Spine Tumors: Find a Spine Tumor Expert

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Spine Tumor Center is home to a multidisciplinary group of experts who work together to provide personalized, comprehensive care for each patient. Our patients can often meet with multiple specialists in one day, ensuring that you will benefit from the specialized expertise of our entire team, and that your treatment will be comprehensive, timely, and well coordinated.

Call the Spine Tumor Center at 212-639-6506 to make an appointment with a spine tumor specialist.

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



Orthopaedic Surgery

Radiation Oncology

Pictured: Boris Mychalczak
Borys R. Mychalczak
Chief, Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Sleepy Hollow
Pictured: Adam Schmitt
Adam Schmitt
Yoshiya (Josh) Yamada, MD
Yoshiya (Josh) Yamada


Kenneth H. Cubert, MD
Kenneth H. Cubert
Amitabh Gulati, MD; DIrector, Ambulatory Pain Management
Amitabh Gulati
Director, Ambulatory Pain Management
Vinay Puttanniah, MD
Vinay Puttanniah
Director of Regional Anesthesia


Pain Management

Pictured: Paul Glare
Paul A. Glare
Chief, Palliative Medicine Service
Roma Tickoo, MD, MPH
Roma Tickoo

Rehabilitation Medicine (Physiatry)

Social Work


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.