RPCI Expert Database

Stacey Akers, MD
Staff Physician
Department of Gynecologic Oncology
Great Source On: 
Uterine (endometrial) cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, robotic surgery, endometriosis
Christine Ambrosone, PhD
Professor of Oncology
Chair, Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
Great Source On: 
Breast cancer research, epidemiology, cancer health disparities, cancer prevention
Hassan Arshad, MD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Director, Head and Neck Surgical Fellowship Program
Leader of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery for Head and Neck Oncology
Department of Head and Neck Surgery/Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Great Source On: 
Thyroid cancer, cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx/throat, larynx, sinus and skull base, microvascular reconstruction, robotic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, photodynamic therapy
Andrew Bain, MD
Chief of Endoscopy
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Division of Gastroenterology
Department of Medicine
Great Source On: 
Gastroenterology, endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, colonoscopy, esophageal cancer, colorectal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, Barrett’s esophagus
Barbara Bambach
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Pediatrics
Great Source On: 
Pediatric/adolescent cancers, pediatric bone marrow transplant
Maansi Bansal-Travers, PhD
Department of Health Behavior
Great Source On: 
Tobacco product marketing, tobacco regulation, tobacco health warnings
Matthew Bart
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Great Source On: 
Pediatric/adolescent cancers, pediatric lymphoma
Lynda Kwon Beaupin, MD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Pediatric Oncology
Great Source On: 
Pediatric/adolescent cancers, cancer survivorship, fertility preservation
Joanne Becker, MD
Associate Professor
Clinical Chief, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Medical Director, Blood Bank and Therapeutic Apheresis Unit
Great Source On: 
Blood donation, blood transfusion, blood banking, laboratory testing using blood products
Patrick Boland, MD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Medicine, GI Center
Great Source On: 
Colon cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, rectal cancer
Ermelinda Bonaccio, MD
Clinical Chief, Breast Imaging Section, Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Assistant Professor
Great Source On: 
Breast cancer early detection, mammography/breast imaging, breast biopsy
Professor
Great Source On: 
Pediatric/adolescent cancers
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Breast Surgery Division, Department of Surgical Oncology
Great Source On: 
Breast cancer, breast surgery, benign breast disease
Yeong “Christopher” Choi, PhD
Director, GMP
Therapeutic Cell Production Facility
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Great Source On: 
Immunotherapy, cellular therapy, molecular oncology, quality/regulatory affairs
Professor of Oncology
Great Source On: 
Esophageal cancer, lung cancer, mesothelioma, minimally invasive surgery, photodynamic therapy, malignant pleural effusions, regional lung chemotherapy
Samjot Dhillon, MD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Pulmonary Medicine
Department of Medicine, Thoracic Oncology
Chief of Pulmonary Medicine
Clinical Chief for Thoracic Medicine Clinics
Great Source On: 
Interventional pulmonology, lung cancer, bronchoscopy, pleural disease, airway diseases, critical-care medicine, sleep medicine
Grace Dy, MD
Division Chief, Thoracic Oncology
Associate Professor of Oncology, Department of Medicine
Great Source On: 
CIMAvax, Cuba vaccine, lung cancer, mesothelioma, medical oncology, novel therapeutics
Marc Ernstoff, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
Senior Vice President for Clinical Investigation
The Katherine Anne Gioia Chair of Medicine
Great Source On: 
Kidney cancer, melanoma, medical oncology, novel therapeutics, immunotherapy/cancer vaccines
Deborah Erwin, PhD
Director, Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research
Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
Carlton House
Great Source On: 
Cancer health disparities, public health
Andrew J. Fabiano, MD, FAANS
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology
Director, Spinal Oncology Center
