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Cancer Specialist Joins Staff of New York Hospital Queens; Returns to Serve Queens Community

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Flushing, N.Y., August 31, 2010– Baoqing Li, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the Department of Radiation Oncology at New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) as an attending physician. He is an expert in treating cancers of the head and neck, lung, and prostate.

He was recently recognized by the American Radium Society and the American College of Radiology with two significant awards for his research on the prevention of the development of radiation-resistant prostate cancer cells. In addition, he has published several articles on head and neck malignancies and genitourinary malignancies in journals such as the Prostate, British Journal of Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Head and Neck.

Dr. Li served as chief resident of radiation oncology at the University of California Davis, School of Medicine. However, Dr. Li is no stranger to the Flushing community. He completed his internship training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, with an elective in medical oncology. Dr. Li achieved his degree in medicine at New York Medical College.

Baoqing Li, M.D.

Prior to obtaining his medical degree, Dr. Li earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine. He also completed training as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University.

“I was born in China. It was always my intention that after my specialty training I would return to Flushing, because it has a large and growing Chinese population that is underserved in the area of cancer treatment,” said Dr. Li.  “There needs to be more Chinese-speaking physicians serving this population.”

He chose New York Hospital Queens because of its reputation in treating cancer as well as its affiliation with Weill Cornell Medical College, where he has an academic appointment as an assistant professor.

Dattatreyudu Nori, M.D, chairman of radiation oncology, and director of the Cancer Center at NYHQ said, ”We are very pleased that Dr. Li is part of our team. He is a widely-respected researcher and clinician who is deeply committed to his patients and this community.“

The Julia and Ned Arnold Center for Radiation Oncology at New York Hospital Queens is a major center for radiation oncology and part of the hospital's comprehensive Cancer Center. The center’s specialists are pioneers in the field of radiation oncology. The Center offers the most current and advanced treatment capabilities, as well as an uplifting and caring environment for patients.

New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

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Note to Editors: Dr. LI is available for interviews.  He is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Radium Society, and the American College of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Li is fluent in Mandarin and conversant in Cantonese.

 
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