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Webinar - Advancement in Breast Cancer Treatment: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy      Posted December 27, 2013

Webinar - Advancement in Breast Cancer Treatment: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center


  • How does Intraoperative Radiation Therapy treatment reduce the duration of radiation therapy after breast cancer surgery?
  • Who is a candidate for Intraoperative Radiation Therapy?

Please join us for our upcoming webinar, Advancement in Breast Cancer Treatment: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy, featuring Dr. Sheldon Feldman and Dr. K.S. Clifford Chao.

To register for the webinar, please visit our GoToWebinar page. You may also submit a question for our experts before the webinar by visiting our question submission form or tweeting an "@" reply to @ColumbiaCancer. Then on Wednesday, January 15th at 12:30 PM/ET, log onto the GoToWebinar link to participate live.

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Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
1130 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10032

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Lunar New Year Celebration at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts      Posted December 17, 2013

Lunar New Year celeration with Nai-Ni Chen Dance company on 1/26/2014 at 3:00 pm.

ACAP members can save $5 per ticket using code "LUNAR5"

2nd Annual Health fair in Chinatown 10/20/13 Sunday      Posted October 7, 2013

Please come and join us for the 2th ACAP Annual health fair in Chinatown on 10/20/13 Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm at PS 124 Yung Wing School, 40 Division St  New York, NY 10002

Here's the program agenda:






10:00 am - 10:30 am

Osteoarthritic pain: Prevention and Treatment
骨關節炎, 預防和治療

Dr. ChenZhong Fu



10:30 am - 11:00 am

Gout Problem


Dr. HengHe Tien



11:00 am - 11:30 am

Vertebral compression fracture new treatment

Dr. Wenson Li



11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Prostate Cancer


Dr. Vincent Yeung



12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Non-small cell carcinoma of the lung – current target treatment 肺癌的镖靶治療

Dr. ZuJun Li



12:30 pm - 01:00 pm

Osteoporosis /Bone Health


Dr. William Cheung



01:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Family Violence




01:30 pm - 02:00 pm



Dr. Jianjun Li





Chinatown @ Yung Wing PS 124 Sunday 10/20/13 10-2pm
40 Division Street NY NY 10002

Please RSVP by emailing

Thank you for your time and dedication!

6th ACAP Annaul Health Fair in FLushing 09/15/13      Posted August 8, 2013

Please come and join us for the 6th ACAP Annual health fair 9/15/13 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sheraton Hotel Flushing 2nd Floor, 136-17 39th Ave  Flushing, NY 11354
Here's the program agenda






09:30 am - 10:00 am

Interventional Pain Management


Dr. Peter Zheng




10:00 am - 10:30 am

Vertebral compression fracture new treatment


Dr. Wenson Li




10:30 am - 11:00 am

Women's Health problem


Dr. David Chiang




11:00 am - 11:30 am

Breast Cancer Prevention


Dr. Vincent Yeung




11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Preventive Medicine/Cancer screening


Dr. Vincent Wang




12:00 pm - 12:30 pm



Dr. Calvin Pan




12:30 pm - 01:00 pm

Migraine headache treatment and prevention


Dr. Jin Li




01:00 pm - 01:30 pm

seasonal allergic rhinits


Dr. Li Lu




For Medicare, Immigrants Offer Surplus, Study Finds      Posted May 30, 2013

May 29, 2013

For Medicare, Immigrants Offer Surplus, Study Finds


Immigrants have contributed billions of dollars more to Medicare in recent years than the program has paid out on their behalf, according to a new study, a pattern that goes against the notion that immigrants are a drain on federal health care spending.

The study, led by researchers at Harvard Medical School, measured immigrants’ contributions to the part of Medicare that pays for hospital care, a trust fund that accounts for nearly half of the federal program’s revenue. It found that immigrants generated surpluses totaling $115 billion from 2002 to 2009. In comparison, the American-born population incurred a deficit of $28 billion over the same period.

The findings shed light what demographers have long known: Immigrants are crucial in balancing the age structure of American society, providing an infusion of young, working-age adults who support the country’s aging population and help cover the costs of Medicare and Social Security. And with the largest generation in the United States, the baby boomers, now starting to retire, the financial help from immigrants has never been more needed, experts said.

