Hematology Oncology

The Hematology and Medical Oncology service at The Blavatnik Family Chelsea Medical Center at Mount Sinai provides expert management of patients with a wide range of diagnoses, with treatments including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, clinical trials, and more.

As part of The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai—a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center—we provide the most advanced treatment options, always with a focus on the treatment that is best for your diagnosis. All of our physicians serve as faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In addition to providing education and training to medical students, residents, and fellows, they also actively participate in clinical trials in order to develop and explore the next generation of cancer treatments. With our advanced clinical trials, we offer access to both standard treatments and the latest novel and innovative therapies.

We utilize a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care. We coordinate with other specialties—surgical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, reconstructive surgery, integrative medicine, psychiatry, palliative care, supportive oncology, and more—as needed, and work in close partnership with genetic counselors, social workers and clinical nutritionists.

We are here to meet your needs and wishes with compassion and expertise. Mount Sinai’s Hematology and Medical Oncology team is by your side.

Solid Tumor Medical Oncology

Our medical oncologists specialize in the treatment of a wide range of solid tumors, including breast, gynecologic, colon, kidney, lung, prostate and other cancers. Our oncologists work closely with surgeons, radiation oncologists, and other specialists at all stages of disease from initial diagnosis through follow-up care.

Benign Hematology

At the Blavatnik Center, our hematologists treat a broad range of benign blood disorders including anemia, hemophilia, bleeding and clotting disorders, white and red blood cell disorders, and platelet disorders. Our team of experts provide advanced care throughout the course of treatment for these conditions.

Hematologic Malignancies

Our hematologists at the Blavatnik Center also provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients diagnosed with hematologic malignancies, including leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, myeloproliferative disorders, and myelodysplastic syndromes.


Our specialties include:

  • Blood cancers (Hodgkin's disease, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and other hematologic malignancies)
  • Breast cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancers (anal, colon, esophageal, liver, pancreatic, rectal, and stomach cancers)
  • Genitourinary cancers (adrenal, bladder, kidney, prostate, and testicular cancers)
  • Gynecological malignancies and complex benign conditions
  • Lung cancers and thoracic surgery
  • Sarcomas
  • Skin cancers
  • Supportive Oncology

For more information about these specialties, and additional cancer care offered at the Mount Sinai Health System, see our Cancer Areas of Care.

Meet Our Team

Our specialists have extensive experience caring for patients with hematology and oncology conditions.

Bruce Culliney, MD
Teja Ganta, MD
Alaina Kessler, MD
Paula Klein, MD
Le Min Lee, MD
Bobby Liaw, MD
Rima Patel, MD
Joshua Richter, MD
Nicholas C Rohs, MD
Theresa Shao, MD
Ilan Shapira, MD
Dmitriy Zamarin, MD