Naiyer Rizvi, MD
Naiyer Rizvi is an internationally recognized leader in the treatment of lung cancer and immunotherapy drug development. He currently serves as the Price Family Professor of Medicine and Director of Thoracic Oncology as well as Co-Director of Cancer Immunotherapy at Columbia University Medical Center.
Dr. Rizvi is also the Research Director of the Price Family Comprehensive Center for Chest Care at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Among his many accomplishments, his early clinical trial research played a significant role in the FDA approval of immune checkpoint inhibitors for melanoma and lung cancer. His research focus is studying mechanisms of sensitivity and resistance to immunotherapy and through genetic testing of tumors, he has been able to improve the understanding of clinical responses to immune checkpoint inhibitors.
Dr. Rizvi actively conducts clinical studies of novel immunotherapy drugs and immunotherapy combinations. His research has received funding from the National Institute of Health and Stand Up to Cancer and his work has been published in journal including Science, Nature and New England Journal of Medicine.
Dr. Rizvi received his M.D. from the University Of Manitoba Faculty Of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Manitoba Affiliated Hospital and fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School.