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I have always been interested in biology, cancer, and the immune system. I chose a career in oncology because of the exciting developments ongoing in the field and the opportunity to form deep relationships with patients and their families. Bone marrow transplantation in particular is a powerful way to potentially cure cancers of the blood, and I am interested in how the transplanted immune system from the donor accomplishes this.
One of the major problems in bone marrow transplantation is graft-versus-host disease. If we can find a way to reduce or eliminate this problem, many more patients could benefit from the cures that transplantation can offer. This is the motivation that drives the research I do alongside providing patient care.
- Clinical Expertise: Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (Bone Marrow Transplantation)
- Awards and Honors: Omega Alpha (2009); Community Service Award, Medical Society of the State of New York (2010); American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation Best Abstract Award (2016)
- Languages Spoken: English; Hebrew
- Education: MD, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Residencies: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology
As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.Learn more
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