Mesothelioma Experts


Mesothelioma is a complicated illness. 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 familiarity and expertise in diagnosing and treating pleural mesothelioma, peritoneal mesothelioma, and other forms of the disease.

The mesothelioma experts at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) are recognized around the world for their leadership in evaluating and treating the disease. Your personal treatment team will include a wide range of specialists who will customize a plan of care that fits your unique needs.

Your team includes specialists in surgery, medical oncology, pathology, nursing, and social work. Having experts from all of these areas on your team ensures that your treatment plan takes care of all of your needs.

Select from the list below to learn more about our mesothelioma specialists, including their education, training, board certifications, current publications, and specific areas of clinical expertise.

Surgery (Pleural Mesothelioma)
Thoracic surgical oncologist James Isbell
James M. Isbell
Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Daniela Molena
Daniela Molena

Director, Esophageal Surgery Program

Matthew Bott, MD
Matthew Bott
MSK Surgeon Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD
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

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Bernard Park
Bernard J. Park

Deputy Chief of Clinical Affairs, Thoracic Service

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Gaetano Rocco
Gaetano Rocco
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS
Valerie W. Rusch

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

Memorial Sloan Kettering thoracic surgeon Smita Sihag
Smita Sihag
Medical Oncology (Pleural Mesothelioma)
MSK medical oncologist Azadeh Namakydoust
Azadeh Namakydoust
Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Michael Offin
Michael D. Offin
Marjorie G. Zauderer, MD
Marjorie G. Zauderer

Co-Director, MSK Mesothelioma Program

Radiation Oncology (Pleural Mesothelioma)
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Daniel Gomez
Daniel Gomez

Director, Thoracic Radiation Oncology; Chief of Radiation Oncology, Manhattan Service

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist David Guttmann
David M. Guttmann
Andreas Rimner, MD
Andreas Rimner
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Diana Roth O'Brien
Diana Roth O’Brien
Annemarie  Fernandes Shepherd, MD
Annemarie Fernandes Shepherd
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Charles Simone
Charles B. Simone

Chief Medical Officer, New York Proton Center

Abraham J. Wu, MD
Abraham J. Wu

Residency Program Director

Radiology (Pleural Mesothelioma)
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiologist Michelle Ginsberg
Michelle S. Ginsberg

Vice Chair for Education, Department of Radiology

Andrew J. Plodkowski
Andrew J. Plodkowski

Director of General Radiology

Memorial Sloan Kettering pathologist Darren Buonocore
Darren Joseph Buonocore
Marc Ladanyi, MD
Marc Ladanyi

Chief, Molecular Diagnostics Service; William J. Ruane Chair in Molecular Oncology

Memorial Sloan Kettering pathologist Jennifer Sauter
Jennifer L. Sauter
William D. Travis, MD
William D. Travis

Director, Thoracic Pathology

Surgery (Peritoneal Mesothelioma)
Surgeon Garrett Nash
Garrett M. Nash

Vice Chair for Quality and Safety, Department of Surgery

Memorial Sloan Kettering thoracic surgeon Smita Sihag
Smita Sihag
Medical Oncology (Peritoneal Mesothelioma)
Radiology (Peritoneal Mesothelioma)
Andrew J. Plodkowski
Andrew J. Plodkowski

Director of General Radiology

Radiation Oncology (Peritoneal Mesothelioma)