Gary Deng, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
Many cancer patients are interested in complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Gary Deng helps patients understand how some of these therapies can help while others can be counterproductive. He also counsels patients on what else they can do to help themselves before, during, and after cancer treatment. Integrative medicine can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and promote wellness.
Dr. Deng is a principal investigator of several research projects on acupuncture and botanical/herbal agents, which are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has authored review articles and medical textbook chapters on integrative medicine including, “Integrative Oncology Clinical Practice Guidelines,” adopted by the Society of Integrative Oncology and American College of Chest Physicians, and “Integrative Medicine Research: Context and Priorities,” commissioned by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Deng has a particular interest in physician education and is active in the professional community, serving as the current president of the Society for Integrative Oncology.