Rectal Cancer Experts

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At Memorial Sloan Kettering, more than 70 colorectal cancer doctors work with nurses and other healthcare professionals to provide individual care and personal attention at every step of diagnosis and treatment. Our doctors treat a very large number of people with rectal cancer. We are recognized worldwide for our expertise. Our team of experts offers the most-advanced and comprehensive options for treating rectal cancer while preserving your ability to function normally.

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

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Rectal Cancer
Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering surgical oncologist Martin Weiser
Martin R. Weiser

Vice Chair for Education and Faculty Development, Department of Surgery; Stuart H.Q. Quan Chair in Colorectal Surgery

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Julio Garcia-Aguilar
Julio Garcia-Aguilar

Chief, Colorectal Service; Benno C. Schmidt Chair in Surgical Oncology

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon T. Peter Kingham
T. Peter Kingham

Director of Global Cancer Disparities Initiatives

Surgeon Garrett Nash
Garrett M. Nash

Vice Chair for Quality and Safety, Department of Surgery

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Emmanouil Pappou
Emmanouil P. Pappou
Philip B. Paty, MD
Philip B. Paty
J. Joshua Smith, MD, PhD
J. Joshua Smith

Associate Member, Associate Attending Surgeon

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Iris Wei
Iris H. Wei
Memorial Sloan Kettering colorectal surgeon Maria Widmar
Maria Widmar
Medical Oncology
MSK medical oncologist Nancy Kemeny
Nancy E. Kemeny

Attending Physician

David Paul Kelsen, MD
David Paul Kelsen

Edward S. Gordon Chair in Medical Oncology

Leonard Saltz, MD
Leonard Saltz

Executive Director for Clinical Value & Sustainability; Head, Colorectal Oncology Section

Andrew S. Epstein, MD
Andrew S. Epstein

Associate Attending Physician

Geoffrey Y. Ku, MD
Geoffrey Y. Ku

Assistant Attending Physician

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

Associate Attending Physician

Anna M. Varghese, MD
Anna M. Varghese

Assistant Attending Physician

Armin Shahrokni, MD, MPH
Armin Shahrokni

Associate Attending Physician

Elizabeth S. Won, MD
Elizabeth S. Won

Assistant Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering Medical Oncologist Fiyinfolu Balogun
Fiyinfolu Balogun

Assistant Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Louise Connell
Louise Catherine Connell

Assistant Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Imane El Dika
Imane El Dika

Assistant Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Karuna Ganesh
Karuna Ganesh

Assistant Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Ping Gu
Ping Gu

Assistant Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Smita Joshi
Smita Joshi

Assistant Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Danny Khalil
Danny N. Khalil

Assistant Attending Physician

Medical oncologist Jia Li
Jia Li

Associate Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Maliha Nusrat
Maliha Nusrat

Assistant Attending Physician

MSK medical oncologist Nitya Raj
Nitya Raj

Clinical Director, Gastrointestinal Oncology Service

Marina Shcherba, DO
Marina Shcherba

Assistant Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Ryan Sugarman
Ryan Sugarman

Assistant Attending Physician

Rona D. Yaeger, MD
Rona Yaeger

Associate Attending Physician

Kenneth H. Yu, MD
Kenneth H. Yu

Associate Attending Physician

Medical oncologist Alice Zervoudakis
Alice Zervoudakis

Associate Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Zsofia Stadler
Zsofia K. Stadler

Clinical Director, Clinical Genetics Service

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Neil Segal
Neil H. Segal

Research Director, Division of Gastrointestinal Oncology

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Diane Reidy Lagunes
Diane Reidy-Lagunes

Vice Chair of Oncology Operations, Regional Cancer Network; Past President, MSK Medical Staff; Creator and Host, Cancer Straight Talk Podcast

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

Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Zoe Goldberg
Zoe Goldberg

Associate Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Andrea Cercek
Andrea Cercek

Section Head, Colorectal Cancer; Co-Director, Center for Young Onset Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Cancers

Parisa Momtaz, MD
Parisa Momtaz

Medical Director, Strategic Partnerships; Assistant Attending Physician

Gastroenterology and Preventive Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering gastroenterologist David Faleck
David Faleck

Assistant Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering gastroenterologist Hans Gerdes
Hans Gerdes

Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering gastroenterologist Monika Laszkowska
Monika Laszkowska

Assistant 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 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 Mark Schattner
Mark A. Schattner

Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Service

Memorial Sloan Kettering gastroenterologist Pari Shah
Pari Shah

Associate Attending Physician

Moshe Shike, MD
Moshe Shike

Attending Physician

Interventional Radiology
Stephen B. Solomon, MD
Stephen B. Solomon

Chief, Interventional Radiology Service; Enid A. Haupt Chair in Clinical Investigation

Memorial Sloan Kettering interventional radiologist Constantinos T. Sofocleous
Constantinos T. Sofocleous
Robert Siegelbaum
Robert H Siegelbaum

Director, Interventional Radiology, MSK Commack

Memorial Sloan Kettering interventional radiologist Suken Shah
Suken H. Shah

Director, Interventional Radiology, MSK Monmouth

Anne Covey, MD
Anne Covey
Lynn A. Brody, MD
Lynn A. Brody
Memorial Sloan Kettering interventional radiologist William Alago
William Alago, Jr.

Director, Interventional Radiology, MSK Westchester

Radiation Therapy
MSK radiation oncologist John Cuaron
John J. Cuaron

Chief for External Beam Radiotherapy, Long Island

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Linda Chen
Linda Chen
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist J. Isabelle Choi
J. Isabelle Choi
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Christopher Crane
Christopher Crane
Richard M. Gewanter, MD
Richard M. Gewanter
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Erin Gillespie
Erin Gillespie
Daniel Gorovets, Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist
Daniel Gorovets
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist David Guttmann
David M. Guttmann
Carla Hajj, Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist
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
Borys R. Mychalczak, MD
Borys R. Mychalczak

Chief, Radiation Oncology, MSK Westchester & MSK Bergen

Marsha Reyngold, MD, PhD
Marsha Reyngold
MSK radiation oncologist Paul Romesser
Paul Romesser
Radiation oncologist Daniel Shasha
Daniel Shasha

Chief of Radiation Oncology, Norwalk Hospital

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Jacob Y. Shin
Jacob Y. Shin
Abraham J. Wu, MD
Abraham J. Wu

Vice Chair, Graduate Medical Education Committee

Melissa Zinovoy, MD
Melissa Zinovoy
Social Work