Winthrop-University Hospital Announces
New Pediatric Cancer Program


Vol. 11, No. 1
April, 2001

  • Ambulatory Surgery Center Doubles

  • Open-Heart Surgery Program is Top-Ranked in New York State

  • Dr. Scott Re-appointed to Transplant Council

  • Near Infrared Spectroscopy Trials Key To Prevention of Newborn Brain Damage

  • Winthrop-University Hospital Announces New Pediatric Cancer Program

  • New Treatment for Cerebral Aneurysms

  • Multiple Sclerosis Center Provides Novantrone®

  • Swift, Accurate Diagnosis Key to Breast Health

  • New Medical Director for Poison and Drug Information Center

  • Poison Prevention is a Year-Round Concern

  • Parents Show off New Babies Through ‘Cybervisits’

  • Independent Insulin Pump Training At Diabetes Education Center

  • Art Show and Sale Raise Funds For Chaplaincy Program

  • Auxiliary 2000 HANYS Award

  • Pediatric Pavilion: Winthrop's Plan To Bring Good Health to Kids

  • Winthrop and LI Blood Services Open New Donor Center

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  • Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Winthrop, gives patient Lorena C. Pimentel a check-up.

    Wark Weinblatt, MD, has joined Winthrop-University Hospital as Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Director of its Pediatric Cancer Program. Philip Scimeca, MD, has also joined the Hospital’s Division of Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology.

    Both physicians are highly regarded by patients and within the medical community for their skill and knowledge in treating childhood cancer. Drs. Weinblatt and Scimeca each bring two decades of experience in their field. In addition to patient care, clinical research is also a focus for the two.

    “We are proud to announce that Drs. Weinblatt and Scimeca will bring their expertise in treating children with cancer to Winthrop,” said Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics at Winthrop. “Their presence will enable us to expand the services we offer in this area, and provide high quality care to children from throughout the region.”

    “This is a wonderful opportunity for Winthrop to take a leadership role in the treatment of children with cancer,” said Deborah Johnson, Vice President, Administration. “The new center will be officially known as ‘The Cancer Center for Kids’ at Winthrop-University Hospital.”


    Philip Scimeca, MD, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Winthrop, examines Emanuel Frank.

    “The decision to join Winthrop was based on a number of personal and professional considerations,” said Drs. Weinblatt and Scimeca. “Primarily, we were attracted by the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development of a pediatric hematology/oncology practice at a well-respected, academic medical center.”

    “Winthrop is committed to further developing its Department of Pediatrics and has, in fact, recently announced a five-million dollar capital campaign to underwrite construction of a new Pediatric Pavilion for inpatients,” noted Dr. Rosenfeld. “Having Drs. Weinblatt and Scimeca join our team ties in with our plan to strengthen our Children’s Health Services program, which we are building as part of our Institute for Family Care.”

    “Winthrop appears to be an excellent fit for our practice,” concluded Dr. Weinblatt. “There is a commitment to expanding the program in response to articulated patient need. There is already an infrastructure of supportive programs and state-of-the-art diagnostic technology that our patients require.”



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