Cancer Care

Auburn Community Hospital has partnered with the Upstate Cancer Center to provide the region’s most comprehensive and advanced diagnostic and treatment resources for cancer care. Our new, state-of-the art Cancer Center located on the first floor of the hospital will offer the most advanced outpatient treatment and support services in a convenient setting.


This powerful partnership brings together board-certified physicians and nurses to care for patients with hematology and cancer diagnoses right at Auburn Community Hospital. Our team will help patients fully understand their treatment options and get the highest quality care.

Stephen L. Graziano, MD
Professor of Medicine at Upstate Cancer Center
Division Chief of Hematology/Oncology of Upstate Cancer Center

Komal Akhtar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine at Upstate Cancer Center

Ian Pinto, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine at Upstate Cancer Center

Bernard Poiesz, MD

Sam Benjamin, MD

Eleanor Abel, PA

Jeanne Marie Kuhfta, NP

Christina F. Sherman, RN
Director of Auburn Community Hospital Cancer Services


We provide highly personalized and comprehensive care leveraging the knowledge and technology found at Upstate, the region’s only academic medical center. Our skilled nursing staff with special training in administering chemotherapy, infusion regimens and other cancer treatments will expertly implement designated treatment plans. We also provide on-site phlebotomy and pharmacy services ensuring expedient lab results and drug delivery.

The Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology services located at Auburn Community Hospital will work seamlessly with the Upstate Cancer Center’s main location in Syracuse, providing priority access for any needed procedures or consultations that are not available in Auburn. Every patient treated at the Upstate Cancer Center at Auburn Community Hospital will have the same multidisciplinary case review as those treated at the Upstate Cancer Center in Syracuse.


  • Provide the best outcome for every patient, every time
  • Improve cancer outcomes across the Central New York region
  • Increase community awareness, education and ultimately cancer prevention
  • Deliver a comprehensive and collaborative approach to patient care in a local environment



New Cancer Center Opens at Auburn Community Hospital, By Geraldo Reid, NCC News

Read the story on the NCC News website.