Yariv Houvras

Yariv Houvras, M.D., Ph.D. is a physician-scientist with a clinical focus on treating patients with advanced thyroid cancers. He completed training in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and joined the faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College in 2011. To advance the care of patients with thyroid cancer around the world, has been actively involved in an international cooperative thyroid cancer oncology group (ITOG). Additionally, participated in clinical trials for tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy for patients with advanced thyroid cancer. Dr. Houvras is dedicated to cancer research in order to lead us one step closer to a cure and particularly interested in cancer genetics in order to identify personalized therapies to fight cancer based on the genetic profiles of an individual’s tumors.  Also a lead of a cancer genetics lab at Weill Cornell where we use a model organism, zebrafish, to identify new drugs and drug targets.