About

About

Louis Potters, MD, FACR, FASTRO is chairman of the Department of Radiation Medicine at Northwell Health and professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is also immediate past Chair of the Northwell Health Physician Partners Board of Governors and executive Committee.

Dr. Potters is a practicing radiation oncologist and an internationally recognized expert in the management and treatment of prostate cancer. He has authored more than 100 publications, book chapters and editorials. Board-certified in internal medicine and radiation oncology, Dr. Potters previously served as Medical Director of the New York Prostate Institute, a not-for-profit research program and is a past associate member of radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He received his medical degree from the New Jersey Medical School (Now Rutgers Medical School), and his undergraduate degree from Emory University.

Dr. Potters has served as a board member and in many other leadership roles for the American Society of Radiation Oncology and other medical societies. He has authored several key national cancer treatment guideline documents for radiation oncology. Dr. Potters has been a consultant for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the National Quality Forum and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He has served as an executive committee member for the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer program, and has served on several US Department of Health and Human Services committees and panels. He is a senior editor of Practical Radiation Oncology, on the editorial board of Oncology and Brachytherapy and reviews for other medical journals.

Dr. Potters oversees one of the largest radiation oncology departments with a faculty and staff devoted to excellent patient care, research and the education of tomorrow's oncologists. The department is recognized as a pioneer for high quality and safe cancer care through its Smarter Radiation Oncology initiative.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

    • Radiation Oncology - American Board of Radiology/Radiation Oncology

  • Administrative titles

    • Chairman - Radiation Medicine, Northwell Health,

    • Deputy Physician in Chief - Northwell Health Cancer Institute,

  • Academic titles

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

  • Chief resident

    • State University of NY Health Sci Ctr/Brooklyn

  • Medical school

    • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

  • Residencies

    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel -- Petrie Division

    • State University of NY Health Sci Ctr/Brooklyn

  • Affiliations

    • Glen Cove Hospital

    • Lenox Hill Hospital

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • Long Island Jewish Valley Stream

