Spine Tumors Surgeons, Doctors & Experts

Spine Tumors Surgeons, Doctors & 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. 

Mark H. Bilsky, MD
Mark H. Bilsky

William E. Snee Endowed Chair; Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs, Neurosurgery; Chief, Multi-Disciplinary Spine Tumor Service

Ilya Laufer, MD
Ilya Laufer

Neurosurgeon and Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Tumor Surgery Program; Co-Director, Neuro Advanced Care Unit

Memorial Sloan Kettering neurosurgeon Ori Barzilai
Ori Barzilai
Orthopaedic Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering neurologist Edward Avila
Edward K. Avila

Acting Co-Chair and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Neurology; Co-Director, Neuro Advanced Care Unit

Xi Chen, MD, PhD
Xi Chen
Sonia K. Sandhu
Sonia K. Sandhu
MSK neurologist Efstathia Tzatha
Efstathia Tzatha

Department of Neurology Quality Assurance Chair

Radiation Oncology
Yoshiya (Josh) Yamada, MD
Yoshiya (Josh) Yamada

Co-Chief, Multi-Disciplinary Spine Tumor Service

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Daniel Higginson
Daniel S. Higginson
Pictured: Adam Schmitt
Adam Schmitt
MSK radiation oncologist John Cuaron
John J. Cuaron

Chief for External Beam Radiotherapy, Long Island

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiologist Daphna Gelblum
Daphna Y. Gelblum

Director of Regional Radiation Oncology Clinical Research

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center radiation oncologist Craig E. Grossman
Craig E. Grossman
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Carla Hajj
Carla Hajj
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Atif Khan
Atif Jalees Khan
Pictured: Boris Mueller
Boris A. Mueller
Pictured: Boris Mychalczak
Borys R. Mychalczak

Chief, Radiation Oncology, MSK Westchester & MSK Bergen

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Narek Shaverdian
Narek Shaverdian
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Jacob Y. Shin
Jacob Y. Shin
MSK radiation oncologist T. Jonathan Yang
T. Jonathan Yang

Director, Metastatic Disease, Department of Radiation Oncology

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Divya Yerramilli
Divya Yerramilli
Yao Yu
Yao Yu
Melissa Zinovoy, MD
Melissa Zinovoy
Memorial Sloan Kettering Anesthesiologist Jess Brallier
Jess Brallier
Kenneth H. Cubert, MD
Kenneth H. Cubert
Amitabh Gulati, MD; DIrector, Ambulatory Pain Management
Amitabh Gulati

Director, Chronic Pain

Vinay Puttanniah, MD
Vinay Puttanniah

Director, Regional Anesthesia and Perioperative Pain Medicine

Rehabilitation Medicine (Physiatry)
Pictured: Lisa Marie Ruppert
Lisa Marie Ruppert

Assistant Director, Cancer Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship Program; Co-Director, Neurology Multidisciplinary Care Clinic

Memorial Sloan Kettering physiatrist Christian Custodio
Christian M. Custodio

Director, Cancer Rehabilitation Fellowship Program

Social Work