Yelena Y. Janjigian, MD

About Me

I am a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. My clinical practice and research are focused on improving treatment outcomes for people with esophageal and stomach cancers. As Chief of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering, my mission is to foster research and innovation that transform the future of GI oncology to help patients worldwide. 

  • Clinical Expertise: Gastrointestinal Malignancies; New Chemotherapies; Esophageal and Gastric Cancers
  • Languages Spoken: English; Russian
  • Education: MD, New York University School of Medicine
  • Residencies: Internal Medicine - New York University School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital
  • Fellowships: Hematology/Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology


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Clinical Trials

Research is integral to our mission at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and clinical trials help us discover better forms of patient care and treatment. For you, this could mean access to a new therapy or therapy combination. Click to see a list of the trials I’m currently leading.


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