Ildefonso Ismael Rodriguez, MD

About Me

I am a hematologist and medical oncologist with a clinical and research interest focused on lymphoma. Lymphoma care can be complex. People who come to Memorial Sloan Kettering for their care will benefit from the expertise of over 20 world-class experts dedicated to eradicating this disease.

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I work together with my lymphoma colleagues to offer the best and latest treatments to my patients. This includes clinical trial options, when appropriate. Our team of experts leads the way in many innovative therapies and will continue to develop treatments to offer patients the best outcome possible. In addition, the Lymphoma Service holds weekly team conferences to discuss patient care with our pathology, radiation, and stem cell transplant colleagues to ensure our patients receive the most comprehensive evaluation and care.

The primary goal for all my patients is to provide them with personalized care that will lead to the best opportunity for remission. I will spend as much time as needed to address any concerns and develop the best treatment plan for each patient. Our team of advanced providers, social workers, researchers, and support staff are also available to ensure that each patient receives all the necessary support throughout their care with us and beyond.

  • Clinical Expertise: Lymphoma
  • Awards and Honors: Chief Fellow, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine (2018); Betty Neuwirth Lee Foundation Fellow in Oncology (2017)
  • Languages Spoken: English; Spanish
  • Education: MD, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Residencies: Internal Medicine - The University of Texas Southwestern and The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
  • Fellowships: Hematology/Medical Oncology - NewYork/Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Hematology

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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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