Karen Borofsky, MD

Karen Borofsky, MD

I am a board-certified radiation oncologist and specialize in caring for patients with prostate, breast, gastrointestinal, and gynecological cancers, and brain tumors. I have a particular interest in the use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), both forms of focused radiation that improve patient outcomes and reduce toxicity to normal tissue. I also use high-dose-rate brachytherapy (radiation delivered by a radioactive source placed directly in the tumor site) to treat patients with gynecological tumors who would benefit from this approach.

I am part of a multidisciplinary team of medical oncologists, medical physicists, surgeons, and radiologists who provide state-of-the-art, compassionate care to patients with these diseases. I see patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s regional facility in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, so that they can receive care equal to that available at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York while staying close to home.

I am interested in enrolling patients in clinical trials open at the Basking Ridge site to help find new and novel approaches in treating cancer. I can also facilitate patients’ entry into trials that are available only at the Center’s main campus in Manhattan, if appropriate.

Appointments for New Patients
Clinical Expertise

Breast, Prostate, Lung, and Gynecologic Cancers; Gastrointestinal Malignancies; Brain Tumors

Languages Spoken

MD, Stony Brook University School of Medicine


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center; Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York)

Board Certifications

Radiation Oncology