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)