Nirmal Pathak, MD
Specialties:Hematology and Oncology
About Nirmal Pathak
Dr. Nirmal Pathak earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in both chemistry and fine arts from the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. He then went on to earn his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the SUNY Downstate Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn, New York.
It is his belief that patients are unique individuals and don’t always fit into cookie-cutter guidelines and that although guidelines are important they are just meant to guide our decision-making. His philosophy is that medical decisions should always be patient-centered and he respects his patient’s autonomy in their decision-making. He feels that his job as a physician is to inform, educate, and advise his patients and help his patients make decisions that fit within their goals, wishes, and beliefs.
Dr. Pathak chose to practice Hematology and Oncology because he wanted to help guide patients through the complex decision-making processes involved with treating malignant conditions. His personal experiences with family members’ cancer diagnoses help him in advising his patients as if they were his own kin. He strives to provide cutting-edge oncology care and encourages his patients to seek second opinions, himself having experience in the enrolling of patients in clinical trials at higher-level academic centers. He is a strong advocate for patient rights and will always do what he believes is best for his patients and feels that whatever the hurdle, they’ll find a way forward together.
When not at work he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, two children, and their dog Noodle. He also enjoys artistic endeavors, specifically ceramics and glassblowing.