Naiyer A. Rizvi, MD

Expertise in: 
Cancer Care
Board Certifications: 
Medical Oncology
Accepting New Patients
Virtual Visits/Telehealth
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Overview

Dr. Rizvi is the Price Family Professor of Medicine and Director of Thoracic Oncology as well as Co-Director of Cancer Immunotherapy at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He is also the Research Director of the Price Family Comprehensive Center for Chest Care at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

He is an internationally recognized leader in the treatment of lung cancer and immunotherapy drug development. His early clinical trial research played a significant role in the FDA approval of immune checkpoint inhibitors, for melanoma and lung cancer. His research focus is studying mechanisms of sensitivity and resistance to immunotherapy. Through genetic testing of tumors, he has been able to improve the understanding of why immune checkpoint inhibitors work in certain patients and why others do not respond.

He conducts clinical studies of novel immunotherapy drugs and immunotherapy combinations to help more patients in the fight against cancer. He receives funding from the National Institute of Health and Stand Up to Cancer for his research and his work has been published in high impact journals including Science, Nature and New England Journal of Medicine.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Immunotherapy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Thoracic Oncology

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

161 Fort Washington Avenue
Floor 3
New York, NY 10032
Primary
177 Ft. Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • 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

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

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

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Fidelis Care

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

Health First

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

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

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

Health Plus - Amerigroup

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

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

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

VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Select Health
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, 1987 University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine (Canada)
  • Residency: University of Manitoba Affiliated Hospital
  • Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology