Dr. Hal Gerstein MD, Hematologist (Blood Specialist)
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Dr. Hal Gerstein MD

Hematologist-Oncologist | Hematology & Oncology

5/5(7)
225 Community Drive Suite 160 Great Neck New York, 11021
Rating

5/5

About

Our practice is committed to providing each of our patients with an exceptional level of care and attention in the setting of a brand new modern private facility. Our dedicated staff works together as a team, led by Dr. Hal Gerstein, to provide high-quality comprehensive care in the comfort of a private office. We take pride in paying close attention to each patient's needs and tailoring therapy to each patient's individualized needs. Our practice is proud to be physician owned and operated and Dr. Gerstein continues to be one of the premiere solo practitioners in medical oncology on Long Island. Founded in 1986, the Cancer Institute of Long Island remains one of the premier solo medical oncology private practices on Long Island. We have resisted the trend toward merging practices because we understand the need for personal and consistent care. Each patient is treated like a member of our family. Our compassionate, professional staff is dedicated to providing the highest level of care possible. Because we are physician owned, we are patient driven. This means that we can focus more on providing excellent care, and less on the bottom line. We are not tied to any large medical corporation and we are not hospital-owned. We provide up-to-date and effective care that is responsive to you and your needs only. This practice specializes in treating cancers of the breast, lung, gastrointestinal tract (including esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, liver, gallbladder, small and large intestine, rectum and anus) as well as lymphomas, multiple myeloma, chronic leukemias and other diseases of the bone marrow such as chronic anemias, red and white blood cell problems and platelet abnormalities. Autoimmune disorders relating to the blood cells are treated as well.

Education and Training

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Doctor of Medicine degree 1978

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical Oncology (Internal Medicine)

Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 43 years of experience

Areas of expertise and specialization

Breast CancerOncologyNeuroendocrine tumorsColorectal cancerMultiple Myeloma

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Medical Director Cancer Institute of Long Island -
  • Senior Attending Physician North Shore University Hospital -
  • Senior Attending Physician Medical Center in New Hyde Park -

Awards

  • Mosby Award for Outstanding Research in the field of virology Year  

Treatments

  • Anemia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Extra Corporeal Shockwave Therapy

Professional Memberships

  • Carcinoid Cancer Foundation  

Residency

  • North Shore University Hospital Internal medicine  1978
  • North Shore University Hospital

Fellowships

  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital medical oncology and hematology  1984

Fellowships

  • North Shore University Hospital

Professional Society Memberships

  • Carcinoid Cancer Foundation

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Passion for the Field, Personal Attention to Patients

Hobbies / Sports

  • Family, Friends, Tennis, Reading, Traveling

Dr. Hal Gerstein MD's Practice location

225 Community Drive Suite 160 -
Great Neck, New York 11021
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New patients: 516-482-4790

225 COMMUNITY DR -
GREAT NECK, NY 11021
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New patients: 516-482-4790
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Media Releases

Get to know Hematologist-Oncologist Dr. Hal Gerstein, who serves patients in Great Neck, New York.

Dr. Gerstein is a fellowship-trained hematologist-oncologist serving as the Medical Director of Cancer Institute of Long Island in Great Neck, New York. He offers a broad array of services geared to address today’s most common concerns among cancer patients. 

The mission of Cancer Institute of Long Island is to provide patients with personalized, high-quality care. The Institute is dedicated to improving and maintaining health through new, innovative and less toxic techniques.  

The treatments available at the facility include: chemotherapy, hormone therapy, antibody therapy, high dose IV vitamin drips, mineral infusions, localized hyperthermia and killer T-cell enhancement therapy (immuno-oncology techniques). Any of these, or a combination, may be helpful for selected patients. 

Dr. Gerstein was a member of the exclusive Biomedical Research Program at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and the Albany Medical College, where he earned both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1978, after six years of study. While earning his degree, he was awarded the Mosby Award for Outstanding Research in the field of virology. He then successfully completed a residency in internal medicine as well as a fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at North Shore University Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital from 1978 through 1984. 

Subsequent to his education, he attained board certification in medical oncology and internal medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

Licensed in New York State and Florida, Dr. Gerstein is currently a Senior Attending Physician on the staff of both North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset and Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park. He has held teaching positions at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the Cornell School of Medicine, and is currently the medical advisor to the Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network.  

As a principle investigator, he has participated in over twenty research projects in the field of medical oncology, and has published several papers in nationally recognized journals. He brings over 37 years of clinical expertise to his patients, having refined his treatment techniques to optimize outcomes and minimize toxicities by incorporating several alternative modalities with lower dose chemotherapy.

Hematology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study of the cause, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to blood. Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. A hematologist-oncologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer, malignant blood diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma, and blood disorders such as iron-deficiency anemia, clotting abnormalities, hemophilia, and sickle-cell disease.

An active member of the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Dr. Gerstein attributes his success to his passion for the field and personal attention to patients.

Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing tennis, reading, and traveling.

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