James Nitzkorski, MD, FACS

James Nitzkorski, MD, FACS

General Surgery in Poughkeepsie, NY


 (845) 483-6920

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Office Hours

Monday:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed
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About Dr. Nitzkorski


Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD is a fellowship trained Surgical Oncologist in the Hudson Valley, NY specializing in GI oncology, melanoma, and rare tumors. He is licensed to practice medicine in New York State and has privileges at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. His special interests include minimally invasive surgery when possible, and complex surgery. Dr. Nitzkorski runs one of the only centers for Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) and Isolated Limb Infusion (ILI) in the region.

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Services Offered



Gastric cancer
Melanoma and cutaneous malignancies
Minimally invasive surgery
Gastrointestinal cancer
Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy
Isolated limb infusion
Esophageal cancer
Colorectal surgery
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors
Tumor ablation techniques
Peritoneal carcinomatosis

Qualifications and Experience



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Education & Training

Fox Chase Cancer Center
Fellowship, Complex Surgical Oncology, 2009 - 2011

St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Chief Residency, General Surgery, 2008 - 2009

Mount Sinai St. Luke's - West Hospital Center
Residency, General Surgery, 2005 - 2008

St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Internship, General Surgery, 2004 - 2005

University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Class of 2004, MD, Cum Laude

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Certifications

American Board of Surgery
Surgery

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Medical Licenses

NY State Medical License
2006 - 2020

PA State Medical License
2012

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Work Experience


Health Quest Medical Practice
Poughkeepsie, NY
2011 - Present

Director of GI and Melanoma Oncology
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
Poughkeepsie, NY

Clinical Instructor
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
New York, NY

Instructor, Surgery
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Hospital Affiliations

Vassar Brothers Medical Center
Current Affiliation
Poughkeepsie, NY

Northern Dutchess Hospital
Former Affiliation
Rhinebeck, NY

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Awards

Top Doctor Award
Castle Connolly, 2018

John A. Ridge, MD, PhD Fellowship
Fox Chase Cancer Center, 2011

Oncology Trainee Travel Award
ASCO- American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2010

Charles McBurney M.D. Prize in Surgery
St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital, 2008

Fellow (FACS)
American College of Surgeons

Dean's Letter of Commendation
University at Buffalo School of Medicine, 2004

Intern of the Year, Department of Surgery
St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital, 2005

Winner, St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Surgical Research Day
St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital, 2007

Winner, St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Research Fair
St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital, 2008

Outstanding Senior Vascular Surgery Resident Award
St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital, 2008

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Professional Memberships

Society of Surgical Oncology - SSO
Member

American College of Surgeons - ACS
Member

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Publications



PubMed

In Reply: Vitamin D Status May Explain Some of the Racial Disparities in Rectal Cancer.
Annals of surgical oncology
Nitzkorski, J. R., Willis, A. I., Nick, D., Zhu, F., Farma, J. M., Sigurdson, E. R.
12/3/2017

Predicting pathological response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancer using 18FDG-PET/CT.
Annals of surgical oncology
Shanmugan, S., Arrangoiz, R., Nitzkorski, J. R., Yu, J. Q., Li, T., Cooper, H. S., Konski, A., Farma, J. M., Sigurdson, E. R.
3/8/2012

Lecture

Melanoma: What You Don’t Know May Kill You
9/2017
College of Mount Saint Vincent, Bronx NY

Melanoma: Update on Immunotherapy
5/2017
Vassar Brothers Medical Center Oncology Teaching Day, Culinary Institute

Nutrition in the Acutely Ill Hospital Patient
4/2017
Vassar Brothers Medical Center Hospital Medicine Conference

Abstract

Outcome and Natural History of Patients with Stage IV Colorectal Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy without Primary Tumor Resection
64th Annual Cancer Symposium, Society of Surgical Oncology
Nitzkorski, J.R., Farma, J.M., Matteotti, R., Siripurapu, V., Zhu, F., Sigurdson, E.R.
2011
San Antonio, TX

A Survival Comparison of Stage III Rectal Adenocarcinoma Down Staged by Preoperative Chemo-radiation with a Comparable Stage II Cohort
64th Annual Cancer Symposium, Society of Surgical Oncology
Siripurapu, V., Farma, J.M., Nitzkorski J.R., Sigurdson, E.R.
2011
San Antonio, TX

Predicting Pathologic Response to Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer using FDG PET/CT. Presented - 64th Annual Cancer Symposium
64th Annual Cancer Symposium, Society of Surgical Oncology
Shanmugan S., Arrangoiz, R., Nitzkorski, J.R., Yu, J.Q., Konski, A.A., Farma, J.M., Sigurdson, E.R.
2011
San Antonio, TX

Book Chapter

Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery
Nitzkorski, J.R., Siriurapu, V., Scott, WS
2011

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