Marco Goncalves MD, PhD

Endocrinologist and Laboratory Scientist, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY

Marcus Goncalves is an endocrinologist and basic scientist at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. He holds degrees in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, and M.D., Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the interactions between cancer and the metabolites and hormones that regulate systemic metabolism and body composition. As a practicing endocrinologist, he has developed therapeutic and dietary strategies to modulate systemic glucose and insulin levels in patients with cancer, and he is currently involved in several clinical studies to assess the effects of diet in this population. Dr. Goncalves has received grants from the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the American Association for Cancer Research, and he is co-lead of a CRUK/NCI-sponsored Cancer Grand Challenge award. He regularly cares for patients with cancer experiencing endocrine complications such as hyperglycemia, cachexia, and other metabolic disease.