Language: English
Gender: Male
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Neuro-oncology
1305 York Avenue , 10th Floor
New York, NY 10021
Call
(646) 962-2185

Personal Statement

Howard A. Fine, M.D., is the founding Director of the Brain Tumor Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and Associate Director for Translational Research at the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine. He is an internationally recognized leader in the field of neuro-oncology, with more than 28 years of experience in both laboratory and clinical research as well as in the care of patients with brain tumors. Dr. Fine has built large multidisciplinary brain tumor programs at top academic institutions such as the Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School and the National Institutes of Health, has cared for over 20,000 patients with brain and spinal cord tumors in his career, has conducted over 100 clinical trials, published over 250 papers and book chapters on brain tumors and has run a continuously operating translational genetic/molecular laboratory devoted to a better understanding of and better therapies for brain tumors for over two decades. In his current capacity as Founder and Director of the Weill Cornell Brain Tumor Center, Dr. Fine spearheads a multidisciplinary approach consisting of neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, medical oncologists, neurologists and nutritionists at Weill Cornell Medicine for the purpose of developing a specific comprehensive treatment plan for each individual patient.

Specialties & Expertise

Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Neuro-Oncology

Expertise

  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Cancer
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor
  • Neuronal and Mixed Neuronal Glial Neoplasm of Brain
  • Neuronal and Mixed Neuronal Glial Neoplasm of Spinal Cord
  • Meningioma
  • Multiple Meningiomas of Spine and Brain
  • Ependymoma
  • Primary Histiocytic Lymphoma of Brain

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 Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • 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) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • WellCare Health Plans

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Neurologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Interim)
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Assistant Professor of Neurology (Interim)
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1984
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1980

Biography

 

Dr. Howard A. Fine was recently recruited to Weill Cornell to be the Founding Director of the Brain Tumor Center in the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center and Associate Director for the Translational Research of the Weill Cornell Brain Tumor Center. He is also appointed as the Chief of the Division of Neuro-Oncology in the Department of Neurology.

Dr. Fine received his medical degree at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and a fellowship in Medical Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Fine founded and Directed the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Center for Neuro-Oncology at Harvard Medical School, and the Neuro-Oncology Branch, at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Fine most recently served as Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology and as Deputy Director of the New York University Cancer Center 

Dr. Fine has a 26 year history of clinical and research work exclusively devoted to patients with brain tumors. He has run a basic and translational science laboratory continuously for those 26 years and has been involved in well over 100 brain tumor clinical trials. Dr. Fine has authored over 200 scholarly articles, reviews and book chapters in subjects all devoted to neuro-oncology/ brain tumors.

Dr. Fine welcomes patients with brain tumors who wished to seek his consultation, care, and/or clinical trials.