Scott T. Tagawa, M.D., MS
Specialties and Expertise
- Medical Oncology
- Urological Oncology
- Prostate Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Kidney or Bladder Cancer
- Urologic Cancer
After developing an interest in fighting cancer in medical school, I was fortunate to work with and learn from the leadership field of genitourinary oncology during internship, residency, and fellowship training. I feel fortunate to have joined the faculty at Weill Cornell to work with renowned mentors and colleagues in both medical oncology and urology. Together I am confident we will make progress towards increasing the cure rate and decreasing suffering from these diseases.
Scott T. Tagawa, MD, MS is the Richard A. Stratton Associate Professor in Hematology and Oncology, an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine & Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine, and an Associate Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center.
After earning his BS from Georgetown University, Dr. Tagawa received his MD at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. After completing his Internship and Residency training there, he became Chief Resident and subsequently underwent fellowship training in Hematology and Medical Oncology, being appointed Chief Fellow for his final two years. He had the opportunity to train with international leaders in Genitourinary (GU) Oncology. In August 2005, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, serving as Associate Program Director for the Fellowship Training Program. As Director of Genitourinary Oncology for the Division of Hematology and Oncology and Director of Medical Oncology for the Deane Prostate Health and Research Center, Dr. Tagawa took the lead in developing genitourinary clinical trials. He was recruited to Weill Cornell Medical College in 2007. His research covers clinical and translational investigations in genitourinary tumors and thrombosis in malignancy. As the Medical Director of the Genitourinary Oncology Research Program, Dr. Tagawa leads clinical trials in the areas of prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer as well as the prevention and treatment of thrombosis with cancer. He specializes in drug development and theranostics in prostate cancer. Dr. Tagawa also serves as Associate Director of Clinical Research for the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Medical Director of the Cancer Clinical Trials Office of the Meyer Cancer Center, and Chair of the Clinical Study Evaluation (scientific review) Committee for cancer. He was promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology in 2013. Dr. Tagawa is the WCMC principal investigator for the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology (formerly CALGB), serving on the Board of Directors and as a funded member of the Genitourinary Committee. He is a member of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Additionally, he serves on the editorial boards of many journals, is a member of numerous national and international medical and scientific societies, and has been named on multiple “top doctor” award lists.
A summary of Dr. Tagawa's Education, Training and/or Faculty Appointments is listed as following:
Georgetown University, Washington D.C. B.S.; 1993.
University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA. M.D.; 1998.
Internship, Internal Medicine. University of Southern California Department of Medicine; June 1998 - June 1999.
Residency, Internal Medicine. University of Southern California Department of Medicine; July 1999 - June 2001.
Chief Resident, University of Southern California Department of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.; July 2001 -June 2002.
Fellowship, Combined program in Hematology and Oncology. University of Southern California Department of Medicine, Divisions of Hematology and Oncology; July 2002 - June 2005.
Chief Fellow, Hematology; 2003-04.
Chief Fellow, Oncology; 2004-05.
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation; 2010.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology & Oncology, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY; August 2005 - March 2007.
Director, Medical Oncology, Deane Prostate Health & Research Center, Mount Sinai Hospital; August 2005 - March 2007.
Director, Genitourinary Oncology, Division of Hematology & Oncology, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; January 2006 - March 2007.
Associate Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY; January 2006 - March 2007.
Assistant Professor of Medicine & Urology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY; 2007 - 2012.
Medical Director, Genitourinary Oncology Research Program; July 2010 – Present.
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine & Urology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY; 2013 - present
Richard A Stratton Associate Professor in Hematology and Oncology; 2015 - present
Attending Staff Physician, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.; July 2001 - June, 2005.
Assistant Attending Staff Physician, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY; September 2005 -March 2007.
Assistant Attending Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY; April 2007 - 2012.
Associate Attending Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY; 2013 - present.
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology
American College of Physicians
American Urologic Association
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology (formerly CALGB)
American Association for Cancer Research
European Society for Medical Oncology
Urologic Oncology (Editor, Seminars Section)
Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
Frontiers in Genitourinary Oncology
Annals of Oncology
Journal of Tumor
American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Urology
Ad hoc reviewer:
Journal of Urology
American Journal of Hematology
OncoTargets and Therapy
Clinical Cancer Research
International Journal of Cancer
Medical & Surgical Urology
Journal of Clinical Oncology
British Journal of Urology International
Advances in Urology
ASCO-SEP (genitourinary section)
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
Deans List Scholar, Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences Dean's List Scholar, 1989, 1992
Mid-Atlantic Academic All Conference Water Polo, Georgetown University, 1993
Dean's Scholar for the Junior/Senior Continuum, University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1998
Intern of the Year, USC Department of Medicine, 1999
Junior Resident of the Year, USC Department of Medicine, 2000
Senior Resident of the Year, USC Department of Medicine, 2001
Brautbar Teaching Award, USC Department of Medicine, 2001
Teacher of the Year, Division of Hematology, USC Department of Medicine, 2004
Chiron Immunotherapy Research Fellowship Award, 2004-05
Young Investigator Award, Prostate Cancer Foundation, 2008-2011
Super Doctors New York 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
America's Top Doctors For Cancer, Volume 5
NIH Loan Repayment Program, Clinical Research (Extramural) 2009-2011
Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (13th Ed)
WCMC Department of Medicine Investigator Award Runner Up 2010
Guide to America’s Top Oncologists
Clinical Research, Loan Repayment Program Competitive Renewal, National Institutes of Health (Extramural)
America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, Volume 7
Top Doctors, US News & World Report 2011
Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, 17th Ed.
America’s Top Physicians (Castle-Connolly)
2015: Newsweek Top Doctors
America's Top Doctors: 14th Edition, 13th Edition, 12th Edition, 11th Edition
America's Top Doctors: 2017, 2016
America's Top Doctors for Cancer: 2017, 2016
Top Doctors New York Metro Area: 2017, 2016
America's Top Doctors for Cancer: 10th Edition, 9th Edition, 8th Edition, 7th Edition, 5th Edition
Top Doctors: New York Metro Area: 18th Edition, 17th Edition, 16th Edition, 15th Edition, 14th Edition, 13th Edition
- Medical Oncology
- Internal Medicine
Clinical and Academic Positions
- Associate Professor of Clinical Urology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
- Associate Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
- The Richard A. Stratton Associate Professor in Hematology and Oncology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
- Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Education and Training
- M.S., Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University, 2010
- M.D., University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1998
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.
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- AETNA - PPO
- AETNA - Medicare
- AETNA - HMO
- Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
- Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
- Affinity Access
- Affinity Health Plan
- Amida Care
- Emblem (HIP) Medicare Essential Network
- Emblem Select Care
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - CHP
- Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
- Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
- Fidelis Care - PPO
- GHI - Pathway X
- Health First - Pathway X Enhanced
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - CBP
- Medicare - Medicaid
- Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
- Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
- Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
- Oxford Health Plans - Medicare
- Rockefeller University - Trustmark - Liberty
- UHC Compass - Medicare Advantage
- United Empire - Metro/Core/Charter
- United Health Care
- United Health Care - Medicare
- United Health Care - Community Plan
- VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
- VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
- VNSNY CHOICE - Community Plan
- VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
- WellCare Health Plans
- WellCare Health Plans - Medicare