Dr. Marnee Spierer (Radiation Oncologist): A Board Certified physician in Radiation Oncology, Dr. Marnee Spierer recently served as Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she served as residency program director where she was instrumental in the education of residents and medical students. Dr. Spierer served as an integral part of the multidisciplinary sarcoma, pediatric and breast tumor boards. She specializes in adult radiation oncology, with particular focus on breast cancer, sarcoma, and stereotactic body and CNS radiosurgery. After receiving her B.A. at the University of Michigan, Dr. Spierer pursued her MA at the Teachers College at Columbia University. Dr Spierer then went on to pursue her M.D. at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. Following an internship at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey, she did her residency in Radiation Oncology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Spierer is a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, the American Board of Radiology, American Association for Woman in Radiology, American Society of Breast Diseases, New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group.
Dr. Spierer has been an invited lecturer on several topics including women’s oncology and breast cancer. Her published writings have focussed on breast cancer, sarcoma, lymphoma, and pediatric malignancies. She has served as principal investigator on several clinical trials and has been actively involved in many clinical research studies.
Dr. Lauren Shaiova is Board Certified in Hospice and palliative medicine. Currently Dr. Shaiova recently
served as Chief of the department of pain medicine and palliative care for Metropolitan Hospital Center in
New York City. Dr. Shaiova was attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as well as Beth Israel Medical Center. Medical Director of Pain and Palliative Care Service at Rivington House and has academic affiliation as a professor at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine. Her fellowship training was at
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in cancer pain and palliative care. Currently, her interests are in pain and palliative care as it pertains to cancer, HIV/AIDS and sickle cell anemia, and she has both clinics and research projects in these pain subspecialties. Dr. Shaiova has published in her areas of focus, most recently concerning the treatment of cancer pain in the Journal of opioid management and the Journal of supportive oncology. With regard to radiation therapy, Dr. Shaiova has published in the area of the treatment of radiation-induced mucositis in patients receiving radiation for head and neck cancer.