HACKENSACK, N.J. — Five new physicians have joined the medical staff at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Cancer Center in New Jersey.
Hyung C. Suh, MD, PhD, is a hematologist-oncologist who joined the Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy program. Dr. Suh specializes in the care of people with blood cancers (such as leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma) and in the use of stem cell transplantation, cellular therapy, and immunotherapy to treat these cancers. He is also an experienced biomedical scientist with expertise in hematology-oncology research and the translation of research findings from the laboratory to the patients they may help. A native of South Korea, Dr. Suh graduated from Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, where he earned his MD and PhD degrees. He completed internal medicine residencies at Yonsei University College of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic Foundation and hematology-oncology fellowships at Yonsei University College of Medicine and UCLA School of Medicine.
Gurbakhash Kaur, MD, is a hematologist-oncologist who specializes in hematology-oncology, especially the treatment of multiple myeloma. She is especially interested in the application of novel immunotherapies to treat cancer, including multiple myeloma. Dr. Kaur received her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at Tufts Medical Center. She then went on to complete a fellowship in hematology-oncology at Montefiore Medical Center.
Sukhdeep Kaur, MD, is a hematologist-oncologist who specializes in stem cell transplantation — including allogeneic transplants (from a donor) and autologous ("self") transplants — for blood cancers and blood diseases. She also oversees the use of cellular therapies in patients, including CAR T-cell therapy — an innovative treatment which trains a patient's white blood cells (called T cells) to find and destroy cancer cells. Dr. Kaur received her medical degree from Ross University and completed her internal medicine residency at Drexel University College of Medicine, serving as Chief Resident in her final year. She then went on to complete a fellowship in hematology-oncology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Cancer Institute of New Jersey, where she was Chief Fellow.
Andrew Ip, MD, MS, is a hematologist-oncologist who specializes in the care of patients with lymphoma and multiple myeloma. In his research, Dr. Ip is part of John Theurer Cancer Center's Outcomes Division. He is interested in utilizing population science to see the "big picture" of cancer care in order to enhance the lives of patients and their families. He also has an interest in using digital health technology to promote improved cancer outcomes, having piloted an Apple Watch physical activity intervention for people with cancer. Dr. Ip received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College (now Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University). He completed his internal medicine residency at Emory University School of Medicine, where he was Chief Medical Resident in his last year. He then went on to complete a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory, where he was Chief Fellow for his final year.
Kaushal Parikh, MBBS, is a medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of patients with thoracic cancers, such as lung cancer, thymoma, and mesothelioma. He is also involved in drug development and early-phase clinical trials, particularly through John Theurer Cancer Center's robust Phase I clinical trials program. He and his colleagues are working to expand the translational research program so that more findings from the laboratory can be translated to the clinic to help patients. Dr. Parikh received his medical degree from Topiwala National Medical College in Mumbai, India. He completed his internal medicine residency and hematology-oncology fellowship at New York Medical College, where he was Chief Hematology and Oncology Fellow for his final year. He then completed a fellowship in thoracic oncology at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Minnesota.
John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is New Jersey's largest and most comprehensive center dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, management, research, screenings, and preventive care as well as survivorship of patients with all types of cancers. The 14 specialized divisions covering the complete spectrum of cancer care have developed a close-knit team of medical, research, nursing, and support staff with specialized expertise that translates into more advanced, focused care for all patients. Each year, more people in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area turn to John Theurer Cancer Center for cancer care than to any other facility in New Jersey. Housed within Hackensack University Medical Center, a 775-bed not-for-profit teaching, tertiary care, and research hospital, John Theurer Cancer Center provides state-of-the-art technological advances, compassionate care, research innovations, medical expertise, and a full range of aftercare services that distinguish John Theurer Cancer Center from other facilities. For additional information, please visit www.jtcancercenter.org.