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Allison Whalen MS, RN, AGACNP-BC

Specialties: Oncology, Hematology

Board Certified: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Languages: English

General Info

Hospital Affiliations: Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital

Prior Experience: NP - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Undergraduate: B.S. Nursing - New York University, New York, NY

Graduate: M.S. Advanced Practice Nursing, Adult/Geriatric Acute Care - New York University, New York, NY

Clinical Interests:

Hematology/Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant, Palliative Care

Year Joined: 2017

About Me

What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?

As a clinical nurse in the hospital setting, I very much enjoyed caring for oncology patients at the bedside.  I was also intrigued by the science behind each diagnosis.  I made the decision to advance my education and become a Nurse Practitioner so that I could continue to provide patient care with advanced knowledge and expertise. 

What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?

I initially chose to practice in Oncology due to the bond between patient and care provider.  There can be many highs and lows during the course of treatment - along the way the relationship that develops is like none other. 

How do you connect with your patients?

I connect with my patients through listening and being present.  My goal is to always provide the care I would want for myself or my family. 

What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?

Outside of work, I love spending time with my family.  I enjoy exploring the Hudson Valley which is a great place for outdoor activities including hiking and bike riding. 

What is your advice for your patients?

I always tell patients to be an open book, let us know how they are feeling and always ask questions. 


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