Allyson Ocean, M.D.
Medical Oncology
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Allyson Ocean, M.D.

Medical Oncology

Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English
Insurance: 41 accepted  View

Locations and Appointments



  • Medical Oncology


  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders In Oncology
  • Gastric Adenocarcinoma
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Immunotherapy


Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine

Clinical & Academic Positions

  • Associate Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine, 1998
  • M.A., Tufts University, 1995


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Personal Statement

My practice focuses on treating gastrointestinal malignancies, including colorectal, pancreatic, stomach, biliary, neuroendocrine, and liver cancers. I place great value on having strong physician-patient relationships and feel this is especially important in cancer care. I not only provide state-of-the art cancer treatment for my patients and their families, but comprehensive support through a compassionate and multidisciplinary approach. Through clinical research, I am able to offer my patients access to the latest therapies such as radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies, cancer “vaccines,” immunotherapy, and other novel targeted agents. At Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, we utilize a bench to bedside approach and are committed to bringing the most promising new treatments out of the lab and directly to patients often years before they are widely available elsewhere.


Dr. Ocean is a medical oncologist and attending physician in gastrointestinal oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center; Associate Professor of Medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University; and medical oncologist at The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health.

Dr. Ocean graduated cum laude from Tufts University. She also graduated with honors from the Tufts University School of Medicine and completed residency in internal medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Ocean was chief fellow during her fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Ocean is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and abstracts and is an active member of several professional societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, and American Association for Cancer Research.





Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem (HIP) Medicare Essential Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare Health Plans

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Tufts University, Cum Laude, 1993

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 1998

The Charles, Lillian and Betty Neuwirth Foundation Fellowship in Oncology, First Award Recipient, 2002

AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research, Vail, Colorado, July 22-28, 2006 Award Recipient. Protocol: Phase I/II Study of REOLYSIN® and Gemcitabine in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer.

Scientific Program Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2007-present

 Best Doctors, Top Medical Oncologists, 2017

Castle Connolly Top Doctors, Best Doctors in NYC, 2017

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