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Toni Choueiri, MD

Medical Oncology

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  • Director, Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology
  • Director, Kidney Cancer Center
  • Senior Physician
  • Jerome and Nancy Kohlberg Chair and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Clinical Interests

  • Bladder cancer
  • Genitourinary tumors
  • Renal cell carcinoma (kidney)

Diseases Treated

Contact Information

  • Appointments877-332-4294 (new)
    617-582-9725 (follow-up)
  • Office Phone Number617-632-5456
  • Fax617-632-2165


Dr. Toni K. Choueiri is the Director of the Lank Center for Genitourinary (GU) Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI)/Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Jerome and Nancy Kohlberg Chair and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the Co-Leader of the Kidney Cancer Program at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. He serves on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Kidney Cancer Panel, the GU Steering Committee (GUSC) Task Force of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and is past Chairman of the Medical and Scientific Steering Committee of the Kidney Cancer Association and past president of the Medical Staff at DFCI.

Dr. Choueiri is interested in developing novel therapies and biomarkers in GU malignancies, including kidney cancer. His research also focuses on epidemiology, diagnosis, biomarkers, and clinical trials of GU cancers. He has been funded by the NCI, the Department of Defense (DOD), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the Harvard Kidney Cancer SPORE, and Industry partners. His work has been published in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Science, Cancer Cell, Journal of American Medical Association, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Lancet Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, and many others. He has over 500 PubMed-listed publications and is the lead investigator of multiple national and international phase I-III trials in GU cancers.

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2004
  • Medical Oncology, 2007


  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Hematology/Medical Oncology


  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Internal Medicine

Medical School:

  • Saint Joseph University Faculte of Medicine


Novel therapies in genitourinary cancers with a focus on kidney cancers

Dr. Choueiri is interested in the clinical and molecular predictors of outcome to therapies in renal cancers.


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