Mithat Gönen, PhD

Chief, Biostatistics Service
Pictured: Mithat Gönen


Texas Tech University

Current Research Interest 

Dr. Gönen has been at MSK since 1999 and has been serving as Chief of the Biostatistics Service since 2015. His translational and clinical collaborations focus on genomic profiling of hematologic malignancies, surgical treatment of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary cancers and development and evaluation of novel molecular imaging technologies. Most of Dr. Gönen’s methodological research originates from these collaborations, including building, assessing and comparing prognostic and predictive models, design and analysis of clinical trials and imaging studies, as well as Bayesian methods. He is the principal investigator of the MSK MIND Colorectal Project, and the MSK PI of the multi-center VOL-PACT project. Dr. Gönen served as co-director of the AACR/ASCO Vail Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research from 2011 to 2013 and served ASCO and AACR in numerous other roles. He is the 2021-2022 President of the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT), which he served in the past as Program Chair for the 2012 Annual Meeting, deputy editor of Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials, member of the board of directors and member of the executive committee, and the President. Dr. Gönen is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, a fellow of the SCT, a member of the board of reviewing editors for Science in Translational Medicine, and a member of the EORTC Protocol Review Committee. He served the International Biometric Society as the Program Chair for its North America meeting in 2015.


Selected peer-reviewed publications:

  1. Olshen, A.B., Garcia, A., Kapphahn, K.I., Weng, Y., Vargo, J., Pugliese, J.A., Crow, D., Wesson, P.D., Rutherford, G.W., Gönen, M., Desai, M. COVIDNearTerm: A Simple Method to Forecast COVID-19 Hospitalizations (2022) Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, DOI: 10.1017/cts.2022.389 DOCUMENT TYPE: Article SOURCE: Scopus
  2. Weiser, M.R., Hsu, M., Bauer, P.S., Chapman, W.C., Jr, González, I.A., Chatterjee, D., Lingam, D., Mutch, M.G., Keshinro, A., Shia, J., Vakiani, E., Konishi, T., Shimada, Y., Stadler, Z., Segal, N.H., Cercek, A., Saltz, L., Yaeger, R., Varghese, A., Widmar, M., Wei, I.H., Pappou, E.P., Smith, J.J., Nash, G., Paty, P., Garcia-Aguilar, J., Gönen, M. Clinical Calculator Based on Molecular and Clinicopathologic Characteristics Predicts Recurrence Following Resection of Stage I-III Colon Cancer(2021) Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 39 (8), pp. 911-919. DOI: 10.1200/JCO.20.02553 DOCUMENT TYPE: Article SOURCE: Scopus
  3. Strong, V.E., Russo, A.E., Nakauchi, M., Schattner, M., Selby, L.V., Herrera, G., Tang, L., Gönen, M.Robotic Gastrectomy for Gastric Adenocarcinoma in the USA: Insights and Oncologic Outcomes in 220 Patients(2021) Annals of Surgical Oncology, 28 (2), pp. 742-750. DOI: 10.1245/s10434-020-08834-7 DOCUMENT TYPE: Article SOURCE: Scopus
  4. Begg, C.B., Gönen, M., Heitjan, D.F.Editorial: Clinical trial design in the era of COVID-19(2020) Clinical Trials, 17 (5), pp. 465-466. DOI: 10.1177/1740774520940230 DOCUMENT TYPE: Editorial SOURCE: Scopus
  5. Capanu, M., Giurcanu, M., Begg, C.B., Gönen, M. Optimized variable selection via repeated data splitting (2020) Statistics in Medicine, 39 (16), pp. 2167-2184. DOI: 10.1002/sim.8538 DOCUMENT TYPE: Article SOURCE: Scopus  

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Mithat Gönen discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • GLG Pharmaceuticals
    Provision of Services
  • Guidepoint Global Advisors
    Provision of Services

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