MSK medical oncologist Samuel Funt

Samuel A. Funt, MD

Medical Oncologist

Clinical Expertise

Genitourinary Malignancies; Bladder Cancer: Testicular Cancer (Germ Cell Tumors)

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About Me

Education

MD, Emory University

Residencies

Internal Medicine - New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowships

Medical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

I am a medical oncologist who cares for people with genitourinary cancer. I specialize in treating bladder cancer (urothelial carcinoma) and testicular cancer (germ cell tumors).

I care for hundreds of people with genitourinary cancer each year. Early on in my training, I understood how meaningful and rewarding it is to have trusting relationships with the people in my care. I learned that every patient has a unique medical and social history and each cancer has a particular genetic profile that allows for an increasingly personalized approach to care. At that point, I knew that a career in cancer care would allow me to practice both the art and science of medicine at the highest level.

Immunotherapy has revolutionized how we care for people with bladder cancer. Most people don’t respond to immunotherapy, however, and we can’t tell ahead of time who will. My research focuses on improving outcomes for people with bladder cancer by leading clinical trials testing immunotherapies. I am also working to develop immune-related biomarkers that can predict who will benefit.

Unfortunately, some men with advanced testicular cancer do not respond to chemotherapy and their disease progresses. These are often young adults in the prime of their lives. To help this group, I am investigating ways to help predict resistance or sensitivity to chemotherapy before treatment begins. I am also studying the effectiveness of immunotherapy in people with relapsed and refractory testicular cancer.

Patients and their caregivers have a universal desire for specialists who listen and respond to their specific concerns about how their diagnosis will affect their everyday life. These can range from managing pain to being well enough to enjoy special events, like a loved one’s wedding or the birth of a grandchild. My goal is to help patients feel confident that my team and I have their best interests in mind and truly care about all aspects of their well-being.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife and two young children.

My goal is to help patients feel confident that my team and I have their best interests in mind and truly care about all aspects of their well-being.

Dr. Funt

Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Columbia Univeristy Medical Center John N. Loeb Intern Award
  • selected by ASCO/AACR to attend its Methods in Clinical Cancer Research workshop
  • Conquer Cancer Foundation’s Young Investigator Award
  • Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network’s John Quale Travel Fellowship
  • Bochner-Fleisher Research Scholar in Urologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • National Cancer Institute’s K12 Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology

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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

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