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Charlotte E. Ariyan, MD, PhD


Clinical Expertise

Melanoma; Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Merkel Cell Carcinoma

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About Me


MD, University of Vermont


General Surgery - Yale-New Haven Hospital


Surgical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications


I am a board-certified general surgeon specializing in surgical oncology with a clinical expertise in melanoma and soft tissue sarcoma. I work closely with the patient and the comprehensive team of physicians to customize treatment plans for each individual.

In my research, I am investigating new ways to allow the immune system to fight cancer. I am also involved in clinical trials aimed at defining the role of current therapies and improving outcomes through novel new treatments. I am currently the principal investigator (PI) of a Phase II trial investigating the addition of systemic ipilimumab to isolated limb infusion for melanoma in transit disease. I am also the Memorial Sloan Kettering PI of the multi-center MSLT-II trial. This trial randomizes patients with a positive sentinel lymph node to completon lymph node dissection versus ultrasound surveillance of the lymph nodes.


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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.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

Research and Publications

Selected Book Chapters
“Salivary gland tumors.” Ariyan S, Narayan D, Ariyan C. In: Plastic Surgery, Volume 5. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 2006.

“Surgical management of soft tissue sarcoma: histologic type and grade guide surgical planning and integration of multimodality therapy.” Ariyan C, Singer S. In: Modern Soft Tissue Pathology. New York: Cambridge UP; 2010.

“Surgical management of soft tissue sarcoma in the geriatric population.” Ariyan C, Brennan M. In: Principles and Practice of Geriatric Surgery. 2nd ed. New York: Springer; 2011.

Publications on PubMed

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