Great Source On: 
Neurosurgery, brain tumors, spinal tumors, meningiomas, hydrocephalus, endoscopic skull base surgery, Chiari malformations, gamma knife radiosurgery
Robert Fenstermaker
Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Neuro-Oncology Program
Great Source On: 
Neurosurgery, glioblastoma, meningioma, gamma knife, pituitary tumor, acoustic neuroma, immunotherapy, trigeminal neuralgia
Peter Frederick
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Division of Surgical Subspecialties
Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Department of Gynecologic Oncology
Great Source On: 
Uterine (endometrial) cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, robotic surgery, endometriosis
Irwin Gelman, PhD
Chair, Cancer Genetics
John & Santa Palisano Chair in Cancer Genetics
Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Genetics
Great Source On: 
Cancer genetics, cancer development, cancer metastasis
Maciej Goniewicz, PhD
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Health Behavior
Great Source On: 
Electronic cigarettes, nicotine replacement, public health
Khurshid Guru, MD
Chair, Department of Urology
Director, Robotic Surgery
Robert P. Huben Endowed Professor of Oncology
Professor of Oncology
Great Source On: 
Robotic surgery, bladder cancer, prostate cancer
Chief, Lymphoma & Myeloma
Professor of Oncology, Department of Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Immunology
Great Source On: 
Lymphoma, multiple myeloma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, hematologic malignancies, medical oncology
Wesley Hicks Jr., MD, FACS
Chairman, Department of Head & Neck/Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Great Source On: 
Head/neck cancers, thyroid cancer, tissue engineering, wound healing
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Great Source On: 
Pediatric/adolescent cancers, Hodgkin lymphoma, pediatric bone marrow transplant
Steven Hochwald, MD, FACS
Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Vice Chair of Department of Surgical Oncology
Professor of Oncology
Great Source On: 
Colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, small intestine cancer, stomach cancer, adrenal tumors
Chi-Chen Hong, MD, PhD
Assistant Member
Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
Great Source On: 
Lifestyle-related factors (diet, obesity, exercise, stress) and cancer, breast cancer risk factors/outcome, immune function and cancer
Andrew Hyland, PhD
Chair
Department of Health Behavior
Division of Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences
Great Source On: 
Tobacco control, tobacco policy, epidemiology, public health
Renuka Iyer
Professor of Oncology
Co-Director, Liver and Pancreas Tumor Center
Section Chief for Gastrointestinal Oncology
Great Source On: 
Liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, bile duct cancer, carcinoid (neuroendocrine) tumors, cholangiocarcinoma, esophageal cancer, medical oncology
Candace Johnson, PhD
President & CEO
Wallace Family Chair in Translational Research
Professor of Oncology, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Great Source On: 
Cancer research, vitamin D, immunotherapy/cancer vaccines, Cuban collaboration, CIMAvax, Cuba vaccine, genomics/personalized medicine, experimental therapeutics
John M. Kane III, MD, FACS
Professor of Oncology
Chair, Surgical Oncology
Chief, Melanoma/Sarcoma Service, Department of Surgical Oncology
Program Director, Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Great Source On: 
Melanoma, sarcoma, surgical oncology, immunotherapy, HIPEC, rare soft tissue and skin tumors
Michael Kuettel
Professor and Chair, Department of Radiation Medicine
The Barbara C. & George H. Hyde Chair in Radiation Medicine
Great Source On: 
Prostate cancer, radiotherapy, prostate cancer treatment guidelines, ionizing radiation
Moni Abraham Kuriakose
Professor of Oncology
Vice Chairman, Department of Head & Neck Surgery / Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Translational Research for Head & Neck / Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Skull Base Program
Great Source On: 
Head/neck cancers, early detection/prevention and molecular characterization of head and neck cancer, adaptive therapy
Boris Kuvshinoff II, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer
Professor of Oncology
Division of Gastrointestinal/Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology
