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Dr. Edward Samuel

M.D. , PhD , FACP  
Dr. Edward Samuel is a Board Certified physician in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology whose specialty is Leukemia – Lymphoma and Management of Pain. <br><br> After receiving his B.A. at CUNY – Hunter College, he received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry with NYU. Dr. Samuel went on to get his M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine. He did his residency on Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. His post-graduate Fellowships in Hematology-Oncology at Duke University Medical Center, Oncology with Memorial Sloan Kettering and Bone Marrow Transplantation New York Medical College, Valhalla. <br><br> Dr. Samuel has a faculty appointment of Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine with NYU Medical Center. <br><br> Dr. Samuel has been trained in the latest treatment of Pain Management. <br><br> Clinical Research – Dr. Samuel is the principal investigator on several clinical studies. Port Jefferson Medical Oncology,   Setauket Medical Oncology,   Smithtown Medical Oncology John T Mather Memorial Hospital,  St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center,  St. Charles Hospital

Dr. Michael Theodorakis

M.D. , FACP  
Dr. Michael Theodorakis is a Board Certified physician in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology whose subspecialty interest is in Lymphoma, Leukemia and Breast Cancer. <br><br> After receiving his B.S. in Applied Mathematics from SUNY Stony Brook, Dr. Theodorakis went on to get his M.D. from SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical Center. His post-graduate Fellowships Hematology/Oncology was done at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, and in Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation with New York Medical College, Valhalla N.Y. <br><br> He came to Long Island in 1984 and has been active in the community including coaching Little League Baseball and Brookhaven Baseball and Lacrosse. He established Good Sheppard Hospice and served on their Board of Directors. <br><br> Clinical Research: Dr. Theodorakis is the principal investigator on several clinical studies. Setauket Medical Oncology,   Smithtown Medical Oncology John T Mather Memorial Hospital,  St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center,  St. Charles Hospital

Dr. William Lipera

M.D. , FACP  
Dr. William Lipera has been a practicing board certified Hematologist and Oncologist for the past 22 years. Currently, he’s an attending physician at New York Cancer Specialists and Stony Brook University Hospital, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, St. Chales Hospital and St. Catherine’s Hospital where he practices as an Assistant Clinical Professor, actively teaching medical students and residents. <br><br> Receiving his medical degree at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine and completing his residency and fellowship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and at Stony Brook University Hospital, Dr. LiPera’s area of interest and expertise include GI cancers, lymphomas and multiple myeloma. <br><br> Dr. LiPera has published several articles on the treatment of colon cancer and co-authored “The Encyclopedia of Cancer”, a book geared towards educating patients and their families on the treatment of cancers. Currently, he’s conducting a clinical trial for patients whose cancers are refractory to conventional treatments. In development are two laboratory research studies analyzing new treatments for lymphoma, multiple myeloma and GI cancers. Dr. LiPera is optimistic that the results of this research will lead to new promising clinical trials. <br><br> After receiving his B.S. in Biology from Adelphi University, Dr. Lipera went on to get his M.D. from SUNY Downstate University. He did his residency in Medicine at Long Island Jewish Hospital. His post-graduate Fellowships in Hematology-Oncology at SUNY Stony Brook Medical Center. <br><br> Dr. Lipera has a faculty appointment of Attending Clinical Instructor with SUNY Stony Brook Medical Center. <br><br> Clinical Research – Dr. Lipera is a principal investigator on several clinical studies. Port Jefferson Medical Oncology,   Setauket Medical Oncology John T Mather Memorial Hospital,  St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center,  University Hospital at Stony Brook,  St. Charles Hospital

Dr. Regina Jablonski

M.D. , FACP  
Dr. Regina Jablonski is a Board Certified physician in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology. <br><br> After receiving her B.A. in Biology and Chemistry from Bucknell University, Dr. Jablonski went on to get her M.D. from the UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She did her residency in Internal Medicine at the UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Her post-graduate Fellowships in Hematology-Oncology was done at Temple University Hospital and the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA. <br><br> Dr. Jablonski has been involved in several clinical research trials, some of which are being funded by the National Cancer Institute. Port Jefferson Medical Oncology,   Setauket Medical Oncology,   Smithtown Medical Oncology BROOKHAVEN,  John T Mather Memorial Hospital,  St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center,  University Hospital at Stony Brook,  St. Charles Hospital

