Primary Office: Kennebunk
Area of Focus: Thoracic, Digestive
Education: Ege University School of Medicine, Turkey
Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Hematology
Residency: Hacettepe University Hospitals, Turkey Categorical Residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology, Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland Medical Systems, Baltimore, MD
Dr. Can (pronounced John) Ilyas came to USA after graduating from medical school and completing pathology residency training program in Turkey. He did an Internal Medicine Residency at NY Methodist Hospital, and became interested in Oncology during a rotation at Memorial Sloan Kettering during Residency. This led to Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology.
Dr. Ilyas joined New England Cancer Specialists in 2008, and is on staff at Southern Maine Health Care and Maine Medical Center. He is a member of ASCO and ASH.
He feels incredibly privileged to be treating his patients and helping them during a difficult time in their lives. Dr. Ilyas is a strong believer for personalized care. “Patients typically have so many treatment options for any given type of cancer and I try to guide them through this maze of options and I try to educate my patients and their families to make sure that they understand potential risks and benefits of one treatment versus another.”
Dr. Ilyas lives in Kennebunk with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, playing tennis and traveling.