Meet the Sarcoma Physicians
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Meet the Sarcoma Physicians

Katia T. Papalezova, MD

Practice Specialty
Surgery, Melanoma and Sarcoma, Oncology - Surgery (Cancer), Surgical Specialties
Medical Education
Sofia Medical School, Bulgaria
Cabrini Med. Center, Beth Israel Medical Center
Duke University Medical Center
Board Certified
Academic Title
Associate Professor of Surgery
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Administrative Title
Surgical Oncologist, Department of Surgery
Clinical Focus
Katia Papalezova, MD is a surgical oncologist with special expertise in melanoma and soft tissue sarcomas.
Research Focus
Dr. Papalezova is developing a multidisciplinary melanoma and sarcoma team at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care that includes dermatologists, clinical oncologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists and bone cancer specialists. These experie
Dr. Papalezova completed a fellowship in surgical onocology at Duke University Medical Center and completed her general surgery residency at Beth Israel Medical Center and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her clinical research expertise is in comparing the effectiveness of different types of high-dose chemotherapy on localized melanomas. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons and other professional societies, and has co-authored book chapters and numerous journal articles.