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. 

Spine Tumors
Mark H. Bilsky, MD
Mark H. Bilsky

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

Memorial Sloan Kettering neurosurgeon Ori Barzilai
Ori Barzilai

Director of Minimally Invasive Spine Oncology

Orthopaedic Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Max Vaynrub
Max Vaynrub

Assistant Attending Surgeon

Edward Avila, Memorial Sloan Kettering neurologist
Edward K. Avila

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

Xi Chen, MD, PhD
Xi Chen

Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program

Sonia K. Sandhu
Sonia K. Sandhu
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
Adam Schmitt, MD
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
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

Justin Haseltine
Justin Haseltine

Assistant Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Atif Khan
Atif Jalees Khan

Service Chief, External Beam, MSK Basking Ridge and MSK Monmouth; Director, Breast Radiotherapy Services

Boris A. Mueller, MD, MPH
Boris A. Mueller

Director, Radiation Oncology, MSK Bergen

Borys R. Mychalczak, MD
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
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Divya Yerramilli
Divya Yerramilli

Co-Director, Inpatient Radiation Oncology Consult (IROC) Service, Department of Radiation Oncology

Memorial Sloan Kettering Radiation Oncologist Yao Yu
Yao Yu
Melissa Zinovoy, MD
Melissa Zinovoy
Pain Management
Memorial Sloan Kettering Internist Addie Martin
Addie Martin

Assistant Attending Physician

Jyoti Sharma
Jyoti Sharma

Assistant Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering Anesthesiologist Jess Brallier
Jess Brallier

Associate Attending Anesthesiologist

Kenneth H. Cubert, MD
Kenneth H. Cubert

Attending Anesthesiologist

Amitabh Gulati, MD
Amitabh Gulati

Director, Chronic Pain

Vinay Puttanniah, MD
Vinay Puttanniah

Director, Regional Anesthesia and Perioperative Pain Medicine

Rehabilitation Medicine (Physiatry)
Lisa Marie Ruppert, MD
Lisa Marie Ruppert

Associate Director, Cancer Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering physiatrist Christian Custodio
Christian M. Custodio

Director, Cancer Rehabilitation Fellowship Program; Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Rotating Residency Program

Social Work