Manuel Hidalgo Medina, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Oncology

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Biographical Info

Manuel Hidalgo, M.D., Ph.D., is currently the Chief of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Hidalgo received his M.D. from the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain in 1992, and Ph.D. from University Autonoma of Madrid in 1997. He trained in medicine and medical oncology at Hospital "12 de Octubre" in Madrid and at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. He also completed a fellowship program in anticancer drug development at the Institute of Drug Development in San Antonio. Prior to this position, he served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. In 2001, Dr. Hidalgo relocated to Johns Hopkins University to serve as Director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at the Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he also held the title of Associate Professor of Oncology. Dr. Hidalgo became Director of the Clinical Research Program at the Spanish National Cancer Center in 2009 and Vice Director of Translational Research in 2011. In 2015, he became the Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology and Director of the Rosenberg Clinical Cancer Center at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Hidalgo also served as the Theodore W. and Evelyn G. Berenson Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His main focus  of research has been new drug development in pancreatic cancer. His group popularized the use of Avatar mouse models for cancer research and recently contributed to the development and Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval of nab-paclitaxel for pancreatic cancer treatment. Dr. Hidalgo’s current research focuses on strategies for personalized medicine and immunotherapy in pancreatic cancer. Dr. Hidalgo also serves on the Board of Directors for Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS).

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology)
Clinical Expertise
Gastrointestinal Oncology
Gastrointestinal Malignancy
Gastrointestinal Cancer
GI Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
  • M.Sc.
    Harvard University
  • Ph.D.
    Autonomous University of Madrid, Faculty of Medicine (Spain)
  • M.D.
    University of Navarra Faculty of Medicine (Spain)
  • Walter B. Wriston Professor of Pancreatic Cancer Research
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Dr. Manuel Hidalgo, Chief, Hematology & Medical Oncology

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Champions Oncology Inc
KAHR Medical Ltd
MiNK Therapeutics, Inc.
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