Lee M. Krug, MD

Medical Oncologist

Deputy Chief, Thoracic Oncology Service

Pictured: Lee Krug

About Me

My primary responsibility as a thoracic oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering is to care for patients with lung cancer and malignant pleural mesothelioma. I also run clinical trials that test novel drugs and treatment strategies for individuals with small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma.

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I have a particular interest in therapies that boost the immune system to allow it to recognize and attack specific molecules on cancer cells. I have conducted studies testing cancer vaccines developed by scientists at our center in patients with small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma.

As director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Mesothelioma Program, I head a multidisciplinary team of physicians and scientists dedicated to developing better treatment for the disease. Our group has led studies exploring the benefit of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation for patients with early-stage mesothelioma. I have also led an international phase III trial of vorinostat for patients with mesothelioma who had previously been treated with chemotherapy.

I also direct the committee that establishes the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for the management of mesothelioma, and I serve as Chair of the Science Advisory Board for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

In addition, I am co-director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Medical Oncology/Hematology Fellowship Training Program.

  • Clinical Expertise: Mesothelioma; Small Cell Lung Cancer and Other Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Tumors; Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Residencies: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

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