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David H. Ilson M.D.

  • Associate Attending Physician
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • 646-497-9053

Dr. David Ilson serves as associate attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City as a specialist in gastrointestinal oncology. Dr. Ilson is also an associate professor of medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is particularly well versed in malignant mesothelioma and represents a leader in the research field.

Dr. Ilson received his bachelors degree in science at the University of Connecticut in Farmington, Connecticut. He then enrolled in a joint M.D. Ph.D. program at the New York University School of Medicine. After completing his M.D. and doctorate, Dr. Islon participated in an intership program in interal medicine at the New York University Medical Center at Bellevue Hospital. At Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Ilson then completed a fellowship in internal medicine before joining the physician staff in gastrointestinal oncology in 1992.

In addition to Dr. Ilson’s interest in malignant mesothelioma, he also has clinical and research interests in the treatment of advanced disease and emerging diagnostic measures for early-stage unidentifiable tumors. Like many other front-tier oncologists, Dr. Ilson is current exploring new ways of implementing multi-disciplinary approaches to tumor treatment regimens that may include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation under a single strategic treatment roadmap.

  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Physician Profile.

Last modified: December 24, 2010.