New Practice of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Physicians Opens in Flatbush, Brooklyn Improving Access to Exceptional Cancer Care

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(left to right) Jeffrey Vacirca, MD, FACP, Lisa M. DeAngelis, MD, Oscar B. Lahoud, MD, Selwyn M. Vickers, MD, FACS

(left to right) Jeffrey Vacirca, MD, FACP, Lisa M. DeAngelis, MD, Oscar B. Lahoud, MD, Selwyn M. Vickers, MD, FACS

In early April, leadership and staff from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) joined leaders from New York Cancer & Blood Specialists (NYCBS) and Memorial Medical Care, PC (MMC), a practice of MSK physicians, to celebrate the recent opening of a new cancer care practice in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.

Joined by New York state and local elected officials, representatives from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, the Flatbush Nostrand Junction BID, and area not-for-profits, speakers from MSK, MMC, PC, and NYCBS voiced their commitment to the health and well-being of Brooklyn residents, in particular to communities who have historically been underserved.

Through the organizations’ unique and collaborative arrangement, many people diagnosed with cancer will no longer have to travel out of the borough to receive exceptional cancer care, something that was echoed throughout the speakers’ remarks. “We know residents who have been diagnosed with cancer prefer not to leave Brooklyn for their care,” said Dr. Lisa M. DeAngelis, President of Memorial Medical Care, PC and Chief Physician Executive at MSK. “This is why this facility is so important. It helps bring the expertise to the community, serving as a critical point of access to high-quality care and helping to ensure greater health equity.”

Cancer Care in the Heart of Brooklyn – the New Memorial Medical Care, PC Practice

Conveniently located at 2236 Nostrand Avenue, mere minutes from Brooklyn College and the Flatbush-Nostrand Junction, the new facility (which opened in late-January 2023) includes physician practice offices, advanced imaging capabilities, and provides prospective patients with easier access to state-of-the-art cancer therapies and clinical trials. Patient care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare specialists who utilize a highly collaborative patient care model resulting in personalized care with the goal of delivering the best possible outcomes.

Physicians practicing under MMC, PC specialize in urologic, thoracic, breast, hepatobiliary, head and neck, blood, and gynecologic cancers, as well as bone marrow transplant and plastic and reconstructive surgery. When more complex cancer care is required, such as surgery, the MMC, PC team can help people access MSK’s main hospital in Manhattan more seamlessly, in addition to services that are offered at one of MSK’s network locations, including nearby at the Brooklyn Infusion Center in Downtown Brooklyn. Interpretation services are always available, including access to sign language.

Memorial Medical Care, PC, physician Dr. Oscar B. Lahoud, who cares for people with lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma said, “Being able to provide this new point of access to the world’s best cancer care in the heart of Brooklyn is a very important event, as we’re ensuring residents have access to the treatments and expertise they need.” Dr. Lahoud, who is a proud “Brooklynite,” dedicates much of his off-time to community engagement, having recently collaborated with Brooklyn College, and other local organizations such as the Brooklyn-based Haitian American Community Coalition.

A Commitment to Health Equity

MSK is committed to improving health equity across New York City, the region, and world through the development of impactful patient-centered programs and innovative access and care delivery models.

In Queens, MSK recently announced a new collaboration with MediSys Health Network - Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. This collaboration combines MSK’s unique expertise and specialized cancer care with the community integration and acute care knowledge of MediSys Health Network’s team of healthcare providers and is poised to make a positive impact on patients with cancer throughout Queens. Such initiatives are vital in helping to improve the health and wellbeing of New Yorkers.

Learn more about Memorial Medical Care, PC.

To make an appointment, call 833-601-0027.