I am a medical oncologist who specializes in the care of people with head and neck cancers and lung cancers. I am part of a dedicated, multidisciplinary team that includes surgeons, radiation and other medical oncologists, nurses, and patient support advocates who work together to provide the highest-quality care to our patients. My practice is located at MSK Westchester.
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I have a special interest in improving how patients experience their oncologic care and how medical providers can enhance patient-centered care. To this end, I co-lead a support group with psychiatrist Jimmie Holland at MSK’s Manhattan location for people with lung cancer and also work closely with other members of MSK’s Department of Psychiatry. I am proud to be a part of the gifted and caring community at MSK.
- Clinical Expertise: Head and Neck Cancers; Lung Cancers
- Awards and Honors: 2016 American Psychosocial Oncology Society New Investigator Award
- Languages Spoken: English; Spanish
- Education: DO, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Residencies: Internal Medicine/Psychiatry - Rush University Medical Center
- Fellowships: Hematology/Medical Oncology - Icahn Medical School at Mount Sinai
- Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Psychiatry; Hematology; Medical Oncology
McFarland DC, Varier I, Misiukiewicz K. The Role of Targeted Therapies or Nonsurgical Treatment Treatment of Thyroid Malignancies: Is Surgery Being Replaced. In: Hanks J, Inabnet W, eds. Controversies in Thyroid Surgery. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland 2016
McFarland DC, Hamilton JG, Fox R, Holland JC. Putting the “Person” in Personalized Cancer Medicine: A Systematic Review of Psychological Aspects of Targeted Therapy. Personalized Medicine in Oncology. 2014, vol 3 no 8
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