Deborah Korenstein, MD

About Me

I am an internal medicine specialist with many years of clinical experience as a primary care physician and academic experience as a researcher and educator of physicians in training. My work at Memorial Sloan Kettering focuses on the value of care for patients with cancer, seeking to minimize unnecessary and potentially harmful tests and treatments and ensure that our patients receive the helpful care they really need. This work involves both specific quality-improvement initiatives and research into the factors that lead to patients’ receiving unneeded care. My ultimate goal is to understand how and why lower-value care takes place and to design and implement programs to optimize care delivery.

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In my clinical work at MSK, I provide ongoing care to adult survivors of childhood and other high-risk cancers in the Adult Long-Term Follow-Up Program, in which I work with nurse practitioners and other professionals to care for the whole patient and coordinate with subspecialists to optimize complex care.

  • Clinical Expertise: Adult primary care
  • Languages Spoken: English; French
  • Education: MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residencies: Beth Israel Hospital (Boston)
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine


Visit PubMed for a full listing of Deborah Korenstein’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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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. Medicaid and New York State Medicare also provide benefits for care at MSK.

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