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ILYA BLOKH, MD

Geriatrics, Palliative Care
    • Specialties
    • Geriatrics, Palliative Care
    • Hematology-Oncology
    • Languages
    • English
    • Russian
    • Hospital Affiliation
    • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
Dr Ilya Blokh takes enormous pride in running his successful practice in the heart of Brooklyn. Situated just across from Mount Sinai Brooklyn Hospital, the practice boosts a very convenient location and highest possible quality care.

Dr Blokh personally devotes a considerable amount of time both obtaining a detailed medical history as well as counseling his patients regarding their treatment options. All office and hospital patients are personally seen by Dr Blokh. Chemotherapy is given in the state of the art Park Slope Medicine, which is an ambulatory care facility affiliated with Methodist Hospital. Dedicated and compassionate chemotherapy nurses help patients get through their treatments. Dr Blokh grew up in the Bayview Houses of Canarsie.

He is proud to have attended NYC public schools. He attended Brooklyn College where he earned his BA in Political Science and received the Anna Berkowitz Memorial Award from the Political Science Chairman. He considered a career in law or government but ultimately chose medicine as his calling and attended SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn. Dr Blokh did his residency in Long Island Jewish Hospital and fellowship in SUNY Stony Brook. Throughout his training, Dr Blokh had the privilege of working alongside some of the world’s most notable Hematologists-Oncologists. While at LIJ, Dr Blokh worked with the great Dr Kanti Rai who founded the Rai criteria for CLL and recently served as the President of the American Society of Hematology.

Dr Blokh traveled to the Royal Marsden in London where he worked with Professor Daniel Catovsky, head of leukemia research for the UK and one of Europe’s most renowned Oncologists. Rotating through St Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan, Dr Blokh worked with Dr John MacDonald, who had developed the popular MacDonald regimen for gastric cancer, and Dr Sundar Jagannath, who has been a national leader in Myeloma research. Dr Blokh also spent time at Lady of Mercy Hospital with Drs Peter Wiernik and Janice Dutcher.

Dr Wiernik has authored hundreds of publications in leukemia/lymphoma, is an editor of the journal Medical Oncology, and is one of the senior editors of an oncology textbook.

Dr Dutcher is a national leader in kidney cancer research. Dr Blokh has also taken an interest in the psychologic and social aspects of Oncology care and received training in those areas on several occasions at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Certifications

Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Hematology
Medical Oncology

Education

MD, SUNY- Downstate Brooklyn

Residency, Internal Medicine
Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Fellowship, Hematology-Oncology
SUNY Stonybrook University School of Medicine

Languages

English, Russian