Chrisann Kyi, MD

Medical Oncologist

Conditions Treated

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Chrisann Kyi
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About Me

I am a medical oncologist who specializes in treating gynecologic cancers. I have an expertise in caring for women with ovarian cancer, uterine (endometrial) cancer, and cervical cancer. I am part of a team of experts, including surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and nurses. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate, and personalized care for women with these cancers.

Like so many people, I too have been personally impacted by cancer in close family and friends. My experiences led me to pursue a career in medical oncology. Now, they motivate me each day as I do everything I can to help my patients.

My research focuses on understanding the genetic and immunologic basis of cancer. I am especially dedicated to studying personalized immunotherapy approaches. These include cancer vaccines and oncolytic viruses. I am actively involved in developing early-phase clinical trials to evaluate new immunotherapy treatments for gynecologic cancers. In addition to being part of the Gynecologic Medical Oncology Service, I have a joint appointment to the Immune Therapy Clinic. I have received research funding from the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research.

Women who are diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer often take on a tremendous amount of information, stress, and added responsibility on top of their already busy lives. I am committed to helping my patients and their families deal with the medical as well as emotional issues related to a cancer diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and survival. After our clinic visits, I hope my patients feel more confident and reassured as we work together toward the best treatment plan. As their medical oncologist, I want my patients to know I am their advocate, and through my care, hope to relieve some of the burden of their cancer diagnosis.

  • Clinical Expertise: Immunotherapy; Early Phase Clinical Trials; Ovarian Cancer; Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer; Cervical Cancer
  • Awards and Honors: Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2017)
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, Georgetown School of Medicine
  • Residencies: Internal Medicine – New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Hematology & Medical Oncology – Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

Publications

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Chrisann Kyi’s journal articles

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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. Medicare and New York State Medicaid also provide benefits for care at MSK.

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