NYCBS Announces Tarek Elrafei, MD as Associate Professor of Medicine

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New York Cancer & Blood Specialists (NYCBS), one of the Nation’s leading oncology practices, is pleased to announce Dr. Tarek Elrafei has been promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Elrafei is a practicing hematologist-oncologist focusing on various benign and malignant hematologic conditions and solid tumors at NYCBS’s Eastchester Center For Cancer Care located at 2330 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10469.

“We are so proud of Dr. Elrafei’s above and beyond efforts,” said Jeff Vacirca, MD, CEO of NYCBS. “At NYCBS, we stress the importance of continued education and clinical research to ensure we’re not only delivering the best care for today but making discoveries for a better tomorrow.”

Previously, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dr. Elrafei’s promotion to Associate Professor demonstrates his commitment to enhancing patient care and education. The rigorous consideration required a teaching portfolio, 12 letters of recommendation, information regarding his contributions to the academic goals of the College of Medicine, and a research, teaching, clinical and administrative activities assessment.

“I would like to thank Dr. Jeff Vacirca for continuing to encourage the pursuit of academic activities,” Dr. Elrafei said.”It would not have been possible to start a new fellowship, run weekly tumor boards, give lectures, and precept Hematology-Oncology fellows, while also meeting the demands of partnership without his support and the support of NYCBS partners and Nurse Practitioners. I have the best of both worlds, and I am very grateful.”

Dr. Elrafei is an Attending Physician at Montefiore and Jacobi Medical Center. He has many leadership roles, including Chief of Hematology/Medical Oncology Division, Cancer Committee Chairman, and past Associate Fellowship Director. Dr. Elrafei has co-authored many scientific articles and has presented at national meetings, including the American Society of Hematology, the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He received his D.O. from Nova Southeastern University, completed a medical residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, and fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center.

To make an appointment with Dr. Elrafei, please call (718) 732-4000.