Dr. Jeff Vacirca

M.D. , FACP , CEO  
Jeffrey Vacirca, MD, FACP is a triple board certified oncologist at the New York Cancer Specialists on East Setauket, New York where he serves as CEO and managing partner. His specialties include breast cancer, prostate cancer, and complicated cancers. <br><br> Currently, Dr. Vacirca is the vice president of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), the strategic advisor and medical director for Amerisource Bergen specialty group, and is on the Excel Advisory Panel to the International Oncology Network. He has been the recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt award for outstanding dedication to patient care and has been named in Newsday’s Top Doctors. He serves at a local hospital as the president of Mather Memorial Hospital’s PHO, sits on the Breast Cancer Leadership Committee at Mather Memorial Hospital, as well as chairman for the Managed Care Committee for Long Island Health Network PHO. Dr Vacirca is the co-founder and president for National Translational Research group and holds a position for Caris Life Sciences as a Scientific Advisory Board Member. Long Island Aids Care also honored him where by serving as a consulting physician, he enables LIAC’s staff to bring state of the art HIV testing to disenfranchised Long Islanders. He recently expanded his efforts to serve as a medical board advisor for Flatiron Health, located in New York City. <br><br> Dr. Vacirca received his bachelor degree from the University at Albany and his medical degree from St. George’s University. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine along with his fellowships in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Stony Brook University Hospital and in his final year of training was named Chief Fellow. <br><br> His academic appointments include Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Outpatient Oncology Services at Stony Brook University Hospital. <br><br> Dr. Vacirca has authored numerous articles on cancer treatment and currently is the Director of Clinical Research at New York Cancer Specialists. He has published multiple research studies and implemented the Prostate Cancer Vaccine Therapy Center on Long Island, New York, and is a national speaker on both breast and prostate cancer. Port Jefferson Medical Oncology,   Patchogue Medical Oncology,   Setauket Medical Oncology John T Mather Memorial Hospital,  St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center,  University Hospital at Stony Brook,  St. Charles Hospital,  Peconic Bay Medical Center,  Southside Hospital

Dr. Shahid Nawaz

M.D. , FACP  
Dr. Nawaz is a Board Certified medical Hematologist Oncologist. Dr. Nawaz is an attending physician with New York Cancer Specialists since 2004. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Khyber Medical College, Peshawar Pakistan. <br><br> He completed his residency in Medicine and fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Nawaz is affiliated with Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, JT Mather Memorial Hospital, St. Charles Hospital and St. Catherine of Sienna Medical Center. Dr. Nawaz is on staff and holds a teaching position as a clinical instructor in Stony Brook University Medical Hospital. <br><br> Dr. Nawaz is actively involved in various clinical trials. He specializes in treating all oncological and hematological malignancies. <br><br> Dr. Nawaz and his family reside in the community. <br><br> Dr. Nawaz has an interest in thoracic tumors, GI tumors and lymphomas. Patchogue Medical Oncology,   Setauket Medical Oncology,   Riverhead Medical Oncology BROOKHAVEN,  John T Mather Memorial Hospital,  St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center,  St. Charles Hospital,  Peconic Bay Medical Center,  Southside Hospital,  Southampton Hospital

Dr. Noshir DaCosta

M.D.  
Dr. Noshir DaCosta is a Board Certified Physician in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology. <br><br> Dr. DaCosta received his Medical Degree from Seth G.S. Medical School, University of Bombay, India. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at LaGuardia Hospital, New York. In 1992, Dr. DaCosta achieved his Fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at SUNY Stony Brook, University Hospital. <br><br> Dr. DaCosta has published numerous studies in Hematology and Oncology in peer reviewed medical journals. Dr. DaCosta has been a lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Biology in the University at Stony Brook School of Medicine. He is currently clinical assistant Professor of Medicine at University Hospital Stony Brook. In addition, Dr. DaCosta has been an Institutional Principle Investigator for NSABP breast cancer protocols. As well as receiving Castle Connolly and Newsday Top Doctors every year since 2012. Port Jefferson Medical Oncology,   Setauket Medical Oncology,   Smithtown Medical Oncology St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center,  University Hospital at Stony Brook

Dr. Gurmohan Syali

M.D.  
Dr. Gurmohan Syali is a Board Certified physician in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology who specializes in all adult malignancies with special interest in treatments of lung, prostate and gastrointestinal cancers. <br><br> Dr. Syali received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from University of California, San Diego, and his medical degree from Ross University. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Dr. Syali received a fellowship in hematology and oncology, as well as clinical trials research fellowship at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. <br><br> Currently, Dr. Syali holds a position as a clinical instructor at Stony Brook University Medical Center with affiliations at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, Mather Hospital, St. Charles and St. Catherine Hospital. Dr. Syali participates in various clinical trials conducted at New York Cancer Specialists. Patchogue Medical Oncology,   West Islip Medical Oncology BROOKHAVEN,  John T Mather Memorial Hospital,  Peconic Bay Medical Center,  Southside Hospital,  Northport VA Medical Hospital,  Good Samaritan Medical Center

Dr. David Chu

M.D.  
Dr. Chu is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology. <br><br> After receiving his BS in Biology from Cornell University, Dr. Chu went on to receive his MD at St. George’s University. He did his internship and residency training at Stony Brook University Hospital. He completed his fellowship training at Stony Brook University Hospital as well, being named chief fellow during his last year. <br><br> Dr. Chu has faculty appointment of Clinical Instructor at Stony Brook University Hospital. <br><br> Dr. Chu is Chief of the Department of Hematology and Oncology at Mather Hospital and St. Charles Hospital. At Mather Hospital, he also serves as Chairman of the Cancer Committee and Chairman of the Breast Program Leadership Committee. <br><br> Dr. Chu is the Associate Chief of the Clinical Research Department at NSHOA Cancer Center / New York Cancer Specialists. <br><br> He has coauthored dozens of publications relating to oncology and hematology and has presented his findings at numerous national conferences. <br><br> His interests include lymphomas and targeted biologic therapeutic agents. Port Jefferson Medical Oncology,   Setauket Medical Oncology,   Riverhead Medical Oncology John T Mather Memorial Hospital,  St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center,  University Hospital at Stony Brook,  St. Charles Hospital,  Peconic Bay Medical Center,  Southampton Hospital

