Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Eileen O'Reilly

Eileen M. O'Reilly, MD

Gastrointestinal Medical Oncologist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Winthrop Rockefeller Endowed Chair of Medical Oncology
  • Chair, Human Research Protection Program and Institutional Review Board
  • Co-Director, Medical Initiatives, David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research
  • Section Head, Hepatopancreaticobi
Get To Know Me

I am a medical oncologist who cares for people with pancreatic and hepatobiliary (hep-uh-toh-BIL-ee-air-ee) cancers, including:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), I work closely with a team of experts across medical areas. These include:

Together, we create a care plan that best treats each person’s cancer while honoring their personal wants and needs for cancer treatment. To achieve these goals, I communicate clearly and effectively with every patient, their family, and other team members. I strive for excellence in these areas as part of my commitment to offer the best possible care.

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My research focuses on developing new therapies for pancreatic cancer, such as:

  • Gene-based treatments.
  • Immunotherapy (including vaccines).
  • Personalized treatments that target a cancer’s unique molecular makeup.

I also lead many clinical trials for people with this disease. Our hope is that this work leads to approved treatments that help people with pancreatic cancer live longer and have a better quality of life.

I co-direct a major federally-funded grant called the Specialized Program in Research Excellence (SPORE) for pancreatic cancer. This grant supports investigators using the latest molecular biology and clinical advances to improve care for people with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC).

I have authored and co-authored more than 400 articles, editorials, and book chapters. I also serve as Associate/Senior Editor for several major journals.

In addition to caring for patients and leading research, I am Chair of MSK’s Human Research Protection Program and the Institutional Review and Privacy Board. In this role, I work closely with a team of people to oversee how research is conducted at MSK.

Education is another important part of my work. I teach and mentor national and international oncology fellows, junior faculty, residents, house staff, and students. It’s an honor to have been recognized with many teaching awards for these efforts.

Outside of MSK, I work with groups and experts around the world to improve care for people with pancreas and hepatobiliary cancers. I am Co-Chair of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Alliance Co-Operative Group Gastrointestinal Cancers Committee and a member of the NCI’s Gastrointestinal Cancers Steering Committee. These committees are involved in developing and overseeing federally-funded clinical trials in gastrointestinal cancers.

I also serve on the medical and/or scientific advisory board of various organizations and other national/international committees including:

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Guidelines Committee
  • European Society of Medical Oncology Guidelines Committee
  • National Pancreas Foundation
  • Hirshberg Foundation
  • Avner Foundation

In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family, reading, classical music, traveling to Europe and Asia, cultivating plants, and watching films.

My Role at MSK

A gastrointestinal (GAS-troh-in-TES-tih-nul) oncologist is a cancer doctor with special training in the gastrointestinal (GI) system. This includes anal, colorectal, esophageal, gastric (stomach), liver, and pancreatic cancers, as well as GI stromal tumors and neuroendocrine tumors.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Primary Liver Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Cancers
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Trinity College, Ireland

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine - St. James's Hospital

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly: Exceptional Women in Medicine (2024)
  • Castle Connolly: America’s Top Doctor (2024)
  • Top Doctors New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly (2023)
  • Giant of Cancer Care, Gastrointestinal Cancer, OncLive (2023)
  • Exceptional Women in Medicine Award, Castle Connolly (2023)
  • Castle Connolly: America's Top Doctors (2023)
  • Castle Connolly: New York Magazine Top Doctors (2005-2023)
  • Burkitt Medal (TCD)

Fellowships

  • Internal Medicine/Medical Oncology - St. Vincent's Hospital (Ireland)
  • Medical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Medicine - Cornell University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine (Ireland)

Insurance Information

Understanding your insurance options is an important part of managing your cancer care. We have relationships with many common healthcare providers and plans.

Aetna

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (MTA retirees only)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Carrum Health

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

Cigna

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

Connecticare

In Network Coverage Type
POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Offers a qualified health plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call Emblem to learn more.

