American Oncology Network & Hematology Oncology of Indiana Welcome M. Sarfraz Nawaz, MD

September 2, 2020

Fort Myers, Fla., September 2, 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, Dr. Brian P. Mulherin and Dr. Deng Zhang, welcome Medical Oncologist M. Sarfraz Nawaz, MD to the practice. HOI, an American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) partner, has six locations, including two offices in metropolitan Indianapolis, and additional offices in Logansport, Lebanon, Noblesville, and Fishers, Indiana. Dr. Nawaz is seeing patients at the office in Indianapolis and at the Logansport and Lebanon locations.

HOI-M.-Sarfraz-Nawaz-MD-HeadshotDr. Nawaz received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from Nishtar Medical College in Pakistan. He completed his internal medicine residency at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He then completed a Certificate in Translational and Clinical Investigation at the University of Iowa followed by a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. He is Board certified in internal medicine.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Nawaz to our practice. He is passionate about quality improvement and patient-provider communication and is a tremendous addition to the community of Indianapolis and surrounding areas,” said Hematology Oncology of Indiana Senior Physician Dr. Raymond Harwood.

AON CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA added, “It is a pleasure to welcome Dr. Nawaz to Hematology Oncology of Indiana and the American Oncology Network. As a community oncology practice, we remain committed to providing patients with state-of-the-art technology and personalized care conveniently located close to home.”

“Dr. Nawaz has an impressive background and brings to the practice and our network a special interest in patient safety,” said AON President & COO Todd Schonherz. “He is passionate about providing high-quality cancer care in a timely and safe manner to ensure the best possible outcomes for his patients.”

Dr. Stephen Orman, AON Board Chairman, stated “Dr. Nawaz is a highly dedicated medical oncologist and an excellent 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 88 physicians and 55 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 15 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, Deng Zhang, MD, PhD, and M. Sarfraz Nawaz, MD. 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:
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Caroline Hewitt, Director of  Marketing
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