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Dr Kenan Onel

Dr Kenan Onel

Center for Precision Oncology and Cancer Prevention, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA

Dr. Kenan Onel is an expert in clinical cancer genetics and oversees an active research program to investigate the role of genetics in cancer risk and response to therapy. He is a graduate of Yale University and received both an MD and a PhD in molecular biology from Cornell University Medical College. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Babies and Children's Hospital of New York (Columbia University), a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a post-doctoral fellowship in Cancer Genetics at Rockefeller University. Dr. Onel then joined the faculty of The University of Chicago in 2004 where he was an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Familial Cancer Clinic.

In 2016, Dr. Onel was recruited to the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell where he was Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics and Chief of Medical Genetics and Human Genomics. In 2019, Dr. Onel joined the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, and Associate Director of the Tisch Cancer Institute for Clinical Cancer Genetics and Precision Oncology.

In December 2023, Dr. Onel joined Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center as Chief of Clinical Genomics and as the founding Director of the Center for Precision Oncology and Cancer Prevention.

Updated 5 April 2024