Medical Oncology Services

Medical Oncology services at the C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital include chemotherapy, biotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapies and clinical trials that treat cancer. A team of medical oncologists, physician assistants, medical oncology certified registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, pharmacists and laboratory and support staff provide medical oncology services to our patients. Individuals and families affected by a cancer diagnosis also have access to our medical oncology department’s interdisciplinary team.

Oncology Team

Assisting each patient’s oncologist is an interdisciplinary oncology team specializing in the care of individuals and families affected by a cancer diagnosis. Oncology team members include oncology nurses, a case manager, a health psychologist, a mental health counselor, a social worker, nurse navigators, rehabilitation specialists, an oncology nutritionist, a pharmacist, and pastoral care.

Oncology Certified Nurses

The C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital employs more than 25 oncology certified nurses, who have earned a national certification in cancer care from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation. The certification requires oncology certified nurses to complete a written exam and satisfactory completion of a specified number of nursing hours. Oncology certified nurses work with other oncology specialists to provide the best cancer care to our patients.

Inpatient Care

Glens Falls Hospital’s inpatient care oncology unit, located on the second floor of our Tower, offers 21 private and 2 semi-private rooms. Family involvement is a key part of the unit’s approach to inpatient care. Visiting hours are open and specially designated rooms are available in the inpatient care unit for family visits and private meetings with our oncology staff.

 

 

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Physicians & Providers

Rebecca Freligh, ANP

Rebecca Freligh, ANP

Rebecca Freligh joined the C.R. Wood Cancer Center in 2016. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Buffalo, as well as a Master of Science as a Nurse Practitioner in Adult Primary Care from the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University.

Darci Gaiotti-Grubbs, MD

Darci Gaiotti-Grubbs, MD

Director of Genetics

Board Certified in Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine

Dr. Darci Gaiotti-Grubbs joined the C.R. Wood Cancer Center in 2009 and was named Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Clinical Research in 2011 and Director of the Genetics Program in 2017. She serves as Registry Quality Coordinator of the Cancer Committee and Chair of the Ethics Committee, as well as the Physician Champion for clinical research for breast cancer.

Dr. Gaiotti-Grubbs received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Williams College in Massachusetts. After attending medical school at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, she completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine from New York University Medical Center and a Hematology and Medical Oncology fellowship at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Aqeel Gillani, MD

Aqeel Gillani, MD

Director of Clinical Research

Board Certified in Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine

Dr. Aqeel Gillani joined the C.R. Wood Cancer Center in 2004 and has served as the Director of the Clinical Research Program since 2014.  He is an active member of the Physician Advisory Group for Computerized Physician Order Entry & Electronic Medical Records as well as the Blood Transfusion Committee. He also serves as the Physician Champion for clinical research for lung cancer.

Dr. Gillani attended medical school at Dow University of Health Science in Karachi, Pakistan and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Michigan State University’s Kalamazoo center. His fellowship, in Hematology and Medical Oncology, was completed at University of Vermont in Burlington.

Mark Hoffman, MD

Mark Hoffman, MD

Board Certified in Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine

Dr. Mark Hoffman has been on the Medical Staff at Glens Falls Hospital since 1986, when he started his hematology-oncology practice and introduced clinical research to the region. He joined the C.R. Wood Cancer Center in 2010 after serving as the Medical Director for Hospice of Washington County. He is a past President of the Upstate New York Society of Medical Oncology and Hematology and serves as the Physician Champion for clinical research for blood and bone marrow diseases.

Dr. Hoffman received his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College in New York and attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He completed an internship at the SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, followed by his residency in Internal Medicine at Baystate Medical Center of Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed two fellowships, one in Hematology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester and the other in Medical Oncology from the Baystate Medical Center of Tufts University School of Medicine.

Christopher Mason, DO

Christopher Mason, DO

Board Certified in Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine

Dr. Christopher Mason joined the C.R. Wood Cancer Center in 2016 and is an active member of the Cancer Committee, as the Cancer Liaison and Medical Oncologist. He is the Physician Champion for clinical research for hematologic cancers (lymphoma and myeloma) and serves on the Board of Directors for the Glens Falls Hospital Foundation.

Dr. Mason received his Bachelor of Science from SUNY Buffalo and his Master of Medical Science from Drexel University College of Medicine. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine before completing an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Hofstra North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, where he also completed his fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology.

Elizabeth Reinhardt, PA

Elizabeth Reinhardt, PA

Elizabeth Reinhardt joined the C.R. Wood Cancer Center in 2015. She previously worked at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where she specialized in the treatment of patients with melanoma and sarcoma.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from SUNY Albany as well as a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from LeMoyne College. In addition, she completed a Physician Assistant Fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Umbreen Rozell, MD

Umbreen Rozell, MD

Board Certified in Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine

Since joining the C R. Wood Cancer Center in 2018, Dr. Umbreen Rozell has become an active member of the Cancer Center Pharmacy Committee.  She is also the Physician Champion for clinical research for skin cancers (melanoma).

Dr. Rozell received her Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Davis. She attended medical school at St. Georges University in Grenada, West Indies. Her residency was in Internal Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, and her fellowship was in Hematology and Medical Oncology from the University of Arizona – Banner, located in Tucson.

Nikole Slowick (Delair), PA

Nikole Slowick (Delair), PA

Nikole Slowick joined the C.R. Wood Cancer Center in January of 2013. She received a Bachelor of Science from Siena College and a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from LeMoyne College.

John Stoutenburg, MD

John Stoutenburg, MD

Medical Director

Board Certified in Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine

Dr. John Stoutenburg joined the C.R. Wood Cancer Center in 2005, becoming Associate Medical Director in 2013 and Medical Director in 2015. He currently serves as the Chair of the Cancer Committee and is an active member of the Medical Group Steering Committee and Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee. Dr. Stoutenburg is the Physician Champion for clinical research for genitourinary and gynecological cancers.

Dr. Stoutenburg received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from SUNY Binghamton, and went on to SUNY Upstate for Medical School. Dr. Stoutenburg completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, followed by a fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

Charles Yun, MD

Charles Yun, MD

Board Certified in Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine

Dr. Charles Yun joined the C.R. Wood Cancer Center in 2015 and serves as the Coordinator for Provider and Staff Education. He is also the Alternate for the Cancer Liaison, Medical Oncologist for the Cancer Committee and Physician Champion for clinical research for gastrointestinal cancers.

Dr. Yun received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Rutgers University and attended medical school at the Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. He then attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center, for both a residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology.

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