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: New York University/Bellevue Hospital
  • Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

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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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