I am a medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract, including esophageal, stomach, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers. My research focuses on the development of new treatments for patients with esophageal and gastric cancers. I am particularly interested in exploring the combination of chemotherapy and radiation to treat cancers of the esophagus. I am also investigating the role that the immune system plays in controlling cancers of the esophagus and stomach to determine if we can harness the immune system to attack these cancers.
In addition to my work at Memorial Sloan Kettering, I am a member of the Noncolorectal Gastrointestinal Cancer Track for the Scientific Program Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. I am privileged to serve as the Track Leader for 2015–2016.
- Clinical Expertise: Gastrointestinal Malignancies; New Chemotherapies; Esophageal and Gastric Cancers
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
- Residencies: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
- Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology
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