About Dr. Nadeem
Philosophy of care
Finding out that you have cancer life altering not only for the person with the diagnosis but the loved ones who suffer with the person. Soon after realization sets in for the new diagnosis the first instinct is to learn as much about the diagnosis as possible. Unfortunately, in the era of social media navigating the landscape of the diagnosis is challenging. Far too often misinformation can cause more harm than the initial news.
My goal is to provide information that can help you make the right decisions during these trying times. Medicine is indeed a shared decision process with the physician and the patient (along with the family). I hope to provide the relevant information to help you navigate your diagnosis and treatment plans. I hope to help you navigate the process and provide you the optimal support for you and your family.
Why I entered medicine
For me, medicine was the only career choice for me. I cannot see myself doing anything else or practicing any other field of medicine. Before the age of 10, I was heavily involved in helping my mother design her clinical practice. In my teenage years, I spent a lot of time in several hospitals in the city volunteering in various departments to get more exposure. In my undergraduate training, I spent time in a cancer lab that focused on drug design. Naturally the next step was medical school.
I do feel that health care is basic human necessity. While in medical school, I helped to staff a volunteer clinic with medical students as well as helped with fundraising for the clinic. We were able to see the patients free of charge and we had gift cards for those who needed it to help them with the cost of their medications. We were also able to assist the patients with nutrition since the clinic was part of a food bank. I hope to start/participate in a similar clinic once I am established here.
Outside of medicine my biggest interest is in in cosmology – the origins of the universe. We live in such a vast universe that spans such a grand period of time, one can only imagine what lies outside our own solar system. I've had the privilege to travel to remote sites around the country and gaze at distant stars with the large dome telescopes.
My family and I love to travel and see the world. Each year we travel to a different area of the world and see beauty the of the world and its cultures. Because there is so much out there to see, we make it a point to try a different place every year although we do have some favorites.
University of Arizona, BS - Molecular and Cellular Biology & Business Management, 2009
Midwestern University - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO - Doctor of Osteopathy, 2013
Transitional, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead, NY
Internal Medicine, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY
Hematology/Medical Oncology, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA
American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine