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Welcome Letter from the Program Director
Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Staten Island University Hospital

Hematology Oncology at SIUH's Children's Cancer Center.

Our facilities

The new and expanded state-of-the art Children’s Cancer Center at Staten Island University Hospital is focused on not just treating disease – we treat the child and make parents partners of our team. Everything that we do at our center, whether clinical care, research or education, is aimed to support and help children fighting cancer - “Kids Against Cancer”. A former outpatient unit on the hospital’s Seaview Campus, the 5,500 square feet of dedicated space will undergo renovation to encompass child-friendly treatment areas, a floor-to-ceiling fish tank and a spacious play area for the treatment of pediatric oncology patients at Staten Island (opening 2016). This renovation is sponsored by the generosity of Kids Against Cancer, a Staten Island non-profit organization. The Center offers outpatient and inpatient care, including cancer chemotherapy, blood tranfusions, gamma globin infusions and more.

Our goal is to provide high quality clinical care for “Kids from the Island” on Staten Island, and at the same time we are not shy to benefit from the expertise of the world re-known cancer centers in Manhattan by working in close collaboration with them.

But what is more convincing than to hear the voice of parents and their children, telling you the reason why they come to us:

- “I came to the best and most devoted team of doctors in the world” Y.M.

- “ Dear Dr. Vaiselbuh, because of you, the nurses and the staff I can continue to make beautiful memories with my family and friends. Thank you!” N.R.

Not only do we care for our local residents, but in the speciality center of histiocytic disorders, called HistioCare, we see patients –adults and children alike – from greater New York, all over the country and even overseas who seek us out to receive evaluation and treatment of this rare group of orphan diseases.

Please continue reading to find out more about our team and the experiences of some of our patients:

- “How do you thank someone for saving your child’s life, it is impossible! I don’t think any words can express our feelings of gratitude towards you, the nurses and the wonderful staff at SIUH. Never have I seen such a remarkable group of individuals. You are all such a blessing to our son and to our family” The R. Family

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