Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Karuna Ganesh

Karuna Ganesh, MD, PhD

Medical Oncologist

Clinical Expertise

Colon Cancer; Rectal Cancer; Pancreatic Cancer; Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors

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About Me


MD, PhD, University of Cambridge (UK)


Internal Medicine - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School


Medical Oncology – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

I am a board-certified medical oncologist and physician-scientist specializing in the care of people with gastrointestinal cancers, including colon cancer, rectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and neuroendocrine tumors. I work closely with a team of medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, and nurses to provide the best possible care to my patients and their families.  

My research is focused on studying metastasis: how cancer cells that originate in the gastrointestinal tract spread to, grow, and become resistant to treatment in distant organs such as the liver, lungs, and brain. To do this, I use cutting-edge technology to study living cancer cells in tumors removed from patients during surgery. My ultimate goal is to use the insights gained from these studies to develop more effective drugs for treating advanced cancers.  

Awards and Honors

  • Shulamit Katzman Endowed Fellowship (2017)
  • American Association for Cancer Research Basic Cancer Research Fellowship (2016)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award (2016)


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Research and Publications

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Publications on PubMed

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