Philip Kantoff

Chair of the Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Medical Oncology

Philip Kantoff, MD, is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Kantoff is a clinical and translational researcher. He is the principal investigator of a laboratory whose primary focus has been on the genetics and genetic epidemiology of prostate cancer, resistance mechanisms to hormone therapy, and biomarkers relevant as potential prognostic markers and therapeutic targets. His clinical research includes clinical trials, outcomes, and laboratory-based correlative science research.

He is an expert in genitourinary cancers and has also authored numerous articles for peer-reviewed publications such as Cell, Science, Nature, JAMA, The New England Journal of Medicine and. Journal of Clinical Oncology

Dr. Kantoff graduated from Brown University Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island. After completing his internship and residency in internal medicine at New York University Hospital and Bellevue Hospital, both in New York, New York, he spent 4 years at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, conducting research in gene therapy.