I am a board-certified medical oncologist who treats patients with a variety of solid cancers. I have special expertise and interest in lung and head and neck cancers. I am also a member of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s thoracic disease management team and actively participate in conferences with other MSK experts in these fields.
Before joining the medical team at MSK Rockville Centre as a full-time member in 2000, I was an attending physician at MSK’s location in Manhattan. My appointment as Chief of Medical Oncology at MSK Rockville Centre has helped ensure that the same high-quality cancer care is offered at all of MSK’s treatment locations.
My colleagues at MSK Rockville Centre and I offer a multidisciplinary approach using the most recent advances in medical and radiation oncology, including state-of-the-art chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy, with access to all the resources and expertise of MSK.
Among the advanced-care options for lung and head and neck cancers, we offer 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 all of colleagues at MSK, we tailor cancer therapy to each patient 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 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: Lung Cancer; Mesothelioma; Head and Neck Cancers
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, SUNY University at Buffalo
- Residencies: Internal Medicine - North Shore University Hospital; Internal Medicine - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Fellowships: Medical Oncology/Hematology - 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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