Department of Radiation Oncology


Simon K. Cheng, M.D., Ph.D.

Simon K. Cheng, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Areas of Expertise:
Lung cancers


Medical School   New York University School of Medicine, NYC
Internship   St. Mary’s Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Residency   New York University School of Medicine, NYC

Primary Practice Location:

New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center (NYP-CUMC)
Department of Radiation Oncology
622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-5050
Fax: (212) 305-5935

Recent Publications:

Ma WJ, Cheng S, Campbell C, Wright A, Furneaux H (1996) Cloning and characterization of HuR, a ubiquitously expressed Elav-like protein. J Biol Chem 271:8144

Chung S, Licong J, Cheng S, Furneaux H (1996) Purification and properties of HuD, a Neuronal RNA-binding protein. J Biol Chem 271:11518-11524.

Gritsman K, Zhang J, Cheng S, Heckscher E, Talbot WS, Schier AF. (1999) The EGF-CFC protein One-eyed pinhead is essential for Nodal signaling. Cell 97: 121–132.

Cheng SK, Olale F, Bennett JT, Brivanlou AH, Schier AF (2003) EGF-CFC proteins are essential coreceptors for the TGFß signals Vg1 and GDF1. Gen Dev 17: 31-36.

Cheng SK, Olale F, Brivanlou AH, Schier AF (2004) Lefty blocks a subset of TGFß signals by antagonizing EGF-CFC coreceptors. PLoS Biology 2: 215-226.

Bennett JT, Joubin K, Cheng S, Aanstad P, Herwig R, Clark M, Lehrach H, Schier AF (2007) Nodal signaling activates differentiation genes during zebrafish gastrulation. Dev Bio 304: 525-540.


  • Residency/Medical Education
  • Advanced Technology
  • Patients
  • CUMC Scene