Suzanne Kaufman

 Licensed Social Worker

About Suzanne

Driven by Collaborative Care & Patient Progress

While in college and in graduate school, I developed an interest in working in the medical field of social work. By assessing our patients’ psychosocial needs and collaborating with our team members, I help ensure that our patients’ emotional concerns are addressed while they are part of our Gamma Knife program. I also link patients with appropriate resources in the community to help reduce any barriers to accessing and receiving treatment. By utilizing groundbreaking technology and synergetic healthcare, I have the pleasure of watching our patients progress in the right direction.

Specialization & Expertise

  • Oncology Social Work
  • Case Management
  • Discharge Planning

Credentials

Positions:

The Valley Hospital – Radiation Oncology (2016-present)

The Valley Hospital – Case management, social work, discharge planning (2015-present)

Chilton Medical Center – Case management, social work, discharge planning (2014-2016)

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Grant writing, fundraising (2006-2007)

Girls Incorporated and Columbia Law School – Fundraising and event planning (2003-2005)

McLean Hospital – Psychiatric-pharmacology research study (1996-1998)

Certifications:

Licensed Social Worker in both New York and New Jersey

Education and Training:

Undergraduate:
University of Rochester, Bachelor of Arts with honors in psychology (1996)

Graduate School:
Hunter College School of Social Work (2000)