Prof Leonard Saltz Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, USA

Dr. Leonard B. Saltz is Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Executive Director for Clinical Value and Sustainability, as well as Attending Physician and Member, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. As a gastrointestinal medical oncologist and clinical translational researcher, he has led numerous trials at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and has served as principal investigator on several multicenter national and international clinical trials. He has authored or co-authored nearly 300 peer reviewed articles, as well as numerous reviews, books, book chapters, and editorials.  He has also written and spoken extensively about the rising costs and declining relative value of many of the newer anticancer therapies, and the role these high-cost drugs play in exacerbating disparities in cancer care.

Dr. Saltz is a member of the NCCN Colorectal and Unknown Primary Guidelines Panels, the NCI Rectal/Anal Cancer Task Force, the GI Core Committee of the Alliance NCI cooperative trials group.  He is also the Chairman of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at Memorial Sloan Kettering.  Dr. Saltz received his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and his medical degree at Yale University. He completed his medical residency and his fellowship in hematology/oncology at The New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell University.