Parisa Momtaz, MD

About Me

I am a medical oncologist and physician trained in both internal medicine and general medical oncology who specializes in the care of people with melanoma and gastrointestinal cancers. I work closely with a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, nurses and other specialists to provide the best care for our patients and their families. My practice is located at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s regional site in West Harrison, New York. 

My research focuses on the development of blood biomarkers for melanoma patients whose tumor carries a specific mutation that can serve as a measure of how much melanoma is in the body. I have been fortunate to have my research supported by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. In addition, I am interested in improving therapeutic strategies for the treatment of both melanoma and gastrointestinal cancers.

  • Clinical Expertise: Gastrointestinal Malignancies; Melanoma
  • Languages Spoken: English; Farsi
  • Education: MD, McGill Faculty of Medicine
  • Residencies: Dermatology - New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College; Internal Medicine - Harvard University/Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowships: Hematology/Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine


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Clinical Trials

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