As a native New Yorker, Dr. John Ng received his undergraduate degree in Physics at Columbia University. He went to medical school at Harvard and also received a Master of Science degree in Biophysics from Harvard University. He received his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, jointly with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as part of the Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program. He returned to New York City and the Columbia University Medical Center for his residency training in Radiation Oncology. He then joined the Weill Cornell Medical Center as faculty, where he serves as attending physician for Breast Oncology and for Gastrointestinal Oncology. He also serves as the Director of Medical Student Education in Radiation Oncology for New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine.
One area of current research focus in treating pancreatic cancer is through the application of novel types of radiation therapy, particularly utilizing Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiotherapy, to improve tumor targeting and to reduce the side effects of pancreatic radiotherapy. He is one of the investigators in the SMART consortium, a collaborative group of clinical investigators that recently completed accrual to the global SMART clinical trial investigating the role of dose-escalated MRI-guided radiation therapy in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer. He has also been conducting clinical research integrating pancreatic radiotherapy with novel immunotherapy combinations as a strategy to improve patient outcomes.