Esteemed Oncology and Hematology Specialists Join White Plains Hospital Physician Associates
Drs. Sara Sadan, Joshua Raff, Anney Mannancheril and Ami Neghandi Welcomed Into the WPH Family
White Plains, NY (February 5, 2013) – The practice of Sara Sadan, M.D.; Joshua Raff, M.D; Anney Mannancheril, M.D.; Ami Neghandi, M.D.; and nurse practitioners Annie Borofsky, A.N.P. and Sandra Aufiero, A.N.P. is the first Oncology & Hematology group to join White Plains Hospital Physician Associates, a division of the hospital aligning local physicians with Hospital services. The practice will be known as Oncology & Hematology of White Plains and will continue to provide comprehensive medical care to patients with cancer and malignant and non-malignant blood disorders.
“We are so pleased to be bringing the expertise of these four talented physicians and clinicians into the expanding services of our exceptional Cancer Program,” said Susan Fox, President of White Plains Hospital. “Drs. Sadan, Raff, Mannancheril and Neghandi all have excellent reputations as skilled and compassionate clinicians who together possess a wealth of knowledge on the most effective treatments for cancer and blood disorders. We could not be happier that they have decided to join White Plains Hospital.”
The group, formerly known as Oncology & Hematology of White Plains PLLC, was established in 1995 by Dr. Sara Sadan and over the decades has built a strong reputation for its commitment to providing patients with individualized treatment in a compassionate, welcoming environment. Detailed emphasis on patients’ therapeutic options, quality of life, and support for caregivers and family members has been the hallmark of the team.
Dr. Sadan has extensive expertise in breast and gynecological cancers, as well as gastrointestinal cancers, lung cancers, B and T-cell lymphomas, and general oncology. She also offers evaluation and counseling to identify individuals who may be genetically predisposed to certain types of cancers. Dr. Sadan is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology and has received her training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Over the years she has accumulated extensive experience in breast and other women’s cancers. Joining the team of White Plains Hospital Physician Associates, Dr. Sadan will serve as Director of Breast and Women’s Medical Oncology for the Hospital. In her role, Dr. Sadan will help establish an expanded breast center that will encompass the full spectrum of patient needs including prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and survival resources.
“Over the years, I have seen White Plains Hospital grow and develop into the exceptional healthcare facility that it is today,” said Dr. Sadan. “I believe that collaboration by providers strengthens the continuity of care for cancer patients and helps to improve outcomes. I am delighted to more closely align our group with the Hospital and the services it provides for our community. The Hospital’s Cancer Program has the exceptional resources and skilled medical talent to provide comprehensive, lifesaving treatment to patients in a caring and compassionate manner.”
Dr. Sadan will be joined by the other physicians in the group, Dr. Joshua Raff, Dr. Anney Mannancheril, and Dr. Ami Neghandi. Dr. Raff is section chief of Hematology-Oncology and Chairman of the GI Oncology Conference Committee at White Plains Hospital. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology and has specific experience in cancers of the digestive system, lung, and prostate cancer, as well as benign hematologic disorders including anemia, platelet disorders, and coagulation defects.
Dr. Mannancheril is also board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Oncology. Her particular expertise is with both benign and malignant hematological disorders, solid tumors including sarcoma, gastric and colon cancers, and brain tumors. Dr. Ami Neghandi joined the group in 2009 and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Her professional interests include lung cancer, lymphoma, gynecologic malignancies and hypercoagulability disorders.
The practice will remain located at 244 Westchester Avenue, Suite 411, in White Plains, and can be reached by phone at (914) 684-8100. For more information about the physicians or services of White Plains Physician Associates, Oncology and Hematology of White Plains, visit www.wphphysicianassociates.org or www.Onc-hem.com.
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Pavilion, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center, The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center and The Westchester Orthopedic Institute. The Hospital has the busiest Emergency Department in Westchester County, seeing nearly 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital is the only community hospital in Westchester County licensed to perform emergency & elective angioplasty. The Hospital is a ten-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. WPH is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the Stellaris Health Network, Inc. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.