Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Paul Paik

Paul K. Paik, MD

Medical Oncologist


Clinical Director, Thoracic Oncology Service

Clinical Expertise

Lung Cancer; Clinical Trials; Translational Research

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About Me


MD, Weill Cornell Medical College


Internal Medicine - New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center


Medical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Medicine - New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

I am a medical oncologist specializing in the care of patients with lung cancer. My research interest lies in developing new therapies for patients with squamous cell carcinomas of the lung. Treatment options for patients with this type of lung cancer havelagged behind those for patients with lung adenocarcinomas. We are, however, beginning to unravel the molecular complexity of this disease, which we hope will herald in a new era of personalized medicine for our patients.

I am the lead investigator on all of our clinical trials for squamous cell lung cancer. I am also the lead clinical investigator in our effort to develop a comprehensive profile of the molecular perturbations found in squamous cell lung cancer tumors analyzed here at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. This effort will help us to guide our patients to appropriate clinical trials of new drugs.

Ultimately, the goal of our care is to maintain the dignity of our patients and to address their unique and disparate needs. The research I perform is meant to foster this, by providing the hope of better survival and improved quality of life.


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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Find a Clinical Trial for You

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.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

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