Department-of-Surgery
Mount Sinai
St. Luke's-Roosevelt
Hospital Center
Division of Surgical Oncology
Division of Surgical Oncology

The Surgical Oncology Division at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital is staffed by a group of experienced cancer surgeons who have trained at the top hospitals and Universities in the United States. Several of our cancer specialists trained and/or have worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University before joining the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Surgical Oncology Program. Each year our surgeons perform a large number of operations for a variety of cancers including breast, lung, colorectal, stomach, liver, pancreatic, esophageal, melanoma and sarcoma. Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital offers state of the art operating rooms, recovery facilities, and intensive care units as well a first class anesthesia department.

The Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt Surgical Oncology Program is an integral part of the Continuum Cancer Center of New York (CCCNY) which also includes Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital and Long Island College Hospital. The CCCNY is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The Mount Sinai Hospital System is the first hospital network in New York State to obtain this accreditation. In addition to first class Surgical Oncology, fully integrated and comprehensive Medical and Radiation Oncology Programs on site are a fundamental requirement for the Cancer Center designation. Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital has a superb Medical Oncology Division staffed by a group of experts trained at the best cancer centers that is housed in a modern, state of the art, outpatient treatment facility at Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital. Similarly, the Radiation Oncology Department, in addition to having expert and experienced board certified Radiotherapists, has state of the art equipment and facilities. The close proximity of the surgeons, oncologists, and radiation specialists makes it possible to develop a fully integrated, individualized and comprehensive treatment plan for each patient in a timely fashion.

Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital and CCNY are involved with many ongoing clinical cancer studies that provide our patients access to the latest surgical methods, chemotherapy agents, and newest radiotherapy devices and treatment protocols. The Surgical Oncology Section is also doing basic science research and developing new anti-cancer drugs to be used during the month immediately prior to and after surgery.

Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital is a teaching hospital for the Mount Sinai Health System and has an accredited general surgery residency program in addition to fellowships (advanced training) in Breast and Colon and Rectal Surgery as well as medical and radiation oncology.

Our Physicians
  • Melissa M. Alvarez-Downing, M.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    (212) 523-4584
  • Fadi F. Attiyeh, MD, FACS, FASCRS
  • Professor of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Surgical Oncology/ Hepatobiliary Surgery
    (212) 307-1144
  • Faiz Bhora, MD, FACS
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Surgical Oncology / Thoracic Surgery
    (212) 523-8287
  • Alison A. Estabrook, MD, FACS
  • Professor of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Breast Surgical Oncology
    (212) 523-7500
  • Nipa D. Gandhi, MD
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Surgical Oncology/ Colon and Rectal Surgery
    (212) 523-7404
  • Aye Moe Thu Ma, MD, FACS
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Breast Surgical Oncology
    (212) 523-4799
  • Eric D. Moore, MD
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Breast Surgical Oncology
    (212) 247-6575
  • Sharon Rosenbaum Smith, MD, FACS
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Breast Surgical Oncology
    (212) 523-7500
  • Paul I. Tartter, MD, FACS
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Breast Surgical Oncology
    (212) 523-7500
       Richard Whelan, MD, FACS, FASCRS
    Chief of Division, Surgical Oncology and Colorectal Surgery Professor of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    (212) 523-8172