Faculty

Division Chief: Bernard Poiesz, MD

Eleanor H Abel, PA
Eleanor H Abel, PA
315 361-1041

Education & Fellowships

  • Certificate of Advanced Study: Syracuse University, 2010, Disabilities Studies
  • MS: Syracuse University, 2008, Rehabilitation Counseling
  • BS: SUNY Stony Brook, 1988, Physician Assistant Education

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Chemotherapy; Infusional Therapies

Research Interests

  • Cancer and management of the disease and associated impact on daily living, disabling effects and maintaining or restoring maximal function. Interest also in physical medicine and rehabilitation

Education Interests

  • Promoting advocacy, self advocacy and education for all including patients, staff and the public regarding impact of chronic disease, chronic pain and living with disability 

Clinical Interests

  • Management of cancer and non-cancer related disease and pain syndromes. Also physical medicine and rehabilitation

    Patient Advocacy and Resource Referral- education and disabilities related issues


Alicia K Bair, MD
Alicia K Bair, MD
315 464-4353

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2004, Hematology/Oncology
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2001, Internal Medicine
  • MD: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1998
  • BS: Russell Sage College, 1992, Biology/Biochemistry

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology; Hematology; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Breast Cancer; Sickle Cell Disease; more

Sam Benjamin, MD
Sam Benjamin, MD
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: University of Manitoba, Canada, 2011, Medical Oncology
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2009, Internal Medicine
  • MD: Masaryk's University, Brno, Czech Republic, 2002

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Advanced Prostate Cancer; Bladder Cancer; Breast Cancer; Kidney Cancer; Prostate Cancer; more

Anthony F Cerminaro, NP
Anthony F Cerminaro, NP
315 464-2934

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Chemotherapy; Infusional Therapies

Deborah L Cloonan, PA
Deborah L Cloonan, PA
315 342-6215

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Oncology; Hematology

Thomas E Coyle, MD
Thomas E Coyle, MD
315 464-4353

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center, NYC, 1985
  • Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center, NYC, 1983
  • MD: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1982

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Hematology; Oncology; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Bleeding Disorders; Neuro-Oncology Cancers; more

Research Interests

  • Cell biological approaches to understand the cellular mechanisms underlying the development and treatment of malignant brain tumors.

Clinical Interests

  • Brain tumors

Dipak K Dube, PhD
Dipak K Dube, PhD
315 464-5440

Education & Fellowships

  • ScD: Calcutta University, India, 1981
  • PhD: Calcutta University, India, 1971

Research Interests

  • Molecular mechanism of cardiac myofibrillogenesis in vertebrates.

David B Duggan, MD
David B Duggan, MD
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Tufts-New England Medical Center, 1985, Hematology-Oncology
  • Residency: Tufts-New England Medical Center, 1982, Internal Medicine
  • MD: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1979

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Hematology; Oncology; Adult Leukemia; Adult Lymphoma; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; more

Research Interests

  • Clinical trials in cancer; Breast Cancer; Hodgkin's Disease, Lymphoma and  Leukemia.

Associations/Memberships

  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology - ASCO
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)

Ajeet Gajra, MD
Ajeet Gajra, MD
315 464-4353

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2001, Hematology/Oncology
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1998, Internal Medicine
  • MD: University of Delhi, India, 1996, Internal Medicine
  • MBBS: University of Delhi, India, 1993

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology; Hematology; Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Advanced Prostate Cancer; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; more

Research Interests

  • Clinical trials- phase II; Outcomes research in cancer; Prognostic factors in cancer

Clinical Interests

  • Aerodigestive Epithelial Malignancies including Non-small cell lung cancer, Small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma, head and Neck Cancers, esophageal cancer; Clinical trials; Geriatric Oncology

Jerrie Gavalchin, PhD
Jerrie Gavalchin, PhD
315 464-5440

Education & Fellowships

  • Postdoctoral Fellow: Tufts University School of Medicine
  • PhD: Rutgers University, 1983

Research Interests

  • Regulation of pathogenic antibody production in autoimmune glomerulonephritis; Cell-surface receptors for retroviruses

Teresa C Gentile, MD, PhD
Teresa C Gentile, MD, PhD
315 464-4353

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: University Hospital, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1993
  • MD: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1989

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology; Hematology; Adult Leukemia; Adult Lymphoma; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; more

Research Interests

  • Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant, Hematologic Malignancies

Diana M Gilligan, MD/PhD
Diana M Gilligan, MD/PhD
315 464-8200

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, 1994, Clinical Fellow, Hematology/Oncology
  • Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, 1993, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Fellowship: University of North Carolina Hospitals - Chapel Hill, 1989, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Residency: North Carolina Memorial Hospital, 1989, Internal Medicine
  • MD/PhD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1985, Anatomy and Structural Biology
  • BA: Radcliffe College, Harvard University, 1976, Biology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Hematology; Adult Leukemia; Adult Lymphoma; Anemia; Bleeding Disorders; more

Associations/Memberships

  • American College of Physicians (ACP), Fellow
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Leonard Gitter, MD
Leonard Gitter, MD
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Winthrop University Hospital, 2012, Geriatrics
  • Residency: Winthrop University Hospital, 2011, Internal Medicine
  • BA: Cornell University, 2002, Biology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine

Associations/Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology - ASCO
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)

Stephen L Graziano, MD
Stephen L Graziano, MD
315 464-4353

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: University Hospital, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1985
  • Residency: University Hospital, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1982
  • Internship: University Hospital, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1980
  • MD: University of Minnesota Medical School, 1979

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Oncology; Hematology; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Lung Cancer; Mesothelioma; more

Research Interests

  • Participation in Cancer and Leukemia Group B with  J. Bogart, L. Kohman, S. Lemke, J. Wright, B. Poiesz, K. Zamkoff, S. Grethlein and T. Coyle.