Dr. Louis Avvento

M.D.  
Dr. Louis J. Avvento graduated from the University of Rome with a degree in medicine in 1981. During his residency, he chose to submerse himself into the oncology world because, at the time, treatments were limited and patient care was extremely challenging. He wanted to be a part of a healthcare revolution to change the lives of oncology patients for the better and has found it to be the most rewarding career he could have chosen. <br><br> After completing his fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Stony Brook University, Dr. Avvento began a private practice in Riverhead as a solo practitioner with a nurse and receptionist – a staff of three. The practice eventually grew to a staff of forty-five oncology professionals. Dr. Avvento chose the East End of Long Island because in 1988, there were no other practices around. He created a more convenient and comfortable situation for patients. <br><br> Dr. Avvento is board certified in four specialties including Internal Medicine, Hematology and Hospice, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care. He currently serves as the Medical Director of East End Hospice in Westhampton, NY, is the Director of Palliative Care at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, NY and a board member of Fighting Chance. <br><br> Through the years, Dr. Avvento has received multiple awards in recognition of his outstanding performance and achievements in the field. Accolades include: “Best Doctors on Long Island’ –Newsday, 2008; “Physician of the Year” –Peconic Bay Medical Center, 2005; “Best Doctors” –New York Magazine, 2004/2008; Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area – 2002 to 2008, 2010 to 2014; Patient’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award – 2012; Patients’ Choice Award – 2008 to 2012, 2014; and Compassionate Doctor Recognition – 2010 to 2012." Southampton Medical Oncology,   Riverhead Medical Oncology 2 Peconic Bay Medical Center,  Eastern Long Island Hospital,  Southampton Hospital

Dr. Alexander Zuhoski

M.D.  
Dr. Alexander Zuhoski graduated medical school at Stony Brook Universityin Stony, Brook, NY after earning his Bachelor’s of Science at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He completed his residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York, NY, and later returned to Stony Brook University to complete his fellowship in Hematology and Oncology. <br><br> Growing up, Dr. Zuhoski always knew he wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. He chose the route of Hematology and Oncology because he felt “there were few disciplines where he could make a huge impact on someone’s life” and also because he enjoys the “intellectual process of working with patients.” After his fellowship, he joined the Eastern Long Island Hematology Oncology team in 2003. He was drawn to the private practice because he believes it “allows him to become closer to his patients. One of the most rewarding moments and turning points of his career came when he had to treat both his mother and older sister; they are now both in remission. To him, “every day at the office is phenomenal.” <br><br> Dr. Zuhoski is board certified in Medical Hematology and Oncology. He is a member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and also is a mentor to Hematology residents at Southampton Hospital. Southampton Medical Oncology,   Riverhead Medical Oncology 2 Peconic Bay Medical Center,  Eastern Long Island Hospital,  Southampton Hospital

Dr. Martin Silverstein

M.D.  
Dr. Martin Silverstein is a board-certified radiation oncologist. He received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from Boston University and completed his residency in radiation oncology at the SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn where he served as chief resident. His post-doctoral training began with a surgical residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and was followed by additional training in urology at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, spurring his interest in prostate cancer treatment. <br><br> Following his residency, Dr. Silverstein was an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and served as an assistant attending in Radiation Oncology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In 1995, Dr. Silvestein joined the practice of New York Cancer Specialists. John T Mather Memorial Hospital,  St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center,  St. Charles Hospital

Dr. Joseph Cirrone

M.D.  
Dr. Cirrone has made it his lifelong ambition to learn as much about the cancer process, the treatment of cancer, and the cancer patient. He gravitated to the Radiation Oncology field for the challenge of mastering a single modality for the benefits of treating patients and for its multidisciplinary approach towards cancer treatment. During his Radiation Oncology training he learned how to treat all types of cancer and has treated many difficult cases. One of his interests in Radiation Oncology is the treatment of patients with organ preservation protocol. Radiation Oncology has been used in many areas to eradicate cancer while preserving function of the treatment site. Such sites include head and neck cancers, breast cancer, and rectal/anal cancer. It has been our goal at North Shore Radiation Oncology (NSRO) to deliver the most precise, up to date treatments using the latest technologies for the benefit of our patients. Dr. Cirrone understands his patients are in a difficult time in their lives and he strives to treat each patient with compassion and the respect they deserve. <br><br> Dr. Cirrone graduated Albany Medical College and took a residency in Internal Medicine at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) because the hospital was affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). During his training at NSUH he spent much of his time at MSKCC where first learned to take care of cancer patients. After NSUH he trained in the Radiation Oncology program at Downstate University Hospital (DUH) in Brooklyn. The program was very busy and the training in Radiation Oncology was excellent. After completing his residency in DUH he became an Attending at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn. <br><br> In 2000, Dr. Cirrone transferred to NSRO and moved his family with him to Suffolk County. John T Mather Memorial Hospital,  St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center,  St. Charles Hospital

