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Tony Wang, MD, Radiation Oncology, New York, NY, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

TonyJau ChengWangMDFASTRO

Radiation Oncology New York, NY

Central Nervous System Cancer

Professor of Radiation Oncology (in Neurological Surgery) at the Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Overview of Dr. Wang

Dr. Tony Wang is the Co-Director of the Center for Radiosurgery, Chair of the Quality and Patient Safety Committee in Radiation Oncology at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and Professor of Radiation Oncology (in Neurological Surgery) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He is recognized internationally for his extensive expertise in malignant and benign brain tumors. His research interests are in Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery and brain tumors resulting in over 100 peer-reviewed publications. He has given over 50 invited lectures and visiting professorships nationally and internationally.

He serves on several national and international working groups developing guidelines for brain tumor management and stereotactic radiosurgery. He is an editor for 2 radiation oncology textbooks and a writer for over 15 book chapters. He serves as an Editor of Translational Cancer Research, Assistant Editor on the Radiosurgery & Radiation Oncology Section of Neurosurgery, the official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and as a reviewer for JAMA Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics as well as many others

Dr. Wang received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from University of Missouri Kansas City Medical School, during which time he was also a Clinical Research Training Program Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. He received internship training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Wang received his radiation oncology training at New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia campus), where he was Chief Resident from 2011-2012.

As a member of the Brain Tumor Center and Pituitary Tumor Center at Columbia, Dr. Wang is part of a multidisciplinary team that brings expertise from multiple specialties, including neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, neuroradiology, and neuro-endocrinology.

Education & Training

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)
    New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)Residency, Radiation Oncology, 2008 - 2012
  • Flushing Hospital Medical Center
    Flushing Hospital Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 2007 - 2008
  • University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine
    University of Missouri Kansas City School of MedicineClass of 2007
  • National Cancer Institute
    National Cancer InstitutePost-Doctoral Fellowship, Clinical Research Training Program, 2005 - 2006

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2020 - Present
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2022 - 2025
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2008 - 2025
  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 2022 - 2024
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2023 - 2024
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2010 - 2024
  • American Board of Radiology Radiation Oncology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • FASTRO American Society for Radiation Oncology, 2023
  • New York Super Doctors 2022-2023
  • Editorial Board Neurosurgery, 2018-2023
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Interdisciplinary management of acoustic neuromas  
    Saadatmand HJ, Wu CC, Wang TJ, Applied Radiation Oncology, 3/2016
  • Diffusion-weighted imaging of the brain for glioblastoma: implications for radiation oncoogy  
    Yanagihara TK, Wang TJ, Applied Radiation Oncology, 12/2014
  • Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: current treatment options and future directions  
    Saad S, Wang TJ, Journal of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, 9/29/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

Authored Content

  • The Rising Need for Faculty Mentoring in Academic MedicineMay 2017

Press Mentions

  • Smarter Radiation Therapy Enhances Personalized Care for Cancer Patients
    Smarter Radiation Therapy Enhances Personalized Care for Cancer PatientsDecember 6th, 2021
  • Treatment for Overactive Thyroid Linked to Increased Risk of Dying from Cancer
    Treatment for Overactive Thyroid Linked to Increased Risk of Dying from CancerJuly 1st, 2019
  • Short-Course RT Helps Retain Ability to Walk in Advanced Ca
    Short-Course RT Helps Retain Ability to Walk in Advanced CaJune 4th, 2017
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Grant Support

  • An Open-Label Phase II Study of Atezolizumab, Tocilizumab and Temozolomide with Radiotherpay in Patients with newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma without PTEN loss or mutationMusella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research & Information2020–Present
  • Radiosensitization of glioblastoma by cannabinoidsColumbia University Medical Center / Radiation Oncology RFA2018–2019
  • A Randomized, Placebo Controlled Phase 3 Study of ABT-414 With Concurrent Chemoradiation and Adjuvant Temozolomide in Subjects With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma (GBM) With Epidermal Growth Factor Rec.RTOG Foundation2015–2018
  • Phase I Feasibility Trial for the Role of Cannabis in Patients with Glioblastoma Treated with Radiation and TemozolomideIrving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research2015–2016
  • Highly Diffusion-Weighted Imaging: A Predictive Marker in GlioblastomaIrving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research2015–2016


  • Member, American Board of Radiology Adult Central Nervous System and Pediatric Cancer Committee 2018 - Present
  • Member, American Radium Society-American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria Brain Committee 2018 - Present
  • Member, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Admissions Interview Committee 2018 - Present
  • Member, NRG Brain Tumor Core Committee 2017 - Present
  • Member, SWOG Radiation Oncology Committee 2015 - Present
  • Temporary Member, NIH Clinical Oncology Study Section (CONC) 2018 - 2018
  • Fellow, Doximity 2016 - 2017
  • Physician Panelist, Doximity 2015 - 2016

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
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