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Lung Cancer Surgeons, Doctors & Experts

Memorial Sloan Kettering is home to a multidisciplinary team of compassionate experts who specialize in treating lung cancer. The team includes thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who focus only on caring for people with lung cancer.

Having experts from all of these disciplines on your team ensures that your treatment plan is coordinated and comprehensive. The team meets regularly to review each patient’s case and will work together to develop a personalized treatment plan that is right for you.

Because the number of patients we see in a year is among the highest in the United States, our experts have a very high level of expertise.

Select from the list below to learn more about our lung cancer experts, their education, training, board certifications, publications, and specific areas of clinical expertise.

Surgery Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
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

Thoracic surgical oncologist James Isbell

James M. Isbell

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Daniela Molena

Daniela Molena

Director, Esophageal Surgery Program

Matthew Bott

Matthew Bott

Robert J. Downey, MD, FACS

Robert J. Downey

MSK Surgeon Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD

Prasad S. Adusumilli

Deputy Chief, Thoracic Service; Director, Mesothelioma Program; Head, Solid Tumors Cell Therapy, Cellular Therapeutics Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering thoracic surgeon Smita Sihag

Smita Sihag

Manjit S. Bains, MD, FACS

Manjit S. Bains

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

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Bernard Park

Bernard J. Park

Deputy Chief of Clinical Affairs, Thoracic Service

James Huang, MD

James Huang

Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS -- Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery; Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers

Valerie W. Rusch

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

Minimally Invasive Surgery Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
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

Thoracic surgical oncologist James Isbell

James M. Isbell

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Daniela Molena

Daniela Molena

Director, Esophageal Surgery Program

Matthew Bott

Matthew Bott

Robert J. Downey, MD, FACS

Robert J. Downey

MSK Surgeon Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD

Prasad S. Adusumilli

Deputy Chief, Thoracic Service; Director, Mesothelioma Program; Head, Solid Tumors Cell Therapy, Cellular Therapeutics Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering thoracic surgeon Smita Sihag

Smita Sihag

Manjit S. Bains, MD, FACS

Manjit S. Bains

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

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Bernard Park

Bernard J. Park

Deputy Chief of Clinical Affairs, Thoracic Service

James Huang, MD

James Huang

Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS -- Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery; Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers

Valerie W. Rusch

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

Medical Oncology Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Bob T. Li

Bob T. Li

Daniel C. McFarland

Daniel C. McFarland

Juliana Eng

Juliana Eng

Pictued: Afsheen Iqbal

Afsheen Iqbal

Pictured: Charles Rudin

Charles M. Rudin

Chief, Thoracic Oncology Service; Co-Director, Druckenmiller Center for Lung Cancer Research; Sylvia Hassenfeld Chair in Lung Cancer Research

John J. Fiore, MD

John J. Fiore

Pictured: Matthew Hellmann

Matthew D. Hellmann

Pictured: Helena Yu

Helena A. Yu

MSK medical oncologist Robert Daly

Robert Daly

Pictured: Alexander Drilon

Alexander Drilon

MSK medical oncologist Azadeh Namakydoust

Azadeh Namakydoust

Pictured: Jamie Chaft

Jamie E. Chaft

Pictured: Marjorie G. Zauderer

Marjorie G. Zauderer

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Stephen Veach

Stephen R. Veach

Gregory J. Riely, MD, PhD; Vice Chair, Clinical Trials Office, Department of Medicine

Gregory J. Riely

Vice Chair, Clinical Trials Office, Department of Medicine

Paul K. Paik, MD

Paul K. Paik

Clinical Director, Thoracic Oncology Service

Kenneth K. Ng, MD -- Chief, Rockville Centre Medical Oncology Service

Kenneth K. Ng

Chief, Rockville Centre Medical Oncology Service

Medical oncologist Mark Kris

Mark G. Kris

William and Joy Ruane Chair in Thoracic Oncology

Pictured: Piro Lito

Piro Lito

Radiation Therapy Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
MSK radiation oncologist John Cuaron

John J. Cuaron

Chief for External Beam Radiotherapy, Long Island

Annemarie  Fernandes Shepherd

Annemarie Fernandes Shepherd

Preeti K. Parhar, MD, MPH

Preeti K. Parhar

Karen Borofsky

Karen Borofsky

Pinaki R. Dutta, MD, PhD

Pinaki R. Dutta

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiologist Daphna Gelblum

Daphna Y. Gelblum

Director of Regional Radiation Oncology Clinical Research

Richard M. Gewanter, MD -- Chief, Commack/Rockville Center Radiation Oncology

Richard M. Gewanter

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Erin Gillespie

Erin Gillespie

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Daniel Gorovets

Daniel Gorovets

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Carla Hajj

Carla Hajj

Pictured: Boris Mueller

Boris A. Mueller

Pictured: Boris Mychalczak

Borys R. Mychalczak

Chief, Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester

Andreas Rimner, MD

Andreas Rimner

Karen D. Schupak, MD -- Chief, External Beam Radiotherapy Service, Regional Care Network; Chief, Basking Ridge Radiation Oncology

Karen D. Schupak

Chief, External Beam Radiotherapy Service, Regional Care Network; Chief, Basking Ridge Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncologist Daniel Shasha

Daniel Shasha

Chief of Radiation Oncology, Norwalk Hospital

Radiation Oncologist C. Jillian Tsai

C. Jillian Tsai

Director of Head and Neck Radiation Oncology Research

Abraham J. Wu, MD

Abraham J. Wu

Diagnostic Radiology Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiologist Michelle Ginsberg

Michelle S. Ginsberg

Vice Chair for Education, Department of Radiology

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiologist Andrew Plodkowski

Andrew J. Plodkowski

Director of General Radiology

Memorial Sloan Kettering diagnostic radiologist Peter Sawan

Peter Sawan

Interventional Radiology Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Interventional Pulmonology Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Robert P. Lee, MD

Robert P. Lee

Director, Pleural Diseases; Assistant Director, Section of Interventional Pulmonology; Co-Supervising Physician, Pulmonary Advanced Practice Provider Program

Pictured: Mohit Chawla

Mohit Chawla

Chief, Pulmonary Service, Director, Section of Interventional Pulmonology; Program Director, Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship

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Pathology Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.