Division of Surgical Oncology | NYU Long Island School of Medicine | NYU Langone Health

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Department of Surgery Divisions Division of Surgical Oncology

Division of Surgical Oncology

At the Division of Surgical Oncology at NYU Long Island School of Medicine, our team of board-certified surgical oncologists provides expert and compassionate care for patients with complex cancer diagnoses. We collaborate with specialists in multiple areas of medicine and surgery to provide comprehensive treatment and are skilled in a range of advanced diagnostic and surgical management technologies, including cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal chemotherapy.

Our faculty are dedicated educators for early-career surgical oncologists and surgeon–scientists, and lead groundbreaking projects in clinical and basic science research.

Surgical Oncology Education

We are committed to providing the next generation of surgical oncologists with an immersive and dynamic training environment. General surgery residents and medical students at NYU Long Island School of Medicine have the opportunity to rotate with our team and gain an understanding of the complexities required to manage patients with cancer. We involve trainees in discussing the multidisciplinary approaches to cancer treatment as well as the various surgical techniques we offer, including minimally invasive surgery as an effective option for some cancers.

We lead weekly surgical oncology conferences for our entire team, which include residents, medical students, physician assistants, technologists, and physicians from multiple disciplines, and host invited speakers to share their experiences and knowledge to prompt conversations about multidisciplinary management of malignant disease.

We are also mentors to trainees who aspire to become clinical and academic surgeons. We encourage residents and students to contribute to the department’s clinical and basic science research endeavors, and our trainees often present their research at regional and national meetings.

Surgical Oncology Clinical Services

Our focus is on ensuring the best outcomes by providing patient-centered, compassionate care at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island and Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Long Island Surgical Oncology Associates. Our fully-equipped on-site procedure clinic performs ultrasound-guided tissue biopsies, skin cancer excisions, and mediport removal after patients have completed their cancer treatment. In recognition of our high standard of outpatient care, we are certified by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission and the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.

We are experienced in providing advanced cancer treatment in both hospital and outpatient settings. We treat skin cancers including basal and squamous cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma, and Merkel cell carcinoma, in addition to soft tissue sarcomas such as liposarcomas, myxofibrosarcomas, and angiosarcomas, as well as other sarcoma subtypes.

We use open and minimally invasive robotic approaches to treat cancers of the abdomen including pancreatic cancer, bile duct cancers, liver cancer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), neuroendocrine tumors, appendiceal and peritoneal surface malignancies, and colon and rectal cancer.

Surgical Oncology Faculty

John D. Allendorf, MD
Jennifer M. Whittington, MD
Megan D. Winner, MD

Contact Us

For inquiries about the Division of Surgical Oncology, please email Dr. Allendorf, division chief, at john.allendorf@nyulangone.org.