Lauren Schaff, MD

About Me

I am a neuro-oncologist who specializes in treating primary brain tumors, such as glioma (including glioblastoma, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, ependymoma) and central nervous system lymphoma. I see patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan and at MSK Bergen, in New Jersey.

I work with a specialized team of physicians, nurses, research, and administrative staff to stay on the cutting edge of cancer therapeutics. At the same time, I am committed to supporting my patients and their caregivers through this challenging period of their lives. My goal is to help patients continue to enjoy the things they love to do while providing them with the reassurance that they have a team of experts working on their side.

  • Clinical Expertise: Neuro-Oncology; Adult Primary Brain Tumors; Gliomas; Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Awards and Honors: Annual Meeting Scholarship Recipient, American Academy of Neurology (2015)
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, Vanderbilt University
  • Residencies: Neurology – New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Neuro-Oncology – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Psychiatry & Neurology; Neuro-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.


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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