Douglas J. Koo, MD, MPH

Douglas J. Koo, MD, MPH, FACP



Director, Medical Student Education, Department of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Hospital Medicine; General Internal Medicine; Palliative Medicine

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About Me


MD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine

I am an academic hospitalist and am board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. I am also an attending physician on the General Medicine and Gastrointestinal Oncology Services and provide consultations on the Palliative Medicine Service. I strive to provide high-quality, coordinated care to our patients at MSK while leading a team of residents, interns, and medical students. I joined Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2008.

In addition to my clinical work, I am devoted to teaching future doctors. As the Director of Medical Student Education within the Department of Medicine, I work to provide a fulfilling clinical experience for medical students from Weill Cornell Medical College, whether it’s learning how to perform a physical exam or caring for a patient in the hospital. I am also a core faculty member for our Transitional Year Residency Program and provide education and support for our interns. My other academic interests include incorporating evidence-based medicine into individual patient care and clinical decision making in advanced cancer and serious illness.


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. Koo’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.