I was born in New York City and have lived here my whole life, except for my years on active duty as a Lieutenant Commander with the Medical Corps of the United States Navy, following my surgical residency. I returned to join the surgical faculty of NYU Langone as a clinical fellow of the American Cancer Society.
My practice and research have focused on surgery as part of the multidisciplinary treatment of cancers, including breast cancer, malignant melanoma, and thyroid cancer, as well as thyroid and parathyroid disease. I have integrated advances in molecular biology and genetic analysis when planning surgery.
I have been a principal investigator of the National Cancer Institute Multicenter Sentinel Lymphadenectomy Trial, which has led to sentinel node biopsy as a standard of care for patients with malignant melanoma and breast cancer. I direct the Shifrin-Myers Breast Cancer Discovery Fund and the Cancer Surgery Research Fund. I have also served as New York State chairman of the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons and as president of the New York Surgical Society.
I received the Solomon A. Berson Alumni Achievement Award in Clinical Science from the NYU School of Medicine, the Excellence in Medicine Award from the Israel Cancer Research Fund, the Physician of the Year Award from the Rambam Medical Center in Israel, and the Humanitarian Award from the Melanoma Research Foundation. In addition, both the Manhattan Breast Cancer Awareness Award and the Gender Equity Award from the American Women’s Medical Association have recognized my dedication to women’s health.
It is often said that to practice good medicine, one has to teach good medicine. NYU Langone has given me this opportunity. I am honored to have been the recipient of the Great Teacher Award from New York University and a five-time recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award from the NYU School of Medicine.
Above all, I have been honored to be at an institution that enables me to deliver compassionate, state-of-the-art medical care, and which honors its mission to advance medicine through research and education. I have worked with inspiring mentors and continue to work with outstanding colleagues. But my patients—with their determination and dedication—have always been my greatest source of inspiration.
Conditions and Treatments
Learn more about conditions we treat at NYU Langone:Melanoma
- Jules Leonard Whitehill Professor of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Surgery
- American Board of Surgery - Surgery
Education and Training
- Residency, NYU Medical Center
- MD from New York University
Locations and Appointments
- Cigna EPO/POS
- Cigna PPO
- MagnaCare PPO
Breast Cancer Therapy, Malignant Melanoma Surgery, Cancer Vaccine Therapy, Surgical Endocrinology (Thyroid and Parathyroids)
Final trial report of sentinel-node biopsy versus nodal observation in melanomaMorton, Donald L; Thompson, John F; Cochran, Alistair J; Mozzillo, Nicola; Nieweg, Omgo E; Roses, Daniel F; Hoekstra, Harold J; Karakousis, Constantine P; Puleo, Christopher A; Coventry, Brendon J; Kashani-Sabet, Mohammed; Smithers, B Mark; Paul, Eberhard; Kraybill, William G; McKinnon, J Gregory; Wang, He-Jing; Elashoff, Robert; Faries, Mark B 2014 Feb; 599-609, New England journal of medicine — id: 813502, year: 2014, page: 599, stat: Clinical Trial, Phase III; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Prone breast intensity modulated radiation therapy: 5-year resultsOsa, Etin-Osa O; DeWyngaert, Keith; Roses, Daniel; Speyer, James; Guth, Amber; Axelrod, Deborah; Fenton Kerimian, Maria; Goldberg, Judith D; Formenti, Silvia C 2014 Jul; 899-906, International journal of radiation oncology biology physics — id: 1073902, year: 2014, page: 899, stat: Journal Article
Multiple breast cancer cell-lines derived from a single tumor differ in their molecular characteristics and tumorigenic potentialMosoyan, Goar; Nagi, Chandandeep; Marukian, Svetlana; Teixeira, Avelino; Simonian, Anait; Resnick-Silverman, Lois; DiFeo, Analisa; Johnston, Dean; Reynolds, Sandra R; Roses, Daniel F; Mosoian, Arevik 2013; e55145-e55145, PLoS one — id: 654282, year: 2013, page: e55145, stat: Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't