Great Source On: 
Liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, bile duct cancer, carcinoid (neuroendocrine) tumors, stomach cancer, gallbladder cancer, bile duct cancer, ampullary cancer, duodenal cancer, microwave ablation, nanoknife, Whipple procedure
Professor
Chair, Department of Immunology
The Jacobs Family Chair in Immunology
Co-leader, Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program
Great Source On: 
Cancer immunology/immunotherapy, cancer vaccines, Cuban collaboration, CimaVax, Cuba vaccine, multiple myeloma, dendritic cell biology, medical oncology, novel therapeutics
Shashikant Lele, MD, FACOG
Clinical Chief of Gynecologic Oncology
Clinical Chair, Division of Surgical Subspecialties
Great Source On: 
Cervical cancer, endometrial (uterine) cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine fibroid tumors, vaginal cancer, vulvar cancer
Mark Lema
Professor
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Medical Director of Surgical Services
Great Source On: 
Anesthesiology, cancer pain management, palliative care
Martin Mahoney, MD, PhD
Professor of Oncology
Director, Cancer Prevention & Detection Center, Employee Health Clinic, NYS Smokers Quit Line
Associate Member, Cancer Control, Prevention and Disparities Program
Chair, CME Committee
Department of Health Behavior
Department of Medicine
Great Source On: 
Family medicine, primary care, preventive medicine, health behavior, lung cancer, smoking cessation, HPV vaccines
David Mattson Jr, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Medicine
Director of Radiation Oncology Residency Program
Great Source On: 
Gastrointestinal and gynecological radiotherapy, breast cancer brachytherapy and clinical research
Professor of Oncology and Internal Medicine
Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Center, Department of Medicine
Great Source On: 
Bone marrow transplant, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, testicular cancer, hematologic oncology
Laszlo L. Mechtler, MD
Professor of Oncology
Chief, Department of Neuro-Oncology
Great Source On: 
Neuro-oncology, brain cancer, neuroimaging, headache and pain management
James Mohler, MD
Associate Director and Senior Vice President, Translational Research
Chief, Inter-Institutional Academics
Professor of Oncology
Great Source On: 
Urology, prostate cancer, prostate cancer detection/treatment guidelines, androgen deprivation, active surveillance, racial disparities in prostate cancer
Wong Moon, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Head and Neck Surgery/Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Great Source On: 
Plastic and reconstructive surgery hand surgery, soft tissue reconstruction, microsurgical replantation/transplantation, biliary tract reconstruction, cosmetic surgery
Carl Morrison, MD, DVM
Executive Director of the Center for Personalized Medicine
Clinical Chief, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Director, Division of Molecular Pathology
Director, Pathology Resource Network
Professor of Oncology
Great Source On: 
Genomics/personalized medicine, molecular pathology, cancer genetics, sarcoma, bone cancers
Kirsten Moysich, PhD, MS
Professor of Oncology, Department of Cancer Prevention and Control
Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
Professor, Department of Immunology
Great Source On: 
Molecular epidemiology, environmental factors and cancer, immunotherapy, ovarian cancer, multiple myeloma, breast cancer
Steven Nurkin, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Surgical Oncology
Great Source On: 
Laparoscopic and robotic gastrointestinal surgery, endoscopic resection of tumors, surgical education, use of technology in patient care
Chukwumere Nwogu, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor of Oncology
Attending Surgeon, Department of Thoracic Surgery
Great Source On: 
Lung cancer, esophageal cancer, minimally invasive surgery, mesothelioma, photodynamic therapy
Richard O'Connor, PhD
Department of Health Behavior
Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
Great Source On: 
Tobacco use and addiction, effects of tobacco use, tobacco-related communications
Tracey O’Connor, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Great Source On: 
Breast cancer, medical oncology, psychological impact of breast cancer, supportive care, cancer survivorship
Deputy Director
Chair, Department of Gynecologic Oncology
