified, fellowship-trained team of providers.

“We are delighted to announce that Dr. Raab will be expanding her reach of care,” said Jonathan Bailey, Vice President of Operations, Mission Health.  “In her time with Cancer Care of WNC, Dr. Raab has demonstrated a high level of care and integrity for her patients, and we are confident that her excellent level of evidence based care and expertise will be an asset for Hope Women’s Cancer Center as well.” 

Dr. Raab earned her medical degree from East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina.  She completed her internal medicine residency and fellowship in hematology and oncology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. Dr. Raab is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology.  Dr. Raab has also been published in numerous scholarly journals and maintains a special interest in caring for patients with breast cancer. 

“I am honored to be practicing at both Cancer Care of Western North Carolina and Hope Women’s Cancer Center,” said Dr. Raab. “It is my deep commitment to ensure that I provide each of my patients with the highest level of care possible, ensuring that they receive the treatment and procedures needed to continue living a full life.”

Since 1992, Hope Women’s Cancer Center has been dedicated to providing women with the best possible healthcare. Specializing in gynecologic and breast cancer treatment, our expert physicians and staff feel privileged to provide patients with the latest in medical technology and practices in the warmest and most comfortable of environments.

Appointments can be made at Hope Women’s Cancer Center by calling (828) 670-8403.  Hope is located at 100 Ridgefield Court, Asheville, NC  28806