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Ronen Harel DO

Specialties: Oncology, Hematology

Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology

Languages: English

General Info

Medical School/Degree: D.O. - New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY

Hospital Affiliations: Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall, Nyack Hospital, Garnet Health Medical Center (ORMC)

Residency: Internal Medicine - Lenox Hill Hospital - Northwell Health System, New York, NY

Internship: Internal Medicine - Lenox Hill Hospital - Northwell Health System, New York, NY

Fellowship: Hematology and Medical Oncology - Lenox Hill Hospital - Northwell Health System, New York, NY

Undergraduate: B.S. - Binghamton University State University of New York, Binghamton, NY

Year Joined: 2017

About Me

What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?

Growing up as the son of a mechanic, my father used to joke that doctors had it easy since they only had two different models to worry about.  In any case, those summers working at my dad's shop taught me the value of hard work, precise care, and how gratifying it is to help those in need.  That experience, coupled with my deep interest in the science of medicine were the main reasons why I gravitated towards becoming a physician. 

What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?

Oncology is a perfect fit for me in that it places a high-value on strong doctor-patient relations as well as cutting-edge medicine and technology.  Both are essential to fighting cancer.  

How do you connect with your patients?

I find it's best to connect with patients by being clear and informative, and by never keeping them in the dark regarding the state of their disease.  Open, honest communication is key.  The patient is an essential member of the team, and everyone on the team needs to be kept up to speed. 

What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?

I have a wife and two sons, so hanging out with them takes up the bulk of my free time.  Some hobbies include playing soccer, listening to music and taking the occasional trip to MSG to watch the Knicks win (sometimes). 

What is your advice for your patients?

It is easy to get overwhelmed with the amount of information that you hear during a doctor's visit.  I always encourage my patients to come with a family member or friend, ask questions, and try to stay positive. 


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