Doru M. Paul, M.D., Ph.D.
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Doru M. Paul, M.D., Ph.D.


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

My main goal as an oncologist is to improve the quality and the duration of life of my patients and, all through their treatment, to develop an environment of compassion and mutual trust. Research in oncology is crucial for improving the prognosis of cancer patients and I have a strong passion for clinical and translational research. Each person is different and I am constantly striving to provide my patients the best personalized oncology care currently available for his or her specific condition. Additionally, I am committed to integrating innovative and more performant diagnostic and treatment methods within my practice.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Medical Oncology


  • Lung Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Oncology
  • Thyroid Cancer



Attending Physician, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Weill Cornell, New York and New York Presbyterian Hospital Brooklyn, New York


Residency, Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, 1996-99

Fellowship, Hematology Oncology, Montefiore Hospital, New York, New York, 1999-2002

Dr. Paul is an expert in the treatment of head and neck and lung cancer with a track record of developing successful multidisciplinary approaches to treat these conditions. He has also made major contributions as a translational and clinical researcher. Demonstrating a national and international presence in his field, he has widely presented his research defining specific therapeutic targets or processes that can be targeted for the improved treatment of cancer patients.

Dr. Paul received his MD from the Carol Davila Faculty of Medicine in Bucharest, Romania in 1993. At the Faculty of Paris 7, in 1995 he received his Clinical Oncology Diploma and in 1996 he received his Chronobiology Diploma and a Masters Degree in the Biology of Aging from the Faculty of Paris 6. In 2016, Dr. Paul received a PhD summa cum laude in Personalized Clinical Oncology, from the Faculty of Medicine in Craiova, Romania. Following his internal medicine residency at the Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx, he completed a hematology and medical oncology fellowship at Montefiore Hospital in 2002. He was a junior faculty member at Weill Cornell Medical College from 2003-2012 when he served as an Attending Physician in Hematology-Oncology at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Since 2012, he has been an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Northwell Hofstra School of Medicine and an Attending Physician at the Northwell Health Monter Cancer Center. He has also been an Assistant Professor at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research since 2017.

Dr. Paul has a strong background as a translational and clinical researcher. Since 2003, he has been Principal Investigator or Local Principal Investigator on 27 studies, and co-Principal Investigator on 5 others. He has designed and conducted several investigator-initiated studies and initiated 2 FDA approved investigational new drug studies. The results of Dr. Paul’s research have been significant. He designed the first in-man pilot study that uses [18F] Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) for the targeted treatment of cancer, obtaining approval from the FDA and funding from the Northwell Health Cancer Institute.



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova (Romania), 2016
  • M.S., University of Paris (France), 1996
  • M.D., Carol Davilla Medical School (Romania), 1993


Insurance Plans Accepted

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

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

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

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External Relationships

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

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