Hematology / Oncology

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Appointments:

NEW HARTFORD LOCATION

1729 Burrstone Road,
New Hartford, NY 13413

Generations of Quality Care Under One Roof

Hematology is the study of blood related disorders which include cancer and non-cancerous conditions. These conditions include those that occur in the blood and lymph systems of the body.

Oncology is the study of diseases within the body and is often referred to as the study of cancer. Cancer is a group of more than 100 diseases that have two important things in common. The first condition is that certain cells in the body become abnormal. Another is that the body keeps producing large numbers of these abnormal cells. Medical oncologists and hematologists have special expertise in the use of chemotherapy and other non-surgical treatments for cancer.

Medical Oncology/Hematology Department

When you make an appointment with one of our Medical Oncologists/Hematologists, you can be certain to receive quality care from one of our Oncology/Hematology clinical staff and our physicians. At the Oncology/Hematology Department at Slocum-Dickson, we feel that maintaining a direct physician/patient relationship is important to achieving a positive outcome when managing your health.

What Is A Medical Oncologist/Hematologist?

A Hematologist/Oncologist is a specialist in diseases of the blood and cancer. This specialist is a scientist who has received special training to treat blood disorders and cancer including Chemotherapy. The Hematologist/Oncologist will manage the care of the patient by constantly reviewing test results following cancer therapy, which could include chemotherapy and perhaps radiation therapy (Chemotherapy is administering chemicals to the patient which negatively affect the cancers.) If radiation therapy is involved the patient is referred to a specialist who knows about radiation therapy.

Medical Oncologists/Hematologists are trained in all general aspects of the medical management and treatment of cancer, including diagnosis, staging, supportive care, psychosocial aspects, and general palliative care. Their specialty’s role is to develop and prescribe appropriate drug related treatment regimens, including chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, newly developing treatments and participation in NCI based protocols.

Slocum-Dickson’s Oncology/Hematology Specialists

Sultana Razia, MD
Board Certified
Medical Oncology / Hematology

Dr. Razia is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hematology. She completed a Fellowship at New York University School of Medicine at Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Razia completed her Residency /Internship training at the Science Center at Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY. She completed medical school from Dhaka Medical College, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Manzurul Sikder, MD
Medical Oncology / Hematology

Dr. Sikder completed his Fellowship in Hematology / Oncology at the James P. Welmot Cancer Center, University of Rochester. He completed his Residency and Internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School. He earned his Medical Degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, WI. Dr. Sikder is a member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Medical Association.

Najam Ud Din, MD
Medical Oncology / Hematology

Dr. Din completed his Hematology / Oncology Fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse where he managed patients with both solid tumors and hematological malignancies. Dr. Din also completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He earned his Medical Degree from The Aga Khan University in Pakistan. Dr. Din co-authored several publications on cancer that have appeared in national medical journals.

Oncology/Hematology Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants

Working in collaboration with Dr. Razia
Minela Andelija, RPA-C

Minela is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She received her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and her Bachelor of Science Degree from Utica College.  She is a member of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Working in collaboration with Dr. Sikder
Debra Iselo, FNP

Debra earned her Master’s Degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the State University of New York Institute of Technology where she also completed her Bachelor of Science Degree.  She graduated from Mohawk Valley Community College with an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Nursing.  She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  She is a member of the New York State Nurse Practitioner Association, the Mohawk Valley Nurse Practitioner Association, the Oncology Nursing Society and the national honor society of nursing.

Procedures & Services

  • Chemotherapy and immunotherapy
  • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
  • Intra spinal chemotherapy
  • Intrathecal Chemotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Vaccine therapy
  • Bone marrow aspirate and biopsy
  • Lumbar puncture