Memorial Sloan Kettering Neurologist and Neuro-oncologist Ivan Kotchetkov

Ivan Kotchetkov, MD

Neurologist, Neuro-oncologist



Clinical Expertise

Neuro-oncology; Primary brain tumors, including glioblastoma; Metastatic brain tumors; Development of CAR T cell therapy for brain tumors


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About Me


AB, Harvard College; MD, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons


Neurology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital


Neuro-oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Board Certifications

Neurology, Neuro-oncology

I am a neuro-oncologist who specializes in caring for people with brain tumors and neurologic complications of cancer. I consider it a true privilege to work with patients and their families during what can be a very difficult time. My focus is to provide the best possible care in each unique situation by harnessing the excellence and collaborative nature of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s clinical and research teams. My laboratory work focuses on engineering the body’s immune cells, in the form of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, to fight glioblastoma.

After completing my undergraduate degree in neurobiology at Harvard, I attended the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons for my medical degree. I trained in neurology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where I also had the opportunity to study glioblastoma stem cell biology in the laboratory. During my neuro-oncology fellowship at MSK, I initiated a project in Michel Sadelain’s lab to develop CAR T cells for the treatment of glioblastoma, which I now continue as an attending physician. I am deeply inspired by my patients to develop cellular therapies for brain tumors.

Awards and Honors

  • Young Investigator Award, Conquer Cancer, The ASCO Foundation (2021)
  • K12 Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering (2021)
  • Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Research Grant (2021)


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Research and Publications

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