Dr. Michael Bernstein

M.D.  
Dr. Bernstein graduated Cum Laude from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology. He then completed his Doctorate of Medicine with a concentration in Oncology at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. During medical school, Dr. Bernstein participated in a two year research fellowship studying cancer immunotherapy at the National Cancer Institute of the NIH, in Bethesda, Maryland. <br><br> Dr. Bernstein’s post-graduate training continued in New York at The New York Hospital; Queens for his Internship, then he continued to The Montefiore Medical Center where he completed his Radiation Oncology Residency and was named Chief Resident. In 2014, Dr. Bernstein relocated to Houston, Texas where he completed his Radiation Oncology Fellowship with a focus on stereotactic radiotherapy at The MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Bernstein has co-authored several medical publications, including ‘Frontiers in Radiation Oncology’ and participated in multiple medical research programs throughout his education. <br><br> In June of 2015, Michael B. Bernstein, M.D. joined the team of radiation oncologists at New York Cancer Specialists Cancer Center and is actively accepting new patients in both the East Setauket and Patchogue Radiation Oncology Offices. Patchogue Radiation Oncology,   Setauket Radiation Oncology BROOKHAVEN,  John T Mather Memorial Hospital

Dr. Diane Clausen

M.D.  
Dr. Clausen obtained her medical degree at Stony Brook University. She then went on to complete her Residency and Fellowship at Stony Brook University Hospital and is Board Certified in Medical Oncology and Hematology. <br><br> Dr. Clausen has been practicing in Long Island’s Suffolk County for over 15 years and provides consults in Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Clausen holds a position as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook Medical Center and has affiliations with John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, St. Charles Hospital, and St. Catherine of Sienna Medical Center. Setauket Medical Oncology John T Mather Memorial Hospital,  St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center,  University Hospital at Stony Brook,  St. Charles Hospital

Dr. Christi Kim

M.D.  
Christi Kim, MD Is a Board Certified Physician in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. <br><br> She received Medical Degree from St. George’s University and went onto to complete her Internal Medicine Residency, Chief Residency as well as Fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital. <br><br> Dr. Kim is currently a faculty appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook Hospital <br><br> Dr. Kim has published articles in Hematology and Oncology peer reviewed medical journals and is a National Cancer Institute investigator. <br><br> Her special interests include gynecological cancers. Patchogue Medical Oncology BROOKHAVEN,  John T Mather Memorial Hospital,  St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center,  University Hospital at Stony Brook,  St. Charles Hospital,  Peconic Bay Medical Center,  Good Samaritan Medical Center

Dr. Jerry George

D.O.  
Dr. George joined the team of premier physicians at New York Cancer Specialists in the summer of 2013. <br><br> After receiving his Bachelor of Science; Life Sciences through the Accelerated BS/DO Program at New York Institute of Technology, Dr. Jerry George obtained his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine through the same institution. Upon the completion of his D.O., Dr. George completed his Categorical Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at the New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center. To conclude his post-graduate training, Dr. Jerry George completed his Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital. <br><br> Among his many professional honors and scholarly activity, Dr. George has had multiple medical publications throughout his career, including those found in “[The Journal of] Community [and Supportive] Oncology” and “The New Zealand Medical Journal”. <br><br> Dr. Jerry George, D.O. has special interest in cases focused on lymphomas, multiple myeloma and lung cancers. He is currently accepting new patients in New York Cancer Specialists’ Setauket, Port Jefferson and Riverhead offices. Port Jefferson Medical Oncology,   Setauket Medical Oncology,   Riverhead Medical Oncology BROOKHAVEN,  John T Mather Memorial Hospital,  University Hospital at Stony Brook,  St. Charles Hospital,  Peconic Bay Medical Center,  Southampton Hospital

Dr. Yelda Nouri

M.D.  
New York Cancer Specialists is pleased to announce that Dr. Yelda Nouri is joining our medical physician team after completing her Hematology and Medical Oncology fellowship training at Stony Brook University Hospital. In her final year of training, Dr. Nouri was named Chief Fellow for the department of Hematology and Oncology. <br><br> Dr. Nouri obtained her Bachelors degree from New York University College of Arts and Sciences and her Medical degree from St. George’s University. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Nouri currently holds a title of Assistant Clinical Instructor at Stony Brook University Hospital. <br><br> Dr. Nouri practices in the Riverhead and Patchogue offices, and she is now accepting new patients. Port Jefferson Medical Oncology,   Patchogue Medical Oncology,   Riverhead Medical Oncology BROOKHAVEN,  John T Mather Memorial Hospital,  St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center,  University Hospital at Stony Brook,  St. Charles Hospital,  Peconic Bay Medical Center,  Southampton Hospital

Dr. Samir Patel

M.D.  
Dr. Samir Patel is a Board Certified physician in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology and has a special interest in Leukemia, Lymphomas, and Benign Hematology and Bleeding Disorders. <br><br> After completing his Bachelor of Science in chemistry and honors biology at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign he continued to The Chicago Medical School where he received is M.D. as well as, his M.S. in applied physiology. Dr. Patel’s post-graduate training began at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis with his Residency and Internship then followed his fellowship at New York Medical College where he was Chief Fellow of his class. <br><br> Dr. Patel has been a practicing oncologist since 2009 and has gained experience through his time spent treating patients at the Metropolitan Hospital Center and Mid-Valley Oncology Hematology in New York and at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center in Florida. He has also been a contributing author to many publications and case reports, most focused on leukemia. <br><br> Since joining the team at New York Cancer Specialists in 2014, Dr. Patel is continually accepting new patients in our Port Jefferson, Patchogue and Smithtown offices. Port Jefferson Medical Oncology,   Patchogue Medical Oncology,   Smithtown Medical Oncology BROOKHAVEN,  John T Mather Memorial Hospital,  St. Charles Hospital,  Peconic Bay Medical Center

