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  • Welcome, Dr. Buddhu!


    Dr. Omar Buddhu, a board certified medical oncologist and hematologist, has joined the NYOH medical staff. He is currently seeing patients at our Albany Medical Center office. Dr. Buddhu completed his fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (Dana Farber Cancer Institute) in Boston, MA. He completed his medical residency at Danbury Hospital in... Read More

  • NYOH Manages IV Fluid Bag Shortage


    Nancy Egerton, Pharm.D., Area Manager, Pharmacy Services at NYOH, discusses how the practice is managing the shortage of IV fluid bags, ensuring all patients receive treatments. The shortage is being caused by the temporary shut down of a major supplier in in Puerto Rico, following storms this fall.  Click to read the full article from... Read More

  • Dr. Garbo Discusses Clinical Research on “Medical Monday”


    Dr. Lawrence Garbo and Amy Zuchelkowki, RN, Director of Clinical Services, discussed NYOH's clinical research program on WAMC's Medical Monday program. During the program, they explained how drug trials lead to new cancer treatments, how patients become eligible, and why NYOH offers the largest clinical research program in the area. They also discussed emerging immunotherapies, including... Read More

  • Help Local Cancer Patients this Holiday Season


    Founded in 2000, by a group of our patients, physicians and staff, the NYOH Community Cancer Foundation supports local families during cancer treatment. From gas cards to groceries, we know it is the little things that can go a long way when a family is facing financial struggles during cancer treatment.  Click below... Read More

  • Dr. Collea Receives “Community Advocate Award”


    Rufus Collea, MD, Medical Director of NYOH and medical oncologist focused exclusively on the treatment of breast cancer, was recently recognized by To Life!, a breast cancer support and education organization. As the recipient of the 2017 “Community Advocate Award, ” Dr. Collea was also acknowledged for his work as Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society... Read More

  • Congratulations, Andrea Breen!


    Andrea Breen, ANP-C, a nurse practitioner at NYOH’s Albany Medical Center, has been elected to a seat for Advanced Practice Providers on the US Oncology Network National Policy Board and Executive Committee. Through our affiliation with The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s foremost cancer treatment and research networks, NYOH is on the front lines... Read More

  • New PA Joins NYOH’s Albany Medical Center office


    Shanna Lewis, PA-C is seeing patients at NYOH’s Albany Medical Center office. She received her Master Degree of Physician Assistant Studies at Albany Medical College, Albany, NY. Originally from Pennsylvania, Shanna spent 13 years raising and showing dairy goats. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, exercising, and spending time outdoors. Read More

  • Welcome, Dr. Younes!


    Mohamad Younes, MD is a medical oncologist and hematologist. He joins NYOH from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Medicine, where he also served as Clinical Assistant Professor. Board certified in both Medical Oncology and Hematology, Dr. Younes received his medical degree from American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He completed both a residency and fellowship... Read More

  • New PA Joins NYOH’s Amsterdam office


    Brianna Peek, PA-C is now seeing patients at NYOH’s Amsterdam office.  She received her Master Degree of Physician Assistant Studies at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (MCPHS) University, Boston, Massachusetts. Brianna enjoys music, especially country, and all animals, including her German Shorthaired Pointer, Rae. Read More

  • Welcome, Dr. Ammannagari!


    Nischala Ammannagari, MD is a medical oncologist and hematologist. She joins NYOH after completing a fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. She received her medical degree from Sri Venkata Sai Medical College, NTR University of Health Sciences in India. Dr. Ammannagari completed her residency in internal medicine at Bassett Medical Center/Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in... Read More

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