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

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
Daniela Molena
Director, Esophageal Surgery Program
MSK Surgeon Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD
Deputy Chief, Thoracic Service
Manjit S. Bains, MD, FACS
Min H. & Yu-Fan C. Kao Chair in Thoracic Cancer
Pictured: Bernard Park
Deputy Chief of Clinical Affairs, Thoracic Service
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS -- Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery; Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers
Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery; Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers

Minimally Invasive Surgery

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
Daniela Molena
Director, Esophageal Surgery Program
MSK Surgeon Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD
Deputy Chief, Thoracic Service
Manjit S. Bains, MD, FACS
Min H. & Yu-Fan C. Kao Chair in Thoracic Cancer
Pictured: Bernard Park
Deputy Chief of Clinical Affairs, Thoracic Service
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS -- Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery; Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers
Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery; Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers

Medical Oncology

Pictured: Charles Rudin
Chief, Thoracic Oncology Service; Co-Director, Druckenmiller Center for Lung Cancer Research; Sylvia Hassenfeld Chair in Lung Cancer Research
Gregory J. Riely, MD, PhD; Vice Chair, Clinical Trials Office, Department of Medicine
Vice Chair, Clinical Trials Office, Department of Medicine
Kenneth K. Ng, MD -- Chief, Rockville Centre Medical Oncology Service
Chief, Rockville Centre Medical Oncology Service
Medical oncologist Mark Kris
William and Joy Ruane Chair in Thoracic Oncology

Radiation Therapy

Daphna Y. Gelblum, MD
Director of Regional Radiation Oncology Clinical Research
Richard M. Gewanter, MD -- Chief, Commack/Rockville Center Radiation Oncology
Chief, Long Island Radiation Oncology
Pictured: Boris Mychalczak
Chief, Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester in West Harrison
Karen D. Schupak, MD -- Chief, External Beam Radiotherapy Service, Regional Care Network; Chief, Basking Ridge Radiation Oncology
Chief, External Beam Radiotherapy Service, Regional Care Network; Chief, Basking Ridge Radiation Oncology

Diagnostic Radiology

Interventional Radiology

Stephen B. Solomon, MD -- Chief, Interventional Radiology Service
Chief, Interventional Radiology Service
Raymond H. Thornton, MD -- Vice Chair for Quality, Safety, and Performance Improvement, Department of Radiology
Vice Chair for Quality, Safety, and Performance Improvement, Department of Radiology
Majid Maybody, MD
Director, Interventional Radiology Training Program

Interventional Pulmonology

Robert P. Lee, MD
Director, Pleural Diseases; Assistant Director, Interventional Pulmonology
Pictured: Mohit Chawla
Director, Interventional Pulmonology; Co-Director, Complex Airway Diseases; Program Director, Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship; Supervising Physician, Pulmonary Advanced Practice Provider Program

Social Work

Pathology

William D. Travis, MD
Director, Thoracic Pathology