Memorial Sloan Kettering radiologist Daphna Gelblum

Daphna Y. Gelblum, MD

Radiation Oncologist

Titles

Director of Regional Radiation Oncology Clinical Research

Clinical Expertise

Lung Cancer; Mesothelioma; Head and Neck Cancers; Breast Cancer; Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy

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About Me

Education

MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Residencies

Radiation Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Radiation Oncology

I am a radiation oncologist who cares for people with lung, head and neck, and gynecologic cancers. I specialize in intensity-modulated radiation therapy and image-guided radiation therapy. I am also an expert in stereotactic body radiation therapy. This treatment allows for shortened treatment times thanks to higher doses of radiation. I see more than 300 patients a year.

I decided to become a doctor after working as a research assistant in a radiology department. I learned during clinical rotations how much I enjoyed connecting with patients. That feeling continues today. 

I began my practice at MSK Rockville Centre on Long Island. After five years, I joined the faculty at MSK Commack, also on Long Island, as Chief of Radiation Therapy in 2002. In 2008 I was named Director of the Regional Radiation Oncology Clinical Research Program, and in October 2014 I moved to MSK Westchester in West Harrison, New York. I am proud that we are able to deliver cutting-edge treatment to our patients and our neighbors closer to home. The smaller size of the facility allows for a more personal patient experience.

Having all of my surgical, medical oncology, radiology, and dermatology colleagues in one building makes working together very easy. We pool all of our resources to make the best recommendations for each person we meet.

Our patients at MSK Westchester have access to institutional and national clinical trials offering state-of-the-art cancer care. I have been in charge of several national lung cancer trials here at MSK.

I cherish the relationships I have with my patients and the trust that they place in me. I hope that after patients and their caregivers meet with me, they understand my recommendations and are confident in my care.

Outside of work my greatest passion is my family. I also enjoy traveling, exercising, hiking, spending time with friends, and exploring new restaurants. 

I cherish the relationships I have with my patients and the trust that they place in me. I hope that after patients and their caregivers meet with me, they understand my recommendations and are confident in my care.

Dr. Gelblum

Colleagues

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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.

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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

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