M. Catherine Pietanza, MD

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I am a board-certified medical oncologist specializing in cancers that arise in the lungs. Although my special interests are small cell lung cancer and neuroendocrine tumors of the lung (pulmonary carcinoids), I also care for a large number of patients with non-small cell lung cancer. With my colleagues on the Thoracic Oncology Service, I conduct clinical trials of new treatments for patients with these malignancies.

I feel my research provides my patients with additional options for care by using the latest information about the molecular basis of these diseases. For example, we collect special cells in the blood (circulating tumor cells) to more precisely and more quickly determine the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatment in men and women with small cell lung cancer.

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

Lung Cancer (Small Cell, Non Small Cell); Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Lungs

Languages Spoken

MD, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center


Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York)

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

Publications by M. Catherine Pietanza
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