Potters, MD

Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine

(855) 927-6622

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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.


Board certifications:

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Radiation Oncology - American Board of Radiology/Radiation Oncology

Administrative titles

  • Chairman of Radiation Medicine, Glen Cove Hospital
  • Director - Division Director of Radiation Therapy of Radiation Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Chairman of Radiation Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chairman of Radiation Medicine, North Shore University Hospital
  • Chairman of Radiation Medicine, Southside Hospital

Academic titles

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

Medical school

  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School


  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel -- Petrie Division
  • State University of NY Health Sci Ctr/Brooklyn
  • State University of NY Health Science Ctr/Brooklyn


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Locations & insurance

Center for Advanced Medicine

  • 450 Lakeville Road
    Suite Entrance A - Radiation Medicine
    New Hyde Park, NY 11042

    Fax: (718) 470-8445


  • 270-05 76th Avenue
    New Hyde Park, NY 11040

    Fax: (516) 674-5010

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"Dr. Potters was very helpful explaining in detail, possible options for treating my medical issue. He noted both pro and con of each decision."

"5 star comment to Dr. Potters service & cooperation on all questions."

"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."

"The doctor, "Potters deserve his position as the head of department."

"Excellent experience through 2+ years with Dr. Potters."


"Dr. Potters' treatments were extremely effective (and perhaps life-saving). His interactions with the patient (me) have been personable and excellent."

"I am 65 years old. I've been to many doctors. Dr. Potters is the best doctor I have ever been helped by."

"Could not ask for a better physician."

"Great physician."

"Dr. Potters is the most professional, knowledgeable and caring physician I have ever experienced."

"Dr. Potters is the very best. Professional and compassionate in every way."

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"#1. Excellent."

"Very knowledgeable explained everything spents time answering questions made _____ everyday _____."

"all good"


"I needed a translator, and Dr. and staff were understanding by being patient and thorough."

"Appointment treatments are very good. Will recommend others to the facility at any _____."

"I had a very good experience with the provider."

"I have recommended Dr. Potters & my friend goes to him."

"Very good."


"Dr. Potters was very professional and comforting. I felt I went to the right person for my treatment."

"The best!"

"The provider was very professional, courteous & caring."

"Dr. Potters was terrific."

"Very good experience."

"No bad experience."

"Doctor Potter is the best."

"he is superb! a gifted medical professional"

"Dr. Potters is a excellent physician. Answers questions, takes his time."

"Good experience."

"Service received was good - very good!"