Nelson Sanchez, MD

About Me

I have worked as an overnight hospitalist and currently serve as an urgent care physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Since joining MSK in 2008, I have worked on numerous initiatives to improve the institutional climate for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) patients, trainees, and staff. As a member of the LGBT Employee Resource Network, I lead institution-wide safe zone trainings that inform staff of on-site and local LGBT resources. I am also chairperson of Weill Cornell Medical College’s LGBT Steering Committee — which coordinates social mixers, mentorship programming, and LGBT-related research — and am on the executive committee for the annual LGBT Health Workforce Conference held in New York City.

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  • Clinical Expertise: Internal Medicine
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, New York University School of Medicine
  • Residencies: NYU Medical Center

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Most major health insurers offer plans that include MSK as one of their in-network providers. If MSK is in-network, it means all our doctors are too. Medicaid and New York State Medicare also provide benefits for care at MSK.

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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