Language: English
Gender: Male
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520 East 70th Street , Starr Pavilion, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
(646) 962-1605
(646) 962-2700
Richard T. Silver, M.D. Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) Center
520 East 70th Street , Starr Pavilion, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
(646) 962-2727

Specialties & Expertise


  • Hematology


  • AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia)
  • ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia)
  • MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome)
  • MPN (Myeloproliferative Neoplasm)
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Aplastic Anemia

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 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 - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare Health Plans
  • WellCare Health Plans


Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 2009
  • B.A., Union College, 1999


Michael S. Samuel, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Samuel took an indirect route to medicine, initially receiving his B.A. in English and Anthropology from Union College. He worked as a treatment counselor for developmentally disabled at-risk youth, and then as a teacher of English as a foreign language in Shenzhen, China. 

Dr. Samuel subsequently joined the leukemia program at Weill Cornell Medical College as a clinical trials research assistant while completing post-baccalaureate studies at Columbia University. He then received his MD from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine in 2009. Thereafter, Dr. Samuel completed both his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Montefiore Medical Center. His medical training also included experiences studying acupuncture in Beijing, China, and service as a physician on the medical ward at Kisoro District Hospital in Uganda.

Throughout his medical training Dr. Samuel maintained a focus on hematological malignancies and spent his final year of fellowship in the lab of Kira Gritsman, MD, PhD, at Albert Einstein Cancer Center studying the genetic determinants of PI3 kinase pathway dependence in leukemic development. Dr. Samuel now rejoins the Leukemia Program in the division of Hematology/Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College where he will specialize in the treatment of patients with leukemia, myelodysplasia and myeloproliferative neoplasms, and will be actively involved in the clinical trials research within the program.