Hematology and Oncology - Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center


Hematology and Oncology

The division of Hematology/Oncology at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center provides care to inpatients and outpatients with benign and malignant hematologic and oncology disorders. Our center provides primary hematology and oncology care for patients in the Charleston region of VISN 7, serving a large geographic referral area that extends from southern Georgia and way along the coast of South Carolina, and the inland areas. Patients are seen in the outpatient clinics and receive treatment in the infusion center.

The Hematology/Oncology division of the VA medical center works closely with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. The faculty members all hold appointments at the medical school, and also care for patients at the medical school in addition to their responsibilities at the VA hospital. Charleston VA serves as the primary teaching program for the third year hematology/oncology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina.

The department currently has seven faculty members, under the direction of Dr. Rinah Shopnick, who are responsible for both inpatient and outpatient care. Two oncology nurse navigators work closely with the oncology department to coordinate services. The Cancer Program at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC is fully accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

Contact Info


  • 109 Bee St.

Contact Number(s)

  • 843-577-5011

Hours of Operation

  • Tues., Thurs., Fri., 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Wed., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.