Catherine Ann Shu, MD

Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
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Dr. Catherine Shu is the Price Family Associate Professor of Medicine and a board-certified medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of thoracic cancers, with a focus on 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 Director of the Thoracic Medical Oncology Service.

She has presented her work at numerous international conferences and has published in the top peer-reviewed oncology journals. She treats the entire spectrum of lung cancer, but has a particular interest in earlier stage and surgically resectable disease, specifically on drug combinations to help improve survival in this setting. Additionally, she devotes part of her research effort to patients with targetable mutations, helping to determine the best sequence of treatments.  

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.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thoracic Lung Cases
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Thymoma

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Clinical Director, Thoracic Medical Oncology Service

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Mandarin


  • Female

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161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

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  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology