Our Cancer Program Our physicians and staff

One of the many factors in distinguishing good cancer care from exceptional care is the people delivering it.

The staff at White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care have trained at the finest institutions around the world and across the country and have chosen to bring that care into our community. Every member of the cancer care team at White Plains Hospital is here for patients, ready to listen to personal concerns as they go through cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Use the directory below to learn more about our cancer team. To find a doctor, call
914-849-MyMD.

  • Sandra Aufiero, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
    Medical Oncology
    914-849-7600

    Ms. Aufiero is a nurse practitioner whose meticulous attention to detail ensures best practice standards, patient safety and high quality care for her patients are met at all times. Ms. Aufiero works within a collaborative model to provide quality care and to improve patient outcomes by strengthening continuity of care in all settings. She serves as the practice’s patient liaison, making daily hospital rounds for the practice, becoming a familiar face to patients and helping ease the transition from the inpatient setting to the outpatient office for ongoing treatment.

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    Natalie Belostotsky, FNP-BC, AOCNP
    Medical Oncology
    914-849-7630

    Natalie Belostotsky, FNP-BC, AOCNP is a hematology/oncology nurse practitioner. She has more than a decade of experience in in the field of hematology/oncology and is proficient in caring for patients with cancer. Ms. Belostotsky’s areas of expertise include: evaluating and managing hematology/oncology patients in the outpatient setting; evaluating and managing patients receiving chemotherapy/ biotherapy in the infusion center; managing emergencies and reactions to medications; and managing and adjusting medications.

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    Annie Borofsky, NP
    Medical Oncology
    914-849-7622

    Anne Spinner Borofsky MSN, ANP, OCN, graduated from CW Post College of Long Island University in 1978 with a Master's  of Arts, with a specialty in Audiology.  Annie went on to earn a Master's of Science degree in 1985 from the Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University, and then a Master's of Science degree in Nursing from Columbia University in 1995 as an Adult Nurse Practitioner with a focus in Oncology.

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    Ira Braunschweig, MD
    Director of the Montefiore Stem Cell Transplant Program
    914-849-7188

    After graduating from New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Braunschweig completed his residency in internal medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He went on to do his fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the world renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas and stayed on there as a faculty member for three years on the Blood and Marrow Transplant program.

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    Haven Caldwell, MD
    Medical Oncology
    914-849-7630

    Dr. Caldwell received her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai-St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York. She is board certified in Internal Medicine.

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    Jae Cho, MD
    Medical Oncology
    914-849-7630

     Dr. Cho received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ in Manhasset, NY. He completed fellowships in Hematology and Oncology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and eligible for board certification in Hematology and Oncology. He was recently involved in a number of research studies at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ, including the correlation of family history with cancer risk, the relationship between leukemia and intestinal inflammation, and adenocarcinoma of the lung. He was also on the faculty of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

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    Neil Cohen, MD, FACP
    Medical Oncology
    914-849-7630

    Dr. Cohen is a hematologist/oncologist with extensive experience in treating patients with cancer and blood diseases. Prior to joining White Plains Hospital, Dr. Cohen was an attending physician at the Bennett Cancer Center at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT. He was also previously in private practice in Stamford, CT and served as the Director of the National Health Service Corps in Bridgeport, CT. Dr. Cohen is board certified in Hematology, Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine.

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    Daniel Costin, MD, FACP
    Co-Medical Director
    914-849-7630

    Dr. Dan Costin has been practicing medical oncology and hematology in Westchester since 1993. He received his B.S. in biochemistry at the University of California in Los Angeles and his Medical degree at the University of California in San Francisco. He completed three years of internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

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    Beverly Fernandez, Nurse Practitioner
    Medical Oncology
    914-849-7633

    Beverly Fernandez FNP-BC, MSN, BS graduated from Wilmington University in Delaware with per post-Masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Masters in Nursing from Wesley College in Delaware and her Bachelors in Chemistry from Delaware State University.

