Dr. William B. Solomon
Dr. William B. Solomon is Board certified in Hematology, Oncology, and Internal Medicine. Currently treating patients at the Mimonides Cancer Center,
Dr. Solomon is the lead Principal Investigator for the Brooklyn M-BCCOP.
Ovadia Abulafia, MD
Dr. Ovadia Abulafia is Board certified in Gynecological Oncology. He is the Principal Investigator for all clinical trials sponsored by the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The GOG is an organization dedicated to clinical research in the field of gynecologic cancer, and is funded by the Federal Government through the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Natalie Baptiste, MPH
As the program's community health educator, Ms. Baptiste helps to increase colorectal cancer screening in our Brooklyn communities. Through the assessments of local networks, focus groups, and key informant interviews Ms. Baptiste along with the rest of the Brooklyn M-B CCOP team design effective ways to spread the word on the importance of getting screened for colorectal cancer.
Dr. Olcay Batuman
Dr. Olcay Batuman is a Professor of Medicine in the Divison of
Hematology and Oncology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Batuman
is also a Principle Investigator on treatment protocols for multiple myeloma.
Karen Benker, MD, MPH
Dr. Benker coordinates the program's cancer prevention and control trials. As the Associate Dean of the School of Public Health at SUNY Downstate, Dr. Benker works with student-interns to improve oncology services and research at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. She works with Natalie Baptiste to promote screening for colorectal cancer in Central Brooklyn.
Susanne Fryd, BS
Ms. Susanne Fryd serves as the overall program Administrator, overseeing regulatory components at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Kings County Hospital Center, and the Maimonides Cancer Center. With over 25 years of clinical research experience, Ms. Fryd has taken on the role of Senior Clinical Research Associate. Ms. Fryd mainly focuses on the program's cancer treatment trials.
Jason P. Gonsky, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Jason Gonsky is the Principal Investigator for the Multiple Myeloma trials. Board certified in Hematology, Oncology, and Internal Medicine, Dr. Gonsky treats cancer patients at Kings County Hospital Center.
Robert Lewis, M.D.
Dr. Robert Lewis is the Principal Investigator for all clinical trials conducted at Kings County Hospital Center. Board certified in Hematology and Oncology, Dr Lewis treats benign hematology, hematologic malignancies as well as various solid tumor malignancies.
Rolinda McIntosh, MPH
Ms. Rolinda McIntosh is our Maimonides Cancer Center based clinical research associate. Ms. McIntosh is a recent graduate of SUNY's School of Public Health with a concentration in community health. Working alongside oncologist, radiologist and registered nurses, Ms. McIntosh assists in identifying eligible patients for trials offered at our Maimonides Cancer Center site. Ms. McIntosh also works to develop new ways to continuously improve patient care, making every patient's experience at the center pleasurable despite their diagnosis.
Aisha Milton, MPH
Mrs. Aisha Milton is our Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC) based clinical research coordinator. Mrs. Milton is responsible for maintaining the regulatory and administrative components of oncology clinical trials at our KCHC site, functions in data management, conducts patient registration and follow-up interviews, and assists with patient recruiting.
Nikita Watson, MPH
Ms. Nikita Watson is the Lead Clinical Research Associate for the Cancer Prevention and Control studies. She obtained her MPH from SUNY School of Public Health and has special expertise in epidemiology. Ms. Watson has maintained a strong connection to the MPH program allowing her to initiate and cultivate its collaboration with the MBCCOP. During her tenure with the MBCCOP she has helped accrue to three research base studies one of which recognized our site as top accruer. As a preceptor for the newly established "Oncology Field Experience" for MPH students, she is using her expertise in public health to train graduates and increase our programs and services to the community.
The Brooklyn M-B CCOP
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 20
Brooklyn, New York 11203
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