Sarah Rutherford, M.D.
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Sarah Rutherford, M.D.


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

My first priority is the patient sitting in front of me. I have a longstanding interest in cancer care and have been specifically focused on lymphoma since my father was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma when I was a medical student. At Weill Cornell, our experienced team of lymphoma specialists works together to determine the most appropriate therapy for each individual patient. Our group has played a key role in the development of many new therapies approved for lymphoma in recent years. As a result, our patients have early access to new and promising lymphoma treatments. We are fortunate to have a strong team of physician assistants, nurses, medical technicians, pharmacists, and administrative staff. This environment enables me to provide my patients with the best possible level of care.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Hematologic Malignancy
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Benign Hematologic Disorders
  • Immunotherapy


Dr. Sarah Rutherford is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College.  

Dr. Rutherford has clinical expertise in lymphoma. Her research focuses on improving outcomes in patients with aggressive lymphomas. She has a particular interest in helping patients to have an accurate understanding of their diagnosis. She has received honors from Weill Cornell Medical College and the American Society of Hematology, and support from the New York State Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program for her research in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. She has experience in caring for patients with a variety of lymphomas and hematologic disorders including Hodgkin lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, and marginal zone lymphoma.  


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Award, National Cancer Institute 2017

John P. Leonard, M.D./Gwirtzman Family Research Scholar in Lymphoma


Lymphoma Research Foundation Research Mentoring Program 2017

American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Institute 2015

American Society of Hematology Abstract Achievement Award 2014

Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Medicine Fellow in Research

Award Finalist 2014

New York State Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program 2014-2016

Gold Humanism Honor Society 2009

Phi Beta Kappa Society 2003



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • John P. Leonard, M.D./Gwirtzman Family Research Scholar in Lymphoma - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2009
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2003


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

ADC Therapeutics; Genmab, Inc.; Kite Pharmaceuticals; Seagen Inc.