TO THE POINT
  • 35 years of experience
  • MD from Columbia University
  • Chair on the Department of Neurology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)
  • Co-Executive Director for the MSKCC Brain Tumor Center
  • Vice President of the American Academy of Neurology
  • Member of the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine
  • Member of the American Academy of Neurology
  • Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Has led national trials of investigational drugs for primary CNS lymphoma
  • Voted one of the top doctors for eight consecutive years
  • Authored or co-authored more than 100 publications and articles

Lisa M. DeAngelis, MD

Boardmember

Dr. DeAngelis is a neuro-oncologist with extensive experience in the care of patients with brain tumors and the neurologic complications of cancer. Dr. DeAngelis currently holds a chair on the Department of Neurology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She is a Co-Executive Director for the Brain Tumor Center for the Center. The Brain Tumor Center is a virtual interdepartmental center that spans Memorial Hospital and Sloan-Kettering Institute to support research in brain tumors and promote its translation into clinical trials. She also holds the Lillian Rojtman Berkman Chair in honor of Jerome B. Posner and is Vice President of the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. DeAngelis is a leader in her field and has extensive experience in the care of patients with brain tumors and the neurologic complications of cancer. Her research focuses on work that seeks to improve outcomes for these patients. She has led national clinical trials of investigational drugs for primary central nervous system lymphomas and has conducted numerous trials of brain tumor therapeutics. In 2012 she was elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a branch of the National Academies established to honor professional achievement in the health sciences, to serve as a national resource for recommendations on issues related to medicine, biomedical sciences, and health. Election to this body is considered one of the highest honors in the field of health and medicine.

Dr. DeAngelis received her MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed fellowships at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. After completing her fellowship in neuro-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering she joined the faculty in 1986, and was appointed Chair of the Department of Neurology in 1997. She was voted one of the top doctors in New York and America for eight consecutive years beginning in 2014. She has been the author or co-author of more than 100 publications and articles. She is a member of both the American Academy of Neurology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.