Shani N. Irby

Nurse Practitioner

I have had an interest in health and science, and in working with people, since I was young. I knew in high school that I wanted to go into nursing.

As a nursing student at New York University I became interested in oncology and realized that Memorial Sloan Kettering would be the best place to start a career. I arrived in 2007, working as a registered nurse on the neurology-orthopaedic inpatient unit. I began in the intensive care unit in 2009 while studying for my Master of Science degree, then moved to the adult bone marrow transplant inpatient unit in 2011.

I work with a great staff. We care for patients undergoing bone marrow transplants and being re-admitted to the hospital for complications related to their transplants. I also work per diem as a nurse practitioner in areas of the hospital where we care for people with head and neck cancer, melanoma, and sarcoma.

Clinical Expertise

Bone Marrow Transplantation (Adult)
Head and Neck Medicine, Melanoma and Sarcoma (Adult)
Primary Care (Adult)

Languages Spoken



American Nurses Credentialing Center

Degrees and Licensures

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), New York University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), New York University
Nurse Practitioner
Registered Professional Nurse (RN)