Queens Medical Associates, a preeminent cancer care facility in Fresh Meadows that specializes in hematology and oncology, has announced the launch of its new Adult Cancer Palliative and Supportive Care Program.
The practice has also hired and appointed Dr. Pavel Groysman to lead the program. Groysman is board certified in internal and geriatric medicine and board eligible in hospice and palliative medicine.
Comprehensive palliative and supportive care that treats both a person’s emotional needs as well as their medical symptoms is a core component of high quality patient-centered cancer care. At Queens Medical Associates, Groysman will focus on creating a unique model of patient-centered supportive care, incorporating an integrative approach to effectively address the physical and emotional aspects of patients living with cancer to empower a more active role throughout their journey.
“Queens Medical Associates is dedicated to providing the best possible quality of life for patients and their families, who are facing cancer diagnosis,” said Dr. Lihong Wei, an oncologist/hematologist at Queens Medical Associates. “Our state-of-the-art program will not only greatly benefit patients, but will also provide education and training of staff, along with research on the effectiveness, safety and implementation of supportive care and supportive services for the adult oncology population.”
Groysman said that he was excited to join the staff at Queens Medical Associates.
“It is a privilege to join the dedicated staff at Queens Medical Associates and I’m looking forward to sharing my expertise and passion for individualized supportive care with all of their patients,” he said.
After graduating with highest honors and as valedictorian from Lenox Hill Hospital—Pace University Physician Assistant’s Program, Groysman served as a hospitalist physician assistant at Kingston Hospital in upstate New York. He subsequently graduated at the top of his class at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.
After completion of his palliative training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, he returned to NYU Winthrop Hospital, where Groysman completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Geriatrics Fellowship training to became a faculty-attending physician in the Division of Palliative Medicine and Bioethics. During his time at Winthrop, Groysman served as a founding faculty member in creating a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. His passion for taking care of patients with cancer also led him to develop and grow an outpatient Supportive Oncology program. H e is fluent in English, Russian and Ukrainian.
Queens Medical Associates is located at 176-60 Union Tpke., #360, in Fresh Meadows. For more information about Queens Medical Associates, visit www.queensmedical.com.