Joseph P. Erinjeri, MD, PhD

Joseph P. Erinjeri, MD, PhD

Interventional Radiologist

Clinical Expertise

Thermal Ablation of Tumors; Tumor Embolization; Mediport Placement; Image Guided Biopsy; Central Venous Access Placement

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Memorial Sloan Kettering has locations throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester. These locations offers many services, including screening, chemotherapy, and medical testing.

About Me

Education

MD, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis)

Residencies

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine

Fellowships

Weill Cornell Medical College; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Interventional Radiology; Diagnostic Radiology

I am an interventional oncologist, a type of interventional radiologist who uses image-guided, minimally invasive techniques to perform procedures to treat cancer. Rather than making a surgical incision, I perform procedures using miniaturized instruments, many of which are small enough to be used through a needle or catheter. Because of these innovations, many of the procedures I perform use only sedation, without the need of a breathing tube or an overnight stay.

The first experience most patients have with an interventional radiologist is during either a biopsy (to diagnose cancer) or a mediport placement (to begin chemotherapy). Unlike open surgical biopsies, which require a surgical incision, the biopsies I perform are done using a tiny acupuncture-like needle. Nearly all patients go home the same day, and a diagnosis is usually made within two to three days after the biopsy. During mediport placement, I work with each individual’s body and needs to place a mediport that allows effective delivery of chemotherapy through a small, cosmetically pleasing device.

I am recognized nationally and internationally for my expertise in image-guided thermal ablation of tumors, a technique that involves heating or cooling tumors to temperatures that kill tumor cells while preserving the surrounding normal tissue. I lecture extensively on thermal ablation, and have published papers on the subject. In addition, I am the principal investigator on a study investigating the mechanisms by which thermal ablation kills tumor cells. I have a particular interest in the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma, and am a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Soft Tissue Sarcoma Disease Management Team. As a member of this team, I collaborate with the best minds at Memorial Sloan Kettering to ensure I am providing the optimal therapy for sarcoma patients.

My goal as an interventional oncologist is to provide the best patient-care experience possible. Because interventional radiology procedures are performed using image guidance, an important component of each clinic visit is to review the new scans that guide your care. I demand excellence of myself and my staff, and I focus on providing care that is appropriate, thoughtful, and best serves the needs of my patient.

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Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

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Research and Publications

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Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Erinjeri’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.