Dr. Alice V. Cheuk, Practice Chief of the Radiation Oncology Department at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, has been recognized as a “Leader in Medicine” among “America’s Best Doctors” for 2017. She will be sharing her knowledge and expertise in Radiation Oncology, Cancer, and Radiation Therapy.
With over a decade of experience in the field of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Cheuk offers valuable insight in her role as the Practice Chief of Radiation Oncology at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Considered the oldest Veteran’s Affairs facility in New York City, the James J. Peters VA Medical Center is a teaching hospital utilizing state-of-the-art technology to provide comprehensive healthcare through education and research. The available services at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center range from primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care.
As the Practice Chief of Radiation Oncology at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center since 2009, Dr. Cheuk’s day-to-day responsibilities include managing the care of cancer patients, overseeing and supervising the Radiation Oncology staff at the hospital, teaching residents from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and serving on various hospital committees.
In 2004, Dr. Cheuk earned her Medical Degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed an internship at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center in 2005 and a Radiation Oncology Residency at the University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center in 2009 where she served as Chief Resident. She is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. Cheuk maintains affiliations with the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Society for Palliative Radiation Oncology (SPRO), Association of VA Hematology/Oncology (AVAHO), and is a member of the National VHA Palliative Radiotherapy Taskforce Group and Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Cheuk’s desire to pursue the field of Radiation Oncology developed from her fascination with both oncology and technology. Looking back, she attributes her success to her persistence and strong work ethic.
Among her plethora of professional accolades, Dr. Cheuk is most proud of the growth of the JJP VAMC Radiation Oncology Department during her tenure. Under her leadership the department has increased staffing from 8.85 FTEE to 12.05 FTEE, acquired over 1 million dollars in new technology and upgrades to deliver state-of-the-art care to Veterans, revamped the practice to become ACR Accredited, and underwent a complete physical renovation to improve the comfort of patients. Additionally, the department now has a standard rotation for Mount Sinai Radiation Oncology residents and is participating in cooperative group clinical trials.
Her commitment to delivering the highest quality care to our Veterans has led to recognition with the Clinical Excellence Award for Customer Service by a JJP VAMC Outpatient Department in both 2013 and 2015.
In her free time, Dr. Cheuk enjoys Broadway musicals, traveling, painting, drawing, writing, and karaoke. She volunteers at The Journey Church.
Considering the future, Dr. Cheuk hopes for continual advancement of the Radiation Oncology Department and to help move the field of Radiation Oncology forward.
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Practice Chief of the Radiation Oncology Department at James J. Peters VA Medical Center
- James J. Peter VA Medical Center in the Bronx is the oldest VA facility in New York City and serves as a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research.
- Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care.
- James J. Peters VA Medical Center has 311 authorized hospital beds and 120 nursing home beds serving as a home to the VISN 2 Network Telephone Care Program which is staffed by Registered Nurses.
- The Network Telephone Care Program provides telephone helpline services during weekends, holidays, evenings, and nights for veteran patients from 27 VA medical centers.