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Commission on Cancer

Accredited Breast Center

Westchester Medical Center Cancer 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

Medical Oncology/Hematology

Tauseef Ahmed, MD
Michael Fanucchi, MD, MPH
Amir Steinberg, MD, FACP
Delong Liu, MD, PhD
John Nelson, MD
Christine Pellegrino, MD
Carmelo Puccio, MD
Karen Seiter, MD

Hematology / Oncology Fellowship Program

Amir Steinberg, MD, FACP, Associate Program Director
Michael Fanucchi, MD, MPH 

Surgery and Surgical Oncology

Roberto Bergamaschi, MD
Tracey Weigel, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

Tana Pradhan, DO, FACOG
Sean Tedjarati, MD, MPH, MBA, FRCS (C), FACOG
Buswofie, Ama, MD
Patankar, Sonali, MD
Novetsky, Akiva, MD
Mundy, Haley, PA-C
Marino, Alessandra, PA-C 
Nicolas, Daphne, PA-C 
Madera, Lorena, PA-C 
Koenig, Debra, PA-C

Pediatric Oncology

Mitchell Cairo, MD
Suzanne Braniecki, MD, Neuro-Psychologist
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

Aviva C. Berkowitz, MD
Mark Hurwitz, MD, Chair and Director
Edward Halperin, MD
Keith Meritz, MD
Chitti Moorthy, MD

Urologic Oncology

Muhammad Choudhury, MD
John Phillips, MD

Neuro-Oncology / Neurosurgery

Simon Hanft, MD
Avinash Mohan, MD, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Michael Tobias, MD, Pediatric Neurosurgery


Zvi Lefkovitz, MD
Sana Ali, MD
Shalabh Bobra, MD
Adele Brudnicki, MD
Perry Gerard, MD
Anthony Gilet, MD
William Gomes, MD
Edwin Gulko, MD
Andrzej Jedynak, MD
Leslie LeCompte, MD
Hasit Metah, MD
Himanshu Patel, MD
Gregory Pearson, MD
Salvatore Raccuia, MD
Anna Rozenshtein, MD
Robert Shapiro, MD
Pierre-Yves Sonke, MD


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

Social Workers

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

Patient Navigators

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

Clinical Research

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