Language: English
Gender: Female
Weill Cornell Medicine Breast Center
425 East 61st Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10065
P: (212) 821-0644 | F: (212) 821-0758
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Iris Cantor Women's Health Center
425 E. 61st St., 8-11th Floor
New York, NY 10065
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Solid Tumor Oncology
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10065
P: 646-962-6200 | F: (646) 962-1603
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Personal Statement

I only care for those with breast cancer. Within breast cancer my major interest is in metastatic disease or high risk adjuvant. The reason for this is that I am involved in many new therapies to treat existing breast cancer as well as strategies to reduce the risk of relapse of breast cancer that has not recurred.

Another research interest of mine is to understand and hopefully impact the development of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy.

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Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Breast Oncology
  • Breast Cancer

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]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • 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)
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


  • B.A., Barnard College - Columbia University, 1982
  • M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1987

Honors and Awards


1998 Outstanding Service Award from Cancer Care, Inc.

1999 Outstanding Service Award from Cancer Care, Inc.

2002 "Physician of the Year" Award from Cancer Care, Inc.

2003-2007 Outstanding Service Award from Cancer Care, Inc.

2007 Margie Filter Individual Achievement Award from Cancer Care of Connecticut, Inc.

2010 ASCO Statesman Award

2011 Scientific Research and Advancements in Breast Cancer Award

From Susan G Komen for the Cure

2011 Margery Price Annual Breast Cancer Symposium Award from Mount

Sinai School of Medicine




Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University



Dr. Linda Vahdat is a Professor of Medicine, Director of the Breast Cancer Research Program and Chief of the Solid Tumor Service at Weill Cornell Medical College. After completing undergraduate studies at Barnard College/Columbia University, she attended medical school and completed her Internal Medicine training at Mount Sinai Hospital in NY. She then completed a fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, also in NY. Her expertise is in breast cancer and she is involved in the conceptualization, design and conduct of Phase I through III clinical trials mostly in high-risk adjuvant and metastatic breast cancer. Other major research interests include include strategies to understand and prevent metastases, evaluation of new therapies to control breast cancer and chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy. She has been very involved in the American Society of Clinical Oncology since 1994, participating on several committees including the Education Committee, Health Services Research Committee and was co-chair for the ASCO Breast Symposium for 2010. She is also on the Executive board of Cancer Care, Inc since 2005 and was awarded their "Physician of the Year award in 2002 and the Humanitarian Award by Cancer Care of Connecticut in 2007 for her volunteer work with the organization. She is reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology and Clinical Cancer Research.