Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Mark Kris

Mark G. Kris, MD

Medical Oncologist


William and Joy Ruane Chair in Thoracic Oncology

Clinical Expertise

Lung Cancer; New Cancer Treatments; Thymoma; Mediastinal Tumors

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About Me


MD, Cornell University Medical College


Internal Medicine - New York Hospital - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Medical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

I am a medical oncologist who specializes in the care of people with cancers arising in the lungs.  In my research, I aim to discover better treatments for individuals with lung cancers by studying the genetic characteristics of their tumors. I lead a research team working to find new genetic targets in cancer cells, and to test anticancer medicines that specifically attack the lung cancers driven by these molecular changes.  I work with surgeons and radiation specialists to find the best ways to use surgery, radiotherapy, and drugs together to increase the chance of cure.

I also lead Memorial Sloan Kettering’s project to train IBM’s Watson supercomputer to collect and interpret information about both the person and their cancer to help in selecting the best treatments.

Two special nurses work with me: Alison Massey, Nurse Practitioner and Stefanie Pofit, Practice Nurse. Together we strive to fight cancer and to minimize the physical symptoms of cancer so everyone under our care can spend their lives doing what matters most to them.

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly: New York Magazine Top Doctors (2011-2019)


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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. Kris’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.