About Me

I am a medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of head and neck cancers. As part of a team of experts from different areas of expertise, including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgeons, I am dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate, and personalized care to people with head and neck cancers.

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My clinical research focus is on developing new treatments for people with squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck. I conduct clinical trials involving targeted therapy and immunotherapy, as well as new combinations of agents, aimed at improving the outcomes for our patients.


  • Clinical Expertise: Head and Neck Caners; Cancers of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract; Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers; Salivary Gland Cancers; Thyroid Cancers
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residencies: Internal Medicine - New York University School of Medicine
  • Fellowships: Medical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

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Clinical Trials

Research is integral to our mission at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and clinical trials help us discover better forms of patient care and treatment. For you, this could mean access to a new therapy or therapy combination. Click to see a list of the trials I’m currently leading.


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