Leticia Varella, M.D.
Breast Oncology
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Leticia Varella, M.D.

Breast Oncology

Profile Photo of Leticia Varella, M.D.
Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese

About

Specialties and Expertise

Specialties

  • Breast Oncology

Personal Statement

I am a medical oncologist who specializes in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. I am committed to provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients with all stages of breast cancer. At Weill Cornell Medical College, I am fortunate to be part of a multidisciplinary team of experts who prioritize individualized care. As a clinical researcher, I am dedicated to develop new treatments for breast cancer, and also have a special interest in patient safety.

Biography

Immunology Research Fellowship:

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Experimental Therapeutics Fellowship:

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Internal Medicine Residency:

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital/Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Chief Residency:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Hematology and Oncology Fellowship:

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Quality Chief Fellowship:

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

 

Leticia Varella is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. She was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she completed a training in Medical Oncology. Subsequently, she received training in laboratory immunology and experimental therapeutics at the Cleveland Clinic. After a year of Chief Residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, she completed her fellowship in Hematology & Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic. Her research focus is on clinical trials involving the development of novel therapeutic approaches in early and advanced breast cancer. She has a special interest in prevention of breast cancer. She also has a background in safety and quality improvement for patients with solid malignancies. Dr. Varella teaches medical students and fellows at the NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Categorical Senior Resident Awarded by the Department of Medicine of St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons June 2013

Outstanding Categorical Junior Resident Awarded by the Department of Medicine of St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons June 2012

Outstanding Categorical Intern Awarded by the Department of Medicine of St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons June 2011

Credentials

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Faculdade de Medicina do ABC (Brazil), 2002

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 - 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) - 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
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY

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