Rachna Malani, MD

About Me

I am a neuro-oncologist who specializes in caring for people with brain tumors. I also have expertise in managing neurologic complications of cancer. I work with a team of doctors, nurses, research, and support staff and together we partner with our patients to deliver effective, compassionate care that is personalized to their needs. Our team of experts is experienced in treating both primary brain tumors (including glioblastomas, anaplastic gliomas, low-grade gliomas, ependymomas, and meningiomas) as well as brain metastases that have spread from solid cancers elsewhere in the body.

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I pursued a career in neuro-oncology because I was drawn to the concept of being part of a team that works to deliver the best care possible. At MSK, I am excited to be a part of an environment that is active in ground breaking research. I also value the opportunity to develop relationships with my patients and their families.

  • Clinical Expertise: Primary Brain Tumors (Glioblastomas, Gliomas, Pituitary Adenomas, Meningiomas, and Ependymomas); Metastatic Brain Tumors and Secondary Brain Cancers; Spine Tumors and Spinal Cancers; Neurologic Complications of Cancer; Central Nervous System Lymphoma; Central Nervous System Metastases
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, University of Sheffield, England, UK
  • Residencies: Neurology – SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Neuro-Oncology – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Neurology & Psychiatry; Neuro-Oncology

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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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