Doctor Chris Barker, MD

Dr. Barker is an Assistant Attending Member and Director of Clinical Investigation of the Department Radiation Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.  He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, and subsequently received post-graduate medical education in radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering.  He was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar in the Radiation Oncology Branch at the National Cancer Institute.  Dr. Barker is a clinical specialist in radiotherapy for skin and eye cancers, and represents the Department of Radiation Oncology at several weekly multidisciplinary group meetings which focus on the care of skin cancer patients, including the Melanoma Disease Management Team, the Multidisciplinary Skin Cancer Management Program, and the Head and Neck Disease Management Team.  He serves as a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Ocular Melanoma Sub-Committee.  He serves as an associate editor and editorial board member for the journals Clinical Skin Cancer and Brachytherapy, respectively, and has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in the biomedical literature.  He has received research funding from federal, philanthropic and industry sources for studies of the biologic effects of radiation as well as methods to deliver radiotherapy more effectively.  A significant component of his research program involves the integration of novel targeted and immunologic therapies with radiotherapy for the treatment of cancer.