Director, Division of Palliative Medicine
Associate Program Director, Hematology Oncology
Specializing in the Use of Chemotherapy, Hormonal Therapy & Biological Therapy
The Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Maimonides Cancer Center specializes in the medical treatment of cancer and blood diseases using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and targeted biological therapy. We follow the latest treatment guidelines of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and also offer state-of-the-art clinical research protocols.
Our division comprises 10 board certified hematologist/medical oncologists, including a certified pain specialist, oncology certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants, oncology certified treatment nurses, social workers, and a research coordinator. Because of the large size of our group, the largest medical cancer treatment group in Brooklyn, our physicians are able to sub-specialize in particular cancers, such as breast, lung, gastrointestinal (for example, colon) and genitourinary (for example, prostate) cancers, lymphomas (Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s) and leukemias. This guarantees that our patients benefit from specialized knowledge and expert treatment.
We have a beautiful, modern infusion unit for outpatient cancer treatment, blood transfusion, antibiotics and other intravenous therapies. If hospitalization is needed, we have a spacious, oncology dedicated in-patient unit, with a full-time in-patient physician director, and a team of expert oncology nurses.
Our goal is to provide individualized cancer care. Every patient is special to us. We recognize the cultural diversity of the Brooklyn community that we serve. We strive to communicate clearly and effectively with patients and their families and to treat patients in a manner that is sensitive to their unique wishes and concerns.
Cancer types treated include: