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Commission on Cancer

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Cancer Institute

Cancer Institute

The Cancer Center at Westchester Medical Center:

Precise, Cutting-Edge, Compassionate Care When It’s Needed Most

The Cancer Center at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), provides exceptional, state-of-the-art diagnoses and treatments conveniently close to home and prioritizes compassion and dignity for each patient. For appointments, information and referrals, please call 914.246.6600 or click the Contact Us tab to view a phone directory of our cancer-related services.

The Cancer Center is the Hudson Valley’s top resource for leading-edge, personalized care of all cancers. Experienced physicians, surgeons, scientists and technicians embrace sophisticated technologies to provide a comprehensive “one-stop” approach that maximizes outcomes for patients while minimizing side effects. Indeed, the Center’s generations of trusted care includes establishment of the region's first full-service Radiation Medicine program 20 years ago, and the oldest, most active bone-marrow transplant program in the region.

The Cancer Center and pediatric cancer services at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, also a WMCHealth member, break ground with the latest specialty services, including precise, accurate screenings to detect cancer; preventive care; advanced imaging; radiation therapies; minimally invasive and interventional surgical procedures; cutting-edge clinical trials; bone marrow/stem cell transplant; cord-blood transplantation; supportive services; navigation of care; pain management; and survivorship.

Specifically, these therapies, all in a quality-driven, patient-centered environment, include care of:

  • Women’s Oncology: Breast and all types of gynecologic cancer.
  • Thoracic Oncology: Cancer of the lungs and chest region.
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology: Cancer of the digestive system, including the esophagus, gall bladder, biliary tract, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, bowel (large intestine, colon and rectum) and anus.
  • Hematologic Malignancy and Transplant: Cancer that originates in blood-forming tissue such as bone marrow or the immune system. This includes leukemias, lymphomas, multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes.
  • Neuro-Oncology: Cancer of the brain and spinal cord.
  • Pediatric Oncology: The world-renowned Children and Adolescent Cancer and Blood Diseases Center provides breakthrough personalized therapies through pioneering research.
  • Head and Neck Cancer.
  • Urologic Cancer: Cancer of the prostate, bladder and kidney, as well as testicular cancer.
  • Melanoma: Skin cancer.
  • Sarcoma: Cancer of connective tissue such as bones, muscles and tendons.

Take comfort that the Cancer Center at Westchester Medical Center and its dedicated, highly skilled team are here for you, and that there are more ways than ever to diagnose and treat cancer. Just as importantly, patients and their families benefit from uniquely customized treatment plans and nuanced, plain-talk explanations from initial consultation through treatment and every step of aftercare. We consider this personal touch essential: Cancer Center team members collaborate to care for every patient the way they would care for their own families.

Each aspect of care provided by the Cancer Center is individually accredited, ensuring the highest standard of care. Board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians, surgeons, scientists, nurses and technicians deliver trusted, comprehensive and coordinated oncology services. Westchester Medical Center earned a full three-year Accreditation as a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Westchester Medical Center also is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers (NAPBC), the American College of Radiology, the American College of Radiology Lung Cancer Screening Center and the American College of Radiation Oncology.

Thank you for trusting the Cancer Center and allowing us to be part of your care – and future.

Leading Cancer Research and Treatment for the Hudson Valley

Each year, more and more people are winning their fight against cancer. But still, this year more than 1.2 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with some form of cancer, and 500,000 people are expected to die.

That is why researchers and physicians at the Cancer Center at Westchester Medical Center continue to work tirelessly to develop groundbreaking preventive and therapeutic strategies that have and will save so many lives in this country and throughout the world.

One of six specialty Centers of Excellence at Westchester Medical Center, the Cancer Center brings together some of the finest researchers, physicians, surgeons, scientists and technicians with today's state-of-the-art technologies.

From the establishment of the region's first full-service Radiation Medicine program almost 20 years ago to the oldest and most active bone marrow transplant program in the region, the Cancer Center today offers the latest and most comprehensive services available anywhere.

As Westchester Medical Center and the Cancer Center face the future, we stand committed to our role as a healthcare and scientific resource for our region and the world.

As part of Westchester Medical Center's affiliation with New York Medical College, the Cancer Center collaborates with key national study groups and ranking universities in dozens of cutting-edge research projects - accelerating promising new treatments from the laboratory to patient care. In fact, patients at the Cancer Center are able to participate in, and benefit from, scientific advances in oncologic medicine and technology long before they are widely available.

Building on a long tradition of providing outstanding cancer care and management, the Cancer Center continues to break ground in therapeutic anticancer approaches, including matched unrelated marrow and cord blood transplantation, stereotactic radio surgery, high-dose-rate brachytherapy, hyperthermia and cryosurgical applications.

