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Brooklyn Cancer Center names new chief of hematology and medical oncology

Center is a partnership between Brooklyn Hospital Center, specialist group

May 14, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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The Brooklyn Cancer Center has named board-certified hematologist-oncologist and experienced medical leader Maxim Shulimovich, D.O., as its new chief of hematology and medical oncology.

His recruitment is a step in establishing the cancer center as a unified division to provide expert care and culturally sensitive services for patients with all types of cancer and blood disorders, according to the center.

New York Cancer & Blood Specialists, a medical practice with more than 20 locations, and The Brooklyn Hospital Center have together created the new cancer center.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Shulimovich to The Brooklyn Cancer Center,” said Dr. Jeff Vacirca, CEO of New York Cancer & Blood Specialists. “Dr. Shulimovich’s leadership will ‘bridge the gap’ for patients to receive high-quality cancer treatment close to home. His compassion and dedication for patient-centered cancer care are unmatched, evident from his expertise and outstanding work history.”

“Dr. Shulimovich’s appointment will not only provide value to The Brooklyn Cancer Center but also to The Brooklyn Hospital Center, as he will help us deliver on our goal of providing excellent quality care to our communities,” says Gary G. Terrinoni, president and CEO of The Brooklyn Hospital Center.

Dr. Shulimovich joins the practice following his role as chief of Hematology/Oncology at Richmond University Medical Center. He was instrumental in developing the center’s advanced cancer care programs and served as chairman of the Cancer Committee and the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Director.

Additionally, he is an assistant professor of Clinical Medicine at New York Medical College.

“I am excited to join The Brooklyn Cancer Center, which provides patients with the opportunity to remain close to home and their support systems when undergoing cancer treatment,” says Dr. Shulimovich.

“In my years of practice, I have learned that, beyond the incredible advances of chemotherapy and immunotherapy, working with patients is a matter of listening, learning, and understanding that we are working not only with their bodies and minds but also with their families,” he added.

Dr. Shulimovich obtained his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center and fellowship in hematology/oncology at Maimonides Medical Center. He is fluent in English and Russian.

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