Webinar: Don’t Lose Sight of the Bigger Health Picture: Surviving and Thriving After a Cancer Diagnosis

This program was presented in partnership with NewYork–Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital.

The first part of this program is a presentation by Dr. Natalie Berger, medical oncologist, about the importance of lifestyle, living with uncertainty and continuing cancer screenings.

After Dr. Berger’s presentation, Chef Marti Wolfson will talk about how nutrients can support your health. Through a live cooking demonstration Chef Marti will share recipes and speak about the important role nutrients play in helping to manage stress and inflammation and how to use them in recipes.


Presenter: Natalie Berger, MD is an Assistant Professor of Hematology and Oncology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Associate Director of Breast Medical Oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital.

Dr. Berger earned her medical degree from St. George’s University. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Connecticut and her fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Before joining NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital and Columbia, Dr. Berger was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, focusing on breast cancer and gynecologic malignancies.

Presenter: Marti Wolfson is a certified health-supportive chef and nutrition educator of over15 years. She specializes in food therapy, Functional Nutrition, and mindfulness practice for preventing and healing chronic illness. She has taught food as medicine for those healing from chronic illness as well as universities, nutrition conferences, culinary schools, advanced nutrition certifications, corporate wellness programs and health retreats. Marti has a master’s in nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. She has been newly inducted into the prestigious Les Dames d’Escoffier New York, an unparalleled collective of forward-thinking and successful female leaders in all sectors of the food, beverage, and hospitality industries. She is honored to be the chef and coordinator of The Chef Peter X Kelly Teaching Kitchen at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, a teaching kitchen that serves the community, staff, and patients. 

Recorded on October 17, 2023. Moderated by Robin Perlmutter, LMSW- Support Connection Peer Counselor.

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