Memorial Sloan Kettering neurologist Ronald Blasberg

Ronald G. Blasberg, MD


Clinical Expertise

Brain Tumor Imaging; Neurologic Complications of Cancer

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Memorial Sloan Kettering has locations throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester. These locations offers many services, including screening, chemotherapy, and medical testing.

About Me


MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Neurology - Presbyterian Hospital, Neurological Institute, New York, New York; Neurology - University of California, School of Medicine

Board Certifications


Awards and Honors

  • Founding Editor, Molecular Imaging (2001 –2005)
  • Senior Editor, Clinical Cancer Research (2004 – 2016)
  • Honorary Doctoral Degree, Medical Sciences from the University of Copenhagen (2005)
  • Paul C Aebersold Award for Outstanding Achievement in Basic Nuclear Medicine Science, Society of Nuclear Medicine (2008)


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.

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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

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Blasberg R, Molnar P, Groothius D, Patlak C, Owens E, Fenstermacher J. Concurrent measurements of blood flow and transcapillary transport in avian sarcoma virus-induced experimental brain tumors: implications for chemotherapy. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1984 Dec;231(3):724-35. PubMed PMID: 6094798.

Patlak C, Blasberg R. Graphical Evaluation of blood-to-barrier transfer constants from multiple uptake data. Generalizations. Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism: official journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 1985 December; 5(4):584-590.

Tjuvajev J., Stockhammer G, Desai R, Uehara H, Gansbacher B, Watanabe K, Blasberg R. Imaging gene transfer and expression in vivo. Cancer Research. 1995; 55: 6121-6135.

Koehne G, Doubrovin M, Doubrovina E, Zanzonico P, Gallardo HF, Ivanova A, Balatoni J, Teruya- Feldstein J, Heller G, May C, Ponomarev V, Ruan S, Finn R, Blasberg RG, Bornmann W, Riviere I, Sadelain M, O’Reilly RJ, Larson SM, Tjuvajev JG. Serial in vivo imaging of the targeted migration of human HSV-TK-transduced antigen-specific lymphocytes. Nat Biotechnol. 2003; 21(4):405-13.

Minn AJ, Kang Y, Serganova I, Gupta GP, Giri DD, Doubrovin M, Ponomarev V, Gerald WL, Blasberg R, Massague J. Distinct organ-specific metastatic potential of individual breast cancer cells and primary tumors. J Clin Invest. 2005; 115(1):44-55. PMCID: PMC539194.

Brader P, Kelly KJ, Chen N, Yu YA, Zhang Q, Zanzonico P, Burnazi EM, Ghani RE, Serganova I, Hricak H, Szalay AA, Fong Y, Blasberg RG. Imaging a Genetically Engineered Oncolytic Vaccinia Virus (GLV-1h99) Using a Human Norepinephrine Transporter Reporter Gene. Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Jun 1;15(11):3791-801. PubMed PMID: 19470726.

Na IK, Markley JC, Tsai JJ, Yim NL, Beattie BJ, Klose AD, Holland AM, Ghosh A, Rao UK, Stephan MT, Serganova I, Santos EB, Brentjens RJ, Blasberg RG, Sadelain M, van den Brink MR. Concurrent visualization of trafficking, expansion, and activation of T lymphocytes and T-cell precursors in vivo. Blood. 2010 Sep 16;116(11):e18-25. PubMed PMID: 20511541; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3173994.

Doubrovin M, Che JT, Serganova I, Moroz E, Solit DB, Ageyeva L, Kochetkova T, Pillarsetti N, Finn R, Rosen N, Blasberg RG. Monitoring the induction of heat shock factor 1/heat shock protein 70 expression following 17-allylamino-demethoxygeldanamycin treatment by positron emission tomography and optical reporter gene imaging. Mol Imaging. 2012 Feb;11(1):67-76. PubMed PMID: 22418029.

Rizwan A, Serganova I, Khanin R, Karabeber H, Ni X, Thakur S, Zakian KL, Blasberg R, Koutcher JA. Relationships between LDH-A, lactate, and metastases in 4T1 breast tumors. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Sep 15;19(18):5158-69. PubMed PMID: 23833310; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3877680.

Moroz MA, Zhang H, Lee J, Moroz E, Zurita J, Shenker L, Serganova I, Blasberg R, Ponomarev V.  Comparative analysis of T cell imaging with human nuclear reporter genes. J Nucl Med. 2015 Jul;56(7):1055-60. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.115.159855. Epub 2015 May 29. PMID: 26025962.

Serganova I, Moroz E, Cohen I, Moroz M, Mane M, Zurita J, Shenker L, Ponomarev V, Blasberg R.  Enhancement of PSMA-Directed CAR Adoptive Immunotherapy by PD-1/PD-L1 Blockade. Mol Ther Oncolytics. 2016 Dec 14;4:41-54. doi: 10.1016/j.omto.2016.11.005. eCollection 2017 Mar 17. PMID:  28345023.

Serganova I, Cohen IJ, Vemuri K, Shindo M, Maeda M, Mane M, Moroz E, Khanin R, Satagopan J, Koutcher JA, Blasberg R.  LDH-A regulates the tumor microenvironment via HIF-signaling and modulates the immune response. LDH-A regulates the tumor microenvironment via HIF-signaling and modulates the immune response. PLoS One. 2018 Sep 24;13(9):e0203965. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203965. eCollection 2018.   PMID: 30248111.

Publications on PubMed

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