Lung Cancer: Find a Lung Cancer Expert

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is home to a multidisciplinary team of experts who specialize in treating lung cancer. The team includes thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who only focus on caring for people with lung cancer.

Having experts from all of these disciplines on your team ensures that your treatment plan is coordinated and comprehensive. The team meets regularly to review each patient’s case and will work together to develop a personalized treatment plan that is right for you.

The volume of patients with lung cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering is among the highest in the United States, meaning that our physicians have a very high level of expertise. We are also highly regarded for the compassionate care we provide.

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

Surgery

Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD
Prasad S. Adusumilli
Deputy Chief, Thoracic Service
David J. Finley, MD -- Co-Director, Complex Airway Program
David J. Finley
Co-Director, Complex Airway Program
Manjit S. Bains, MD, FACS
Manjit S. Bains
Min H. & Yu-Fan C. Kao Chair in Thoracic Cancer
Robert J. Downey, MD, FACS
Robert J. Downey
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
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

Interventional Radiology

Stephen B. Solomon, MD -- Chief, Interventional Radiology Service
Stephen B. Solomon
Chief, Interventional Radiology Service
William Alago, MD
William Alago
Lynn A. Brody, MD
Lynn A. Brody
Karen T. Brown, MD, FSIR
Karen T. Brown
Anne Covey, MD
Anne Covey
Joseph P. Erinjeri, MD, PhD
Joseph P. Erinjeri
George I. Getrajdman, MD
George I. Getrajdman
Pictured: Darragh Halpenny
Darragh F. Halpenny
Majid Maybody, MD
Majid Maybody
Constantinos T. Sofocleous, MD, PhD
Constantinos T. Sofocleous
Raymond H. Thornton, MD -- Vice Chair for Quality, Safety, and Performance Improvement, Department of Radiology
Raymond H. Thornton
Vice Chair for Quality, Safety, and Performance Improvement, Department of Radiology

Medical Oncology

Pictured: Charles Rudin
Charles M. Rudin
Chief, Thoracic Oncology Service
Pictured: David Pfister
David G. Pfister
Chief, Head and Neck Oncology Service
Pictued: Jahan Aghalar
Jahan Aghalar
Pictured: Jamie Chaft
Jamie E. Chaft
Pictured: Alexander Drilon
Alexander Drilon
Pictured: Michael Fanucchi, MD, MPH
Michael Fanucchi
John J. Fiore, MD
John J. Fiore
Pictured: Matthew Hellmann
Matthew D. Hellmann
Pictued: Afsheen Iqbal
Afsheen Iqbal
Pictured: Mark Kris
Mark G. Kris
William and Joy Ruane Chair in Thoracic Oncology
Pictured: Lee Krug
Lee M. Krug
Deputy Chief, Thoracic Oncology Service
Pictured: Piro Lito
Piro Lito
Kenneth K. Ng, MD -- Chief, Rockville Centre Medical Oncology Service
Kenneth K. Ng
Chief, Rockville Centre Medical Oncology Service
Paul K. Paik, MD
Paul K. Paik
Pictured: M. Catherine Pietanza
M. Catherine Pietanza
Gregory J. Riely, MD, PhD; Vice Chair, Clinical Trials Office, Department of Medicine
Gregory J. Riely
Vice Chair, Clinical Trials Office, Department of Medicine
Naiyer A. Rizvi, MD
Naiyer A. Rizvi
Pictured: Stephanie Smith-Marrone
Stephanie Smith-Marrone
Stephen R. Veach, MD
Stephen R. Veach
Pictured: Helena Yu
Helena A. Yu
Pictured: Marjorie G. Zauderer
Marjorie G. Zauderer

Radiation Therapy

Karen D. Schupak, MD -- Chief, External Beam Radiotherapy Service, Regional Care Network; Chief, Basking Ridge Radiation Oncology
Karen D. Schupak
Chief, External Beam Radiotherapy Service, Regional Care Network; Chief, Basking Ridge Radiation Oncology
Pictured: Boris Mychalczak
Borys R. Mychalczak
Chief, Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Sleepy Hollow
Karen Borofsky, MD
Karen Borofsky
Pinaki R. Dutta, MD, PhD
Pinaki R. Dutta
Daphna Y. Gelblum, MD
Daphna Y. Gelblum
Richard M. Gewanter, MD -- Chief, Commack/Rockville Center Radiation Oncology
Richard M. Gewanter
Chief, Commack/Rockville Center Radiation Oncology
Pictured: Boris Mueller
Boris A. Mueller
Andreas Rimner, MD
Andreas Rimner
Pictured: Helen Sidebotham
Helen L. Sidebotham
Abraham J. Wu, MD
Abraham J. Wu

Interventional Pulmonology

Pictured: Mohit Chawla
Mohit Chawla
Director, Interventional Pulmonology; Co-Director, Complex Airway Program
Robert P. Lee, MD
Robert P. Lee

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD
Prasad S. Adusumilli
Deputy Chief, Thoracic Service
Manjit S. Bains, MD, FACS
Manjit S. Bains
Min H. & Yu-Fan C. Kao Chair in Thoracic Cancer
Robert J. Downey, MD, FACS
Robert J. Downey
David J. Finley, MD -- Co-Director, Complex Airway Program
David J. Finley
Co-Director, Complex Airway Program
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
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

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.