I am a medical oncologist specializing in the care of patients with lung cancer and mesothelioma. My practice aims to provide personalized care to patients throughout the course of their treatment. I also conduct clinical trials focused on novel therapies for the treatment of mesothelioma and lung cancer. Several trials with novel agents and new approaches are ongoing in our multidisciplinary Mesothelioma Program and Thoracic Oncology Service.
I have a particular interest in patients who have inherited a predisposition to cancer. I am leading our clinical BAP1 program to investigate the recently identified inherited mutations in the BAP1 gene (BRCA associated protein-1) that predispose patients to malignant pleural mesothelioma and uveal melanoma as well as renal cell carcinoma, lung cancer, and meningiomas. In addition, I am conducting research to test new drugs for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma as well as to optimize the care of patients with multiple primary lung cancers.
- Clinical Expertise: Lung Cancer; Mesothelioma, Multiple Primary Lung Cancers
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
- Residencies: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
- Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology
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.