Joseph Thomas Ruggiero, M.D.
Medical Oncology
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Joseph Thomas Ruggiero, M.D.

Medical Oncology

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English

About

Specialties and Expertise

Specialties

  • Medical Oncology

Expertise

  • Colon Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Immunotherapy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer

Personal Statement

Dr. Ruggiero is a medical oncologist in the Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Gastrointestinal Oncology Program and the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health.

Dr. Ruggiero received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his MD from New York University. Residency and fellowship training occurred at The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College and was followed by his year as Chief Medical Resident at The New York Hospital. 

He has been actively involved on the national level with the issues of board certification and recertification in both Internal Medicine and Oncology, serving on committees at the American Board of Internal Medicine from 1998 to 2005. He is currently a member of the Professional Development Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology developing educational tools to aid in the process of certification for medical oncologists. He has served as Associate Editor for the American College of Physicians and is currently Associate Editor for ASCO-SEP.

Biography

Dr. Joseph Ruggiero is currently Professor of Clinical Medicine and Medical Director of the Solid Tumor Oncology Practice in the Division of Hematology & Oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine. He is also a medical oncologist at the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health and The Center for Advanced Digestive Care at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He has been actively involved on the national level with the issues of board certification and recertification in both Internal Medicine and Oncology, serving on committees at the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and on the faculty of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). He has served as Associate Editor for the American College of Physicians and was an Associate Editor for the first five editions of ASCO-SEP, the major educational tool in Medical Oncology. His clinical interest is in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.

Dr. Ruggiero received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University with honors in Biochemistry and his medical degree from New York University. Residency and fellowship training occurred at The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College and was followed by his year as Chief Medical Resident at The New York Hospital. He was born and raised in Brooklyn.

Research

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

New York Magazine Top Doctors: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 

Top Doctors for Cancer, Newsweek Magazine 2015 

Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors: 14th Edition, 13th Edition, 12th Edition, 11th Edition, 10th Edition, 9th Edition, 8th Edition 

Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors: 2016, 2017

Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors for Cancer: 10th Edition, 9th Edition, 8th Edition, 7th Edition, 6th Edition, 5th Edition, 4th Edition 

Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors for Cancer: 2016, 2017

Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area: 18th Edition, 17th Edition, 16th Edition, 15th Edition, 14th Edition, 13th Edition, 12th Edition, 11th Edition, 10th Edition, 9th Edition, 8th Edition, 7th Edition, 6th Edition, 5th Edition 

Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area: 2016, 2017

Credentials

Credentials

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 1977

Insurance

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 - HMO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - PPO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem (HIP) Medicare Essential Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • 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) - 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 - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY

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