Roma Tickoo, MD, MPH

Roma Tickoo, MD, MPH

I am an internist and a geriatrician who cares for patients with acute and chronic cancer pain and other symptoms resulting from cancer or its treatment. I become involved early in the course of a patient’s care to ensure that the patient and his or her caregivers have the support they need as they make the transition from curative to palliative care – addressing not only physical symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, and nausea, but also non-physical causes of suffering, such as anxiety and depression.

I work with a multidisciplinary team that includes specialists from interventional/anesthesia pain management, rehabilitation medicine, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, integrative medicine, chaplaincy, social work, pharmacy, wound care, radiation oncology, neuro-oncology, neurosurgery (the spine team, managing pain and providing palliative care for patients with advanced cancer near the spine or brain that causes discomfort), various oncology teams, and the Urgent Care Center to prevent pain crises and suffering. Together, we work to preserve the function and quality of life of our patients as well as their families.

Clinical Expertise

Pain Management and Palliative Care (including symptom management and supportive care); Geriatric Pain and Symptom Management Medicine

Languages Spoken

MD, Government Medical College (Jammu [Tawi], India); MPH, Columbia University


Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center


NYU Medical Center; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Geriatric Medicine; Pain Medicine; Hospice and Palliative Medicine