New York Cancer and Blood Specialists’ Welcomes Dr. Robert Hendler to its Oncology Team

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PORT JEFFERSON, NY –New York Cancer & Blood Specialists welcomes oncologist, Robert Hendler, MD.

Dr. Hendler will be practicing at our Smithtown and Setauket locations.

“NYCBS provides everything we need as physicians so that we can focus on providing the most comprehensive, effective care for our patients,” said Dr. Hendler. “I am happy to call Long Island my home and I look forward to serving our local community.”

After seeing both of his parents working in the medical field, Dr. Hendler was inspired to become a physician. “They were role models for me. I have seen how hard they worked and how happy they were helping others. I realized that I got the same satisfaction from the challenge and service of medicine,” he said.

His time in school cemented the foundation on which he developed his skills and expertise. “During my education and formal training, I have met and worked with patients from many different backgrounds. I have found that everyone you meet has something to teach you and there is always more to learn” said Dr. Hendler.

Dr. Hendler earned his Medical Degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. He then completed his residency and fellowship at Stony Brook University Hospital. In 2015, he was awarded best resident/fellow poster at the 4th Annual Partners in Quality and Patient Safety Day. As Chief Fellow at Stony Brook Hospital, Dr. Hendler represented fellows’ interests to faculty and administration.

Dr. Hendler’s interests include lung cancer and melanoma. “In recent years, revolutionary steps have been made in how we treat these and many other types of cancers. It has been fascinating for physicians and great news for our patients” said Dr. Hendler.

Dr. Hendler is currently a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.

To make an appointment with Dr. Hendler, please call 631-675-5059.


New York Cancer & Blood Specialists is committed to our patients. We are dedicated to providing each patient with a unique path to treatment and unmatched support. We strive to make quality, community-based cancer care available in each and every New York community.