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Mark Burshteyn, MD, Joins White Plains Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care as Director of Interventional Oncology

Mark Burshteyn, MD, Joins White Plains Hospital's Center for Cancer Care as Director of Interventional Oncology

New Appointment Represents Hospital's Expansion of Cancer Care Services

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (March 1, 2018)— Continuing its commitment to making advanced cancer care available close to home for Westchester residents, White Plains Hospital has announced the appointment of Mark Burshteyn, MD, as Director of Interventional Oncology. An enhanced service at the Hospital, interventional oncology is a subspecialty of interventional radiology that uses image guidance and minimally invasive procedures including embolization and ablation to treat and cure many types of cancer by shrinking and destroying tumors. It is the fastest growing area in interventional radiology and has been recognized as another pillar of oncologic care, together with radiation oncology, medical oncology, and surgical oncology. Benefits of interventional oncologic techniques include minimal incisions, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times, and reduced morbidity.

In addition to minimally invasive cancer treatments, Dr. Burshteyn and his clinical team will play a vital role in the diagnosis, complication management, and palliative care of cancer patients through techniques such as long-term intravenous access, including port and PICC insertion, drainage and pain management procedures.

"We were the first hospital in Westchester to build a stand-alone cancer center more than twenty years ago, and this appointment is another example of how we are continuing to expand our programs, services, and facilities to meet the growing demand for advanced care, right here in the community," says Dr. Michael Palumbo, Executive Vice President and Medical Director at White Plains Hospital.

Dr. Burshteyn is board certified in Diagnostic and Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He received his medical degree from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and completed a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. He was most recently an attending physician in vascular and interventional radiology at Temple University Hospital, Jeanes Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Dr. Burshteyn is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology and the American College of Radiology. In addition, he has co-authored a number of articles which have appeared in professional journals such as the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and the Journal of the American College of Radiology; and has presented case reports and studies at a number of national and local professional gatherings.

Dr. Burshteyn will see patients at the White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care at 2 Longview Avenue. His office can be reached by phone at (914) 849-3994.

About White Plains Hospital

White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. WPH is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Center for Cancer Care, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital's Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, seeing more than 60,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk and New Rochelle; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2015 and 2013. The Hospital received Magnet® designation in 2012 and 2016 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.

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