Marc Braunstein, MD, PhD
Marc Braunstein, MD, PhD is a board-certified hematologist/medical oncologist who primarily cares for adults with hematologic malignancies. Dr. Braunstein has a research focus on plasma cell disorders, including multiple myeloma. He joined the NYU Winthrop Division of Hematology/Oncology to enhance our stem cell transplantation program and further develop the Clinical Trials program that provides novel therapeutic approaches. After spending a year at the National Institutes of Health examining health care disparities and markers for earlier detection of chemotherapy-induced kidney injury, Dr. Braunstein received his medical degree at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He also obtained a doctoral degree studying the molecular profile of precursor cells involved in the pathogenesis of multiple myeloma at SUNY Downstate. He completed his residency at Hofstra Northwell Residency Program in Internal Medicine and his fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center where he continued to study the molecular profile of multiple myeloma. He has published multiple studies and given numerous presentations at national meetings on the pathogenesis and treatment of myeloma.
Jamie Andres Suarez-Londono, MD
Jamie Andres Suarez-Londono, MD is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology. Dr. Suarez-Londono has a focused clinical interest in leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndromes and autologous stem cell transplantation, and joined NYU Winthrop to advance the malignant hematology program. He received his medical degree from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia and completed his internship and residency at Mount Sinai West where he was appointed Chief Resident. During his extensive rotations at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Suarez-Londono participated in research projects that were later published in oncology journals. He has also presented abstracts at national oncology meetings and most recently completed a Hematology and Oncology fellowship at Albert Einstein School of Medicine where they elected him Chief Hematology Fellow.
Connie Dy, NP
Connie Dy, NP is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and oncology certified nurse who speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Taiwanese. Ms. Dy began her career at Maimonides Medical Center then went on to earn her master’s degree in family primary care with a subspecialty in adult oncology at Columbia University School of Nursing. She worked as an oncology nurse practitioner at Columbia University Medical Center before joining NYU Winthrop to care for patients with hematologic malignancies.
Inez Brito, BSN, CCRN, RN
Inez Brito, BSN, CCRN, RN is a bilingual Spanish speaking nurse with a diversified career and more than 30 years of clinical experience. She has worked in gynecologic oncology, immuno-oncology, neuro-oncology, intensive care, maternal fetal medicine, and liver and kidney transplantation. Ms. Brito has held positions in various departments at NYU Winthrop and recently returned to join the Hematology/Oncology team.
Kimberly Zwibel, BSN, RN
Kimberly Zwibel, BSN, RN is certified in Blood and Marrow Transplant Nursing. She graduated from Adelphi University with a bachelor’s of science in nursing and began her practice in medical surgical bedside nursing. At New York Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center’s Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, Ms. Zwibel worked with hematology oncology patients and stem cell transplant recipients on an inpatient and outpatient basis. She joined NYU Winthrop as a nurse navigator, coordinator of autologous stem cell transplants and manager of quality aspects for the autologous stem cell transplant program.
Karen Sheinkopf, MSW
Karen Sheinkopf, MSW is a licensed clinical social worker, dedicated to helping patients and their families cope with a cancer diagnosis at various stages of the disease trajectory. She graduated from New York University with a master’s degree in social work and continued her education at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. Ms. Sheinkopf has worked with patients in women’s health, pediatrics, obstetrics, neonatal intensive care and emergency department settings. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Association of Oncology Social Work, and serves as the Psychosocial Coordinator for the Cancer Committee. As a member of the NYU Winthrop Oncology Support Services team, Ms. Sheinkopf develops individualized treatment plans and takes into account the physical, emotional, social, familial and practical issues that people commonly experience when facing illness.
Gina DeLuca, RD, CDN
Gina DeLuca, RD, CDN received her bachelor’s of science in nutrition and dietetics from New York University and completed her Dietetic Internship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is currently a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy’s Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. Ms. DeLuca cared for patients undergoing stem cell transplantation while covering inpatient oncology as a Registered Dietitian at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset. Ms. DeLuca, now a Registered Dietitian/Outpatient Oncology Dietitian within NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care, provides individual nutrition counseling and group nutrition education presentations on prevention, treatment and survivorship. She also serves on the NYU Winthrop Cancer Committee and participates in cancer-specific subgroup initiatives as well as institution-wide cancer awareness events.