American Oncology Network & Hematology Oncology of Indiana Welcome Dr. Deng Zhang

August 4, 2020

Fort Myers, Fla., August 4, 2020 – The physicians of Hematology Oncology of Indiana (HOI), Dr. Raymond M. Harwood, Dr. Ruemu E. Birhiray, Dr. Jenelle S. Miller, Dr. Daniel T. Milton and Dr. Brian P. Mulherin, are pleased to announce that Medical Oncologist Deng Zhang, MD, PhD has joined the leading community oncology/hematology practice in Indianapolis, Indiana. An American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) partner, HOI has six locations, including two offices in metropolitan Indianapolis, and additional offices in Logansport, Lebanon, Noblesville, and Fishers, Indiana. Dr. Zhang is practicing at the Harcourt Road office in Indianapolis and at the Logansport and Noblesville locations.

HOI-Deng-Zhang-MD-HeadshotDr. Zhang received his Doctor of Medicine degree and a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering in China. He earned a PhD in Biosystems Engineering from Michigan State University followed by an internal medicine residency. He then completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. He is Board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine.

Hematology Oncology of Indiana Senior Physician Dr. Raymond Harwood said, “Dr. Zhang joins us not only with outstanding credentials, he shares our philosophy of serving and supporting patients with compassionate, patient-centric care in a community setting. We are delighted to welcome him to our practice.”

AON CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA added, “It is a pleasure to welcome Dr. Zhang to Hematology Oncology of Indiana and the American Oncology Network. As a community oncology practice, we remain committed to providing patients with the most advanced and personalized treatments in settings that are convenient and close to home. I’m confident that Dr. Zhang’s training and experience make him an ideal fit for AON and HOI.”

“Dr. Zhang has a remarkable background and brings to the practice and our network a special interest in clinical research,” said AON President & COO Todd Schonherz. “He is highly regarded for his approach to patient care that incorporates the most effective treatments.”

Dr. Stephen Orman, AON Board Chairman, stated “Dr. Zhang is a highly dedicated medical oncologist and an impressive addition to our growing physician network in the central Indiana area.”


About American Oncology Network, LLC: (
American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly expanding AON network represents 85 physicians and 52 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 14 states. The executive management team of AON encompasses more than three decades of oncology practice management experience, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest quality care for patients.

The organization provides unique and comprehensive protocols for managing administrative procedures and enhancing ancillary services for its affiliates. AON is able to aggregate volume and attain economies of scale, as it guides its member physicians and practices through the transition to value-based reimbursement models that improve the patient experience and help to reduce the per-capita cost of cancer care.

AON also provides a unique model of physician led, community-based oncology management. With services such as a centralized specialty pharmacy, diagnostics, pathology, fully integrated electronic medical records, a care management team and a variety of financial assistance programs, an alliance with AON ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.

About Hematology Oncology of Indiana: (
Specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders and cancer, Hematology Oncology of Indiana (HOI) has six offices in the Central Indiana area. Hematology Oncology of Indiana is the Hematology/Oncology practice of Ruemu Birhiray, MD, Jenelle Miller, MD, Daniel Milton, MD, Raymond Harwood, MD, Brian Mulherin, MD, and Deng Zhang, MD, PhD. The practice’s highly trained and experienced clinical staff includes Nurse Practitioners, Oncology-Certified Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Medical Assistants. In addition, HOI’s Financial Counselors assist patients in navigating through insurance benefits coverage and identifying financial assistance options and opportunities.

For More Information, Contact:
American Oncology Network, LLC
Caroline Hewitt, Director of  Marketing
(239) 789.2341