Thirty-five years after joining Roswell Park, Dr. Thanavala is still excited every day by the possibilities ahead. “It’s not just research for the sake of research. It’s the potential to provide simple and effective methods to protect against disease and cancer. That’s what has always been very important to me.”
He won’t admit it, but Philip McCarthy, MD, is in the business of saving lives. He gives his patients hope; he gives families hope. He’s a world-renowned physician who has dedicated his career, his passion and his life to providing advanced stem cell transplants to hematological cancer patients.
I’ve never taken my career choice for granted. I always knew that I wanted to take care of people during times when they couldn’t care for themselves. Seeing how this has manifested in my life has been a true blessing.
Christine Pieri graduated from nursing school on a Saturday and started work at Roswell Park the following Monday. In those early days, “I didn’t know much about oncology,” she says, “but once I got here, that became my passion."