Leonard B. Saltz MDChief, Gastrointestinal Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center; Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York
Dr. Leonard Saltz is Chief of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center and Professor of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College, both in New York City. In addition to leading many investigational trials at Memorial Sloan–Kettering, he has served as principal investigator on several multicenter national and international clinical trials. He is investigating a number of new potential anti-cancer agents, including targeted therapies, anti-angiogenic agents, and immunotherapies. He also is investigating the use of mutational analyses of individual tumors and measurements of the expression of specific genes within these tumors to help predict sensitivity or resistance to different chemotherapies. Dr. Saltz is a member of the NCCN Colorectal Guidelines Panel, the NCI Rectal Cancer Task Force, and the GI Core Committee of the Alliance NCI Cooperative Group.
Dr. Saltz received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his medical residency and his hematology/oncology fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.