Our Team

Bret Taback, MD, Director of the Melanoma Center, leads a team of doctors, nurses, and research scientists who have specialized training in vaccine therapy and biotherapy. The center also educates healthcare professionals in the various aspects of immunotherapy research and patient care. Dr. Taback’s research has focused on investigating tumor genetics of melanoma and methods to identify micrometastases.
Phone: 212.305.9676
Fax: 212.305.1522

Paola de la Cruz
Clinical Coordinator
Phone: 212.305.9676

Richard Carvajal, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Medicine
Phone: 212.305.5098

Larisa J. Geskin, MD, FAAD
Associate Professor in Dermatology and Medicine
Director, Division of Cutaneous Oncology and Comprehensive Skin Cancer Center
Department of Dermatology
Phone: 212.305.5293

Yvonne Saenger, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Medicine
Phone: 212.305.5098

Gary Schwartz, MD
Professor of Medicine at CUMC
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Medicine
Phone: 212.305.5098