Memorial Sloan Kettering physician-scientist David Scheinberg

David A. Scheinberg, MD, PhD



Chair, Molecular Pharmacology Program, SKI; Director, Experimental Therapeutics Center; Vincent Astor Chair

Clinical Expertise

Acute and Chronic Leukemias; Immunotherapy; Monoclonal Antibodies; Cancer Vaccines

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About Me


MD, PhD, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

Dr. Scheinberg is a physician-scientist who specializes in the care of patients with leukemia and is also investigating new therapeutic approaches to cancer, both in the clinic and in the laboratory. His research is focused on discovering and developing novel, specific immunotherapeutic agents. These include monoclonal antibodies that target the cell surface of cancers, intracellular proteins, targeted radiopharmaceuticals that deliver radioactive particles including alpha particles or alpha particle nanogenerators, targeted nanodevices that selectively kill cancer cells, and therapeutic vaccines that target the oncogene products that cause the cancers.

Eight different therapeutic agents developed by Dr. Scheinberg in his laboratory have reached human clinical trials, including the first humanized antibodies to treat acute leukemia, the first targeted alpha particle therapies and alpha generators, and the first tumor-specific fusion oncogene product vaccines. His laboratory is also investigating cellular resistance mechanisms to these agents. Dr. Scheinberg has published more than 290 papers, chapters, and books in these fields.

Dr. Scheinberg currently holds the Vincent Astor Chair at Memorial Sloan Kettering and is Chair of the Molecular Pharmacology Program in the Sloan Kettering Institute. He also founded and chairs the Experimental Therapeutics and formerly the Nanotechnology Center at MSK. He is a professor of medicine and pharmacology and co-chair of the pharmacology graduate program at Weill-Cornell Medical College and a professor at the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School. He founded and is a Director of the Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute of MSK, Cornell, and Rockefeller Universities. 

From 1992 until 2003, Dr. Scheinberg was Chief of the Leukemia Service in Memorial Hospital. He has been elected into the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the American Association of Physicians, and the Interurban Club. His other awards include the Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Science Professorship, the Lucille P. Markey Scholarship, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Translational Investigator Awards, and CapCure Awards. He is an advisor to charitable foundations, cancer centers, and biotech companies.


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Research and Publications

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Publications on PubMed

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