Esophageal Cancer Experts

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The esophageal cancer specialists at Memorial Sloan Kettering provide individual care and personal attention at every step of your diagnosis and treatment. Our team of experts is a tightly coordinated group of gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, and nurses with decades of collective experience in caring for people with GERD, Barrett’s esophagus, achalasia, and esophageal cancer.

Whether you have just been diagnosed with early-stage esophageal cancer or your disease is more advanced, we provide treatments that offer the best chance to cure or control your cancer.

Review our list of experts here: 

Surgery
Thoracic surgical oncologist James Isbell
James M. Isbell

Director, Quality and Outcomes, Thoracic Surgery Service, Director, Memorial Hospital Step Down Unit, Co-Director, Thoracic Liquid Biopsy Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering Surgeon David R. Jones
David R. Jones

Chief, Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery; Co-Director, Druckenmiller Center for Lung Cancer Research; Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller Chair in Lung Cancer; Executive Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Daniela Molena
Daniela Molena

Director, Esophageal Surgery Program

Matthew Bott
Matthew Bott
Benjamin R. Roman, MD, MSHP
Benjamin R. Roman
Memorial Sloan Kettering Surgeon Prasad S. Adusumilli
Prasad S. Adusumilli

Deputy Chief and Attending, Thoracic Service; Vice Chair for Translational Research, Department of Surgery; Co-Director, Mesothelioma Program; Head, Solid Tumors Cell Therapy, Cellular Therapeutics Center

Manjit S. Bains, MD, FACS
Manjit S. Bains

Min H. & Yu-Fan C. Kao Chair in Thoracic Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering thoracic surgeon Smita Sihag
Smita Sihag
Ian Ganly, MD, PhD
Ian Ganly
James Huang, MD
James Huang

Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Fellowship and Residency; Associate Vice Chair of Education, Department of Surgery

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Bernard Park
Bernard J. Park

Deputy Chief of Clinical Affairs, Thoracic Service

Snehal G. Patel, MD, FRCS
Snehal G. Patel
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS
Valerie W. Rusch

Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery; Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers

Minimally Invasive Surgery
Thoracic surgical oncologist James Isbell
James M. Isbell

Director, Quality and Outcomes, Thoracic Surgery Service, Director, Memorial Hospital Step Down Unit, Co-Director, Thoracic Liquid Biopsy Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering Surgeon David R. Jones
David R. Jones

Chief, Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery; Co-Director, Druckenmiller Center for Lung Cancer Research; Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller Chair in Lung Cancer; Executive Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Daniela Molena
Daniela Molena

Director, Esophageal Surgery Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering Surgeon Prasad S. Adusumilli
Prasad S. Adusumilli

Deputy Chief and Attending, Thoracic Service; Vice Chair for Translational Research, Department of Surgery; Co-Director, Mesothelioma Program; Head, Solid Tumors Cell Therapy, Cellular Therapeutics Center

Manjit S. Bains, MD, FACS
Manjit S. Bains

Min H. & Yu-Fan C. Kao Chair in Thoracic Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering thoracic surgeon Smita Sihag
Smita Sihag
Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Bernard Park
Bernard J. Park

Deputy Chief of Clinical Affairs, Thoracic Service

Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS
Valerie W. Rusch

Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery; Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers

Gastroenterology and Preventive Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering gastroenterologist Hans Gerdes
Hans Gerdes

Attending Physician

Emmy Ludwig, MD
Emmy Ludwig

Associate Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering Gastroenterologist Arnold Markowitz
Arnold J. Markowitz

Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering gastroenterologist David Faleck
David Faleck

Assistant Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering gastroenterologist Monika Laszkowska
Monika Laszkowska

Assistant Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering gastroenterologist Robin Mendelsohn
Robin Mendelsohn

Co-Director, Center for Young Onset Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Cancers

Memorial Sloan Kettering gastroenterologist Makoto Nishimura
Makoto Nishimura

Associate Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering gastroenterologist Pari Shah
Pari Shah

Associate Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering gastroenterologist Mark Schattner
Mark A. Schattner

Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Service

Moshe Shike, MD
Moshe Shike

Attending Physician

Medical Oncology
Elizabeth S. Won, MD
Elizabeth S. Won

Assistant Attending Physician

Parisa Momtaz, MD
Parisa Momtaz

Assistant Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering Medical Oncologist Sree B. Chalasani
Sree Bhavani Chalasani

Associate Attending Physician

Avni Desai, MD
Avni Desai

Associate Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Zoe Goldberg
Zoe Goldberg

Associate Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Ping Gu
Ping Gu

Assistant Attending Physician

David H. Ilson, MD, PhD
David H. Ilson

Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Yelena Janjigian
Yelena Y. Janjigian

Chief, Gastrointestinal Oncology Service

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Smita Joshi
Smita Joshi

Assistant Attending Physician

Geoffrey Y. Ku, MD
Geoffrey Y. Ku

Assistant Attending Physician

Medical oncologist Jia Li
Jia Li

Associate Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Steven Maron
Steven Maron

Assistant Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Devika Rao
Devika Rao

Assistant Attending Physician

Marina Shcherba, DO
Marina Shcherba

Assistant Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Ryan Sugarman
Ryan Sugarman

Assistant Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Jessica Yang
Jessica Yang

Assistant Attending Physician

Kenneth H. Yu, MD
Kenneth H. Yu

Associate Attending Physician

Medical oncologist Alice Zervoudakis
Alice Zervoudakis

Associate Attending Physician

Radiation Therapy
MSK radiation oncologist John Cuaron
John J. Cuaron

Chief for External Beam Radiotherapy, Long Island

Marsha Reyngold, MD, PhD
Marsha Reyngold
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist J. Isabelle Choi
J. Isabelle Choi
Richard M. Gewanter, MD
Richard M. Gewanter
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Erin Gillespie
Erin Gillespie
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Daniel Gomez
Daniel Gomez

Director, Thoracic Radiation Oncology; Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Department of Radiation Oncology

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist David Guttmann
David M. Guttmann
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Carla Hajj
Carla Hajj

Associate Program Director and Medical Student Clerkship Director, Radiation Oncology Department, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Justin Mann
Justin M. Mann
MSK radiation oncologist Paul Romesser
Paul Romesser
Radiation oncologist Daniel Shasha
Daniel Shasha

Chief of Radiation Oncology, Norwalk Hospital

Annemarie  Fernandes Shepherd, MD
Annemarie Fernandes Shepherd
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Jacob Y. Shin
Jacob Y. Shin
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Charles Simone
Charles B. Simone

Chief Medical Officer, New York Proton Center

Abraham J. Wu, MD
Abraham J. Wu

Vice Chair, Graduate Medical Education Committee

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