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May 23, 2018
IDEA and LIFe recipient Dr. Susmita Sharma is working hard during her U.S. fellowship so that she can achieve her dream of delivering exceptional cancer care to her patients in Nepal. 
May 23, 2018
I thought providing good care was enough. I thought treating everyone the same was enough. But I realized that I have to be aware of how race and racism affect my patients and how they experience the medical system.
May 22, 2018
Sometimes cross-coverage means having hard conversations with patients who aren't ours, but who still deserve our expertise and our honesty.
May 21, 2018
"I know too much. I don't know enough." Dr. Stephanie L. Graff interviews Dr. Kelly Shanahan, an OB/GYN living with metastatic breast cancer.
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Miriam Knoll, MD

Miriam A. Knoll, MD, is a radiation oncologist at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. She serves as Medical Director of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Hackensack University Medical Center/Mountainside. Follow her on Twitter @MKnoll_MD.

Dec 09, 2015
I was fortunate to begin my radiation oncology training on our Chairman’s service, working with lung cancer expert Dr. Ken Rosenzweig. At that time, one of my earliest clinical experiences was seeing a woman who had a history of early-stage lung cancer treated with radiation.
Nov 18, 2015
The responsibility for treating patients with cancer is tremendous, and it often feels even greater when caring for pediatric patients. The emotional toll on oncologists can be larger, as well.
Oct 07, 2015
The clinic plays an essential role in resident and fellow education.  Seeing patients with cancer in the outpatient setting for scheduled consultations affords trainees the opportunity to practice counseling patients and integrating knowledge to formulate a patient-centered treatment plan. What is...
Sep 03, 2015
I hesitated when I was offered an opportunity to participate in Oncotalk, a communication course geared towards oncologists.
Aug 04, 2015
Radiation oncology residents and medical oncology fellows interface regularly. Understanding each other’s backgrounds helps improve the care of our mutual patients.
Jul 28, 2015
Effective communication is vital in all aspects of medicine. In today’s multidisciplinary health care setting, the many members of each patient’s health care team need to work together to deliver optimal care...

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