Barbara C. Egan, MD -- Assistant Chair for Inpatient Affairs, Department of Medicine

Barbara C. Egan, MD



Chief, Hospital Medicine Service, Department of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Inpatient Treatment of Oncologic and Internal Medicine Issues


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About Me


MD, Yale University School of Medicine


Brigham and Women's Hospital

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine

I am proud to be the Chief of the Hospital Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering. I lead an outstanding team of physicians and physician assistants who are hospitalists, meaning that we specialize in delivering comprehensive medical care to people who are hospitalized. Our service strives to provide care that is, above all else, compassionate and patient-centered, as well as safe and evidence-based.

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Our faculty members are national pioneers in the field of oncology hospital medicine. This subspecialty focuses on the care of the hospitalized cancer patient. Hospitalized cancer patients have unique medical and psychosocial challenges, and we have been able to demonstrate that hospitalists can provide this care just as well as the traditional model of oncologist-led care.

In addition to being board certified in internal medicine with focused practice in hospital medicine, I am board certified in hospice and palliative medicine. I have particular expertise in the alleviation of suffering, be it from pain or other cancer-related symptoms such as nausea and shortness of breath. In my role as a member of the Palliative Medicine Service, I provide inpatient consultative care to people who are suffering; our multidisciplinary team, comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, chaplains, social workers, and pharmacists, works together to ensure the comfort and quality of life of our patients.

Our faculty members are leaders in the education of residents and medical students within the Department of Medicine at MSK. On a daily basis, we strive to demonstrate and teach the delivery of patient care that is of the highest quality, emphasizing outstanding communication skills and physician-patient interactions. We are also involved in many quality and safety-related initiatives; we continually seek to improve how we take care of patients at MSK, and then we endeavor to disseminate that knowledge to our trainees and colleagues around the country.

I became a Senior Fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine in 2010. This honor recognizes my commitment to the field of hospital medicine and my demonstrated excellence in the areas of leadership, teamwork, and quality improvement. I was honored to be the recipient of the MSK Division of Medicine Teacher of the Year Award in 2008.


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.

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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

Publications on PubMed

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

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Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

MSK requires doctors and faculty members to report (“disclose”) the relationships and financial interests they have with external entities. As a commitment to transparency with our community, we make that information available to the public.

Barbara C. Egan discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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