I am a board-certified medical oncologist who treats patients with a variety of solid cancers, and I have special expertise and interest in lung cancer, mesothelioma, and head and neck cancers. I am a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering’s thoracic disease management team and actively participate in conferences with other Memorial Sloan Kettering experts in these fields.
Before joining the medical team at the Rockville Centre network site as a full-time member in 2000, I was an attending physician at the Center’s main campus in Manhattan. My appointment as chief of medical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Rockville Centre has helped assure that the same quality cancer care given at the Center’s main campus is offered at our regional network sites.
My colleagues and I at the Rockville Centre site offer a multidisciplinary approach using the most recent advances in radiation and medical oncology, including state-of-the-art chemotherapy, targeted, and monoclonal antibody therapy. We have access to all the resources and expertise of the main campus.
Among the advanced care options for lung and head and neck cancer we offer here is an innovative combined modality treatment that includes chemotherapy plus radiation. I work collaboratively with my colleagues in radiation oncology to provide this definitive treatment, which may enable patients to avoid radical, appearance-altering surgery.
Like our colleagues at Sloan Kettering’s main campus we are tailoring cancer therapy for each lung cancer patient by using special analyses that test tumor tissue for specific genetic mutations. The results of these molecular tests help us determine which targeted therapies are likely to be most effective for each patient.
As part of our research efforts, we are actively enrolling patients in a limited but growing number of clinical trials. In addition, we offer a warm, intimate environment in which doctors and nurses interact with support staff and local physicians to take care of the medical, social, nutritional, and psychological needs of our patients.
- Clinical Expertise: General Medical Oncology; Lung Cancer; Mesothelioma; Head and Neck Cancers
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, University of Buffalo School of Medicine
- Residencies: North Shore University 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