Neuro-oncologist Lisa DeAngelis Elected to Institute of Medicine

By Memorial Sloan Kettering

on Friday, October 19, 2012

Pictured: Lisa DeAngelis Neuro-oncologist Lisa M. DeAngelis

Dr. DeAngelis has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), considered one of the highest honors in the field of health and medicine.

Neuro-oncologist Lisa M. DeAngelis has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the field of health and medicine.  Dr. DeAngelis is Chair of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Department of Neurology and Co-Executive Director of the Brain Tumor Center. She holds the Lillian Rojtman Berkman Chair in honor of Jerome B. Posner and is also Vice President of the American Academy of Neurology.

A leader in her field, Dr. DeAngelis has extensive experience in the care of patients with brain tumors and the neurologic complications of cancer. Her research focuses on work that seeks to improve outcomes for these patients. She has led national trials of investigational drugs for primary central nervous system lymphomas and has conducted numerous trials of brain tumor therapeutics.

The IOM is a branch of the National Academies and was established to honor professional achievement in the health sciences and to serve as a national resource for recommendations on issues related to medicine, biomedical sciences, and health. Eighteen members of the Memorial Sloan Kettering faculty are members of the IOM.

Dr. DeAngelis received her MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed fellowships at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and at Memorial Sloan Kettering. After completing her fellowship in neuro-oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering she joined the faculty in 1986, and was appointed Chair of the Department of Neurology in 1997.



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I'm very happy for Dr. DeAngelis. My boyfriend was a brain tumor patient at MSKCC and although Dr. DeAngelis wasn't his doctor, she stepped in when needed. She must have a wonderful synergy of addressing both the large and small issues. I was always grateful to her.

My 61 year old sister was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma and was operated on by Dr. Shayan Ur Rahman at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center this past Tuesday. He said that he sent part of the tumor to UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center for possible inclusion in a clinical trial. As my family all originated from New York we are very familiar with the esteemed reputation of Sloan Kettering when dealing with cancer. I would like to know if Sloan Kettering may have a clinical trial that my sister could participate in. I understand she has to meet certain specific protocols, I am just researching any and all possibilities for her as we as a family are devastated by her diagnosis.
I know you are most likely inundated with similar requests, but I would be remiss if I didn't even make the attempt to try and find the best for my sister.
I would appreciate any information you could provide.
John Peter Petrone
Principal, Gustine High School

Mr. Petrone, our sympathies for your sister's diagnosis.

Here is a link to information on the Clinical Trials for gliomas and glioblastomas currently offered at Memorial Sloan Kettering:…

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