I am a board-certified medical oncologist with extensive experience treating patients who have thoracic malignancies including non-small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma, small cell lung cancer, and thymoma.
I see patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s facility in Commack, Long Island, and I work closely with the lung cancer specialists at the Center’s main campus in Manhattan, including surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and radiologists. Through these collaborations I am bringing state-of-the-art treatment to local patients with thoracic tumors.
I am an active member of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s thoracic tumor board, where a multidisciplinary team reviews difficult cases and discusses the best ways to manage the care of these patients. I also participate in many of the Center’s clinical trials and some national trials of the latest treatments for lung cancer. I can readily refer patients to my colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s main campus for any treatments not available at Commack.
I am interested in palliative care of cancer patients and serve on the Center’s Palliative Care Committee. I work closely with the nursing staff, social workers, and other physicians at Commack to achieve optimal symptom control and communication with patients and families throughout the course of their illnesses.
- Clinical Expertise: Lung Cancer; General Medical Oncology
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
- Residencies: Veterans Administration Hospital (Boston)
- Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Veterans Administration Hospital (Boston)
- Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology; Hematology
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