Alexander N. Shoushtari, MD

Alexander N. Shoushtari, MD

Medical Oncologist

Clinical Expertise

Melanoma; Uveal melanoma; Mucosal melanoma; Clinical trials of targeted or immune-based therapies

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Memorial Sloan Kettering has locations throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester. These locations offers many services, including screening, chemotherapy, and medical testing.

About Me


MD, Rush Medical College


Internal Medicine - University of Chicago Medical Center


Medical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/Weill Cornell Medical College

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

I am a board-certified medical oncologist who is dedicated to treating people with melanoma and developing new treatments for this disease. I work with colleagues across MSK — physicians, nurses, and supporting staff — who all specialize in the treatment of melanoma. As a team, we spend time with our patients and their loved ones to answer their questions and recommend a treatment plan that is best for them.

My research interests focus on uveal and mucosal melanoma. These less common types of melanoma start at the back of the eye or on hairless surfaces of the body and are genetically distinct from more common skin melanomas. By better understanding these differences, I believe we can improve how we care for people with these diseases. As a junior scientist, my research has been recognized and supported with grants from the Conquer Cancer Foundation and the Ocular Melanoma Foundation in conjunction with the American Association for Cancer Research.


Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

Clinical Trials

Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Shoushtari’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.