Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Max Vaynrub

Max Vaynrub, MD


Clinical Expertise

Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Spine Tumors; Metastatic Bone Cancer; Benign Bone Tumors; Osteoporosis; Degenerative Disease of the Spine; Sacrectomy; Joint Replacement; Amputation

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Memorial Sloan Kettering has locations throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester. These locations offers many services, including screening, chemotherapy, and medical testing.

About Me


MD, New York University School of Medicine


Orthopaedic Surgery – Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center


Musculoskeletal Oncology – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Orthopaedic Spine Surgery – NYU Langone Hospital for Joint Diseases

I am a surgeon who specializes in caring for people with musculoskeletal cancers, including primary and metastatic bone cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, and tumors of the spine. I have particular expertise in using minimally invasive techniques and treating tumors in difficult locations, such as the spine and pelvis. I strive to provide my patients with the best surgical outcome. An important part of this goal is to maximize postoperative function and minimize pain after surgery. My practice is located at Memorial Hospital in Manhattan and at MSK Monmouth.

Spinal and pelvic tumors are often structurally complex, and surgery can be challenging. For this reason, I have trained in both musculoskeletal oncology and spine surgery. I have extensive experience in managing complicated bone and muscle tumors, navigating intricate spinal anatomy, and performing durable spinal reconstruction. This allows me to provide my patients with the specialized care that these complex tumors require.

Technology plays a critical role in treating musculoskeletal cancers. Advances in real-time surgical navigation and postoperative radiation treatments enable us to target cancer with increased precision. We use the most up-to-date techniques in skeletal reconstruction. I work with a team of specialists, including radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, and interventional radiologists. Together, we ensure that our patients receive the most current treatment in each field. All of this combined means that patients are experiencing better functional outcomes than ever before.

I am deeply aware of the anxiety and uncertainty that patients and their families may feel when they receive a diagnosis of cancer. This is especially true for rare diagnoses, such as sarcoma and spinal tumors, for which they may not have been able to find much definitive information. I spend as much time as necessary with each patient and their family to ensure that they understand the specifics of their disease. Once everyone is comfortable with the information provided, we will work to create an optimal treatment plan based on their individual needs and goals.


Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

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.

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Research and Publications

Vaynrub, M, Taheri N, Ahlmann E, Yao C, Fedenko AN, Allison DC, Chawla SP, Menendez L. Prognostic value of necrosis after neoadjuvant therapy for soft tissue sarcoma. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2015;111:152-157.

Janjua MB, Tishelman J, Vaynrub M*, Zhou P, Errico TJ, Buckland AJ, Protopsaltis TS (*, presenting author). The Value of Sitting Radiographs: Analysis of Spine Flexibility and its Utility in Preoperative Planning of Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery. Podium and poster presentations at: AOSpine North America Banff Fellowship Forum; Alberta, Canada. March, 2017.

Vaynrub M, Healey JH. Chapter 3: Importance of relative chemo, hormonal, and immunosensitivity. In: Marco RA. Metastatic Spine Disease: A guide to diagnosis and management.

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Vaynrub’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.