Internist, Medical Oncologist & Hematologist
I am a board-certified internist, medical oncologist, and hematologist with a primary focus and expertise in the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal and head and neck malignancies. I actively collaborate with a team of surgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists to provide the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art care for our patients. I see patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth.
Shortly after completing my training, I joined MSK, where I take care of patients with gastrointestinal malignancies including esophageal, gastric, liver, pancreatic, biliary, and colorectal cancers. I actively participate in biweekly meetings with my colleagues from the gastrointestinal oncology group in Manhattan and across other regional centers to deliver individualized and high-quality care. Molecular testing of tumors and appropriately directed therapies are available to our patients to ensure best outcomes. Due to my strong interest and background in both basic science and clinical research, I routinely discuss and enroll patients in available clinical trials open at MSK Monmouth. I also help guide patients towards clinical trials available only in Manhattan.
I also treat patients with head and neck cancer. Caring for people with this diagnosis requires continuous collaboration with my colleagues from surgery, radiation oncology, speech-and-swallow therapy, and nutrition. Supportive care and aggressive symptom management combined with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation can ensure best outcomes for our patients. In order to provide the highest quality care, I regularly participate in weekly meetings with colleagues in the Head and Neck Oncology group at MSK’s Manhattan location, where we analyze each patient’s case on an individual basis.
As a member of MSK’s oncology team in New Jersey, I strive to deliver comprehensive and sensible care to people from the community by adhering to the common high standards across MSK. Treating cancer is not limited to the disease itself and includes many other psychological and social aspects of care, with continuous support of patients and their families along the way. Compassion, empathy, and guidance are essential elements of my practice. My main goal is to provide modernized care by incorporating recent advances in the field, close to our patients’ homes, in a warm and supportive environment.
- Clinical Expertise: General Medical Oncology; Gastrointestinal Malignancies; Head and Neck Cancer
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: DO, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
- Residencies: Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
- Fellowships: Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Montefiore Medical Center
- Board Certifications: Internal Medicine
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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