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Northern Light Mercy Hospital welcomes new oncologist

Date: 05/31/2022

Northern Light Mercy Hospital is pleased to welcome Milaim Mustafa, MD, to Northern Light Mercy Cancer Care. Prior to joining Mercy, Dr. Mustafa practiced at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

“Based on my family experience with cancers, I understand how difficult it is to receive such a diagnosis,” said Dr. Mustafa. “That’s why it’s important to me to approach each case individually with empathy and design the best treatment plan for the best outcome.”

Dr. Mustafa received a Bachelor of Science from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine and a Doctor of Medicine from American University of Antigua College of Medicine in Coolidge, Antigua. His residency was at Richmond University Medical Center in New York, New York, and he is fellowship trained in hematology and medical oncology through Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. He is board certified in hematology and medical oncology.

Dr. Mustafa, who lives in the area with his wife and two children, is a member of the American Society of Hematology; American Society of Clinical Oncology; American College of Physicians; and the Albanian American Medical Society. 

In 2018, Northern Light Mercy Hospital announced a collaboration with New England Cancer Specialists (NECS), which expanded its cancer care program. Dr. Mustafa is the most recent NECS provider to join Mercy’s cancer program, where his sole focus is on serving Mercy Hospital’s patients.


About Northern Light Mercy Cancer Care
Mercy Hospital’s comprehensive cancer care program is dedicated to providing high quality, personalized, and coordinated care. Patients have access to genetic testing and counseling, clinical trials, full scope oncology evaluation, hematology, infusion, psychosocial, and supportive services close to home. Mercy’s cancer program has been recognized by continuous accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

About New England Cancer Specialists (NECS) 
New England Cancer Specialists is an independent medical oncology and hematology practice dedicated to the highest quality team-based care for every patient. Comprised of 13 physicians who are nationally recognized for their expertise and experience, they participate in more clinical trials than any other practice in Maine. With partnerships across the state and around the region, NECS aims to further increase the availability of and access to novel cancer therapeutics and programmatic advancements. For more than 30 years, NECS has maintained a relationship with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and became the first-ever Affiliate Member of DFCI in January 2022.