Dr. Steven Montana

D.O.  
Dr. Steve Montana is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology. He has been a practicing medical hematologist/oncology on Long Island, NY since 1998. <br><br> Dr. Montana received his Bachelors degree in Biology from Hofstra University in Hempstead before attending The New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY where he received his D.O. During this time he also completed a rotating internship at Saint Clare’s Hospital and Medical Center. Following his internship, Dr. Montana completed his Internal Medical Residency at Saint Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center and then continued to Stony Brook University for his fellowship where he participated in basic science cancer research studies. Since then, Dr. Montana has been treating patients on Long Island since 1998 and has been the co-author of three medical publications. <br><br> Dr. Montana treats patients at our Port Jefferson and Smithtown offices. Many of his special areas of interest include lung cancer, lymphoma and malignant/nonmalignant hematology. Port Jefferson Medical Oncology,   Smithtown Medical Oncology St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center,  University Hospital at Stony Brook

Dr. Roy Chen

M.D.  
Dr. Roy Chen joined our medical physician team following the completion of his Hematology and Medical Oncology fellowship at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital. <br><br> Dr. Chen completed his Bachelors degree in biology at New York University; College of Arts and Sciences before continuing to SUNY Upstate Medical University where he obtained his medical degree. Dr. Chen returned to Long Island and completed both his Internal Medicine Residency and Internship at Stony Brook University Hospital. <br><br> Dr. Chen accepts new patients at our Riverhead, Patchogue, and Port Jefferson offices. Port Jefferson Medical Oncology,   Bay Shore Medical Oncology,   Patchogue Medical Oncology,   Riverhead Medical Oncology,   West Islip Medical Oncology John T Mather Memorial Hospital,  University Hospital at Stony Brook,  Peconic Bay Medical Center,  Southampton Hospital

Dr. Hasan Rizvi

M.D.  
Bio coming soon. Bay Shore Medical Oncology,   West Islip Medical Oncology

Dr. Gerry Rubin

M.D.  
Dr. Gerry Rubin is board certified in Oncology and Hematology and has a special interest in hematological malignancies. <br><br> After receiving her BA in Biology and English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rubin went on to receive her M.D. from the UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, There she trained in internal medicine at North Western Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Her post-graduate fellowship in hematology and oncology was completed at Albert Einstein-Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. <br><br> Post fellowship, she worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, N.J., where she was an integral part of the Bone Marrow Transplant Team and was named Medical Director for the HLA Registry of River Edge, N.J. Dr. Rubin also had the opportunity to gain additional experience with Bone Marrow Transplantation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington. <br><br> Dr. Rubin has been treating patients in Bay Shore, NY since 2002 and will continue to do so in the Bay Shore and West Islip medical oncology offices with New York Cancer Specialists. Bay Shore Medical Oncology,   West Islip Medical Oncology Southside Hospital,  Good Samaritan Medical Center

Dr. Deepali Sharma

M.D.  
Dr. Deepali Sharma graduated with a degree in medicine from the Mahatama Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in India, where medical training intertwines with Gandhian values of simple living and high thinking, in 1999. She completed her residency at New York Methodist Hospital in 2006. She was also the chief resident at New York Methodist Hospital. Following her Residency, Dr Sharma completed her fellowship in Hematology and Oncology in 2011, also at New York Methodist Hospital. <br><br> After her fellowship, Dr. Sharma joined the Eastern Long Island Hematology Oncology team in 2011. She brings a perpetual passion to the practice, as she believes that “oncology is the most dynamic and challenging field of medicine” and is constantly “motivated to be a better physician and improve the lives of oncology patients.” <br><br> Dr. Sharma is board certified in Medical Hematology and Oncology. She is a member of theAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology, and is also a clinical assistant professor at the New York Institute of Technology. Southampton Medical Oncology,   Riverhead Medical Oncology 2 Peconic Bay Medical Center,  Eastern Long Island Hospital,  Southampton Hospital

Dr. Triantafillos Fillos

M.D.  
New York Cancer Specialists is proud to announce Dr. Trian Fillos has joined their comprehensive cancer treatment program and will be opening three offices in Queens, NY. <br><br> Dr. Trian Fillos has joined the expansive network of medical professionals of New York Cancer Specialists and will be dedicated to providing world-class cancer care to the Queens County communities. <br><br> Dr. Fillos completed his bachelors and masters in Boston, Massachusetts from Boston College and Northeastern University respectively before completing his doctorate at St George’s University School of Medicine. During this time, he spent extensive time participating in research with focuses on oncological screening and treatment options. Dr. Trian Fillos returned to Long Island, NY where he completed his internship, residency and fellowship in medicine at the Stony Brook University Hospital Department of Medicine where he was the Chief Resident and Chief Fellow for the Division of Hematology/Oncology. <br><br> Since completing his education, Dr. Fillos spent the last eight years caring for hematology and oncology patients in Manhasset, Jackson Heights and Flushing in the great county of Queens, NY. Dr. Trian Fillos has joined the New York Cancer Specialist network so he can continue to provide quality care to his patients with the state-of-the-art technology available within the offices of NYCS. John T Mather Memorial Hospital,  St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center,  University Hospital at Stony Brook,  St. Charles Hospital,  St. Francis Hospital,  Flushing Hospital Medical Center,  Northwell Long Island Jewish Medical Center,  North Shore University Hospital,  New York Presbyterian-Queens

