Kristy L Richards, PhD, MD


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Kristy L Richards, PhD, MD


Gender: Female
Insurance: 40 accepted  View

Locations and Appointments



  • Lymphoma


Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Clinical & Academic Positions

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

Education & Training

  • M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, 2001
  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 1997
  • B.S., Cornell University, 1990


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Personal Statement

 I love having a job that allows me to provide excellent, state-of-the-art care for my patients, while at the same time working in an outstanding translational medicine environment developing new therapies to be at the forefront of medical advances. It is important to me to consistently provide quality care and to take the time to explain to patients the treatment options available to them, so together we can create an individualized care plan that respects their wishes and values. 


Kristy Richards is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating lymphoma patients, and her laboratory focuses on finding new and better ways to treat lymphoma. She is an associate professor with a joint appointment in the Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, Weill Cornell Medicine and the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Richards earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, followed by a Ph.D. in genetics and an M.D., both from Stanford University. She did her residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and completed a hematology/oncology fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. 
Dr. Richards co-directs the Cross-Campus Experimental Therapeutics Program at Cornell. Her research interests include genetic and genomic approaches to understanding lymphoma biology. Her lab is using genomic strategies to characterize a canine model of lymphoma in pet dogs that could be used to provide a more representative animal model for therapeutic trials. She is also involved in clinical trials that focus on improved therapeutic strategies for lymphoma patients. 


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