Kathleen R. Atlas, MD

About Me

As a hospitalist, I care for people with all types of cancer who are admitted to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for various medical conditions. These may be related to their cancer and its treatment or to other acute medical problems such as heart disease, COPD, pneumonia, renal failure, and pain. During a patient’s hospital stay, the hospitalist is in close contact with the primary oncologist to coordinate care and develop a cohesive medical plan. 

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I am particularly interested in initiatives aimed at delivering the highest-quality care to hospitalized people during evening and weekend hours. My responsibilities include bedside supervision and teaching of residents training at MSK during the evening hours, as well as leading a team of physicians and physician assistants who cover the medical oncology services overnight. 

  • Clinical Expertise: General Internal Medicine
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residencies: The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Pediatrics

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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. Medicaid and New York State Medicare also provide benefits for care at MSK.

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