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Commission on Cancer

Accredited Breast Center


Westchester Medical Center Cancer Center

The Westchester Medical Center Cancer Center

Precise, Advanced, Compassionate Care When It’s Needed Most

The Westchester Medical Center Cancer Center provides exceptional care, including diagnoses and treatments, conveniently close to home at the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). We prioritize 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 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.

Comprehensive Cancer Care

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; 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:

  • Breast and Gynecologic 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.
  • Sarcoma: Cancer of connective tissue such as bones, muscles and tendons.

Collaborative, Personalized Cancer Care

Take comfort that the Westchester Medical Center Cancer 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.

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

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

Gynecologic Oncology Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
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

Our Providers

Ahmed, Tauseef, MD
  • Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Ali, Sana, MD
Sana Ali, MD
Berkowitz, Aviva C., MD
Aviva Berkowitz, MD

Attending Physician, Radiation Medicine
Braniecki, Suzanne H., PhD
Suzanne Braniecki, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry
  • Clinical Neuropsychologist
Brudnicki, Adele R., MD
Adele Brudnicki, MD
Director of PET/CT and Nuclear Medicine
Buskwofie, Ama, MD
Ama Buskwofie, MD
Attending Physician
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology
Cairo, Mitchell S., MD
Mitchell Cairo, MD

Chief, Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation;
Director, Childhood and Adolescent Cancer and Blood Diseases Center
  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Choudhury, Muhammad S., MD
Muhammad Choudhury, MD
Attending Urologist,
Professor and Chairman of Urology, New York Medical College
  • Urology, Urological Oncology
Fanucchi, Michael P., MD
Michael Fanucchi, MD
Associate Director of Clinical Affairs, Cancer Center
  • Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gerard, Perry S., MD
Perry Gerard, MD
Director of PET/CT
Gulko, Edwin, MD
Edwin Gulko, MD
Halperin, Edward C., MD
Edward Halperin, MD

Chancellor, Chief Executive Officer New York Medical College,
Department of Radiation Medicine
Han, Liying, MD, PhD
Liying Han, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Hanft, Simon J., MD
Simon Hanft, MD
Section Chief, Neurosurgical Oncology, Westchester Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, New York Medical College
  • Neurological Surgery
Hochberg, Jessica C., MD
Jessica Hochberg, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Hurwitz, Mark D., MD
Mark Hurwitz, MD
Chair and Director of Radiation Medicine
Islam, Humayun K., MD, PhD
Humayun Islam, MD, PhD
Chief, Pathology Services
Kleinman, George M., MD
George Kleinman, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Medicine
Lefkovitz, Zvi, MD
Zvi Lefkovitz, MD
Director and Chairman of Radiology
Liu, Delong, MD
Delong Liu, MD
Attending Physician, Hematology-Oncology
  • Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
Madera, Lorena A., PA
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Marino, Alessandra, PA
Alessandra Marino, PA
Gynecologic Oncology, Adult Oncology Survivorship Director
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology
Mehta, Hasit, MD
Hasit Mehta, MD
Section Chief of Neuroradiology
Meritz, Keith A., MD
Keith Meritz, MD
Attending Physician, Radiation Medicine
Mohan, Avinash L., MD
Avinash Mohan, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Surgery
Moorthy, Chitti R., MD
Chitti Moorthy, MD

Emeritus Chair of Clinical Radiation Medicine
Attending Physician, Radiation Medicine
Mundy, Haley, PA
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology
Nelson, John C., MD
John Nelson, MD
Attending Physician
  • Internal Medicine, Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
Nicolas, Daphne N., PA
  • Physician Assistant
Novetsky, Akiva P., MD
Akiva Novetsky, MD
Attending Physician
Medical Director of Quality and Safety for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ozkaynak, Mehmet, MD
Mehmet Ozkaynak, MD
Director, Pediatric Solid Tumor Program
Professor of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Patel, Harshadkumar A., MBBS
Harshadkumar Patel, MBBS
Orthopaedic Adult and Pediatric Spine, Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
Pearson, Gregory D., MD, PhD
Gregory Pearson, MD, PhD
Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging
Pellegrino, Christine M., MD
  • Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Phillips, John L., MD
John Phillips, MD
Attending Urologist,
Professor of Urology, New York Medical College
  • Urology, Urological Oncology
Pradhan, Tana S., DO
Tana Pradhan, DO
Chief, Division of Gynecologic Oncology and Robotic Gynecologic Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology
Puccio, Carmelo A., MD
Carmelo Puccio, MD
Attending Physician
Assistant Professor of Medicine, New York Medical College
  • Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
Rosenblum, Jeremy, MD
Jeremy Rosenblum, MD
Associate Director, Solid Tumor Program
Director, Pediatric Musculoskeletal Oncology Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Rozenshtein, Anna, MD
Anna Rozenshtein, MD
Director of Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging
Seiter, Karen P., MD
Karen Seiter, MD
Attending Physician
  • Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
Shakil, Fouzia A., MBBS
Fouzia Shakil, MBBS
Attending Pathologist
Associate Professor of Pathology
Shapiro, Robert S., MD
Robert Shapiro, MD
Medical Director of Advanced Imaging,
Director of Clinical Affairs and Quality Assurance
Sonke, Pierre-Yves J., MD
Pierre-Yves Sonke, MD
PET/CT and Nuclear Medicine
Steinberg, Amir S., MD
Amir Steinberg, MD
Clinical Director for Adult Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Internal Medicine, Hematology & Oncology
Tedjarati, Sean S., MD
Sean Tedjarati, MD
Chair & Clinical Professor/Director,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology
Tobias, Michael E., MD
  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Surgery
Tugal, Oya, MD
Oya Tugal, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Weigel, Tracey L., MD
Tracey Weigel, MD
Chief, Thoracic Surgery
Clinical Professor of Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery