Martin W. Oster

Martin W. Oster, M.D., was an Associate Professor of Medicine at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, where he practiced Medical Oncology for 45 years, from 1976 to 2021. He cared for patients with various malignancies, including breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, lung cancer, and head/neck cancer.

Dr. Oster received his B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and valedictorian, from Columbia University and his M.D. from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was Vice President of the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. He did his Internal Medicine residency at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital and completed his Medical Oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute

Dr. Oster was actively involved in all aspects of oncology patient care, as well as participating in clinical research and teaching at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was awarded the Ewig Award for teaching in 2010 and the Physician of the Year/Jerry Gliklich Award for Exemplary Clinical Care in 2018.

Last updated: July 14, 2022