Ping Gu, MD, PhD

About Me

I am a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in caring for people with gastrointestinal cancers. These include esophageal cancerstomach cancercolorectal cancer, hepatobiliary cancer, and pancreatic cancer. I see patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Bergen. I feel privileged to provide state-of-the-art care to our patients close to home in Northern New Jersey.

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As a member of MSK’s Gastrointestinal Oncology Service, I am part of a team of experts from different areas. My colleagues include medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, psychiatrists, oncology nurses, social workers, and dieticians. Together, we provide our patients comprehensive, high-quality care. We also offer access to many cancer clinical trials at MSK Bergen and help patients enroll in studies based at MSK in Manhattan. 

My research has focused on developing new therapies for gastrointestinal cancers. These include targeted chemotherapy for cholangiocarcinoma and immunotherapy for hepatocarcinoma. I am also interested in using personalized medicine, such as molecular profiling, to develop treatment strategies that are best suited to attack an individual’s cancer.

After I meet with patients, it’s my goal that they leave my office with a sense of trust. I want them to know that they are in good hands and our entire team of experts will support them throughout their experience at MSK. 

When I’m not working, I enjoy photography, sports, and music.

  • Clinical Expertise: Esophageal Cancer; Stomach Cancer; Colorectal Cancer; Hepatobiliary Cancer; Pancreatic Cancer; Neuroendocrine Tumors; Hepatocellular Carcinoma; Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Awards and Honors: Young Investigator Award, Chinese American Hematologist & Oncologist Network (2018)
  • Languages Spoken: English; Mandarin
  • Education: MD, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China; PhD, Medical College of Ohio
  • Residencies: Internal Medicine – New York Medical College
  • Fellowships: Hematology/Medical Oncology – NYU Medical Center
  • Board Certifications: Medical Oncology; Hematology; Internal Medicine


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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