Dr. Rubens Costa is originally from Recife, Brazil. He graduated from Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas de Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil in 2002. He completed his internal medicine residency and Hematology/Oncology fellowship at the West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh, PA in 2010. Dr. Costa then went on to complete a bone marrow transplant fellowship at City of Hope in Duarte, California in 2011. After that he moved to Cedar Valley Cancer Center in Iowa where he worked from 2011 through August, 2015. Dr. Costa joined Hematology Oncology Associates, P.C. in September 2015.
Dr. Costa is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Oncology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP). He is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, and American Medical Association.
When Dr. Costa is not in clinic taking excellent care of patients, he enjoys running in marathons.