    • North Shore University Hospital

    • Northern Westchester Hospital

    • Phelps Memorial Hospital Center

    • Southside Hospital

    • Syosset Hospital

    • Northwell Health Cancer Institute

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

450 Lakeville Road, Entrance A - Radiation MedicineLake Success, NY 11042
270-05 76th AvenueNew Hyde Park, NY 11040

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04/04/2019
"Dr. Potters and this staff are great, they gave me confidence to proceed with my treatment."
03/25/2019
"Doctor Potters was also accessible via email; he was quite helpful in that regard. "
03/23/2019
"I was very pleased with the amount of time and with the level of detail that Dr. Potter provided regarding treatment options and recommendations."
03/21/2019
"Dr. Potters is fantastic. He is caring and very clear at explaining my diagnosis and plan of treatment. You will not find a more caring and compassionate physician. I would highly recommend him. He is the best."
03/18/2019
"I would recommend without reservation."
03/15/2019
"1. Dr. Potters was very good."
02/27/2019
"Dr. Potters has a great demeanor. His staff and program are top-notch!"
02/19/2019
"Dr. Potters is professional, understanding, and knowledgeable. "
02/18/2019
"High confidence in the care provider"
02/13/2019
"Dr. Potters is the best doctor I have ever visited."
01/26/2019
"Dr. Potters is the best!"
01/22/2019
"Dr. Potters is the best!!"
12/31/2018
"Satisfied."
12/19/2018
"I am so thankful I had Dr. Potter to treat my prostate cancer. He is a great dr. and a great man. A world of THANKS. "
12/18/2018
"Dr. Potters sincerely cares about my circumstances and he shows it. He is a great listener and explains everything to me in ways that I understand."
12/18/2018
"Dr. Potters was Godsent - I love Dr. Potters."
11/30/2018
"He is excellent in all regard."
11/26/2018
"Recommend many/great dr."
11/19/2018
"Dr. Potters is fantastic he spends time, explains answers questions have already recommended him to friends."
11/11/2018
"Extremely likely to recommend! Dr. Potters is a true professional. "
09/25/2018
"Highly recommended Dr. Potters and his associates to others. Exceptional care."
09/17/2018
"Dr. Potter's is a true professional. I travel from New Jersey to see him."
08/29/2018
"Great Dr. Potters saved my life."
08/25/2018
"Dr. Potters has a stellar reputation. it is easy to see why. Truly outstanding physician."
08/24/2018
"Dr. Potters and his staff are amazing!"
07/23/2018
"DR POTTERS IS THE BEST. PROFESSIONAL, CARING AND PERSONAL."
07/20/2018
"Good services. "
07/19/2018
"Dr. Potter is the best. He is a special kind of doctor."
07/17/2018
"In addition to Dr. Potters professionalism I enjoy his friendship."
06/22/2018
"Dr. Potters was very helpful explaining in detail, possible options for treating my medical issue. He noted both pro and con of each decision."
06/15/2018
"All ready have recommended."
06/06/2018
"5 star comment to Dr. Potters service & cooperation on all questions. "
06/03/2018
"Dr. Potters is always extremely professional. Takes the time to explain plan of care and allows more than ample time to answer questions. Never rushes me. Very personable and helpful."
04/24/2018
"The doctor, "Potters deserve his position as the head of department."
04/12/2018
"Excellent experience through 2+ years with Dr. Potters."
04/02/2018
"Excellent."
02/27/2018
"Dr. Potters' treatments were extremely effective (and perhaps life-saving). His interactions with the patient (me) have been personable and excellent."
02/26/2018
"I am 65 years old. I've been to many doctors. Dr. Potters is the best doctor I have ever been helped by."
02/23/2018
"Could not ask for a better physician."
02/06/2018
"Great physician."
01/23/2018
"Dr. Potters is the most professional, knowledgeable and caring physician I have ever experienced."
01/06/2018
"Dr. Potters is the very best. Professional and compassionate in every way."
12/21/2017
"Dr. Potters is the best."
09/19/2017
"Dr. Potters is the best!"
07/27/2017
"#1. Excellent."
07/26/2017
"Very knowledgeable explained everything spents time answering questions made _____ everyday _____."
07/15/2017
"all good"
07/13/2017
"Excellent."
06/26/2017
"I needed a translator, and Dr. and staff were understanding by being patient and thorough."
05/16/2017
"Appointment treatments are very good. Will recommend others to the facility at any _____."
03/08/2017
"I had a very good experience with the provider."
03/07/2017
"I have recommended Dr. Potters & my friend goes to him."
02/14/2017
"Very good."
02/10/2017
"Good."
02/03/2017
"Dr. Potters was very professional and comforting. I felt I went to the right person for my treatment."
01/31/2017
"The best!"
09/20/2016
"The provider was very professional, courteous & caring."
07/22/2016
"Dr. Potters was terrific."
07/13/2016
"Very good experience."
06/24/2016
"No bad experience."
06/23/2016
"Doctor Potter is the best."
06/06/2016
"he is superb! a gifted medical professional"
10/28/2015
"Dr. Potters is a excellent physician. Answers questions, takes his time."
09/23/2015
"Good experience."
09/15/2015
"Service received was good - very good!"

In the news

In the news

In the news
Dr. Louis Potters, chairman of radiation medicine at the Northwell Health Cancer Institute and professor at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, has demonstrated the safety and improved efficacy of increased dosage of radiation when treating prostate cancer, according to a new study.
Leading one of the largest radiation oncology programs in the country, Louis Potters, MD, talks about standardizing care with the latest technology and extensive ancillary services.
The Northwell Health Cancer Institute appoints three deputy physicians-in-chief to lead medical, surgical and radiation oncology across the 23-hospital health system.
The Island Now covers new appointments from the Northwell Health Cancer Institute.

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