Mark G. Kris, MD

William and Joy Ruane Chair in Thoracic Oncology
Pictured: Mark Kris Mark G. Kris, MD William and Joy Ruane Chair in Thoracic Oncology

I am a medical oncologist who specializes in the care of people with cancers arising in the lungs.  In my research, I aim to discover better treatments for individuals with lung cancers by studying the genetic characteristics of their tumors. I lead a research team working to find new genetic targets in cancer cells, and to test anticancer medicines that specifically attack the lung cancers driven by these molecular changes.  I work with surgeons and radiation specialists to find the best ways to use surgery, radiotherapy, and drugs together to increase the chance of cure. 

I also lead Memorial Sloan Kettering’s project to train IBM’s Watson supercomputer to collect and interpret information about both the person and their cancer to help in selecting the best treatments.

In my practice, I work with two special nurses. Together we strive to fight cancer and to minimize the physical symptoms of cancer so everyone under our care can spend their lives doing what matter most to them.  

Appointments for New Patients
866-675-5864 (866-MSK-LUNG)
Clinical Expertise

Lung Cancer; New Cancer Treatments; Thymoma; Mediastinal Tumors; Control of Side Effects and Physical Problems Caused by Cancer and Cancer Treatments

Languages Spoken

MD, Cornell University Medical College


The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

Publications by Mark G. Kris
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