Benjamin Golas
Language: English
Gender: Male
Surgical Oncology and HepatoPancreaticoBiliary Surgery
156 William Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10038
P: 646-962-5131 | F: 646-962-0157
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Surgical Oncology and HepatoPancreaticoBiliary Surgery
525 East 68th Street, Starr 8
New York, NY 10065
P: 646-962-5131 | F: 646-962-0157
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Gastrointestinal, Hepato-biliary and Pancreatic Surgical Oncology
525 East 68th Street, Starr 8
New York, NY 10065
P: 646-962-5131
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Personal Statement

 Benjamin J. Golas, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and an Assistant Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.  Dr. Golas is an experienced, board-certified surgeon specializing in surgical oncology, including minimally-invasive procedures for liver cancer, liver metastases, pancreatic cancer, and other gastrointestinal malignancies.  He offers unique expertise in novel treatments for liver tumors, including radiofrequency ablation.

Dr. Golas received his MD from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  He did his residency in general surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, serving as the Chief Surgical Resident.  He completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology with a focus in liver and pancreatic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  Dr. Golas also completed a research fellowship in the Laboratory of Epithelial Cancer Biology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  Before joining NYP/Weill Cornell faculty, Dr. Golas was a Clinical Instructor in Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  He is a member of several prestigious medical societies, including the Society of Surgical Oncology and the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. He has received several honors, including the Distinguished Housestaff Award from the Weill Cornell Alumni Council and  is also a member of  Phi Beta Kappa.  Dr. Golas has published in multiple scientific journals, was a contributing editor for General Surgery Review, and authored a chapter entitled "Laparoscopic Liver Resection in the treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases." He has presented at many national scientific conferences across the country on minimally-invasive surgery for hepatobiliary cancer and advanced surgical treatment for colorectal cancer liver metastases.







Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Sarcoma Surgery
  • Metastatic Malignant Neuroendocrine Tumor to Liver
  • Metastatic Malignant Carcinoid Tumor to Liver
  • Liver Resection Surgery
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Liver Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Metastasized to Liver
  • Radiofrequency Ablation of Liver Tumor
  • Whipple Procedure
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Spleen Surgery
  • Bile Duct Cyst
  • Liver Cyst

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]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • 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)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


  • M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2004
  • B.S., Trinity College, 1998

Honors and Awards

  1. Alpha Omega Alpha, 3/2003
  2. Phi Beta Kappa; Trinity College, 4/1997
  3. New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council Distinguished Housestaff Award, 11/2010
  4. Society of Thoracic Surgeons “Looking to the Future” scholarship award; 2/2008
  5. Dr. James A. Cahill Award for Excellence in Surgery; Georgetown University School of Medicine; 5/2004
  6. Neuroscience Fellow; Trinity College; 1/1997 (awarded to top student in major)