Kelley Coffman, MD

About Me

As a hospitalist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, I care for people who have been admitted to the hospital for medical issues, such as side effects of their chemotherapy, oncologic emergencies, or other acute medical complications, like infection, organ failure, or pain. I am also a part of the inpatient medical team who cares for people with head and neck cancer, melanoma, or sarcoma. I focus on providing compassionate, patient-centered care by collaborating with my patients when making complicated medical decisions and discussing their overall care plan. I also work closely with my patients’ outpatient oncologists and their clinic staff to ensure safe transitions of care when they leave the hospital and to maintain an open line of communication with their oncology care team. Together, we strive to find the best solution to the unique medical and social challenges faced by our patients.

In addition to my clinical work, I am a strong advocate for social justice. My interests include furthering the medical education of healthcare providers and medical trainees in resource-limited settings across the globe, focusing on the integration of technology and simulation-based learning models. My work has extended from volunteering in clinics in France and Ecuador to researching the effectiveness of simulation-based teaching modalities in Brazil. 

  • Clinical Expertise: Inpatient Treatment of Oncologic and Internal Medicine Issues; General Internal Medicine
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Residencies: New York University/Bellevue Hospital
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine

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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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