Bianca D. Santomasso, MD, PhD

Bianca D. Santomasso, MD, PhD

Neuro-Oncologist & Neurologist

Clinical Expertise

Neuro-Oncology; Adult Primary Brain Tumors; Central Nervous System Lymphoma; Brain Metastases; Leptomeningeal Metastases; Neurologic Complications of Cancer

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About Me


MD, Weill Cornell Medical College


Neurology - New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center


Neuro-Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications


I am a neuro-oncologist who cares for people with primary and metastatic brain tumors as well as neurologic complications of cancer. I have additional clinical and research interests in the neurologic complications of cancer immunotherapies, including CAR T cell therapy and immune checkpoint inhibitors.

My research is focused on developing new ways to use the immune system to treat glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of adult brain cancer. I am involved in clinical trials evaluating novel immunotherapy drugs. In the lab, I study the tumor microenvironment (the area around the tumor) with the goal of enhancing immune recognition of tumors and developing novel treatment strategies for brain tumor patients.

After receiving my undergraduate degree from Yale University, I attended the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program, obtaining my MD degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and my PhD in immunology from The Rockefeller University. I completed my residency in neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Cornell, where I served as chief resident during my final year. I completed my fellowship in neuro-oncology at MSK and then joined the faculty with an appointment in the Department of Neurology.


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Research and Publications

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Publications on PubMed

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