Mark G. Kris,


Attending Physician, Thoracic Oncology Service
William and Joy Ruane Chair in Thoracic Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center*
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Mark G. Kris, MD, is an attending physician in the Thoracic Oncology Service, Division of Solid Tumor Oncology, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), New York, NY. He is the first incumbent of the William and Joy Ruane Chair in Thoracic Oncology. Dr Kris is also a professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, also in New York, NY. 

Dr Kris graduated from Fordham University. After receiving his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College, he served as the chief medical resident and a fellow in medical oncology at MSKCC before joining the attending staff in 1983.

Dr Kris is a specialist in lung cancers. He is particularly interested in developing ways to choose treatments for patients based on molecular characteristics of their tumor specimens. His research also includes the evaluation of new anticancer agents (particularly those targeting lung cancers) and multimodality therapy (using surgery, radiation, and drugs together to improve outcomes for individuals with thoracic cancers). 

He is the author or coauthor of more than 500 scientific publications. Dr Kris serves as a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Antiemesis Guidelines Panel. He also serves as cochair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology guideline panels for adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation for non–small cell lung cancers and antiemetics. 

He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He was the recipient of the first American Society of Clinical Oncology Humanitarian Award in 2011. Dr Kris also received the Annie Blount Storrs Award from Calvary Hospital in 2014 and the Willet F. Whitmore Award for Clinical Excellence from MSKCC in 2021.

*Dr Kris is acting in his personal capacity as author of his articles.