David J. Straus, MD

David J. Straus, MD

Medical Oncologist

Clinical Expertise

Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin Lymphomas; Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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About Me


MD, Medical College of Wisconsin (Marquette)


Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Beth Israel Hospital/Peter Bent Brigham Hospital/Childrens’ Hospital/Harvard Medical School; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Hematology; Medical Oncology

I am an internist and a hematologic oncologist. I have more than 40 years of experience caring for people with lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. I feel privileged to work with top-notch physicians, nurses, and administrative staff who are committed to putting our patients’ needs first.

In my extensive research, I have looked at many types of lymphoma. These include HIV-associated lymphoma and T cell lymphoma. I have a special focus on Hodgkin lymphoma. I have led several national clinical trials aimed at developing newer and better treatments for these diseases. These studies were driven by a better understanding of the biology of lymphomas and of the short- and long-term toxicities of treatment.

Many types of lymphoma are often curable. Some can be successfully managed, like other chronic diseases that are not cancer. For all of these reasons, a portion of my research has focused on how we can better address survivorship and quality-of-life issues for people who are living with lymphoma.

When I first meet with patients, they may be overwhelmed with anxiety about their diagnosis and by the complexities of their disease. I make every effort to explain these complexities so that they will understand them. I spend whatever time is necessary to address all of their concerns. I also remind them that they have an outstanding team of experts who are devoted to all aspects of their care. Whether we decide on a standard treatment or a clinical trial, all of my patients can be assured that we make certain that they will receive the best care. 


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.

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

Publications on PubMed

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