Amer Assal, MD

Specialties:
Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
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Overview

Amer Assal MD is a board certified medical oncologist and hematologist who specializes in the use of autologous and allogeneic bone marrow stem cell transplantation for the treatment of multiple myeloma, leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndromes and other bone marrow disorders. Dr. Assal completed his medical education and internal medicine training at NYU School of Medicine. He was also a hospitalist in the department of medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center caring for patients with a variety of cancer diagnoses, including stem cell transplant patients. Dr. Assal completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he also served as chief fellow. He finally completed a fellowship in blood and marrow stem cell transplantation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

His research interests center around improving outcomes of stem cell transplantation and the diseases it is used to treat. He has a particular interest in immunotherapy and studying ways to harness the immune system to attack tumor cells, while at the same time decreasing the risk of graft versus host disease. He is also interested in studying therapeutic interventions to prevent and treat relapse of disease after stem cell transplantation. He has presented his research at several national conferences and was awarded an American Society of Hematology Abstract Achievement award for his research.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia/ALL
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia/AML
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia)
  • Amyloidosis
  • Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplants
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Chronic Leukemia
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
  • CMML (Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia)
  • Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Follicular Lymphoma
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Disease
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disease
  • Myeloproliferative Disorder
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • T-Cell Lymphoma

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • HMO
  • NY Signature
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Liberty

RiverSpring

  • Special Needs

UnitedHealthcare

  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, New York University School of Medicine
  • Internship: New York University Langone Medical Center
  • Residency: New York University Langone Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 2016 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology