Sara A. Hayes, MD

About Me

I am a fellowship-trained diagnostic radiologist specializing in oncologic body imaging, with a special interest in the imaging of thoracic malignancies.  I am experienced in the interpretation of body CT, MRI and ultrasound.  At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center I am a member of the Disease Management Team for thoracic and soft tissue tumors. I also work as part of our lung cancer screening team. I work closely with our oncologists and surgeons in a multi-disciplinary environment to help with the diagnosis and treatment of oncology patients.

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In addition to my clinical duties, my current research interests include evolving multimodality imaging techniques for mediastinal tumors, as well as lung cancer screening and diagnosis. I am actively involved in the interpretation of radiologic studies from patients enrolled in clinical trials to monitor treatment response.

  • Clinical Expertise: Lung Cancer Screening and Diagnosis; Imaging of Thoracic Tumors; Ultrasound; Body MRI
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MB BCh BAO (MD), BMedSci, University College Cork (Ireland)
  • Residencies: Cork University Hospital (Ireland)
  • Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Radiology (USA & Ireland)

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S.H. McEvoy, D.F. Halpenny, A. Viteri-Jusué, S.A. Hayes, A.J. Plodkowski, G.J. Riely, M.S. Ginsberg. Investigation of patterns of nodal metastases in BRAF mutant lung cancer, Lung Cancer, Volume 108, June 2017, Pages 62-65.

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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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