Mount Sinai Health System Expands Innovative Cancer Care in Brooklyn

Article ID: 693190

Released: 19-Apr-2018 3:50 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Mount Sinai Health System

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    From left to right: Boris Bakanov, RN, Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Mount Sinai Cancer Network; Toby Bressler, RN, Director of Nursing for Oncology and Clinical Quality; Jasmin Jose, Executive Director, Mount Sinai Cancer Network; Stefan Balan, MD, Medical Director, Mount Sinai Brooklyn Ambulatory Infusion Center; Luis M. Isola, MD, Medical Director, Mount Sinai Cancer Network; Lin H. Mo, President, Mount Sinai Brooklyn; Dorothy Turano, Community Board 18; Scott M. Lorin, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Mount Sinai Brooklyn; Lucy Cannizzaro, Associate Director of Administration, Director of Pharmacy, Mount Sinai Brooklyn; Harinath Pillalamarri, MD, Chief of Anesthesiology, Mount Sinai Brooklyn; Nina Smallwood, Office Manager, Mount Sinai Brooklyn Ambulatory Infusion Center

Newswise — (New York, NY – April 19, 2018)—The Mount Sinai Health System today opened the Mount Sinai Brooklyn Ambulatory Infusion Center, a new cancer treatment center that will bring Mount Sinai’s innovative cancer treatment and clinical trials to residents of southern Brooklyn.

The facility will offer medical oncology, chemotherapy, therapeutic infusion treatments, consultations, and blood transfusions. An extension of The Tisch Cancer Institute, the National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Mount Sinai Brooklyn Ambulatory Infusion Center will give patients access to the latest treatment options, medication protocols, and clinical trials.

Located near Mount Sinai Brooklyn in the East Midwood section of the borough, the new facility will serve patients from neighborhoods that include Midwood, Madison, Marine Park, Mill Basin, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Canarsie, Brighton Beach, and Sheepshead Bay. Stefan Balan, MD, will lead the state-of-the-art facility as its medical director.  

“The Mount Sinai Brooklyn Ambulatory Infusion Center is a demonstration of Mount Sinai’s commitment to delivering world-class cancer care in local New York communities,” said Luis Isola, MD, Medical Director of Mount Sinai Cancer and Professor of Pediatrics and of Medicine (Hematology and Medical Oncology) at The Tisch Cancer Institute. “Brooklyn residents now have streamlined access to care from Mount Sinai’s outstanding oncologists in a broad array of specialties.”

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, April 19, from 9 am to 10:30 am with Mount Sinai executives, community members, and physicians.  

Mount Sinai Brooklyn Ambulatory Infusion Center is located at 3131 Kings Highway, Suite 1-02, Brooklyn, NY 11234. To schedule an appointment, call 718-758-7050.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City’s largest integrated delivery system encompassing seven hospital campuses, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai’s vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 10 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked No. 18 for research by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Medical Schools” and No. 13 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 18 on U.S. News & World Report’s “Honor Roll” of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery, and in the top 50 in four other specialties in the 2017-2018 “Best Hospitals” issue. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital also is ranked in six out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology and 50th for Ear, Nose, and Throat, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. For more information, visit http://www.mountsinai.org/, or find Mount Sinai on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


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