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Gender: Female
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Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
525 East 68th Street, Payson-695
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-8609
(212) 746-3400
Richard T. Silver, M.D. Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) Center
520 East 70th Street , Starr Pavilion, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
(646) 962-2727

Personal Statement

My clinical interests include working with children with various blood disorders, such as blood clotting disorders and rare disorders called Myeloproliferative Neoplasms. I find it a privilege to be able to help families deal with their children's complex medical issues. By combining excellent, compassionate medical care with research aimed at improving outcomes and preventing disease-associated complications, I believe that we can make a difference for children with cancer and blood disorders.

Specialties & Expertise


  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology


  • MPN (Myeloproliferative Neoplasm)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Polycythemia
  • Thrombotic Disorder
  • Neutropenia
  • Anemia
  • Sickle Cell 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 - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority 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 - CHP
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care
  • 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 - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • WellCare Health Plans
  • WellCare Health Plans


Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Pediatrics

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Pediatrician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.S., Cornell University, 2015
  • M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 2003
  • B.A., Wellesley College, 1999

Honors & Awards

New York Super Doctor - Rising Star, 2017

Excellence in Teaching Award, Pediatric Clerkship, 2014

KL2 Scholars award, CTSC/NIH, 2012-2014


Dr. Nicole Kucine is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and Assistant Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. 

After completing her Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Wellesley College, Dr. Kucine relocated to New York City where she received her medical degree (MD) from State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn (now the State University of New York-Downstate Medical Center). She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey in 2006 and served as Chief Resident from 2006-2007.

After residency, Dr. Kucine completed a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the combined program of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). At MSKCC, she served as Special Fellow, looking at new therapeutic agents for high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). In 2015 Dr. Kucine received her Master's Degree in Clinical and Translational Investigation studying Myeloproliferative Disorders in children.

At Weill Cornell, Dr. Kucine's research is focused in 2 areas: 1) blood clotting disorders, and 2) a rare group of bone marrow disorders called Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN). Dr. Kucine leads the Pediatric Myeloproliferative Neoplasm Program at Weill Cornell Medicine, a comprehensive clinical and research program that seeks to gain knowledge regarding the causes of myeloproliferative neoplasms, better understand the outcomes in children, and identify better treatment options for young patients with these diseases. She looks forward to helping patients with a variety of hematologic medical concerns.

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