Elena Pentsova, MD


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

Pictured: Elena Pentsova

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.

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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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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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