The M. Steven Piver Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
Executive Director, Center for Immunotherapy
Co-Leader, Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program
Great Source On: 
Ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer, vaginal cancer, vulvar cancer, trophoblastic disease, immunotherapy/cancer vaccines
Robert Plunkett
Associate Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Great Source On: 
Brain tumors, cancer pain, gamma knife radiosurgery
Dheerendra Prasad, MD, MCh, FACRO
Medical Director, Department of Radiation Medicine
Director, Central Nervous System & Pediatric Radiation Medicine
Director, Gamma Knife Center
Professor of Radiation Medicine & Neurosurgery
Great Source On: 
Brain tumors (adult and pediatric), spinal cord tumors (adult and pediatric), trigeminal neuralgia, vascular malformations of the brain, epilepsy, gamma-knife radiosurgery, proton therapy
Director, Early Phase Clinical Trials Program
Chief of Melanoma
Co-Leader, CCSG Experimental Therapeutics Program
Professor of Oncology, Department of Medicine
Great Source On: 
Novel therapeutics, melanoma, immunotherapy/cancer vaccines, personalized medicine
Mary Reid
Director of Cancer Screening and Survivorship
Professor of Oncology
Director of Collaborative Research, Department of Medicine
Associate Dean for Graduate Curriculum, Division of Education
Great Source On: 
Lung cancer, cancer screening/early detection, CIMAvax, Cuba vaccine, epidemiology
Denise Rokitka, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatric Oncology
Director, Long Term Follow Up Clinic
Great Source On: 
Pediatric cancers, cancer survivorship, long-term complications of childhood cancer, fertility preservation, Hodgkin lymphoma, psychosocial impact of cancer
Ilene Rothman, MD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Dermatology
Great Source On: 
Dermatology, UV exposure, atopic dermatitis, basal cell carcinoma, hemangiomas, melanoma, mosaic skin conditions, precancerous skin conditions, squamous cell carcinoma, vascular anomalies
Kilian Salerno, MD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Director of Breast Radiation and Soft Tissue/Melanoma Radiation
Great Source On: 
Radiation oncology in breast, skin, anal, colon, esophageal, gallbladder, liver, pancreas and stomach cancer, sarcoma, melanoma
Thomas Schwaab, MD, PhD
Chief of Strategy, Business Development and Outreach
Professor of Oncology
Department of Urology
Department of Immunology
CEO, RPCI Oncology, PC
Great Source On: 
Bladder cancer, CIMAvax, Cuba vaccine, international collaboration, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, partial nephrectomy, robotic kidney surgery, retroperitoneal surgery,
Brahm Segal, MD
Chief, Infectious Diseases
Professor of Oncology
Director of Faculty Development
Member, Department of Immunology
Great Source On: 
Infectious diseases, infection control, ebola, zika
Professor of Oncology
Director of Radiation Research
Department of Radiation Medicine
Great Source On: 
Head and neck cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), nutrition and cancer
Mark Travers, PhD, MS
Research Scientist
Department of Health Behavior
Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
Great Source On: 
Tobacco use, secondhand smoke exposure, smokefree policies, hookah/waterpipe use
Willie Underwood III, MD, MPH, MSci
Associate Clinical Director, RPCI Referring Physician and Patient/Family Experience Initiatives
Associate Professor
Department of Urology
Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research
Great Source On: 
Urology, public health, health disparities, health policy
Chief, Leukemia Service
Professor of Oncology
Assistant Member, Tumor Immunology Program
Department of Immunology
Great Source On: 
Leukemia, myeloproliferative diseases (MPD), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), mematologic oncology, medical oncology
Chair, Department of Thoracic Surgery
Professor of Oncology
Attending Surgeon, Department of Thoracic Surgery
Director, Thoracic Surgery Laboratory
Great Source On: 
Esophageal cancer, lung cancer, mesothelioma, risk prediction using genomic markers
Emese Zsiros, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Gynecologic Oncology
Center for Immunotherapy
Great Source On: 
Cervical cancer, endometrial (uterine) cancer, ovarian and fallopian-tube cancer, vulvar and vaginal cancer, gynecologic cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery