Memorial Sloan Kettering neurologist & neuro-oncologist Lauren Schaff

Lauren Schaff, MD

Neuro-Oncologist & Neurologist

Clinical Expertise

Neuro-Oncology; Adult Primary Brain Tumors; Gliomas; Central Nervous System Lymphoma

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About Me


MD, Vanderbilt University


Neurology – New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center


Neuro-Oncology – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Psychiatry & Neurology; Neuro-Oncology

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.

Awards and Honors

  • Annual Meeting Scholarship Recipient, American Academy of Neurology (2015)


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Clinical Trials

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Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Schaff’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.