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In order to effectively serve the ethnically diverse Bronx area, we have multi-lingual staff members. Our highly skilled physicians include:

Medical Oncology

Anthony Hoffman, M.D. is an attending physician at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
   Dr. Hoffman is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Medical Oncology. He is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Internal Medicine and American Society of Breast Disease. Dr. Hoffman earned his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., in 1989. He did his internal medicine residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his medical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
   He has a research background in molecular virology and co-discovered the HIV virus with Dr. Jay Levy of University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Hoffman also worked on the retinoic acid glue role in carcinogenesis at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.


Fabio Volterra, M.D. is a consulting physician at the Eastchester Center for Cancer Care. Dr. Volterra serves as an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, Italian Medical Society, American Medical Society, American Society of Internal Medicine, American Society of Breast Disease and American Society of Hematology.
He earned his medical degree, summa cum laude, in 1983 from Universita'Degli Studi La Sapienza, Italy. He is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology and hematology.


Avi Retter, M.D. is a consulting physician at the Eastchester Center for Cancer Care in the Bronx. He is an accomplished oncologist and hematologist with numerous publications, his most recent regarding his work with prostate cancer and antiangiogenesis.
   Dr. Retter brings his clinical research expertise to expand Eastchester Center for Cancer Care's clinical research infrastructure. Dr. Retter earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1999 and performed his residency training at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and completed a combined Hematology/Oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD.


Karen Hoffman, MD, Director of Clinical Trials Dr. Karen Hoffman is director of clinical trials and laboratory director at the Eastchester Center for Cancer Care. She is Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology and a fellow of the College of American Pathologists as well as a member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates. She earned her medical degree from the George Washington University Medical School in 1989. She did her residency in pathology and fellowship in gynecological pathology at the Mount Sinai Hosptial in New York.

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