William D. Tap, MD

Chief, Sarcoma Medical Oncology Service
Pictured: William Tap

Medical oncologist William Tap describes Memorial Sloan Kettering¹s breadth of expertise and skill in providing cutting-edge treatment for people with different types of soft tissue sarcoma.


I am a medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of patients with soft tissue and bone sarcomas. Sarcomas are rare tumors that affect individuals of all ages and can develop in almost every organ in the body. At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, we have a multidisciplinary team of physician-scientists, nurses, and patient support advocates who care for individuals with sarcoma. Our dedicated team is very familiar with and understands the nuances of these uncommon and challenging malignancies. This enables us to focus on the specific needs of each patient with an emphasis on personalized medicine that benefits from clinical and basic science research.

My research efforts are directly related to the clinical needs of my patients. I have a large clinical practice, I develop and run clinical trials that evaluate the use of new anticancer treatments, and I have a strong focus on laboratory research that strives to better understand the genetic origins of sarcoma. It is my mission to ensure that all patients who come to our clinics receive comprehensive and individualized care that is designed at the forefront of medicine.

Appointments for New Patients
Clinical Expertise

Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcoma; Drug Development

Languages Spoken

MD, Jefferson Medical College


Vanderbilt University Medical Center


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology; Hematology

Publications by William D. Tap
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