Leaders in Cancer Care

Catholic Health cancer specialists give Long Islanders access to the highest level of clinical excellence in cancer care. Under the direction of Dr. Bhoomi Mehrotra, Catholic Health chair of cancer services, our team's compassionate and personalized approach sets us apart. We work together as one team. Your team.

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Our Leadership

Bhoomi Mehrotra, MD

Bhoomi Mehrotra, MD

Chair of Cancer Services, Catholic Health; Director of Cancer Institute at St. Francis Hospital

gary gecelter md

Gary Gecelter, MD, FACS, FACG

Chair of Surgery Services, Catholic Health

Yi Chun Lee

Yi-Chun Lee, MD

Chair of Women Health Service Line Services, Catholic Health; Program Director of Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship

Our Team

Dr. Mohammed Ali

Mohammed Ali, MD

Chair of Cancer Committee, Mercy Hospital

dr christopher atalla

Christopher Atalla, DO

Director of Men’s Health, Good Samaritan University Hospital

Anthony Capizzi, MD

Associate Chair of Surgery, Good Samaritan University Hospital

dr sharad chandrika

Sharad Chandrika, MD

Director of Interventional Pulmonary Medicine, Catholic Health

Mitchell Chorost, MD

Mitchell Chorost, MD

Director of Surgical Oncology, St. Francis Hospital

dr. jana deitch

Jana Deitch, MD

Director of Breast Health, St. Catherine of Siena Hospital

John Francfort, MD

John Francfort, MD

Chair of Surgery, Good Samaritan University Hospital

dr. johnny kao

Johnny Kao, MD

Director of Cancer Institute at Good Samaritan University Hospital; Chair of Radiation Oncology, Good Samaritan University Hospital

dr sophia fu

Sophia Fu, MD

Director of Breast Surgery, Good Samaritan University Hospital

dr. natalya krishmar

Natalya Krichmar, MD

Section Chief of Hematology Oncology, St. Joseph Hospital

john loscalzo

John Loscalzo, MD

Chief of Medical Oncology & Hematology, Good Samaritan University Hospital

dr. dilip patel

Dilip Patel, MD

Vice Chair of Hematology & Malignant Hematology Services, St. Francis Hospital

Daniel Popowich, MD

Daniel Ari Popowich, MD, FACS, FACRS

Chief of Colon & Rectal Surgery, St. Francis Hospital


David Babak Samadi, MD

Director of Men’s Health & Urologic, St. Francis Hospital

dr. ashish sangal

Ashish Sangal, MD

Director of Clinical Research & Thoracic Oncology, Good Samaritan University Hospital

Our Care Team


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Medical Oncology

Radiation Oncology

Thoracic Surgery


Head & Neck Surgery

Interventional Pulmonology

Gynecologic Oncology

Breast & General Surgery

*General surgery includes: Breast, Colorectal, Hepatobiliary, Laparoscopic, Bariatric, Endocrinology and Oncology

Symptom Management & Supportive Care

Robotic-Assisted Urology

Hepatobiliary Surgery

Oncology Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Comprehensive Cancer Care

Catholic Health chair of cancer services Dr. Bhoomi Mehrotra (left) and our cancer team offer comprehensive care for patients—body, mind and soul.

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