Spine Tumors Experts

The doctors and specialists at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Spine Tumor Center work together to customize a plan of care that fits your unique needs. Throughout your treatment, you may meet multiple specialists in one day. These meetings ensure that the team has all the necessary information at each stage of your care — diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and follow-up care.

Call the Spine Tumor Center at 212-639-6506 to make an appointment. 


Ilya Laufer
Neurosurgeon and Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Tumor Surgery Program
Mark H. Bilsky
Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs in Neurosurgery

Orthopaedic Surgery



Edward K. Avila, DO
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Neurology

Radiation Oncology

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
MSK radiation oncologist T. Jonathan Yang
Co-Director, Oligometastatic Disease and Palliative Radiation Program

Pain Management


Amitabh Gulati, MD; DIrector, Ambulatory Pain Management
Director, Chronic Pain
Vinay Puttanniah, MD
Director, Regional Anesthesia and Perioperative Pain Medicine

Rehabilitation Medicine (Physiatry)