Clinical Interests

  • Prognostic Factors in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer; lung cancer clinical trials; participation in Cancer and Leukemia Group B studies.

Tami S Harpster, PA
Tami S Harpster, PA
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Chemotherapy; Infusional Therapies

Haider A Khadim, MBBS
Haider A Khadim, MBBS
315 464-4353

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2011, Hematology/Oncology
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2008, Internal Medicine
  • MBBS: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, 2002

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Adult Leukemia; Adult Lymphoma; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Anal Cancer; Anemia; more

Associations/Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology - ASCO
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)

Laura J Kilburg, NP
Laura J Kilburg, NP
315 464-8214

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Hodgkin's Lymphoma; Multiple Myeloma; Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma; Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT)

Sheila M Lemke, MD
Sheila M Lemke, MD
315 464-4353

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: University Hospital, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1989
  • Residency: University Hospital, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1987
  • MD: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1986

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology; Hematology; Hospice and Palliative Medicine; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Breast Cancer; more

Research Interests

  • Clinical trials in Breast Cancer

Clinical Interests

  • All aspects of Breast Cancer treatment, Survivorship

Associations/Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology - ASCO

Karen E Litwak, RN ANP, APRN, AOCN
Karen E Litwak, RN ANP, APRN, AOCN
315 361-1041

Education & Fellowships

  • MSN: SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, 1996

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Chemotherapy; Infusional Therapies

Dorothy C Pan, MD
Dorothy C Pan, MD
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2001, Medical Oncology and Hematology
  • Residency: Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center, 1998, Internal Medicine
  • MD: Cornell University Medical College, 1995
  • BA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Medical Oncology; Hematology; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Chemotherapy; Immunotherapy

Deborah M Pelkey, NP
Deborah M Pelkey, NP
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Chemotherapy; Infusional Therapies

Bernard J Poiesz, MD
Bernard J Poiesz, MD
315 464-8231

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, 1977
  • MD: University of Pennsylvania, 1974
  • Residency: University Hospital, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1974
  • BA: LaSalle University, 1970

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Oncology; Adult Lymphoma; Advanced Prostate Cancer; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL); more

Research Interests

  • Detection, quantification, and characterization of human retro-viruses, testing of antiviral compounds; understanding the biology of sarcomeric protiens.

Clinical Interests

  • Oncology, Uro-Oncology; general Hematology

Michael J Poiesz, MD
Michael J Poiesz, MD
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: New York University Medical Center, 2011, Hematology/Oncology
  • Residency: Tufts-New England Medical Center, 2008, Internal Medicine
  • MD: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2005
  • BA: Cornell University, 2001, Molecular and Cell Biology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Adult Leukemia; Adult Lymphoma; Advanced Prostate Cancer; Anemia; Ascites, Malignant; more

Kristin L Rutherford, RN, MS, FNP-C
Kristin L Rutherford, RN, MS, FNP-C
315 361-1041

Education & Fellowships

  • Additional Training: University Hospital, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 2010, Family Nurse Practitioner
  • BS: Syracuse University, 2006, Nursing- Utica College of Syracuse University

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Family Planning Counseling; Gynecologic Exams; Immunization; Mental Health Screening; Newborn Care; Pregnancy Testing and Counseling; more

Research Interests

  • -Identification of Post Partum Depression Risk in the Antenatal Period

    -Mutlidisciplinary Medical Student Education

Education Interests

  • -Precepting Nurse Practioner and Medical Students

    -Multidisciplinary Medical Student Education

Clinical Interests

  • -Full Scope Family Medicine

    -Womens Health

Associations/Memberships

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Rahul Seth, DO
Rahul Seth, DO
315 464-4353

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Stony Brook, 2005, Hematology/Oncology
  • Residency: SUNY Stony Brook, 2002, Internal Medicine
  • DO: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1999

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology; Advanced Prostate Cancer; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Colon and Rectal Cancer; Melanoma; more

Ibrahim A Thabet, NP
Ibrahim A Thabet, NP
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Bleeding Disorders; Chemotherapy; Infusional Therapies

Jonathan Wright, MD
Jonathan Wright, MD
315 464-4353

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Boston City Hospital, 1985, Hematology/Oncology
  • Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, 1981, Internal Medicine
  • MD: University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1978

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Internal Medicine; Hematology; Oncology; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Colon and Rectal Cancer; Stomach Cancer; more

Research Interests

  • Gastrointestinal malignancies

Clinical Interests

  • Clinical research in gastrointestinal malignancies