Language: English
Gender: Male
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Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology
520 East 70th Street , Starr Pavilion, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
Fax
(646) 962-1603
Call
(646) 962-2066
Solid Tumor Oncology
520 East 70th Street , Starr Pavilion, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
Fax
(646) 962-1603
Call
(646) 962-2066

Personal Statement

The emphasis of my practice is the treatment of lung cancer. I derive tremendous satisfaction from caring for cancer patients and enjoy being part of an outstanding team at Weill Cornell Medicine. Lung cancer treatments are evolving at an ever increasing pace, and treatments are increasingly selected based on individual patient and tumor characteristics. Our group is at the forefront of this revolution, delivering to our patients the latest advances in chemotherapies, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies. 

I am also Director of our fellowship training program. In this capacity I am intimately involved in teaching and mentoring future medical oncologists and hematologists.

Specialties & Expertise

Specialties

  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Medical Oncology

Expertise

  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Immunotherapy

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 - PPO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - HMO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • 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)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • 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 - Community Plan
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • WellCare Health Plans
  • WellCare Health Plans
  • WellCare Health Plans

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

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

Education & Training

  • M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1988

Honors & Awards

New York State Regents Scholarship for the Professional Study of Medicine, 1984-88.

 

Commendation letter for teaching excellence, Staten Island University Hospital,1999.

Biography

Following completion of an undergraduate degree in Biology at Yale University, Dr. Scheff obtained his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

 

He completed a three-year residency in Internal Medicine at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston, and then returned to New York for three years of fellowship training in Medical Oncology and Hematology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

 

For a number of years Dr. Scheff practiced medical oncology and hematology at the faculty practice of Staten Island University Hospital, where he was an integral part of their lung, brain, and breast cancer programs. He joined the faculty at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 2006.