Social Work Experts


Our social workers are available to assist you and your family with the emotional, social, and physical impact of cancer. We provide counseling to help improve communication with family and friends and can assist with the emotional impact of the diagnosis and medical treatment. We also offer practical assistance, including information on MSK and community resources. We have multiple programs and groups that we conduct in both inpatient and outpatient settings, addressing topics such as a particular diagnosis and post-treatment adjustment. 

We’re here for you throughout your care, from the point of diagnosis throughout survivorship. For assistance, please contact the department at 212-639-7020.

Director of Social Work

Pictured: Penelope Damaskos
Penelope Damaskos

Director, Social Work

Find a Memorial Sloan Kettering social worker by location.

Josie Robertson Surgery Center

Please call the Department of Social Work at 212-639-7020 for assistance.


Memorial Hospital: Adults
David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Hospital: Pediatrics
60th Street Outpatient Center
Sidney Kimmel Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers
Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center
53rd St./Rockefeller Outpatient Pavilion
MSK Bergen
MSK Basking Ridge
MSK Monmouth
Janine Genovese
Janine Genovese
Sara N. Toth
Sara N. Toth

Clinical Social Worker

MSK Nassau
MSK Commack and Hauppauge
MSK Westchester