Keith Amos, MD, Surgical Oncologist, Dies at 42 

October 8, 1970 – June 17, 2013


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[Dr. Amos] is remembered for his passion in visiting communities to talk about cancer, the importance of screening for cancer, and cancer disparities.

Keith Amos, MD, of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, died recently in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he was on a Dr. Claude Organ, Jr., Travel Award from the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Amos is survived by his wife, Ahaji, and three young daughters.

Passionate About Education, Screening, Disparities

Dr. Amos was a member of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, the Department of Surgery, the Division of Surgical Oncology, and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is remembered for his passion in visiting communities to talk about cancer, the importance of screening for cancer, and cancer disparities.

Dr. Amos was recruited to University of North Carolina in 2007. He earned his medical degree from Harvard University, and completed surgery residency at Washington University in Saint Louis. He performed a surgical oncology fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

During his career at the University of North Carolina, Dr. Amos focused his energy on all aspects of the multidisciplinary UNC Breast Center in Chapel Hill, Raleigh and across the state.

A memorial service for Dr. Amos was held on June 29, 2013. ■



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