Language: English
Gender: Female
Non-Malignant Hematology
525 East 68th Street, Payson Pavilion, 3
New York, NY 10065
P: (646) 962-2065 | F: (646) 962-1603
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Personal Statement

I have been Service Chief of the BenignHematology Service in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology since 2006. As a clinician, my main interest is in the care of patients with thrombotic and bleeding disorders. As a researcher who conducts clinical trials in Benign Hematology, my interest is in thrombosis and hemostasis, specifically thrombophilic disorders and women's health issues. It is my hope that through dedication to the care of each individual patient, and dedication to research that will ultimately improve that care, we will meet our overall mission of helping our patients to have a better quality of life.

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Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Pregnancy Complication
  • Antithrombotic Therapy
  • Thrombotic Disorder
  • Blood Clotting Disorder

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 [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • 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 Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • 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]


  • M.S., Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University, 2009
  • M.D., Autonomous University of Madrid, Faculty of Medicine (Spain), 1983

Honors and Awards

Excellence in Licentiate's Dissertation, October 1983



Associate Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

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

Dr. DeSancho received her MD from the Autonomous University in Spain in 1983. Following a Residency in Family Practice at La Paz Hospital in Spain and a Residency in Internal Medicine at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York, she completed fellowships in Hematology at Montefiore Medical Center from 1991-1992 and the Mount Sinai Medical Center from 1992-1993. Following this, she completed three additional fellowships at Mount Sinai in Transfusion Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplantation. She obtained a faculty position at Columbia University as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine from 1997-2000, and in 2000 was appointed as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Attending Physician at Mount Sinai. Dr. DeSancho joined Weill Cornell Medical College in 2006 and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the college and Associate Attending Physician at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She serves as Service Chief of the Division's Benign Hematology Service, has developed a successful clinical research program in Benign Hematology, and conducts clinical trails in Benign Hematology.


As a researcher, Dr. DeSancho's interest is in thrombosis and hemostasis, specifically thrombophilic disorders and women's health issues. She has participated in a number of important clinical studies. She has been Principal Investigator on many studies, including a Phase II multi center trail of a low molecular weight heparin for patients requiring bridging of anticoagulant therapy, a trial of cancer-associated thrombosis, and studies on thromboembolism in women's health. She is currently the principal investigator in a clinical trial for secondary prevention of venous thrombosis and in a clinical trial using plasma derived antithrombin in patients with hereditary antithrombin deficiency.