Dr. Rocco Caruso

M.D.  
Dr. Caruso earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He complete his medical residency at St. Luke's hospital, an affiliate of Columbia University. He went on to New York University Medical Center to train in hematology/oncology where he trained an additional 2 years in the laboratory of Dr. Simon Karpatkin, gaining expertise in coagulation and platelet disorders. He completed his hematology/oncology training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center where he spent 6 months on the Bone Marrow transplants service. After leaving academic medicine at Stony Brook University, he went on to serve the residents of Suffolk County in private hematology/oncology practice for 28 years before joining New York Cancer Specialists. Stony Brook Medical Oncology

Dr. Patricia Burns

M.D.  
<p>Dr. Burns earned her medical degree at New York Medical College and completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. She trained in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Stony Brook University Hospital and has been Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology since the early 1990's.</p> <p>Dr. Burns has been in private practice in Suffolk County for over 20 years and is affiliated with​,​ and makes hospital rounds at​,​ John​ T​.​ Mather Memorial Hospital, St. Charles Hospital​,​ and St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center.​</p> Stony Brook Medical Oncology

Dr. Mona Sharaan

M.D.  
Dr. Mona Sharaan is a Board Certified pathologist in anatomical and cytopathology. At NSHOA, she is the laboratory director, overseeing the overall operation and administration of the laboratory. Dr. Sharaan is developing and performing molecular-based tests to aid in the diagnosis, management and prognosis of different types of cancers. Dr. Sharaan received her BS and MD degree from Cairo University in Egypt and completed her residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey. She completed her fellowship in cytopathology at Albert Einstein School of Medicine in Long Island. Dr. Sharaan completed an additional fellowship in molecular pathology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She has published several articles, co-written the book Molecular Genetic Pathology, and performed research in the areas of anatomical pathology, cytopathology, and molecular pathology. Dr. Sharaan has been involved in numerous professional associations, committees, community services and societies. Dr. Sharaan has lectured at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Hofstra University and has participated in workshops hosted by the New Jersey Association of Cytology. She is also a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists, American Society of Clinical Pathology, the New Jersey Society of Pathologists, Bergen County Medical Society, Association of Molecular Pathology, and the American Society of Cytology. Setauket Medical Oncology

Dr. Engracio Cortes

M.D.  
Dr. Cortes completed his M.D. from Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines in 1964. He did his internship at Cambridge City Hospital, Cambridge, MA in 1965. He spent his medical residency at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Boston where his Oncology attendings impressed him with their teaching skills and knowledge of medicine, inspiring him to pursue a Fellowship in Oncology at Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, NY, under the tutelage of Dr. James F. Holland, in 1968. He then joined the staff at Roswell Park, doing teaching rounds with fellows, and basic and clinical research. In 1972 he accepted a position as Director of Medical Oncology Service at Queens Hospital Center, Jamaica, NY, where he started the first fellowship program in Oncology. He did the same at Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJ) in 1974, and became Director of Oncology Service and Coordinator of Cancer Program. In 1981, he resigned his position from both medical centers and went into private practice in Queens, NY. Dr. Cortes has admitting privileges at LIJ and New York Hospital/Queens (NYHQ), which was acquired by Cornell New York Hospital in 1990. At NYHQ he chaired the Institutional Review Board (IRB) (1987-2002) and is Director of Oncology Research (1998- ). Dr. Cortes was involved in clinical studies in lung cancer, breast cancer and head and neck, gynecologic and gastrointestinal malignancies, with past support from National Cancer Institute, Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) and pharmaceutical companies.<br><br> Dr. Cortes’ experience as a clinical investigator, teacher and master clinician led to his appointment as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York at Stonybrook, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He was a Traveling Oncology Consultant for Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1978.<br><br> In 1981, the Philippine Medical Association in America gave Dr. Cortes the Most Outstanding Physician award. He had served as Chairman of the Education Committee of the American Cancer Society of Queens, President of New York Cancer Society, President of Association of Philippine Physicians of New York, founding member of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, board member of NY Hematology and Oncology Society, and a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research, and New York Medical Society.<br><br> Dr. Engracio P. Cortes is listed in Castle and Connolly’s Top Doctors of NY Metropolitan area and in Marquis’ Who’s Who in: Medicine and Healthcare, Millennium Edition; Science and Engineering, 7th edition; America, 57th edition; World, 20th edition, and the recent Who’s Who in America, 2009 edition.<br><br> Dr. Cortes’ research on “Amputation and Adriamycin in Primary Osteosarcoma” was first published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1974 (291:998-1000). An accompanying editorial by Dr. Joseph Burchenal of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center headlined it a “Giant Step Forward, If”. Several years later, it has been shown Adriamycin alone or in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents has improved the cure rate of Osteosarcoma from 20% to 55% and is now a widely accepted therapy for Osteosarcoma. This pioneering work is cited in major cancer textbooks in the chapter on Bone tumors. Dr. James F. Holland, Distinguished Professor of Neoplastic Diseases at Mount Sinai Center, NY, editor of Cancer Medicine textbook, and Dr. Cortes’ mentor, once said “Dr. Cortes, more than any other individual, introduced and pursued the importance of Adriamycin in the treatment of osteosarcoma. These efforts are represented in nine publications in peer reviewed journals and nine book chapters that he wrote”.<br><br> Due to his clinical research activities, Dr. Cortes was invited to lecture at major institutions in the U.S. and abroad, including Bristol in England; Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Frankfurt, Milan, Paris, Caracas, Kyoto, and Bangalore. He had presented his studies at an annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Cortes has published 26 articles, 11 book chapters and 53 abstracts. Flushing Medical Oncology

