Physician’s Profile

Catherine Ann Shu, MD

Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Clinical Director, Thoracic Medical Oncology Service

Dr. Catherine Shu is a board-certified medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of thoracic cancers, especially lung cancer. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, followed by her M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. After residency at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Shu completed her fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she was appointed Chief Fellow. She currently serves as the Clinical Director of the Thoracic Medical Oncology Service.

She has presented her work at numerous national conferences and was awarded an American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Merit Award for her research. She is particularly interested in immunotherapy and its potential combinations with chemotherapeutics and targeted therapies, as well as novel agents.

Of all her achievements, she is proudest to be able to offer individualized and compassionate care to each and every one of her patients. She understands that each patient and family carries forth a different set of beliefs, goals, and needs. Working alongside an exceptional multidisciplinary team, she is dedicated to improving the survival and bettering the quality of life of her patients.

Board Certificates
Medical Oncology
Internal Medicine
Areas of Expertise:
  • Lung Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thoracic Lung Cases
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Thymoma