Departmental News


We are very pleased to introduce Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, who has joined our faculty as chief of surgical oncology. Board-certified in surgery and with special expertise in surgical oncology, Dr. Karpeh will contribute to our commitment to excellence in providing the most sophisticated, compassionate, and timely surgical oncology services.

Dr. Karpeh comes to Stony Brook from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where he has practiced with distinction on the gastric and mixed tumor service in the Department of Surgery since 1991. He is known nationally and internationally for his expertise in the treatment of cancers of the stomach and esophagogastric junction.

A prominent academic surgical oncologist, Dr. Karpeh has held a faculty appointment at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University since the year he joined the staff at Sloan-Kettering. He became an associate professor of surgery in 2000.

At Stony Brook, Dr. Karpeh will serve as chief of our Division of Surgical Oncology, and will practice the full range of general surgical oncology. He specializes in the management of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, soft tissue (melanoma, sarcoma, and other cancers), and breast.

Dr. Karpeh received his medical doctorate from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 1983 and subsequently completed his general surgical residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1989). He went on to receive fellowship training in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering (1991) before being asked to join the staff there and the surgical faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College.

For consultations/appointments with Dr. Karpeh, please call 631-444-4545.

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