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1021 Park Avenue,
New York, NY 10028

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Phone: (212) 534-6900
Fax: (212) 427-2193

Foreign Languages: English, Spanish, French and Russian

Michail Shafir, MD, FACS

Focus of Practice: Breast, Melanoma, Liver and Neuroendocrine Tumors

Dr. Michail Shafir MD is a Clinical Professor of Surgery and Oncological Sciences at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and an Attending Surgeon at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and at Lenox Hill Hospital, in New York.

He is a graduate of the Surgery Residency program at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and specializes in Surgical Oncology for which he trained at the Gustave Roussy Cancer Institute in France. He has been a Junior Fellow of the American Cancer Society, is a former President of the New York Cancer Society and presently is the President of the New York Surgical Society .

Dr. Shafir is a member of the major surgical and oncological societies, such as the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr Shafir is a Core member of the Surgery Committee of CALGB, a major national cooperative group for Clinical Trials in Oncology. He is a Surgical Consultant for the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation. He is the author of numerous scientific publications and his work has been presented in many national and international conferences.

Dr Shafir specializes in Surgery for tumors, benign and malignant and coordinates all aspects of cancer care for his patients. He provides advice for prevention and early detection of cancer for healthy persons and patients relatives, “tailoring” to each individual, according to his/her risk factors. His main clinical interests focus on breast cancer, malignant melanoma, soft tissue sarcomas and carcinoid/neuroendocrine tumors, including cryosurgery and radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors.

He speaks French, Spanish and Russian. Patients are seen by appointment only. Depending on the urgency, appointments can be given within 24 hours.

  • Undergraduate: University of Chile, Santiago, Chile and University of Conception, Chile, 1960-1962, B.S. in Biology
  • Medical School: University of Chile Medical School, Santiago, Chile, M.D., 1967
  • Residencies:

    Salvador Hospital, Santiago, Chile, Resident in General Surgery, 1967
    La Pitie Hospital, Paris, France, Foreign Resident in General Surgery, 1967-1968
    Gustave Roussy Cancer Institute, Paris France, Resident in General Surgical Oncology and Head & Neck

  • Fellowships:

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Research Fellow, 1976-1977

Clinical/Academic Titles:

Clinical Professor of Surgery, The Derald H. Ruttenberg Cancer Center, 1997-Present
Clinical Professor of Surgery (with Tenure), Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1997-Present
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery & Medicine/Neoplastic Diseases, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1989-Present
Attending-Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, 1997-Present
Associate Attending-Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, 1985-Present
Associate Attending-Neoplastic Diseases, Mount Sinai Hospital, 1985-Present
Consultant, Department of Surgery, V.A. Medical Center, 1987-Present

Professional Organizations:

American College of Surgeons
Society of Surgical Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Association for Cancer Research
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Association for Academic Surgery
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American College of Gastroenterology
Association of Veteran's Administration Surgeons
The Society of Head and Neck Surgeons
The New York County Medical Society
The New York Cancer Society
New York Academy of Gastroenterology
New York Academy of Medicine
New York Academy of Sciences
New York Head and Neck Society
New York Surgical Society
New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group
International Society for Preventive Oncology, Inc.
European Society of Surgical Oncology
Chilean Cancer Society
Collegium Internationale Chirurgiae Digestivae/United States Section
North American Perfusion Group - Investigator
Cancer and Acute Leukemia Group B - Surgery Committee Cadre Member
Societe Internationale de Chirurgie - US Chapter, Inc.

Special Achievements/Awards:

Foreign Assistant Medical Faculty, University of Paris, 1970
Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 1982
Junior Faculty, American Cancer Society, 1985