Despina Siolas, M.D., PhD

Despina Siolas, M.D., PhD Specialties: Medical Oncology

Despina Siolas, M.D., PhD
Specialties: Medical Oncology
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1305 York Avenue
12th Floor
New York, NY 10021

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  • Aetna - NYP
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  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield Healthplus
  • GHI
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

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About Despina Siolas, M.D., PhD

Dr. Despina Siolas received her Bachelor of Science with summa cum laude honors from St. John's University. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University, where she was awarded the prestigious E-Trade Financial Scholarship from the Hellenic Medical Society of New York. In addition to her MD degree, Dr. Siolas is the recipient of a Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook for studies she conducted in the lab of Greg Hannon PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. She completed her internal medicine residency training and hematology/oncology fellowship at NYU Langone Health. In addition to treating patients, Dr. Siolas conducts research on cancer genes that influence the immune microenvironment using preclinical models of pancreatic cancer and colon cancer. She has authored numerous publications and has received a prestigious Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) from the National Institute of Health. She is a member of the American Society for Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, and American Medical Association, and Hellenic Medical Society.


  • Colon Cancer

  • Esophageal Cancer

  • Gallbladder Cancer

  • Gastrointestinal Oncology

  • Liver Cancer

  • Pancreatic Cancer

  • Stomach Cancer


  • Degrees: St. John's University
  • Degrees: State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Degrees: State University of New York at Stony Brook, School of Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English