October 30, 2019 — Hematologist and oncologist Meghan Kaumaya, MD, has joined the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Hospital. Dr. Kaumaya’s primary clinical interests are cancers of the colon, esophagus, liver, pancreas, stomach, and lung. She joins Hematology/Oncology Physicians of Englewood and welcomes new patients to her practice in Englewood.
“I am committed to providing compassionate and personalized care for cancer patients throughout their individual health journey,” says Dr. Kaumaya. “With all my patients, my goal is to practice quality oncologic medicine, so as to improve their outcomes and quality of life.”
She adds, “With a background in global health, I am passionate about improving health disparities in our community and removing barriers that prevent patients from getting needed care or understanding aspects of cancer care or prevention.”
Dr. Kaumaya is board eligible in hematology/oncology. She received her MD from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, in Ohio. She did an internal medicine residency at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and a hematology/oncology fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center (Albert Einstein College of Medicine). During her medical training, she participated in several medical missions abroad, including as a volunteer in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Tanzania.
“I am very excited to welcome Dr. Kaumaya to our growing team of renowned specialists,” said Dr. Minaxi Jhawer, chief of hematology and oncology at Englewood Health. “With her expertise in thoracic and GI medical oncology, Dr. Kaumaya will help meet an important need in our community and expand the expertise that our organization offers.”
Dr. Kaumaya has conducted clinical research in health-care disparities. As a member of the Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center, she joins a team providing multidisciplinary care for patients with aerodigestive tract cancers and will lead the center’s efforts in the epidemiology of health-care disparities and specialized populations, as it relates to cancer care. This includes raising awareness of the rise of colorectal cancer in younger patients.
“I’m thrilled to join Englewood Health Physician Network, where I can use my expertise and life experiences to care for cancer patients throughout our community,” says Dr. Kaumaya. “Englewood Health’s shared electronic medical record offers closer collaboration with primary care practitioners and specialists across the network, so we can ensure well-coordinated care for our patients.”
She is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Society of Hematology. In addition to English, Dr. Kaumaya is conversant in Spanish.