Language: English
Gender: Male
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Genitourinary (GU) Oncology
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10065
P: 646-962-2072
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646-962-2072

Personal Statement

As far back as I remember, I have been interested in improving the care of patients with cancer through research aimed at developing new and more effective therapies, and by providing compassionate care. I am fortunate to work at an institution that enables me to care for patients within an outstanding hospital and medical college, where I am surrounded by like-minded physicians and staff that are most concerned about the well-being of our patients and their family members. The close relationships I develop with my patients and the continued efforts by my colleagues and me to find a cure inspire me to come to work every day with new hope and determination.

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Specialties/Expertise

Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
Specialties
  • Medical Oncology
Expertise
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Cancer of Urachus

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 [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • AETNA [HMO]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Metro (Effective 1/1/2016)]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Charter]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Core]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]

Education/Training

  • M.D., Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 1982

Honors and Awards

1988   American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigators Award for Cancer Research

1988   American Philosophical Society Daland Fellowship for research in clinical medicine

1990   National Kidney Foundation Young Investigator Grant Award

1991   American Cancer Society Career Development Award

1998-2015  Best Doctor, Best Doctors in America

2000   Mid-Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health

2001   Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)

2005   Member, American Association of Physicians (AAP)

2009-15   U.S. News and World Reports Top Doctors (Castle Connolly's estimation among the top 1% in the nation in his or her specialty)

2010-15   Super Doctors (outstanding physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition or professional achievement)

2010   2010 Gold DOC Award for sensitivity, kindness and compassion in the practice of medicine, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

2012-15   Consumer Research Council of America “America’s Top Oncologists”

2014   National Council of American Executives Top Ranked U.S. Executive

2015   Top Doctors for Cancer, Newsweek Magazine 

Biography

Titles

Mark W. Pasmantier Professor of Hematology and Oncology in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

Professor of Urology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Biography

POSITIONS:

Chief, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology

Associate Director for Clinical Services

Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine

Ronald P. Stanton Clinical Cancer Program at New York-Presbyterian 


PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:

Intern, Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin, 1982-83

Resident, Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, 1983-85

Clinical Fellow, Medical Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, 1985-89

 

Dr. Nanus is an internationally recognized leader in the treatment and care of patients with genitourinary (GU) cancers, including cancers of the prostate, kidney, bladder and testes. He is actively involved in clinical, translational and basic research in GU malignancies, serving as principle or co-investigator on a variety of clinical research trials that incorporate novel targeted therapies for his patients. Since 2004, Dr. Nanus who is The Mark W. Pasmantier Professor of Hematology and Oncology in Medicine, has served as Chief of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Nanus is also Associate Director of Clinical Services for the Meyer Cancer Center. He is the recipient of numerous awards including membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Physicians.

Dr. Nanus is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the Chicago Medical School at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. After completing clinical training in Medicine at Albert Einstein and Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and research training at the Sloan Kettering Institute, he was invited to join the faculty at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 1989. Developing a program in GU cancer, he made several important contributions to clinical and basic research in kidney and prostate cancer. He was recruited to the full-time faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College in 1998.

At Weill Cornell, Dr. Nanus helped develop the Genitourinary Oncology Research Program focused on understanding the events that contribute to the progression of urologic cancers, and on developing new and more effective therapies to treat advanced prostate, kidney and bladder cancer. As a Director of the Genitourinary Oncology Research Laboratory, he works with a unique interdepartmental team of world class clinical researchers seeking to translate research on the molecular basis of GU cancers into improved cancer treatment.