Boris A. Mueller, MD, MPH

About Me

I am a radiation oncologist who cares for patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Bergen. Our team approach allows my colleagues and me to deliver state-of-the-art care close to home. I see about 400 patients each year, and have been working at Memorial Sloan Kettering since I finished my residency training there in 2003.

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I love working with patients in an institution where patient care, medical research, and cutting edge technology intersect. I have a degree in electrical engineering and worked as an engineer before attending medical school at Johns Hopkins University. I was attracted to a field that was heavily dependent on technology but also involved a great deal of patient contact. Radiation oncology proved to be a great fit.

It’s an incredibly exciting time in our field. Thanks to new advances, we can now use stereotactic radiation therapy to deliver highly precise doses of radiation that destroy tumors and spare healthy tissue. I’m involved in research on how to improve the quality of cancer care through telemedicine, which allows doctors to diagnose and treat disease remotely.

All patients are nervous during their first appointment — that’s normal. I work very hard with our nursing staff to make a strong personal connection with everyone I meet. Once a patient is under my care, I will always be there for them, even many years later. 

When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my family, hike with our labrador retriever, and work in my garden.

  • Clinical Expertise: Head and Neck Cancer; Breast Cancer; Lung Cancer; GI Cancers; Bladder Cancer; Prostate Cancer; Sarcoma; CNS Tumors; Spine Tumors
  • Languages Spoken: English; German
  • Education: MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Residencies: Radiation Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Radiation Oncology

Publications

Mueller BA, Obcemea C, Lee J, Sim S. Pilot Study of a Radiation Oncology Telemedicine Platform. Journal of Radiation Oncology Informatics 2010; 2 :20-30

Song Y, Zhang P, Wang P, Obcemea C, Mueller B, Burman C, Mychalczak B. The development of a novel radiation treatment modality - volumetric modulated arc therapy. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2009; 1 :3401-4

Song Y, Wang S, Chan M, Mueller B, Mychalczak B, Song Y. 4D Medical Imaging and 4D Radiation Therapy. Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment 2008.

Li G, Citrin D, Camphausen K, Mueller B, Burman C, Mychalczak B, Miller R, Song Y. Advances in 4D Medical Imaging and 4D Radiation Therapy. Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, 2008 Feb; 7(1):67-81. Review

Song Y, Mueller B, Burman C, Mychalczak B. From Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy to 4D Radiation Therapy - An Advance in Targeting Mobile Lung Tumors. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2007; 1 :226-229

Song Y, Mueller B, Burman C, Mychalczak B, Song Y. A Model-Aided Segmentation in Urethra Identification Based on a Atlas Human Autopsy Image for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2007; 1 :3532-3535

Yamada Y, Bhatia S, Zaider M, Cohen G, Donat M, Eastham J, Rabbani F, Schupak K, Lee J, Mueller B, Zelefsky MJ. Favorable clinical outcomes of three-dimensional computer-optimized high-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy in the management of localized prostate cancer.. Brachytherapy 2006; 5(3) :157-64

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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Insurance

Most major health insurers offer plans that include MSK as one of their in-network providers. If MSK is in-network, it means all our doctors are too. Medicaid and New York State Medicare also provide benefits for care at MSK.

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