Alexandra Gomez Arteaga, MD


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Personal Statement

I am a hematologist/oncologist specializing in the care of patients needing a blood or bone marrow stem cell transplant or cellular therapy to treat their blood cancer or other non-cancerous but serious blood disorders. Among others, I treat patients with  leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelofibrosis, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs).My goal is to provide the best possible care for my patients not only by offering state-of-the-art therapies and bridging research innovations into personalized care, but also by building compassionate, empathic and trusting relationships with my patients and their families.I am deeply aware of how vulnerable a patient can feel after receiving a cancer diagnosis and being referred for a stem cell transplant or cellular therapy. That is why, with every patient, I take the time to educate and provide clear explanations of the different treatment options, including available clinical trials, so my patients can be active participants in helping plan each step of their care. I have a genuine passion for what it means to be a physician and strive to make my patients’ well-being my number one priority.As a physician/researcher at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian, I have the privilege of working with a multidisciplinary group of experts in one of the leading medical academic institutions in the country, which provides the comprehensive environment needed for medical innovation, creativity and top medical care. My research focuses on improving the efficacy of stem cell transplants to keep blood cancers in remission, developing better post-transplant monitoring strategies to promote earlier detection of disease recurrence, and expanding treatment options for patients who suffer a relapse following a transplant.Finally, I am dedicated to extending access to life-saving interventions and cutting-edge care to underserved communities.

Biographical Info

Alexandra Gomez Arteaga, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She specializes in the care of patients with hematological malignancies and other disorders who need a blood or bone marrow stem cell transplant or cellular therapies.Dr. Gomez received her M.D. (Valedictorian) from Los Andes University in Bogota, Colombia, in 2011. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and her Hematology/Oncology fellowship at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she also served as Chief Fellow. Subsequently, she completed an advanced fellowship in Bone Marrow Transplantation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Upon completion of her training, Dr. Gomez was recruited back to Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital to join the faculty of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program.Dr. Gomez’s main research focus is relapse prevention strategies and management of disease relapse after a stem cell transplant. She has published in leading internationally circulated peer-reviewed journals, among them Cancer, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Bone Marrow Transplantation, the American Journal of Hematology, Leukemia & Lymphoma. She is a member of the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT), the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC).

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology)
Clinical Expertise
Bone Marrow Transplant
Stem Cell Transplant
Stem Cell Transplantation
Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplants
Cancer Immunotherapy
MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome)
Myeloproliferative Neoplasm
Autologous Stem Cell Transplant
Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant
  • M.D.
    University of the Andes Faculty of Medicine (Colombia)
  • Anne Moore, M.D. Clinical Scholar in Hematology-Oncology
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Assistant Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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