Emblem Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Empire Plan / NYSHIP (Blue Cross/UnitedHealthcare split plan)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Fidelis

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO

Offers a qualified health plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call Fidelis to learn more.

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

First Health

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Healthfirst

In Network Coverage Type
EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Offers a qualified health plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call Healthfirst to learn more.

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

In Network Coverage Type
PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier I (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier II (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Magnacare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO

Straight NJ Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

In Network Coverage Type
Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

MVP

In Network Coverage Type
PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

In Network Coverage Type
TBD

Oscar

In Network Coverage Type
HMO/EPO

Oxford

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, EPO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Qualcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

Tricare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

UMR

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS

United Healthcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

Don't see your carrier or plan? We can help you understand your coverage.

If you don't have health insurance or are worried that your care may not be fully covered, our financial assistance programs may be able to help.

If you have questions about insurance, call us at 646-497-9176.

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Contact and Location

Dr. O'Reilly sees patients at one location.

Office Phone
Location
New York, NY
160 East 53rd Street New York NY 10022

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Colleagues

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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Clinical Trials

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Find a Clinical Trial for You

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.

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Research and Publications

Pant S, Wainberg ZA, Weekes CD, Furqan M, Kasi PM, Devoe CE, Leal AD, Chung V, Basturk O, VanWyk H, Tavares AM, Seenappa LM, Perry JR, Kheoh T, McNeil LK, Welkowsky E, DeMuth PC, Haqq CM, O’Reilly EM. Lymph-node-targeted, mKRAS-specific amphiphile vaccine in pancreatic and colorectal cancer: the phase 1 AMPLIFY-201 trial. Nat Med. 2024 Jan 9. doi: 10.1038/s41591-023-02760-3. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38195752.

Wainberg ZA, Melisi D, Macarulla T, Pazo Cid R, Chandana SR, De La Fouchardière C, Dean A, Kiss I, Lee WJ, Goetze TO, Van Cutsem E, Paulson AS, Bekaii-Saab T, Pant S, Hubner RA, Xiao Z, Chen H, Benzaghou F, O’Reilly EM. NALIRIFOX versus nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in treatment-naive patients with metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (NAPOLI 3): a randomised, open-label, phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2023 Oct 7;402(10409):1272-1281. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)01366-1. Epub 2023 Sep 11. PMID: 37708904.

Park W, O’Connor CA, Bandlamudi C, Forman D, Chou JF, Umeda S, Reyngold M, Varghese AM, Keane F, Balogun F, Yu KH, Kelsen DP, Crane C, Capanu M, Iacobuzio-Donahue C, O’Reilly EM. Clinico-genomic characterization of ATM and HRD in Pancreas Cancer: Application for Practice. Clin Cancer Res. 2022 Aug 30:CCR-22-1483. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-22-1483. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36040493.

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Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. O'Reilly’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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Disclosures

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.

Eileen M. O'Reilly discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • AUTEM Medical, LLC
    Professional Services and Activities
  • AbbVie
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Alpha Metrics and Consulting
    Equity
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
    Professional Services and Activities
  • AstraZeneca
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Clinical Education Alliance, LLC
    Professional Services and Activities
  • FibroGen, Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities
  • General Electric
    Professional Services and Activities
  • HMP Oncology Learning Network
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Horizon CME
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Imedex, Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Leap Therapeutics Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Neogene Therapeutics Inc
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Novartis
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Physicians' Education Resource
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Research to Practice
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities

If you’re a patient at MSK and would like more information about your doctor’s external relationships, please talk with your doctor.

The information published here is for a specific annual disclosure period. There may be differences between information on this and other public sites as a result of different reporting periods and/or the various ways relationships and financial interests are categorized by organizations that publish such data.


This page and data include information for a specific MSK annual disclosure period (January 1, 2022 through disclosure submission in spring 2023). This data reflects interests that may or may not still exist. This data is updated annually.

Learn more about MSK’s COI policies here. For questions regarding MSK’s COI-related policies and procedures, email MSK’s Compliance Office at [email protected].


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