Elena Pentsova, MD

Neuro-Oncologist

Assistant Director, Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program; Co-Director, Neurology Multidisciplinary Care Clinic

Pictured: Elena Pentsova
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About Me

I am a neuro-oncologist specializing in care for patients with primary brain tumors — including gliomas, glioblastomas, meningiomas, ependymomas, and primary central nervous system lymphomas — as well as the neurologic complications of cancer. I am one of the leaders of the inpatient multidisciplinary team of professionals providing the highest quality treatment for patients and the best possible care for their families.

I am involved in ongoing clinical trials for patients with primary brain tumors.

I am fluent in English, Russian, and Ukrainian.

  • Clinical Expertise: Neuro-oncology; Brain Tumors; Primary centeral Nervous System Lympohoma; Brain and Leptomeningeal Metastasis; Paraneoplastic Syndromes
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, Kharkov Medical University
  • Residencies: Internal Medicine/Neurology - Hospital of Emergency Care
  • Fellowships: Neuro-Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Neurology; Neuro-oncology

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Insurance

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. Medicare and New York State Medicaid also provide benefits for care at MSK.

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Clinical Trials

Research is integral to our mission at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and clinical trials help us discover better forms of patient care and treatment. For you, this could mean access to a new therapy or therapy combination. Click to see a list of the trials I’m currently leading.