About

About

Dr. Steven R. Savona is an attending physician in the Don Monti Division of Medical Oncology and Division of Hematology at North Shore University Hospital specializing in the care of patients with cancer of the colon, liver and pancreas. He has extensive experience in treating patients with head and neck cancers, lung cancer and diseases of the blood. Dr. Savona is an active participant in the Cancer Control Program of the National Cancer Institute sponsored clinical trials based at North Shore University Hospital. He is the Principal Investigator on three cancer control studies and two studies for the treatment of cancer of the pancreas. These studies have addressed issues such as tobacco dependency and smoking cessation, redeveloping life styles and physical activity levels after completion of chemotherapy, the prevention of infections in patients with impaired immunity and prevention of hot flashes in patients on hormonal therapy.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Hematology - American Board of IM/Hematology

    • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

    • Medical Oncology - American Board of IM/Medical Oncology

    • Hospice/Palliative Medicine - American Board of IM/Hospice and Palliative Med

  • Academic titles

    • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Medical school

    • Duke University

  • Residencies

    • New York University School of Medicine

  • Internships

    • New York University School of Medicine

  • Fellowships

    • New York University School of Medicine

  • Affiliations

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

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Most recent comments

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08/21/2018
"I truly feel blessed to have a medical team like this working on my behalf!"
07/20/2018
"I highly recommend Dr. Savona! Excellent!"
07/09/2018
"Dr. Savona let my daughter in FL be on speaker phone so she knew what was going on. The also call him to verify something and he call her right back."
07/05/2018
"Never a problem with Dr. Savona."
06/28/2018
"I love the way Dr. Savona cares for my medical condition. He is a wonderful doctor!"
05/06/2018
"Dr. Savona was kind & compassionate. He explained everything so clearly."
05/01/2018
"I have been a patient of Dr. Savona since April 2010 and credit him for saving my life. He is an excellent physician and a caring, compassionate human being."
04/24/2018
"Dr. Savona is a caring, kind doctor."
01/25/2018
"Dr. Savona is a caring, knowledge & approachable professional. I'm glad he is my doctor."
01/25/2018
"Dr. Savona was extremely kind and caring - explaining everything in laymen's terms. He spent time with me - assuring me that I was on the mend. "
01/06/2018
"Superb!"
12/07/2017
"Saved me!"
05/17/2017
"Extremely knowledgeable and patient w/questions & concerns. We drove an hour one way to see him. No one like him where I live."
02/12/2017
"My first visit; very impressed with provider."
12/13/2016
"He always answers questions in an understandable way. Very friendly & thorough."
12/12/2016
"Good."
09/14/2016
"Dr. Savona extremely professional & personable. #1. Dr. Steven Savona"
08/11/2016
"Dr. Steven Savona is the best."
05/23/2016
"I wouldn't consider going to another oncologist other than Dr. Savona. He's incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and very reassuring."
04/18/2016
"Great."
03/09/2016
"Excellent."
02/12/2016
"Wonderful, caring oncologist."
02/09/2016
"Great provider."

In the news

In the news

In the news
Hear how the expertise of Dr. Steven Savona and his team at the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute helped Nilda beat nasopharyngeal carcinoma, a rare cancer.