Yasmin Khakoo, MD

Child Neurology Program Director
Yasmin Khakoo, MD

I am a board-certified pediatric neurologist and neuro-oncologist who cares for children and young adults with primary brain tumors. In collaboration with my colleagues in the Brain Tumor Center, I am involved in several clinical trials to evaluate novel approaches to treating patients with newly diagnosed and recurrent brain tumors. I have an interest and expertise in treating patients with ependymoma, and I am the primary investigator at Memorial Sloan Kettering for the Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network clinical trial for children with recurrent ependymoma.

As a pediatric neurologist, I have a special interest in the prevention and treatment of neurologic complications in young patients receiving treatment for primary brain tumors and other cancers. I also care for children who have a rare neurologic condition called neurocutaneous melanocytosis, which is sometimes seen in patients with large congenital melanocytic nevi (abnormal moles).

Appointments for New Patients
Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Neuro-Oncology and Neurology

Languages Spoken

MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


University of California, San Francisco


University of California, San Francisco; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Pediatrics; Neurology (CAQ in Child Neurology); Neuro-oncology

Publications by Yasmin Khakoo
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