Infectious Disease Specialist

Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Quality and Safety

Kent Sepkowitz, MD

About Me

I am a board-certified internist and infectious disease specialist who cares for patients with infectious diseases related to cancer and its treatment. I also am Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Quality and Safety at Memorial Sloan Kettering and work with staff across the institution to improve patient outcomes.

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I am a professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.

My research interest is healthcare quality and safety. I am the author of more than 200 articles in the medical literature.  

  • Clinical Expertise: Infections Related to Cancer and the Immunocompromised Patient; Tuberculosis; Infection Control
  • Awards and Honors: New York Magazine Top Doctors (2002-2014; 2016)
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • Residencies: Roosevelt Hospital (New York)
  • Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Infectious Disease

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Visit PubMed for a full listing of Kent Sepkowitz’s journal articles

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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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