Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist David Knorr

David Knorr, MD, PhD

Medical Oncologist


Assistant Attending Physician

Clinical Expertise

Acute and Chronic Leukemias; Myelodysplastic Syndrome; Myeloproliferative Neoplasms; Immunotherapy


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About Me


MD, PhD, University of Minnesota


Internal Medicine - NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center


Medical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Medical Oncology

I am a board-certified medical oncologist and physician-scientist who specializes in the research and treatment of a variety of hematologic malignancies, which include myeloproliferative neoplasms, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and acute myeloid leukemia.

I currently spend the majority of my time in the laboratory investigating how the immune system is dysregulated in people with cancer and how novel therapeutics affect human immunity. Our lab primarily specializes in the study of antibodies, drugs that are commonly used in the treatment of cancer. We define how these drugs work using specialized models and then use this knowleged to engineer next-generation therapeutics.

Awards and Honors

  • Research Training Award for Fellows, American Society of Hematology
  • K08 Career Development Award, National Cancer Institute


Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

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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. Knorr’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.

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Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

MSK requires doctors and faculty members to report (“disclose”) the relationships and financial interests they have with external entities. As a commitment to transparency with our community, we make that information available to the public.

David Knorr discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Baker Botts LLP
    Provision of Services
  • Shoreline Biosciences, Inc.
    Provision of Services

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