Esophageal Cancer: Find an Esophageal Cancer Expert

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Our esophageal cancer disease management team is recognized worldwide for its strengths in diagnosing and treating tumors of the esophagus. The team includes specialists in surgical oncology, gastroenterology, medical oncology, radiation therapy, interventional radiology, and nursing. Because we are constantly working to improve treatment for people with esophageal cancer, our team also leads clinical trials of the newest treatment approaches.

Select from the list below to learn more about our esophageal cancer specialists, their education, training, board certifications, current publications, and specific areas of clinical expertise.

Surgery

Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD
Prasad S. Adusumilli
Deputy Chief, Thoracic Service
Manjit S. Bains, MD, FACS
Manjit S. Bains
David J. Finley, MD -- Co-Director, Complex Airway Program
David J. Finley
Co-Director, Complex Airway Program
Pictured: Ian Ganly
Ian Ganly
James Huang, MD
James Huang
Pictured: David Jones
David R. Jones
Chief, Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery
Pictured: Bernard Park
Bernard J. Park
Deputy Chief of Clinical Affairs, Thoracic Service
Pictured: Snehal G. Patel
Snehal G. Patel
Nabil Pierre Rizk, MD, FACS
Nabil Pierre Rizk
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS -- Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery; Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers
Valerie W. Rusch
Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery; Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD
Prasad S. Adusumilli
Deputy Chief, Thoracic Service
Manjit S. Bains, MD, FACS
Manjit S. Bains
David J. Finley, MD -- Co-Director, Complex Airway Program
David J. Finley
Co-Director, Complex Airway Program
Pictured: David Jones
David R. Jones
Chief, Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery
Pictured: Bernard Park
Bernard J. Park
Deputy Chief of Clinical Affairs, Thoracic Service
Nabil Pierre Rizk, MD, FACS
Nabil Pierre Rizk
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS -- Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery; Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers
Valerie W. Rusch
Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery; Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers

Gastroenterology and Preventive Oncology

Medical Oncology

Radiation Therapy

Social Work

Nursing

Nurses play an important role in caring for patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering and are often the members of the treatment team with whom you will have the most contact. Your nurses bring extraordinary knowledge, experience, and expertise to your care because they specialize in helping people with your particular type of cancer. Your nurses will help you through your experience at Memorial Sloan Kettering whether you are being treated in the hospital or as an outpatient.

Nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering collaborate with doctors and other members of your patient care team to develop a treatment plan that is right for you. The nurses on your team provide a range of services — administering therapies, monitoring your treatment and watching out for side effects, educating you and your family about what to expect during treatment, and offering emotional support. Nurses also help coordinate your appointments, communicate important information to various members of your patient care team, and keep track of other details related to your treatment. Nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering maintain a patient-centered focus, placing your needs and preferences first.