The Cancer Center is home to one of the most active bone marrow transplant programs in the nation, as well as one of a handful of programs in New York State approved by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) as an unrelated Bone Marrow Transplant and Collection Center. Each year more than 20,000 radiation therapy procedures are performed at the Cancer Center to help patients battle their cancers.

As the region's only academic medical center, at Westchester Medical Center we remain at the forefront of cancer treatment and research. Our physicians are involved in hundreds of clinical trials, giving patients access to groundbreaking medications and therapies. Our Center offers the latest and most progressive medical, surgical and radiation medicine therapies, enabling patients to receive cutting-edge care close to home.

The expert staff of the Cancer Center at Westchester Medical Center diagnoses and treats all types of cancers, including:

  • Liver Cancer
  • Colon and Colorectal Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Leukemia and Lymphomas
  • Melanoma and Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Neurologic Cancer
  • Urologic Cancer  

The Cancer Center at Westchester Medical Center
19 Bradhurst Avenue
Suite 2575 South
Hawthorne, NY 10532

The Children and Adolescent Cancer and Blood Diseases Center
19 Skyline Drive
Hawthorne, NY 10532
914.594.2143 fax

WMCHealth Brain and Spine Institute
19 Bradhurst Avenue
Suite 2900 South
Hawthorne, NY 10532
914.493.2505 fax

Advanced OB/GYN Oncology
19 Bradhurst Avenue
Suite 3090 North
Hawthorne, NY 10532

Surgery and Surgical Oncology
19 Bradhurst Avenue
Suite 3050 North
Hawthorne, NY 10532

Thoracic Surgery
Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

Radiation Medicine
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

The Children and Adolescent Cancer and Blood Diseases Center
19 Skyline Drive
Hawthorne, NY 10532
914.594.2143 fax

MidHudson Regional Hospital
The Redl Center for Cancer Care

19 Baker Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Medical Oncology/Hematology

Michael Fanucchi, MD, MPH
Christine Pellegrino, MD
Seah Lim, MD, PhD, FACP
Tauseef Ahmed, MD
Karen Seiter, MD
Carmelo Puccio, MD
Hoo Chun, MD
John Nelson, MD
Delong Liu, MD, PhD

Hematology / Oncology Fellowship Program

Michael Fanucchi, MD, MPH, Program Director
Seah Lim, MD, PhD, FACP, Associate Program Director

Surgery and Surgical Oncology

Xiang Da (Eric) Dong, MD, FACS
Tracey Weigel, MD
Roberto Bergamaschi, MD
Maria Castaldi, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

Tana Pradhan, DO, FACOG
Gizelka David-West, MD, FACOG
Sean Tedjarati, MD, MPH, MBA, FRCS (C), FACOG

Pediatric Oncology

Mitchell Cairo, MD
Suzanne Braniecki, MD, NeuroPsychologist
Allyson Flower, MD
Jessica Hochberg, MD
Mehmet Ozkaynak, MD
Jeremy Rosenblum, MD
Claudio Sandoval, MD
Oya Tugal, MD

Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Fellowship

Mitchell Cairo, MD, Program Director
Jessica Hochberg, MD, Associate Program Director

Radiation Medicine

Chitti Moorthy, MD
Nagwa Saleh, MD

Urologic Oncology

John Phillips, MD
Muhammad Choudhury, MD

Neuro-Oncology / Neurosurgery

Meic Schmidt, MD
Christian Bowers, MD
Avinash Mohan, MD, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Michael Tobias, MD, Pediatric Neurosurgery


Zvi Lefkovitz, MD
Miriam David, MD
Anna Rozenshtein, MD
Anthony Gilet, MD
Milana Flusberg, MD
Judah Goldschmiedt, MD
Hasit Metah, MD
Leslie LeCompte, MD
Perry Gerard, MD
Andrzej Jedynak, MD
Pierre-Yves Sonke, MD


John T. Fallon, MD, PhD
Humayun Islam, MD, PhD
Yasmin Yusuf, MD
Christopher Gault, MD
Minghao Zhong, MD
Liying Han, MD
Fouzia Shakil, MD
Samuel Barasch, MD
George Kleinman, MD

Social Workers

Cynthia Kamajian-Duncan, Adult Services
Rose Bartone, Pediatrics
Barbara McLain, Pediatrics

Patient Navigators

Myrna Oliveras, Adult Services
Catherine Roimisher, NP, Adult Services

Clinical Research

Lauren Harrison, RN, MSN, Clinical Research Nurse Manager
Erin Morris, BSN, RN, Clinical Research Nurse
Arvind Budhram, Clinical Research Associate
Ellie Mintzer, Clinical Research Associate
Neida Otero, Clinical Research Associate
Judy Moore, Research Coordinator