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    Mark Fialk, MD, FACP
    Co-Medical Director
    914-723-8100

    Dr. Fialk is Co-Medical Director of White Plains Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care. He is board certified in hematology, internal medicine, and medical oncology. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He completed fellowships in hematology and oncology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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    Karen Green, MD
    Medical Oncology
    914-849-7630

    Dr. Karen Green graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1988 and then did her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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    Subuhee Hussain, MD
    Medical Oncology
    914-849-7630

    Dr. Hussain has broad experience with all types of solid tumors, hematologic malignancies, benign hematologic conditions, and has been an investigator as part of several clinical trials.

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    Heather Kramer, NP
    Medical Oncology
    914-849-7630

    Ms. Heather Kramer is a certified adult Nurse Practitioner, having received her Master’s in Nursing at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing Adult Nurse Practitioner program in New York, and her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Quinnipiac College School of Nursing. Ms. Kramer’s career in Nursing began in direct patient care as a chemotherapy nurse and later as a nurse leader in labor and delivery. Since that time, she has dedicated her career to the care of oncology patients, with a particular focus on patients with neurologic and neurosurgical cancers.

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    Carol Lederman, MD
    Medical Oncology
    914-849-7630

    Dr. Carol Lederman graduated from Cornell University Medical College in 1989. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York in 1992. The following year, she was a Chief Medical Resident at the Mt. Sinai Services Hospital at Elmhurst.

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    Anney Mannancheril, MD
    Medical Oncology
    914-849-7600

    Dr. Mannancheril received her medical degree from Medical College in Kerala, India, in 1976. She received her internal medicine training at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York, and proceeded to get her hematology and oncology training at New York Medical College.

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    Eibhlis Murray-Hopkins, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN
    Medical Oncology
    914-849-7633

    Eibhlis Murray- Hopkins DNP, FNP- BC, APRN graduated from Stony Brook University where she received her doctorate of nursing practice. She has over 20 years of clinical experience in critical care, primary healthcare services, and oncology care.

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    Joshua Raff, MD
    Medical Oncology
    914-849-7600

    Joshua Raff, M.D. is the Director of the Digestive Cancer Program at White Plains Hospital, as well as the Leader of the Hospital’s GI Cancer Program Conference. Dr. Raff received his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in 1997. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, and was a fellow of hematology and oncology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine from 2000-2003.

     

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    Sara Sadan, MD
    Director of Breast and Women's Oncology
    914-849-7600

    Sara Sadan, M.D. is the Section Chief for the Department of Medical Oncology at White Plains Hospital as well as the Director for Breast and Women’s Cancers. Dr. Sadan received her medical degree from the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, Israel in 1984. Dr. Sadan spent four years at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in basic and clinical research and in clinical trials and subsequently did her fellowship in oncology and hematology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

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    Daniel Sammartino, MD
    Medical Oncology
    914-849-7600

    Dr. Sammartino is a member of WPHPA Oncology & Hematology of White Plains. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College, Valhalla and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine in Manhasset, NY, where he also completed a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology. 

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    Swati Sehgal, MD
    Medical Oncology
    914-849-7600

    Dr. Sehgal graduated from the SUNY Downstate Medical College and finished her residency in Internal Medicine at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She received Fellowship training in Hematology and Oncology at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish University Hospital, and she is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology.

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    Brynith Stocker, NP
    Nurse Practitioner, Medical Oncology
    914-849-7622

    Brynith Stocker MSN, BBA, ACNP-BC is an alumni of New York University for her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing. Brynith has spent the majority of her nursing career in oncology, working in both inpatient and outpatient settings and with patients of varied acuity. She currently works in both the infusion center and in the medical oncology office setting to deliver high quality and patient-centered care while focusing on the management and support of patients throughout their treatment.

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    Nelly Vega-Woo, DNP, MS, FNP-BC
    Medical Oncology
    914-849-7633

    Nelly Vega-Woo, DNP, MS, FNP-BC, graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Doctor of Nursing Practice, and received her Masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner from SUNY Downstate College of Nursing.

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    Yael Sadan Zack, MD
    Medical Oncology
    914-849-7600

    Dr. Zack graduated from New York Medical College and finished her residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She received Fellowship training in Medical Oncology and Hematology at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and she is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology.

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