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December 22, 2014

Hematologist Oncologist Joins ThedaCare SjakShie

ThedaCare welcomes Nelida Sjak-Shie, MD, a physician specializing in hematology and oncology. She will practice at Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center.

Nelida Sjak-Shie, MD, to Practice in Appleton & Neenah

ThedaCare welcomes Nelida Sjak-Shie, MD, a physician specializing in hematology and oncology. She will practice at Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center.

Dr. Sjak-Shie graduated with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary biochemistry from the University of Florida and continued her studies there to complete a doctorate degree in pharmacology and therapeutics. After receiving her PhD, Dr. Sjak-Shie earned her medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed her internship and residency training in internal medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine and then a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCLA School of Medicine.

Along with many accolades for her research and studies, Dr. Sjak-Shie was recognized three times by St. Louis Magazine as a “Best Doctor.” Her professional affiliations include the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. In addition to her role as a physician, Dr. Sjak-Shie has served in many capacities, including medical director, assistant professor and clinical instructor.

Dr. Sjak-Shie loves to read and cook when she’s not at work. She is also an art aficionado who has an eye for unique paintings and sculptures.

Appleton Medical Center (AMC) is a 160-bed acute care hospital that opened in 1958. In addition to general medical and surgical care, services include the Appleton Heart Institute, which was the first and most advanced cardiac care program to be established north of Madison and Milwaukee more than 30 years ago. Other specialized services include a fully staffed emergency department, birthing services, the Groth Surgery Center, and ThedaCare Cancer Care. Appleton Medical Center is an accredited Chest Pain Center by the national Society of Chest Pain Centers.

Theda Clark Medical Center is a 166-bed acute care hospital founded in 1909. In addition to general medical and surgical care, specialized services include a birth center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, including a regional neonatal intensive care unit serving eight counties, and the Aylward Outpatient Surgery Center. Theda Clark is the region’s only American College of Surgeons Verified Level II Trauma Center, which includes ThedaStar Air Medical Helicopter. Theda Clark Medical Center also offers comprehensive neuroscience care and the Theda Clark Stroke Center was the first stroke center in Northeast Wisconsin to be certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The Bariatric Program at Theda Clark, along with Midwest Bariatric Solutions and its surgeons, have jointly received two Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designations by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Bariatric Surgery.

ThedaCare™ is a community health system consisting of seven hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, ThedaCare Medical Center-New London, Shawano Medical Center, Berlin Memorial Hospital, Wild Rose Community Memorial Hospital and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, and ThedaCare at Home. ThedaCare is one of the largest employers in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,800 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.