Department of Medicine Academic Division:
Tauseef Ahmed, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
New York Medical College
Chief of Oncology
Westchester Medical Center
The Division of Oncology cares for patients with various malignancies. The section of solid tumor oncology has been collaborating with the hepatobiliary service and the liver surgery service to find new therapies for cancerous organs that historically have been difficult to treat with chemotherapy. Small molecules, novel compounds and phase I and II drugs are among the section’s areas of expertise.
Bone marrow transplantation, begun in 1983, and stem cell transplantation have grown to encompass allogeneic, unrelated, cord blood, autologous transplants and mini-allogeneic (reduced intensity conditioning) transplantation strategies. The program, which is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy, has pioneered a tandem stem cell transplant for Hodgkin lymphoma, reduced intensity conditioning treatments utilizing the drug mitoxantrone, ara-C and pentostatin and refrigerated marrow storage techniques that have led to wide acclaim.
There are currently eight fellows pursuing their training and fellowship in the division, which also offers educational opportunities to students with research projects and internships during their summer breaks.
Two outreach programs enable the division to provide oncologic care to patients in the southern half of Westchester through Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle, and in Northern Westchester County, reaching into Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties by way of an office in Cortland, near the Hudson Valley Hospital Center.
Hospice care is available for patients who need palliative care through an affiliation with Calvary Hospital and Calvary Home Hospice in the Bronx.
Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., Chief of Oncology
Karen Seiter, M.D.
Asim Aijaz, M.D.
Carmelo Puccio, M.D.
Woondong Jeong, M.D.
Kiran Yalamanchili, M.D.
Delong Liu, M.D.
Blood and Marrow Transplant
Bone Marrow and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
Westchester Oncology Hematology Group Faculty Practice