Individual immigrant contributions were roughly the same as those of American citizens, the study found, but immigrants as a group received less than they paid in, largely because they were younger on average than the American-born population and fewer of them were old enough to be eligible for benefits. The median age of Hispanics, whose foreign-born contingent is by far the largest immigrant group, is 27, according to the Brookings Institution. The median age of non-Hispanic whites in the United States is 42.

The study drew on two nationally representative federal surveys, from the Census Bureau and the Department of Health and Human Services. Researchers included the contributions of legal residents who were not citizens, a group that is eligible for Medicare if certain requirements are met; unauthorized immigrants; and citizens who were born abroad.

It was not clear how much of the surplus was made up of earnings by immigrants in the country illegally, who are ineligible for most government programs.

The Census Bureau, whose data was used for the contributions portion of the study, says it attempts to count all immigrants, including those in the country illegally.

The finding “pokes a hole in the widespread assumption that immigrants drain U.S. health care spending dollars,” said Leah Zallman, an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the lead author of the study.

The study, which was published on the Web site of the journal Health Affairs on Wednesday, comes as Congress considers legislation that would eventually give legal status to the country’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants. The legislation has sparked a vigorous debate about whether immigrants ultimately contribute more than they receive from the federal budget. One of the sticking points has been whether immigrants should be eligible for government programs, including health benefits, before they qualify for citizenship, but while they are on the path to getting it.

The study was concerned only with Medicare, the federal program that accounts for about a fifth of all American health care expenditures. Experts said that the study’s findings served as a useful reminder that immigrants, at least for now, are extending the life of the beleaguered program, not hastening its demise.

“There’s this strong belief that immigrants are takers,” said Leighton Ku, the director of the Center for Health Policy Research at George Washington University. “This shows they are contributing hugely. Without immigrants, the Medicare trust fund would be in trouble sooner.” The belief prevails, for example, among some opponents of immigration reform.

The study did not grapple with the health care costs of immigrants over their full lifetimes, a calculation that economists say is critical to understanding their long-term impact on the federal budget.

“It’s just a snapshot of a point in time,” said Paul Van de Water, a visiting fellow at the liberal-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Similar calculations have been made for Social Security. The chief actuary of the Social Security Administration, Stephen C. Goss, estimated that immigrants in the country illegally, some of whom assume fake Social Security numbers to provide cover for employers and themselves, among other reasons, generated a surplus of about $12 billion for the Social Security Trust Fund in 2010.

But that equation would change if unauthorized immigrants were to gain legal status under a new law and eventually began collecting Social Security once they were of retirement age. One major policy question is how much that might cost, experts said.

The Heritage Foundation, a conservative institute, estimated that the legislation’s changes, if implemented, could cost taxpayers more than $6 trillion. Critics of that calculation said it did not take into account the economic benefits that would arise from taking millions of people out of the shadow economy.

Mr. Goss, in a letter this month to Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, said that the legislation’s effect on the health of Social Security would be positive in the long term.

Gordon Hanson, a professor of economics at the University of California, San Diego, who has worked on migration issues for 20 years, said there is still no comprehensive nonpartisan analysis of the fiscal consequences of putting illegal immigrants on the books.

Federal coffers tend to benefit from immigrants in the country illegally, he said, with contributions to programs like Social Security and Medicare that those immigrants cannot draw on later. State and local governments, on the other hand, have to absorb more of the costs, such as education for their children and emergency room visits for those who become ill.

Immigrants tend to be healthier than American-born citizens, and have lower mortality rates, research has found. Dr. Ku said there was evidence that individual immigrants also use less health care than native-born Americans. He has calculated, for example, that immigrants’ medical costs were 14 percent to 20 percent less than those of native-born Americans, even after controlling for other factors like emergency room visits and insurance coverage, which fewer immigrants have.

The study found that average costs to Medicare for immigrant enrollees in 2009 were $3,923, lower than the average $5,388 expenditure among the American-born. The difference, however, was just shy of statistical significance, because of wide variations in medical expenditures and the small numbers of immigrant enrollees, which made the study’s margin of error wide.

Robert Rector, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, who was an author of the institute’s report this month, said that looking at Medicare alone was not very useful, as it was just one slice of the entire entitlement pie. And the large immigrant youth population, which the study spends most of its time on, is familiar, he said.

“It’s a yawner of a study,” he said. “Young people don’t get Medicare. We don’t need several Ph.D.’s to tell us that.”

Others defended the findings, saying that they showed immigrants were helping prop up the country’s retirement funds at the critical point when baby boomers were starting to retire.

“They’ll be paying into the system at the very time it is most strained,” said Patrick Oakford, a researcher on economic and immigration policy at the Center for American Progress, a liberal-leaning institute. He estimated that the average undocumented immigrant was 34 and therefore would not retire until 2046.

Pictures for ACAP Annual convention/Gala 5/5/13      Posted May 20, 2013

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ACAP Annual Convnetion/ Gala 5/5/2013      Posted April 22, 2013

Sheraton™ LaGuardia 135-20 39th Avenue, Flushing, NY


09:30 am - 10:30 am Registration + Vendors Exhibit

10:25 am – 10:30 am Opening speech
Dr. Zili He, President

10:30 am – 11:00 am Breast Cancer
Dr. Margaret Chen (Columbia University)

11:00 am - 11:30 pm Common Knee Problems
Dr. Tony Quach,
Orthopedic Surgeon (NYHQ)

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Major hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery in a community setting – is it safe?
Department of Surgery Surgeon-in-Chief, New York Hospital Queens
Professor of Clinical Surgery,
Weill Cornell Medical College

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm West Nile Virus
Dr. Deborah Asnis,
Chief of infectious Diseases
Flushing Hospital Medical Center

12:30 pm - 01:00 pm Epilepsy in children and adult
1. Patricia Engel McGoldrick – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Neurology
2. Steven Marc Wolf, M.D - Director of Pediatric Epilepsy
3. Weiyi Gao, MD - Department of Neurology, Attending physician

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Current Insights into the Management of Hepatic Encephalopathy
Calvin Pan, MD (Professor of NYU)

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Elderly Care Dr. Brian Scanlan,
Geriatric Attending (New York downtown hospital)

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Preparing for Health Care Change: How Care Management Model Can Help You Manage Your Practice
Dr. Hany Abdelaal, Chief Medical Officer, VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Liver/Panceatic surgery
Dr. Tomoaki Kato (Columbia University)

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Interventional Neurology
Dr. Jeffrey Farkas ( Lutheran Medical Center)

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Weight loss surgery
Dr. Jun Levine (Brooklyn Hospital)

2013 ACAP Pathology Symposium:

Clinicopathologic correlative review of gynecologic diseases.

Targeted audience: Gynecologists, pathologists, primary care physicians and oncologists interested in gynecologic diseases.

Goal: After the course, the attendees will be able to understand the updates on Gynecologic pathology and treatment guidelines. The case discussion based format will lead to interactive and effective learning experience. A group of expert pathologists, surgeon and gynecologist will share their experiences in handling difficult cases and answer attendees’ questions.

Topics: Cervical dysplasia, endometrial carcinoma, ovarian carcinoma and Lynch syndrome

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2013
Meeting Location: Sheraton hotel, 135-20 39th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354 Tel: (718) 460-6666

Location of gala/dinner: Mudan Banquet Hall 136-17 39th Ave, 2nd
Floor, Flushing NY 11354

10:00-10:10 Opening remark

by Lanjing Zhang, MD, MS, Chair of ACAP Pathology Committee, Director of GI &Liver pathology, University Medical Center at Princeton and Clinical Asst Prof., Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

10:10-10:15 Introduction of the incoming Chair


10:15-10:55 Cervical cytology and HPV test: current recommendation

By David Y Zhang, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, NYC


11:00-11:40 pm Management of cervical dysplasia

By Zitao Liu, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine


11:40-12:00 pm Networking time


12:00-1:00 pm Poster session and lunch break

1:00-2:10  pm Keynote speech: Early Lesions of Ovarian Serous Cancer: Implication for Practicing Pathologists
by Jinsong Liu, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


2:15-2:55 pm Endometrial serous carcinoma
by Pei Hui, MD, Professor of Pathology and
Chief of Gynecologic Pathology, Yale University School of Medicine


3:00-3:20 pm Coffee break

3:25-4:05 pm Pathology: key to a sound treatment planning in gynecologic oncology

By Linus Chuang, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, NYC


4:10-4:50 pm Lynch syndrome and endometrial carcinoma

By Sharon Liang, Chief of Gynecologic Pathology, North Shore-LIJ Health System


4:55-5:00 pm Closing remarks

By incoming Chair of ACAP Pathology Committee.


ACAP Chinese Graduate Symposium  (CMGs) Agenda

9:00 am -10:00 am            Pathology Application

Dr. Lanjing Zhang

Pathology Attending,

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro

10:00 am -11:00 am          Interview Skills

Dr. Patricia Woods 

Psych attending, NYHQ                                                                    


11:00 am -12:00 pm          Internal Medicine Residency Application

Dr. Gary Guo
IM attending


12:00 pm - 12:30 pm         Update for ACAP-sponsored Observership Program  

Dr. Mark Jia and Dr. Shanjin Cao      

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm          My Observership Experience at NYHQ      

Dr. Shuang Fu       

1:00 pm -2:00 pm             Lunch


2:00 pm -3:00 pm             Q&A for Application and Interview

Dr. Ping Gu
Hem-Onc attending, NYU                             

3:00 pm -4:00 pm              What I am looking for during Interview

Dr. Alan S. Multz

Chairman of Dept. of IM, Nassau University Medical Center

ACAP Gala 5/5/13 Sunday

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm     Cocktail
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Dinner

Mudan Banquet Hall 牡丹宴會廰
136-17 39th Ave 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY

Career development seminar 03/24/13      Posted February 22, 2013

Career development seminar 03/24/13


9:30-10:15 am GI Fellowship Application Dr. Jackson Kuan (GI attending)

10:15-11:00 am Hem-Onc Fellowship Application" Dr. Zili He (President of ACAP; Hem-Onc Attending)

11:00-11:45 am ACO (accountable care organization) Dr. Vincent Wang (IM Attending)

11:45-12:30 pm Cardiology Fellowship Application
Dr. Qing Ye (Cardiology Attending)

12:30-13:00 pm Updates on Hepatitis B
Dr. Michael Li (GI attending)

13:00-13:45 pm Lunch Break

13:45-14:30 pm How to be a good intern - from resident side Jihua "Mark" Jia (PGY-2, The Wright Center, PA) Shanjing Cao (PGY-2, Mount Vernon Hospital, NY)

14:30-15:00 pm My Experience for Hem-Onc Fellowship Application Shuang Fu (PGY-3, Nassau University Medical Center)

15:00-15:45 pm Dr. Gary Guo (IM Attending) How to be a good intern - from attending side

15:45-16:00 pm Free Discussion

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Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Treatment (OPAT) Unit

We encourage all community physicians to make use of the NYHQ OPAT UNIT open 7:30am to 4pm seven days a week, including all holidays. OPAT is under the direct supervision of the NYHQ Infectious Diseases Faculty. We offer an alternative to the outpatient home and short-term rehabilitation administration of IV antibiotics as well as other IV treatments. This is an ideal service for either early hospital discharge or avoidance of hospitalization for ambulatory patients. Services provided include free parking, IV placement and care, coordination of referral services, and communication with referring clinicians. OPAT diagnoses include cellulitis, osteomyelitis, endocarditis, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, prostatitis, abdominal infections, dehydration, anemia, etc... For direct referrals during working hours, please call 718-670-2289. After hours, the NYHQ Infectious Diseases resident-on-call may be contacted at 718-670-1234. For more information about the service, contact the Infectious Diseases Section at 718-670-1525.


The newest member of Flushing Hospital's surgical team has been described as world renowned and revolutionary in the field of minimally invasive surgery. This prestigious new member of the team also needs to be plugged into an electrical outlet.

The Da Vinci robotic surgical platform is now at Flushing Hospital, offering our patients the most technologically advanced surgical system in the entire region.

Robotic surgery has been available for a number of years and offers patients many benefits, including minimal pain, faster recovery time, less blood loss, and shorter hospital stays. What makes Fl ushing Hospital's robotic platform so exciti ng, however, is the new single-site robotic capabilities it offers.

Flushing Hospital is planning a "Robot Week" where employees and community members will have an opportunity to meet and name Da Vinci in the near future.