When I came to Stony Brook University Hospital in 2007 it was primarily because I saw an institution that had enormous potential and was poised for a rapid expansion of its cancer programs as well as several other areas. I wanted to be part of that growth. Since becoming a member of this team, we have seen new Division Chiefs and new Department of Medicine Chairs at both Stony Brook and the Northport VA. There has been a dramatic expansion of our stem cell transplant program under a new director, a new Cancer Center Director, a new Dean of the School of Medicine, and a new President of the University. Our hospital network has broadened over the past few years to include several community hospitals in Suffolk County, including Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital..
We have recently opened two new state-of the art cancer centers, here on our main campus and at the Phillips Family Cancer Center in Southampton. Our clinical trials office has seen a positive expansion and now supports over 100 cancer clinical trials, and the number of patients enrolled in clinical trials continues to increase. The hospital has added new resident and fellowship programs which include Radiation Oncology and Palliative Care Medicine. Our fellows care for a very diverse patient population with a wide variety of medical conditions, under the supervision of nationally known experts in their fields. Fellows are given the opportunity to participate in a broad range of clinical, translational and basic science research projects. Finally, being located in an idyllic suburban setting but with easy access to the nation’s largest metropolis, our fellows can enjoy any number of leisure time activities when not at work. These factors, along with the strong camaraderie of all our residents and fellows, makes Stony Brook an ideal place to train.
Roger Keresztes, MD
Fellowship Program Director