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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 Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.

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

Memorial Hospital: Adults Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Memorial Hospital: Pediatrics Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
60th Street Outpatient Center Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
64th Street Outpatient Center Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Sidney Kimmel Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
53rd St./Rockefeller Outpatient Pavilion Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
MSK Basking Ridge Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
MSK Monmouth Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Sara N. Toth

Sara N. Toth

Clinical Social Worker

MSK Commack and Hauppauge Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
MSK Rockville Centre Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
MSK Westchester Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.