Dr. Keisuke Shirai MD Medical Oncologist

Dr. Keisuke Shirai is a medical oncologist in Charleston, South Carolina and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including MUSC Medical Center of Medical University of South Carolina and Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Faculty of Medicine Kyoto University and has been in practice for 17 years. Dr. Shirai accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 4 doctors at MUSC Medical Center of Medical University of South Carolina and one of 6 at Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center who specialize in Medical Oncology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Medical Oncologist: Head & Neck Cancer, Hospice & Palliative, Melanoma, Thoracic Cancer

Education & Medical Training

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 2002–2005

Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology, 2005–2008

Faculty of Medicine Kyoto University
Class of 1997

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Medical Oncology

SC State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Evaluation of the role of secretory sphingomyelinase and bioactive sphingolipids as biomarkers in hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis.
Jenkins, R. W.,Clarke, C. J.,Lucas, J. T.,Shabbir, M.,Wu, B. X.,Simbari, F.,Mueller, J.,Hannun, Y. A.,Lazarchick, J.,Shirai, K.

Ipilimumab-Induced Hepatitis C Viral Suppression.
Minter, S.,Willner, I.,Shirai, K.

Systemic therapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the skin in organ transplant recipients.
Wells, J. L., Shirai, K.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Whole Health Banner Health Network
  • BCBS Arizona BlueAlliance Network
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net Arizona HMO
  • Health Net Arizona HMO ExcelCare Network
  • Health Net Arizona PPO/POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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