Dr. Ahmad Raza Joins NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital as Cancer Center Director

Aug 12, 2019

Cortlandt Manor, NY

Dr. Ahmad Raza

Dr. Ahmad Raza has been named director of the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, effective August 19. He will also serve as assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Raza joins NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital and Columbia from the University of Minnesota Health, where he served as medical director of community oncology and successfully led a large oncology practice across multiple clinical sites.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Raza to lead our cancer program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital,” said Stacey Petrower, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. “Dr. Raza is a gifted and compassionate clinician, outstanding leader and renowned researcher who is deeply committed to providing the highest quality cancer care to patients and communities.”

Dr. Raza will continue to build NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital’s premier cancer center program, dedicated to providing patients and their families with personalized attention and the highest quality medical care. The center also provides patients with access to an extraordinary level of expertise and resources, including oncologists from the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, one of only four National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in New York state. He will enhance research and clinical collaborations with the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and with the hematology and oncology program at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital.

"I am pleased to be joining NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital and Columbia, and look forward to serving the community with a focus on patient experience and quality of care,” said Dr. Raza. “It’s a privilege to be helping patients during the most difficult time of their lives, and together with Columbia, we will continue to make strides in finding better treatments for cancer.”

Dr. Raza has clinical expertice in thoracic oncology and head and neck cancer, and his research has focused on developing less toxic and more effective cancer treatments for cancer. For the past five years, he has focused his efforts on bringing state-of-the-art oncology clinical trials to the communities served by Minnesota Health cancer care clinics. He has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Hematology, American Journal of Medicine, and Leukemia and Lymphoma. He is passionate about community health, and will strive to broaden access to cancer care for underserved populations and partner with the Hudson Valley community to address overall population health. He is also focused on the ways technology is helping hospitals better serve their patients through telemedicine and timely access to care.

Dr. Raza completed his fellowship in hematology and medical oncology from the University of Minnesota. He is board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. He served on inpatient services at University of Minnesota Medical Center prior to starting his fellowship training. He completed his internal medicine residency training from St. Barnabas Hospital, then affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. Dr. Raza completed his medical degree from Nishtar Medical University in Multan, Pakistan.

About NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital

Founded in 1889 by the Helping Hand Association, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, located in Cortlandt Manor, New York, serves residents of the Hudson Valley and Westchester County. The hospital provides a wide range of inpatient and ambulatory services, with hundreds of practitioners on staff in more than 60 specialties. The hospital is home to the region’s only state-of-the-art, 24-hour "no wait" emergency department, which sees more than 40,000 visits per year. The hospital’s comprehensive cancer center combines chemotherapy, radiation therapy and support services all under one roof. NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital has received national recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® three consecutive times. For more information, visit nyp.org/hudsonvalley or call 914-737-9000.

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