Memorial Sloan Kettering hospitalist Michelle Steffers

Michelle Steffers, MD



Associate Attending Physician

Clinical Expertise

Acute Inpatient Care; Internal Medicine; Primary Care


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About Me


MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry


Internal Medicine - North Shore University Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

I have been a practicing physician for more than 30 years. I have substantial experience in both inpatient and outpatient care, as well as extensive teaching experience of residents, medical students, and advance practice providers.

Over the last decade, I have focused primarily on the acute medical needs of people facing behavioral and psychiatric challenges. At the University of Rochester Medical Center, where I held a dual appointment in the medicine and psychiatry departments, I was heavily involved in curriculum development. I devised a team-based, multidisciplinary approach to facilitate inpatient care, which I incorporate as hospitalist at MSK.

My medical training began at MSK. I met my husband here and New York City is where I started a family. The level of commitment and dedication of MSK clinicians has resonated with me throughout my career and is a large reason why I have decided to return as a hospitalist. I am first and foremost a doctor. I value each and every patient I care for and value being at an institution where this sentiment is felt universally.

In addition, I am a serious classical pianist. I started playing when I was five years old and have attended the Juilliard and Eastman schools of music. I continue to study and perform both as soloist and in collaboration with vocalists and instrumentalists. My musical development and expression is an integral component of my personal and professional identity. I am very interested in the intersectionality between medicine and the humanities, not just between music and medicine.

Awards and Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Omega Alpha


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Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

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Michelle Steffers discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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