Dr. Sanjeev Jain

M.D.  
Dr. Sanjeev Jain is board certified in hematology and medical oncology and has a special interest in breast cancer, colon cancer and lymphomas. <br><br> After he received his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Dayanand Medical College in India, Dr. Jain continued to the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in New Jersey for his residency in internal medicine. Dr. Jain completed his fellowship in hematology and oncology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY. <br><br> Dr. Jain has been treating oncology patients for over a decade on Long Island. During this time he developed his expertise in GI, lung and breast cancer as well as benign and malignant hematology. Dr. Jain also participated in clinical trial research, led multidisciplinary tumor boards and is the Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Hofstra Medical School. Setauket Medical Oncology Southside Hospital,  BROOKHAVEN,  Good Samaritan Medical Center,  Mercy Medical Center,  Northwell Long Island Jewish Medical Center,  North Shore University Hospital

Dr. Zulfiqar Malik

M.D.  
Bio coming soon Patchogue Medical Oncology,   West Islip Medical Oncology

Dr. Harry Staszewski

M.D.  
New York Cancer & Blood Specialists is pleased to announce that Dr. Harry Staszewski, formerly of Winthrop-University Hospital, has joined our innovative and dedicated network of Physicians. Dr. Staszewski served as Chief of the Oncology Hematology Division at Winthrop-University Hospital from 1996-2015, and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook.<br><br> After earning an M.D. from Yale University, Dr. Staszewski completed his residency training and fellowships at North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Staszewski maintains active memberships with the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, and the American Association for Cancer Research. He has been recognized as an outstanding hematologist by his listing numerous times in the annual “Best Doctors” issue of New York Magazine. Dr. Staszewski was the principal investigator for a number of clinical trials in breast cancer, leukemia, myeloma, and colorectal cancers. He fosters innovation and research, particularly in cutting edge molecular diagnostic technology, helping to bring personalized medicine and biomarker research from theory to reality. <br><br> He has published numerous articles in major peer-reviewed medical journals. During his 30+ year career in Medicine, Dr. Staszewski continues to develop and maintain the ongoing medical education of physicians and clinical staff. Dr. Staszewski has been closely involved in mentoring and teaching medical students, residents and subspecialty fellows.<br><br> Dr. Staszewski’s clinical practice spans the entire spectrum of hematological and oncological disorders but he has a particular interest in hematological malignancies and colorectal cancer. At New York Cancer & Blood Specialists, having Dr. Staszewski join our network of Physicians is just another way in which we are continuing to bring leading-edge, quality cancer care to each and every New York community. Setauket Medical Oncology,   Smithtown Medical Oncology John T Mather Memorial Hospital,  St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center,  St. Charles Hospital

Dr. Adriana Guigova

D.O.  
After receiving her BA from Fordham University, Dr. Guigova went on to receive her Medical Degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. During her medical training, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Neuromuscular Sciences, with particular focus in Human Anatomy. She then completed her residency and fellowship training at Northwell Health / North Shore-LIJ Health System where she was the Chief Fellow during her final year. Specific areas of interest include Breast and Gynecologic Malignancies. Setauket Medical Oncology,   Stony Brook Medical Oncology

Dr. Helen Shum

M.D.  
Dr. Helen Shum is a Board Certified Physician in the areas of Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Oncology.<p><p> Dr. Shum earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Brandeis University in Massachusetts while minoring in Anthropology and Biochemistry. After her undergraduate studies, she attended Drexel University College of Medicine in Pennsylvania where she received her Medical Degree. She completed her Internal Medicine internship and residency at Brown University and went on to complete her fellowship training in Hematology and Oncology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center.<p> During her training, Dr. Shum has participated in basic science research at Cornell University, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the New York Blood Center. She also co-authored several publications on various topics in clinical oncology. Since completing her training, Dr. Shum has treated patients with a wide variety of hematologic and oncologic disorders in Manhasset, New York. She is thrilled to be returning to Queens to continue to serve her community alongside other medical professionals at New York Cancer & Blood Specialists. Flushing Medical Oncology,   Whitestone Medical Oncology New York Presbyterian-Queens,  Flushing Hospital Medical Center

Dr. Alfred Rosenbaum

M.D.  
Dr. Rosenbaum oversees Radiation Oncology at Eastchester Center for Cancer Care, a division of New York Cancer & Blood Specialists. Dr. Rosenbaum is an attending physician and assistant clinical professor of radiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, as well as consultant-in-charge of brachytherapy at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Rosenbaum earned his medical degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Munich, Germany, in 1966. He interned at University Hospital in Munich and Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. His radiology residencies were done at Mount Sinai Hospital. He also earned a fellowship from Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Alfred Rosenbaum has authored dozens of professional articles, co-authored several books and presented multiple times at national and international conferences. Eastchester Cancer Center

Dr. Lio Yu

M.D.  
Dr. Lio Yu serves as Clinical Director of Radiation Oncology at Eastchester Center for Cancer Care, a division of New York Cancer & Blood Specialists. He is board certified in radiation oncology and specializes in the treatment of prostate, breast, gynecological, head, neck, and lung cancers. He has extensive experience in using Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Prostate Brachytherapy, High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy, Volumetric Radiation Therapy (VMAT), Sterotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI). Dr. Yu is an alumnus of Stuyvesant High School in New York City, and graduated with Honors from Yale University with a degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. He earned his medical degree from Stony Brook School of Medicine. He then continued his medical training by completing an internship in internal medicine at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola and residency in Radiation Oncology at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York where he also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Yu has published numerous articles in the area of breast, head and neck, soft tissue carcinoma, metastatic and other cancers. He has presented his work at national and international conferences. He is an active member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and the New York Roentgen Society. Eastchester Cancer Center

Dr. Nella Shapiro

M.D.  
Dr. Shapiro serves as the Director of Breast Surgery at the Eastchester Center for Breast Care, a division of New York Cancer & Blood Specialists. She was an assistant clinical professor in the combined departments of surgery at the Jack D. Weiler Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the associate director of surgery at the Jack D. Weiler Hospital. Dr. Shapiro is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She interned and did her residency at Montefiore Hospital Medical Center, where she was the first woman to complete the general surgery residency. She also introduced the technique of laparoscopic cholecystectomy at the Jack D. Weiler Hospital. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Eastchester Breast Center

Dr. Fabio Volterra

M.D.  
Dr. Volterra is one of the founding physicians at the Eastchester Center for Cancer Care, a division of New York Cancer & Blood Specialists. Dr. Volterra serves as an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, Italian Medical Society, American Medical Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society fro Immunotherapy of Cancer, American Society of Internal Medicine, American Society of Breast Disease and American Society of Hematology. He is actively involved in clinical cancer research, he is the principal investigator in the several research trials that the center has been offering to his patients. He earned his medical degree, Summa Cum Laude, in 1983 from Universita'Degli Studi La Sapienza, Italy. He is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology. Eastchester Cancer Center

Dr. Avi Retter

M.D.  
Dr. Retter is a consulting physician at the Eastchester Center for Cancer Care, a division of New York Cancer & Blood Specialists. He is an accomplished oncologist and hematologist with numerous publications, his most recent regarding his work with prostate cancer and antiangiogenesis. Dr. Retter brings his clinical research expertise to expand Eastchester Center for Cancer Care, a division of New York Cancer & Blood Specialists, and use that expertise to expand the clinical research infrastructure. Dr. Retter earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1999 and performed his residency training at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and completed a combined Hematology/Oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. Eastchester Cancer Center

Dr. Mary Reed

M.D.  
Dr. Mary Reed is a Board Certified physician in Hematology, and Oncology, Internal Medicine, and Hospice Palliative Care, with over 20 years of experience. <br><br> After receiving her B.S. from Yale University, Dr. Reed attained her M.D. from Boston University Medical School. She completed her residency at the Henry Ford Hospital and her post-graduate Fellowships in Hematology-Oncology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.<br><br> Dr. Reed has published several studies in Hematology and Oncology in peer reviewed medical journals. She has been an assistant professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and the University of Kansas Medical Center. <br><br> Dr. Reed believes excellence in care involves compassion, extensive collaboration with patients and other healthcare team members in addition to personal experience, and one's ongoing commitment to learning.

Dr. Jacqueline Schomber

PsyD.  
Dr. Jacqueline Schomber is APA accredited in clinical psychology. She received her bachelors degree from Hunter College and her masters degree from Pace University, both in NYC. She continued her studies obtaining her doctorate at Adler School of Professional Psychology with a concentration in primary care psychology. She completed her internship at St. James Hospital in Illinois. She additionally completed clinical rotations at the Comprehensive Cancer Institute, a division of St. James Hospital. Dr. Schomber specializes in working with patients dealing with chronic illnesses, loss and grief. She emphasizes her ability and passion to serve and help oncology patients and their families to cope throughout their diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

Cynthia Carrucciu

MS , RD , CDN  
Cynthia has been a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist for over 30 years. Her years of experience in the field of nutrition, coupled with her passion, provide her with practical knowledge that can help improve the lives of our patients. <br><br> Cynthia obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Drexel University and her Master’s degree in Medical Biology with an emphasis in Nutrition from C.W. Post, LIU. Cynthia is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is also a Certified Health Coach with the American College of Exercise.

Briana Galiardo

RD , CDN , BS  
Briana is a licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Briana graduated from C.W Post Long Island University summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. <br><br> Briana has worked as a clinical dietitian working with critically ill patients, a private nutritionist focusing on preventative nutrition lifestyle modifications, and as a geriatric nutritionist. She has experience with oncology, weight management, wound care, diabetes management, cardiovascular health, sports nutrition, celiac disease, parenteral nutrition support and food allergies. <br><br> Briana is committed to helping and educating people make dietary choices that promote good health and wellness.