I am a board-certified internist and medical oncologist who specializes in the care of patients with breast cancer, and I practice at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Commack, Long Island. I am an active member of the Center’s Breast Cancer Disease Management Team, and meet regularly with this team to discuss treatment advances and patient care.
My goal is to provide patients with the highest quality medical care using both standard and investigational treatments. I participate in many of the clinical trials offered by the Breast Cancer Medicine Service aimed at improving patients’ outcomes, and I can enroll patients in studies in Commack or facilitate their entry into studies open only at the Center’s main campus in Manhattan. I was the lead investigator in a recent trial exploring the optimal use of growth factors combined with chemotherapy in treating breast cancer.
At Commack, my colleagues and I collaborate closely to provide optimal care for breast cancer patients. Members of our multidisciplinary team include a surgeon, medical and radiation oncologists, oncology nurses, a social worker, a nutritionist, and lymphedema therapists.
In addition to patient care, I serve as Assistant Chair in the Department of Medicine for Clinical Trials in the Regional Network. I am also a member of the Department of Medicine Steering Committee, where I work to insure that patients with all types of tumors who are treated in the regional network have access to a wide array of high-quality clinical trials. I lecture locally and internationally and publish on advances in the treatment of breast cancer.
- Clinical Expertise: General Medical Oncology; Breast Cancer
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
- Residencies: North Shore University Hospital; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Fellowships: The University of Texas M.D. Anderson 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