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Dr. Lisa DeAngelis and Dr. Jerome Posner

Internationally renowned leaders in the field of Neuro-Oncology: Dr. Lisa DeAngelis, Chair of the Neurology Department from 1997 to 2018 and MSK’s current Physician-in- Chief, and Founding Chair of the Department, Dr. Jerome Posner.

MSK’s Neuro-Oncology fellowship was established in 1969 by Dr. Jerome Posner. Since then we have trained more neuro-oncologists than any other center and produced both national and international leaders in the field.

Alumni

Our alumni are well positioned for employment opportunities of their choice both nationally and internationally.

Class of 2021

  • Jessica Wilcox, Assistant Attending, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • Kevin Elmore, Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai, New York
  • Shama Farooq, Assistant Clinical Professor, Boston University Medical Center, Massachusetts
Class of 2020
  • Ruham Alshiekh Nasany, Assistant Professor & Director of Neuro-Oncology, Upstate Medical University, New York
  • Carlos Eduardo Silva Correia, Instructor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • Ka-Wai Grace Ho, Assistant Professor, MedStar Health, Washington, DC  
  • Ugur Sener, Assistant Professor, WVU Medicine, West Virginia
  • Ivan Kotchetkov, Instructor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Class of 2019
  • Rebecca Brown, Instructor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • Maya Graham, Instructor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • Evan Noch, Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York
  • Victoria Ebiana, Clinical Research Medical Director at Amgen, California
Class of 2018
  • Kathryn Nevel, Assistant Professor, Indiana University Health, Indiana
  • Lauren Schaff, Assistant Attending, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • Ankush Bhatia, Assistant Professor, Memorial Hermann, Texas
  • Joe Mendez, Assistant Professor, University of Utah Health, Utah
  • Rachna Malani, Assistant Attending, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Class of 2017
  • Alexandra Miller, Assistant Attending, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • Synphen Wu, Instructor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • Yoshie Umemura, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Michigan
  • Aya Haggiagi, Assistant Professor, Columbia University, New York
Class of 2016
  • Caroline Chaul de Lima Barbosa, Chief of Neuro-Oncology, Sirian Libanese Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Deeya Gaindh, Assistant Attending, US Department of Veterans Affairs, New Jersey
  • Xuling Lin, Consultant and Programme Director, NNI Brain Tumours Clinical Programme, National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore
  • Sepideh Mokhtari, Assistant Member, Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida  
  • Elizabeth Neil, Assistant Attending, University of Minnesota, Minnesota
  • Andrew Lin, Assistant Attending, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Graduating Classes Prior to 2016
  • Bianca Santomasso, Assistant Attending, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • Amandeep Kalra, Medical Director, Sarah Cannon HCA Midwest Health, Kansas
  • Richard Phillips, Attending, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
  • Rajiv Magge, Assistant Professor, New York-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell, New York
  • Jacqueline Stone, Assistant Attending, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • Alissa Thomas, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont Medical Center, Vermont
  • Kevin De Begranca, Assistant Attending, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Samuel Goldlust, Medical Director, Brain and Spine Institute, John Theure Cancer Center
  • Jerome Graber, Director of Adult Neuro-Oncology, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Medical Oncology, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Christian Grommes, Assistant Attending, Department of Neurology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Lakshmi Nayak, Instructor in the Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Center for Neuro-Oncology
  • Elena Pentsova, Assistant Attending, Department of Neurology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Anna Delios, Stroke Co-director and Neuro-Oncologist, New York Hospital, Queens
  • Mary Welch, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Richard Curry, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Neuro science Institute
  • Paula Rauschkolb, Medical Director, Neuro-Oncology Program, Intermountain Medical Center
  • Samuel Singer, Faculty, Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Nina Martinez, Assistant Attending, North Shore University Hospital , Chicago
  • Eli Diamond, Department of Neurology, Assistant Attending, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Macarena De La Fuente, Department of Neurology, Consultant, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Elina Tsyvkin, Department of Medicine, Assistant Attending, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Mariel Deutsch, Department of Neurology, VA Greater Los Angeles
  • Adrienne Boire, Department of Neurology, Instructor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Mariza Daras, Department of Neurology, Assistant Attending, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Thomas Kaley, Department of Neurology, Assistant Attending, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Douglas Ney, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine (Aurora, Colorado)
  • Agnes Kowalska, Assistant Professor, University Hospital Medical Center (Stony Brook, New York)
  • Rebecca Fisher, Director, Neuro-oncology, Continuum Cancer Center, Beth Israel & St. Luke’s Roosevelt (New York, New York)
  • Charles Shyu, Associate Neurologist, Christie Clinic (Champaign, Illinois)
  • Jennifer Clarke, Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of California San Francisco (San Francisco, California)
  • Fabio Iwamoto, Assistant Clinical Investigator, National Cancer Institute and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Maryland)
  • Joohee Sul, Staff Clinician, National Cancer Institute/Neuro-Oncology Branch, National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Maryland)
  • Nimish Mohile, Assistant Professor, University of Rochester (Rochester, New York)
  • Jeremy Rudnick, Attending, Cedars Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, California)
  • Teri Nguyen Kreisl, Staff Clinician, National Cancer Institute (Bethesda, Maryland)
  • Meltem Ekenel, Medical Oncologist, Istanbul University Oncology Institute (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Sean Grimm, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Northwestern University (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Andreas Hottinger, Attending, Geneva University Hospital (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Scott Peak, Director, Neuro-Oncology, Kaiser Permanente (Redwood City, California)
  • Gaurav Shah, Associate Medical Director, ImClone Systems/Eli Lilly and Company (Branchburg, New Jersey)
  • Francois G. El Kamar, Jounieh — Lebanon
  • Igor Gavrilovic, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Enrico Lallana, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
  • Alexis Demopoulos, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Andrew Lassman, Assistant Attending of Neurology, Department of Neurology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Martin Begemann, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany
  • Rose Lai, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Neurologic Institute, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Raja Khan, Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute, Memphis, TN
  • Yasmin Khakoo, Assistant Attending Pediatrician, Department Pediatrics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Dina Boutros, Grand Lake Neurology, Saint Marys, OH

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