Carolinas HealthCare System

Levine Cancer Institute Practice Opens in Cleveland County

Hassan Ebrahim, MD
Levine Cancer Institute Physician

Two years ago, Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland in Shelby, NC, joined Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute as one of its 12 charter member locations. In August 2014, that relationship expanded when a new physician practice, Levine Cancer Institute-Cleveland, opened within the cancer center at Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland.

“We are proud to have a national leader in cancer care - and all of its resources and clinical experts -  right here in our community, closer to where patients live,” said Brian Gwyn, CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland.

With the opening of Levine Cancer Institute-Cleveland, two new medical oncologists joined the practice:

Hassan Ebrahim, MD, joined the Institute from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC.

Obiageli Ogbata, MD
Levine Cancer Institute Physician

Obiageli Ogbata, MD, previously worked with Carolinas Hospitalist Group and most recently completed a fellowship in hematology/medical oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She also served as an intern at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, and completed an internal medicine internship and residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ.

The clinical expertise demonstrated by the Institute’s roster of nationally renowned cancer experts is creating a unique, decentralized approach to cancer care, so that where a patient lives does not determine how they fight cancer.
In addition to the new practice, Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland's relationship with Levine Cancer Institute brought the Telemedicine Cancer Genetics Program to Cleveland County and created access to webcasted teleconferences and virtual tumor boards, connecting physicians from across the Institute’s 25 locations in North and South Carolina.

Learn more about Levine Cancer Institute and its many care locations