Benjamin Herzberg, MD

Specialties:
Medical Oncology
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Overview

I am a board-certified medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of thoracic malignancies. I received my undergraduate degree from Princeton University, an MD from the combined Harvard Medical School and MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST), and an MSc in the History of Science and Medicine from Imperial College, London. I completed my internship and residency training in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, where I was a Stanbury Physician-Scientist trainee, and my fellowship in medical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where I was Chief Fellow.

I see patients with all types of thoracic malignancies, including non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma and thymoma. As someone whose own life was touched by cancer diagnoses, I work with a team of specialists to bring individual, compassionate care to each of my patients.  

My research interests are in lung cancer and cancers with special difficulties repairing damage to their DNA. I develop clinical trials using novel agents targeting DNA repair, bringing these drugs directly to my patients in the clinic. My laboratory work aims to define new vulnerabilities in cancer cells which can be leveraged for more effective, less toxic therapy. This work has been recognized by several awards from the NIH and other organizations.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Lung Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Thymoma

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

161 Fort Washington Avenue
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New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • 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

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care

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

RiverSpring

  • Special Needs

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Harvard Medical School
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology