Sarcoma Center

Columbia University Medical Center is home to the strongest multidisciplinary Sarcoma Center on the East Coast. The Center is home to a comprehensive clinical and research program that is supported by faculty members and staff from the Division of Hematology/Oncology and the Department of Surgery. Sarcomas include a broad range of complex neoplasms that account for approximately 100 different types of distinct cancers. Some types are so rare that only handfuls are diagnosed each year in the United States. Specialized care by experts focused exclusively on sarcoma treatment is essential – as each sarcoma type is treated differently. Common sarcoma subtypes include:

  • undifferentiated sarcomas
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)
  • angiosarcomas
  • fibrosarcomas
  • liposarcomas
  • leiomyosarcomas
  • rhabdomyosarcomas
  • synovial sarcomas
  • osteosarcomas
  • Ewing's sarcomas
  • peripheral neuroectodermal tumors (PNET)
  • malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST)
  • alveolar soft part sarcomas (ASPS)
  • epithelioid sarcomas
  • chondrosarcomas
  • desmoids (or fibromatosis)
  • malignant fibrous histiocytomas (MFH)

The Sarcoma Center provides an advanced multidisciplinary approach for patients who have been diagnosed with sarcomas and related connective tissue cancers. Members of the Center meet on a weekly basis to discuss cases and provide personalized care plans to sarcoma patients. There are ongoing clinical trials suitable for patients at all phases of their treatment all designed to improve upon the standard of care. Additionally we constantly try to link our ongoing basic science research on sarcomas to impact directly on patient care.



  • Sarah Wilfred (Clinical Trial Coordinator)
  • Carolyn Wisser R.N.


New Patient Appointments
(212) 305-5098
Kevin Kalinsky, M.D.
Veronica Pichardo, assistant
(212) 305-1945
Dr. Robert Taub
Lesli Kimerling, assistant
(212) 305-4076
NewYork-Presbyterian Operator
(212) 305-2500