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Medical Team


Angela G. Arnold, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

New York, New York

Ms. Arnold is an American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) Certified Genetic Counselor. She has extensive clinical experience in cancer risk counseling and genetic predisposition to cancer. Her specialty is in gynecologic cancer genetics. Ms. Arnold is an active member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC), she is co-chair of the NSGC International special interest group (SIG), is co-chair for the NSGC Telegenetics SIG, and sits on the Phase I and Developmental Therapeutics Committee of the Gynecologic Oncology Group.


Richard A. Barakat, MD, FACS

Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery Chief

Gynecology Service Ronald O. Perelman Chair in Gynecologic Surgery

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

New York, New York

Dr. Barakat is a gynecologic surgeon who specializes in surgery for women with ovarian, endometrial, cervical, vulvar, or vaginal cancer. He is also involved in clinical research to help determine the best treatments for patients with gynecologic cancers.


Sylvia Formenti, MD, PhD

Chair of Radiation Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College

Radiation Oncologist-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, New York

Dr. Formenti has been the principal investigator in many important studies and has recently received multi-year peer-reviewed grants from the American Cancer Society and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Her extensive research interests include developing a new model for the treatment of locally advanced breast cancer by assessing the molecular characteristics of tumors before starting treatment; and studying novel treatment regimens including hormonal treatment, chemotherapy, and radiation.


Noah Kauff, MD

Director of Ovarian Cancer Screening and Prevention

Gynecology Service, Department of Surgery Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

New York, New York

Dr. Kauff is a gynecologist and geneticist who specializes in the care of patients who may have an inherited predisposition to cancer, evaluating and treating all hereditary cancer syndromes, including those that cause an increased risk of breast, ovarian, colon, uterine, thyroid, and other cancers.


Franco Muggia, MD

Gynecological Oncology New York University

Langone Medical Center Cancer Institute

Anne Murnick Cogan and David H. Cogan Professor of Oncology

Director, Division of Medical Oncology

New York, New York

Dr. Muggia is in the Clinical Cancer Center at New York University, Langone Medical Center. He is a specialist in the areas of gynecological oncology, internal medicine, oncology and hematology.


Julia A. Smith, MD, PhD

Professor in Oncology New York University

Langone Medical Center

New York, New York

Dr. Smith is the Director of the New York University Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention Program, and the Associate Director of the Cancer Screening and Prevention Program for the NYU Cancer Institute. Her particular interest is in risk assessment for cancer, with the goal of increasing surveillance, early detection, and prevention. Dr. Smith runs the Breast Cancer Preventive Care Program for NYU Cancer Institute.

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