MSK pediatric oncologist Michael Ortiz

Michael V. Ortiz, MD

Pediatric Oncologist

Clinical Expertise

Rare Pediatric Tumors; Kidney Cancers, Liver Cancers, Sarcomas; Relapsed and Refractory Solid Tumors in Children and Young Adults; Developmental Therapeutics

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About Me


MD, University of Florida


Pediatrics - Children’s National Medical Center


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

I am a pediatric oncologist who cares for children and young adults with solid tumors. I have a particular expertise in treating pediatric sarcomas, liver cancers, and kidney cancers such as Wilms’ tumor. Through a combination of quality care, education, and research, I strive to improve the outcomes and experiences of children with cancer.

My research is primarily focused on translating basic scientific discoveries into safer and more effective treatments for children and young adults with high-risk solid tumors. I investigate how these cancers become resistant to our treatments, screen new drugs against laboratory models of childhood cancers, and identify markers to predict which patients would benefit from these additional therapies. Ultimately my research aims to move the most promising treatments from the lab and into the clinic in order to help patients when their cancer has become resistant to standard therapies.

I am honored to work alongside a dedicated team of healthcare professionals. Our doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and others are committed to providing the best possible care for every child.


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.

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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

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