ABOUT THE EXPERT

Scott T. Tagawa,

MD, MS, FACP

Professor of Medicine and Urology
Weill Cornell Medicine
Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY

Scott T. Tagawa, MD, MS, FACP, is a professor of medicine and urology at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) and an attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. After earning his BS degree from Georgetown University, Dr Tagawa received his MD degree and completed clinical training at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine (currently known as the Keck School of Medicine of USC). He initially was appointed to assistant professor of medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (currently known as the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) and was subsequently recruited to WCM.

As the medical director of the Genitourinary Oncology Research Program, he leads clinical trials in the areas of prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers. He also serves as coleader of the Experimental Therapeutics Program, leader of the GU Disease Management Team, and cochair of the Feasibility Committee for Cancer Research at the Meyer Cancer Center. He is the WCM principal investigator for the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology (formerly CALGB), serving on the Board of Directors and as a funded member of the Genitourinary Committee. He has been a member of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee and is currently chair of the Evidence Based Medicine Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 

Additionally, Dr Tagawa serves on the editorial boards of many journals, is a member of numerous national and international medical and scientific societies, and has been named on multiple “top doctor” award lists.

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