MSK medical oncologist Azadeh Namakydoust

Azadeh Namakydoust, MD

Medical Oncologist

Clinical Expertise

Small Cell Lung Cancer; Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer; Mesothelioma

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About Me

Education

MS, Purdue University; MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Residencies

Internal Medicine - University of Chicago

Fellowships

Hematology/Oncology - University of Connecticut

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

I am a board-certified medical oncologist who cares for people with thoracic cancers. I have a special interest in treating advanced lung cancers  (both small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer). I see patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth in Middletown, New Jersey.

I was interested in medicine at a young age, but losing two beloved family members to cancer inspired me to go to medical school specifically to become an oncologist. This experience continues to motivate me each day as I strive to provide the most compassionate, high-quality care possible for my patients.

We have made significant advances in treatment options available to our patients. With the development of immunotherapy and new checkpoint inhibitor therapies, we are able to offer treatments that not only extend lives but also in many cases are less toxic and provide a better quality of life for our patients. Many of these therapies and techniques were not available even five years ago. I am very excited to be able to offer my patients more therapeutic options that meet their particular needs and are most effective against their disease.

Teamwork is of absolute importance in our field. I believe that a multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers must be involved in each patient’s care. To that end, I am an active member of MSK’s thoracic oncology team and am in constant communication with my colleagues. I work to facilitate my patients’ enrollment in appropriate clinical trials available throughout MSK. I am passionate about making sure that my patients are an integral part of their treatment team and are armed with all the necessary information to make decisions about their care. 

Awards and Honors

  • “Good Catch” Patient Safety award, University of Connecticut Health Center (2014)

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Clinical Trials

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Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

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Research and Publications

Bakkar R, Nahleh Z, Bui H, Samaan S, Sanders J, Namakydoust A, Komrokji R. A comparative analysis of angiogenesis between male and female breast cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2007 ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings Part I. Vol 25, No. 18S (June 20 Supplement), 2007: 21101

Daniel M. Geynisman, Yuanyuan Zha, Rangesh Kunnavakkam, Mebea Aklilu, Daniel V.T. Catenacci, Blase N. Polite, Cara Rosenbaum, Azadeh Namakydoust, Theodore Karrison, Thomas F. Gajewski and Hedy L. Kindler. A randomized pilot phase I study of modified carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) peptide (CAP1-6D)/Montanide/GM-CSF-vaccine in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer 2013, 1:8.

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Namakydoust’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.