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About David Michael Nanus, M.D.
As far back as I remember, I have been interested in improving the care of patients with cancer through research aimed at developing new and more effective therapies, and by providing compassionate care. I am fortunate to work at an institution that enables me to care for patients within an outstanding hospital and medical college, where I am surrounded by like-minded physicians and staff that are most concerned about the well-being of our patients and their family members. The close relationships I develop with my patients and the continued efforts by my colleagues and me to find a cure inspire me to come to work every day with new hope and determination.
- Mark W. Pasmantier Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology in Medicine
- Director of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medicine Healthcare Systems Cancer Program
- Associate Director for Clinical Services, Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine
Intern, Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin, 1982-83
Resident, Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, 1983-85
Clinical Fellow, Medical Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, 1985-89
Dr. Nanus is an internationally recognized leader in the treatment and care of patients with genitourinary (GU) cancers, including cancers of the prostate, kidney, bladder and testes. He is actively involved in clinical, translational and basic research in GU malignancies, serving as principle or co-investigator on a variety of clinical research trials that incorporate novel targeted therapies for his patients.
Dr. Nanus served as Chief of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine for 14 years prior to becoming the Director of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine Healthcare Systems Cancer Program. Dr. Nanus is also the Associate Director of Clinical Services for the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center. He is the recipient of numerous awards including membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Physicians.
Dr. Nanus is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the Chicago Medical School at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. After completing clinical training in Medicine at Albert Einstein and Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and research training at the Sloan Kettering Institute, he was invited to join the faculty at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 1989. Developing a program in GU cancer, he made several important contributions to clinical and basic research in kidney and prostate cancer. He was recruited to the full-time faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College in 1998.
At Weill Cornell, Dr. Nanus helped develop the Genitourinary (GU) Oncology Research Program focused on understanding the events that contribute to the progression of urologic cancers, and on developing new and more effective therapies to treat advanced prostate, kidney and bladder cancer. As a Director of the Genitourinary Oncology Research Laboratory, he works with a unique interdepartmental team of world class clinical researchers seeking to translate research on the molecular basis of GU cancers into improved cancer treatment.
1988 American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigators Award for Cancer Research
1988 American Philosophical Society Daland Fellowship for research in clinical medicine
1990 National Kidney Foundation Young Investigator Grant Award
1991 American Cancer Society Career Development Award
1998-2015 Best Doctor, Best Doctors in America
2000 Mid-Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health
2001 Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)
2005 Member, American Association of Physicians (AAP)
2009-15 U.S. News and World Reports Top Doctors (Castle Connolly's estimation among the top 1% in the nation in his or her specialty)
2010-15 Super Doctors (outstanding physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition or professional achievement)
2010 2010 Gold DOC Award for sensitivity, kindness and compassion in the practice of medicine, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
2012-15 Consumer Research Council of America “America’s Top Oncologists”
2014 National Council of American Executives Top Ranked U.S. Executive
2015 Top Doctors for Cancer, Newsweek Magazine
2016 Top Doctors, New York Magazine
2016, 2017 Top Doctors New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly
2016, 2017 America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly
2016, 2017 America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly
America's Top Doctors: 14th Edition, 13th Edition, 12th Edition, 11th Edition, 10th Edition
America's Top Doctors for Cancer: 10th Edition, 9th Edition, 8th Edition, 7th Edition, 6th Edition
Top Doctors: New York Metro Area: 18th Edition, 17th Edition, 16th Edition, 15th Edition, 14th Edition, 13th Edition, 12th Edition, 11th Edition
M.D.Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science1982
Mark W. Pasmantier Professor of Hematology and Oncology in MedicineWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Professor of MedicineWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Professor of UrologyWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Attending PhysicianNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
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