Alexandra Snyder Charen, MD

Dr. Snyder is an Attending Physician medical oncologist and translational researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). She specializes in the treatment of patients with gynecological malignancies. Dr. Snyder graduated from Princeton University (Summa Cum Laude), then received her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (now Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai), where she graduated with the highest academic standing. She trained in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, followed by Medical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she was Chief Fellow. She has received an ASCO Merit Award and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Her laboratory training during fellowship was with tumor geneticist Dr. Timothy Chan and tumor immunologist Dr. Jedd Wolchok, and clinical training with Dr. Carol Aghajanian.
Dr. Snyder’s research interest is in translating the successes seen with immunotherapies in melanoma and lung cancers to the treatment of patients with ovarian cancer. Her research uses patient tumors and peripheral blood as well as mouse models to identify disease-specific targets for therapy. The long-term goal of her work is to increase both the proportion of patients responding and the duration of responses to therapy. Her studies integrate tumor-intrinsic and tumor microenvironmental data to establish mechanisms for sensitivity and resistance to checkpoint blockade.