NYUCI Announces Five New Recruits

The NYU Cancer Institute has announced the recruitment of five exceptional cancer specialists:

Maher Abdul Hay, MD, Instructor, will build his clinical practice at Bellevue Hospital Center, providing outstanding care in hematology and medical oncology to underserved populations. He received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and completed research fellowships at AUB and the University of Illinois at Chicago before pursuing an internal medicine residency at The State University of New York at Buffalo.  Dr. Adbul Hay then completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center, serving as Chief Fellow. He has conducted innovative research on the role of the STAT3 protein in the development and treatment of hematological cancers, and will continue this research at the NYUCI.

David L. Green, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor (Clinical), specializes in the care of patients with bleeding and blood clotting disorders. He received his MD/PhD from NYU School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. His training also included a fellowship in hematology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a fellowship in medical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a research fellowship in molecular oncology at The Rockefeller University. Dr. Green is also Associate Director of the Bellevue Special Hematology Laboratory and Medical Director of the Anticoagulation Service at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Arjun Balar, MD, Assistant Professor (Clinical), is a medical oncologist specializing in genitourinary cancers. At the Smilow Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center, he will establish a multidisciplinary clinic for the care of patients with urothelial and renal cancers. Dr. Balar graduated from the University of South Florida College of Medicine, and completed his internal medicine residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He then entered the medical oncology and hematology fellowship program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Balar will concentrate his research efforts on urothelial and renal cancers.

Ping Gu, MD, Instructor, cares for patients with a wide variety of hematologic disorders and cancers. He earned his medical degree from Nanjing Medical University in China and became a Resident Surgeon at Jiangsu Cancer Hospital. Dr. Gu came to the United States to pursue a PhD in pathology at the Medical College of Ohio. He completed a residency through the New York Medical College (Richmond) Program, and was accepted into the Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Program at NYU Langone Medical Center. With a strong background in general surgery, Dr. Gu has focused on the care of patients with colon and liver cancers.

Komal Jhaveri, MD, Assistant Professor (Clinical), is combining her expertise in radiology and the medical management of breast cancer to create a practice utilizing radiological techniques to study new therapies for this disease. Dr. Jhaveri received her medical degree from KJ Medical College and Research Center/University of Mumbai, India, and a residency in nuclear medicine from the Radiation Medicine Center/University of Mumbai, and she was subsequently awarded a Diploma in Radiation Medicine. She also completed a residency at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York and a medical oncology and hematology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.