Thoracic Oncology Service

The Thoracic Oncology Service provides comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment and care for patients with malignancies of the thoracic cavity including lung cancer, gastroesophageal carcinoma, and thymoma. In close collaboration with the Department of Radiology and Division of Pulmonary Medicine, the service provides patients access to the most modern imaging and minimally invasive technologies for the diagnosis and work-up of thoracic neoplasms. Often, patients with thoracic malignancies require a combination of chemotherapy, radiation and surgical interventions. Multidisciplinary care is coordinated carefully through the participating services to provide the meticulous and comprehensive care that provides the optimal cutting-edge management for patients with thoracic neoplasms. The Service coordinates regular Tumor Board conferences that serve as the central information exchange for an integrated team approach for each patient. The Thoracic Oncology Service is supported by sophisticated thoracic pathology and molecular testing services to allow appropriate use of the most modern genetic technology to identify tailored options for our patients. Besides providing the most up-to-date standard of care services in a comfortable and compassionate environment, the Thoracic Oncology team takes pride in also being able to provide an extensive array of key clinical study options in order to allow access to the most state-of-the-art treatment options, including novel targeted therapies. Lastly, basic and translational research is being actively conducted to improve our understanding of the genetic origin and treatment response of patients with thoracic cancers to assist in the development of more efficacious therapies for our patients.

Radiation Oncology Web site.
Thoracic Surgery Web site.


  • Naiyer Rizvi, M.D.
    Section Chief, Thoracic Oncology
  • Mark B. Stoopler, M.D.
    Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine


New Patient Appointments
(212) 305-5098
Dr. Rizvi 
Khristina Howard, assistant
(212) 305-3997
Dr. Stoopler
Lourdes Nunez, assistant
(212) 305-8230
NewYork-Presbyterian Operator
(212) 305-2500