Jennifer R. Cracchiolo, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Jennifer Cracchiolo
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About Me

I am a surgeon who has expertise in treating head and neck cancer. These include skin cancer, salivary cancer, throat cancer, and mouth cancer. I have extensive experience in using minimally invasive techniques to provide my patients with the best possible functional and cosmetic outcomes. My practice is located in Manhattan and Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester.

Treating head and neck cancer is an involved process that can affect some of the daily activities we value most, like eating and speaking. While it is my top priority to treat and cure these diseases, I am also committed to helping my patients maintain their quality of life. I work closely with a team of world-renowned experts in radiation oncology, medical oncology, reconstructive surgery, molecular biology, and immunology to provide my patients with options that will help them look and feel like themselves before, during, and after their treatment.

I am leading the development of MSK’s head and neck patient-reported outcomes program. This involves asking our patients specific questions about their surgical experience, which, in turn, helps us provide more personalized care based on what is most important to them. Our patients are at the center of everything we do, and this program is another way for us to ensure that we are providing the best care possible.

Receiving a head and neck cancer diagnosis is a life-changing experience. Patients and their families need to make decisions while considering a lot of complex information. I am honored to work with and care for my patients as they face the challenges of their disease.

  • Clinical Expertise: Head and Neck Cancer Focusing on Oral Cavity; Thyroid Cancer; Skin Cancer; Salivary cancer
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine
  • Residencies: Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery – Temple University Hospital
  • Fellowships: Head and Neck Surgical Oncology – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

See My Colleagues


Cracchiolo JR, Roman BR, Kutler DI, Kuhel WI, Cohen MA. Adoption of transoral robotic surgery compared with other surgical modalities for treatment of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. J Surg Oncol. 2016 Jul 8.

Cracchiolo JR, Baxi SS, Morris LG, Ganly I, Patel SG, Cohen MA, Roman BR. Increase in primary surgical treatment of T1 and T2 oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma and rates of adverse pathologic features: National Cancer Data Base. Cancer. 2016 Mar 11.

Cracchiolo JR, Ridge JA, Egleston B, Lango MN. Practice arrangement and Medicare physician payment in otolaryngology. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jun;152(6):979-87.

Cracchiolo JR, Liu JC. Lymphadenectomy for Anterior Cutaneous Malignancies of the Head and Neck. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 2013 March 20(1):19-23.

Cracchiolo JR and Shaha AR. Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinomas. Management of Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: A Practical Guide. Solorzano C., Sosa JA, and Roman S. Springer. In press.

Cracchiolo JR and Wong, RJ. Management of the lateral neck in well differentiated thyroid cancer. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2017. In press

Cracchiolo JR and Shaha AR. Hurthle cell tumors. Diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Plural Publishers. In press.

Cracchiolo JR. Salivary Glands. Toskala E., Kenedy D. Eds. ENT Essentials. Philadelphia, PA. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. In press

Cracchiolo JR and Shaha AR. Thyroid Cancer. Myers J. Ed. Cancer of the Head and Neck, Fifth Edition. Wolters Kluwer. In press.

Cracchiolo JR, Shaha AR. Parotidectomy for Parotid Cancer. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2016 Apr;49(2):415-24.

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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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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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