Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology

Clinical Services: Oncology
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Upper East Side
1305 York Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10021
P: 646-962-6200 | F: 646-962-1607

Practice Info

The Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology Program at Weill Cornell Medicine focuses on the care of patients across the entire spectrum of cancers of the digestive system. Our comprehensive and personalized treatment approach optimizes the care a patient receives by offering access to the latest drugs, clinical trials, and state-of-the-art treatment strategies.

Patients with cancers of the GI tract often require expertise across a broad range of disciplines. We are committed to providing personalized and coordinated care in an effort to maximize patient outcomes while minimizing potential side effects of therapy.  We integrate patient care and cutting-edge research with the goal of achieving exceptional diagnostic and therapeutic results. This approach often allows patients to receive treatments not available elsewhere.

The GI Oncology Program at Weill Cornell Medicine also strongly believes in treating patients (and their loved ones) as individuals. We meet the unique needs of each of our patients by tailoring their treatment to their circumstances. This approach extends beyond the cancer diagnosis and its treatment, and includes nutritional guidance, social services, genetic counseling, and pain management and palliative care support.


Our Team

Our team of international and world-renowned oncology specialists is known for advanced work and published research in:

  • Esophagus and gastro-esophageal cancers
  • Pancreatic cancers
  • Stomach (Gastric) cancers
  • Colon cancers
  • Rectal and anal cancers
  • Liver cancers
  • Neuroendocrine cancers
  • Gallbladder cancers
  • Cancers of the small intestine
  • Sarcomas, including GIST

We provide multidisciplinary care with world-class surgical oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiation oncologists, and interventional radiologists.

We also offer precision medicine to provide individualized cancer treatment based on specific genetic vulnerabilities of an individual's tumor.


Treatment
 

Patients receive individualized treatment, combining the best available current knowledge with the latest scientific breakthroughs. We offer patients the most advanced diagnostic methods and a full range of treatment therapies, including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy or combination treatment methods.


Clinical Trials

Our patients have access to many multi-phase clinical trials. As active members of the international cancer research community, our oncologists collaborate with other research centers to offer patients the most promising treatments available.


Second Opinions

In concert with your referring physician, we are always available to offer a second opinion in the form of a consultation with one of our specialists.


Why Choose Us?

We provide a personalized treatment approach for all of our patients—whether they are newly or previously diagnosed—often involving the newest therapeutic options and state-of-the-art treatment modalities. We have the latest knowledge and expertise, allowing us to deliver the highest standards of care.

We believe in a collaborative approach to provide supportive, comprehensive care, and this enables patients to receive the best possible treatment. We have regular treatment planning meetings with the rest of the GI Oncology group to ensure that patients have the benefit of every physician’s opinion and thought processes. 

We have an incredible supportive structure that includes caring chemotherapy nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, social workers, dietitians, clinical geneticists, and pain and palliative care specialists. Furthermore, our patients are supported by a premier hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian, which is the best hospital system in New York.

The Weill Cornell Medicine GI Oncology Program strives to provide the best possible care for all patients during the course of their journey.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 646-962-6200.

Weill Cornell Medical College is ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report year after year.

Our Physicians
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Tong Dai, M.D.
Tong Dai, M.D.
Medical Oncology  
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Yariv Houvras, M.D., Ph.D.
Yariv Houvras, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Oncology  
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Allyson Ocean, M.D.
Allyson Ocean, M.D.
Medical Oncology  
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Elizabeta C. Popa, M.D.
Elizabeta C. Popa, M.D.
Medical Oncology  
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Joseph Thomas Ruggiero, M.D.
Joseph Thomas Ruggiero, M.D.
Medical Oncology  
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Manish A Shah, M.D.
Manish A Shah, M.D.
Medical Oncology  
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