Dr. Muscato was one of the founding physicians of Missouri Cancer Associates in Columbia. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, where he has been elected Fellow, and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is the immediate past-President of the Missouri Oncology Society. His awards include induction into the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Societies, election as the Young Internist of the Year by the Missouri Society of Internal Medicine and he is included in the Best Doctors in America, Mid-West edition and has been voted as one of the “Top Docs” in Columbia by VOX Magazine and Inside Columbia. He and his wife Mary S. Muscato, M.D., FACP were honored as Laureates of the Missouri Chapter of the American College of Physicians. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology.

College: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Residency: University of Missouri-Columbia
Fellowship: Duke University
Special Interests:

I am board certified in both Medical Oncology and Hematology. Although I treat a wide spectrum of cancer and blood problems, I am especially interested in breast cancer, lung cancer, brain tumors and gastrointestinal cancers. I have significant experience in clinical trials and have run a national study of lung cancer in the past.

Board Certification: Medical Oncology, Hematology

Personal Interests

As most of my colleagues and patients know, my wife and I love to ski. We started skiing about 20 years ago and fell in love with it (perhaps because I grew up in the very snowy area of upstate New York!). In addition, we have travelled many times to Europe. We even got a tutor to help us learn Italian!


I have been married to Dr. Mary Muscato since we were in medical school and we have worked together all these years. She is from Philadelphia and I from New York, so it was quite a change when we moved to Columbia, but we love it here. We have three children and 4 grandchildren. We also have always had cats, including my current friend Furball.


Most of these have revolved around my volunteer committee action for state and national medical societies. I have also been on the Foundation Board for Boone Hospital. Mary and I were also among the original founders of the Columbia Independent School and served on the board for several years. I love our Chit-Chat Club meetings where a bunch of us male types get together to discuss papers we have written and have a meal with a lot of wine!

Additional Interests

I'm a bit of tech geek. Most people don't know that I am also an amateur radio operator Extra Class (AA0IV). I love to read, especially murder mysteries.

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