Languages: English, Russian, Hebrew
Victoria Shklar, MD, is a hematologist-oncologist dedicated to advocating for her patients and guiding them through the challenges of their journey. Understanding that every person is different with a unique disease and constellation of health concerns, Dr. Shklar provides personalized care encompassing her patients' physical, mental, and emotional needs.
While obtaining an undergraduate degree in Genetics at Rutgers University, Dr. Shklar became involved in scientific research at molecular biology laboratories. After graduating she continued her study at Princeton University. Later, Dr. Shklar transitioned to clinical research at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where she witnessed the tailoring of new research and clinical trials to individual cases. She saw how research on a molecular level has the potential to aid our understanding of disease and improve treatment, which inspired her to pursue medicine.
Dr. Shklar received her medical degree at the Sackler School of Medicine-Tel Aviv University. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital and was named Chief Resident in Quality and Safety at the Northport VA Medical Center. Following residency, she completed her Hematology-Oncology Fellowship with New York Cancer & Blood Specialists’ joint fellowship program with John T. Mather Memorial Hospital-Northwell. Dr. Shklar has experience in scholarly activities with publications and poster presentations. She has been involved in the growing field of cardio-oncology by establishing the first cardio-oncology database at Stony Brook University Hospital and subsequently co-authoring a chapter on cancer therapies and cardiac dysfunction in a heart failure textbook.
Dr. Shklar has worked with diverse patients and healthcare professionals in the U.S. and internationally. Her clinical practice covers a broad range of hematological and oncological disorders, but she is particularly interested in breast and gastrointestinal cancers.
She speaks English, Russian, and conversational Hebrew.