Barbara Ting-Wen Ma, MD, MS


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Personal Statement

As a medical oncologist, I place great value on having strong physician-patient relationships and feel this is especially important in cancer care. I am continuously inspired by my patients and their families who display strength and resilience throughout their cancer journeys. I am driven to provide the excellent care that they deserve, educate them about their treatment, and advocate for their needs. At Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, we utilize a bench to bedside approach to combine the strengths of precision medicine and immunotherapy to develop novel therapeutics. We are committed to bringing the most promising new treatments out of the lab and directly to patients often years before they are widely available elsewhere.

Biographical Info

Dr. Barbara T. Ma, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Ma graduated with B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and M.S. in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. She received her medical degree from New York Medical College. She completed her internal medicine training at Georgetown University Hospital and fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, where she also served as a chief fellow. Dr. Ma cares for patients with lung cancers and skin cancers, including melanoma. Her research focus is optimizing immunotherapy treatments for solid tumor patients with special interest on immunotherapy toxicities. Dr. Ma is a recipient of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Conquer Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award. She is a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Golden Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), and Society for Immunotherapy and Translational Research in Cancer.

Honors and Awards

2021 Conquer Cancer Foundation ASCO Young Investigator Award Recipient

2021 Department of Medicine Fellow Research Award Finalist

2021 SITC Cancer Immunotherapy Winter School Travel Award Winner

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
Clinical Expertise
Basal Cell Skin Cancer
Squamous Cell Skin Cancer
Medical Oncologist
Lung Cancer
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer, Metastatic
  • M.D.
    New York Medical College
  • M.S.
    The Johns Hopkins University
  • B.S.
    The Johns Hopkins University
  • Assistant Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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