Usama Gergis, M.D., M.B.A.
Medical Oncology
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Usama Gergis, M.D., M.B.A.

Medical Oncology

Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English, Arabic
Insurance: 41 accepted  View

Locations and Appointments

Credentials

Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology

Expertise

  • Leukemia
  • Bone Marrow Disorder
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Education & Training

  • M.B.,Ch.B., University of Cairo, Faculty of Medicine (Egypt), 1996

Research

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Personal Statement

My goal is to provide cutting edge treatments for patients with blood cancer, especially those needing stem cell transplant procedures, while providing them with compassion and comprehensive care throughout the entire treatment journey. I believe in treating each person as an individual and am committed to the overall wellbeing of my patients. I am passionate about bringing new treatment options to my patients by exploring promising clinical trials, outside the standard of care approach, to provide them with novel therapies they otherwise would not have access to. I am specifically interested and devoted to refining the novel use of haplo-cord grafts for patients in need of a stem cell transplant who lack matched donors. Using this method, I can find an effective stem cell graft source for almost anyone. I am proud to be part of Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian to continue progress towards finding the best treatment options for cancer patients.

Biography

Positions

Associate Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

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

Oncology Director
NewYork-Presbyterian Global Services

 

Professional Training

MBA, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management of Cornell University, 2017

Fellowship in bone marrow transplantation at the Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Institute at the University of South Florida, 2007

Fellowship in Hematology and clinical Oncology at The Brooklyn hospital Center in New York, 2006

M.B.,Ch.B., University of Cairo, Faculty of Medicine (Egypt), 1996

Usama Gergis, M.D., MBA, has been serving as a faculty of Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) since September 2007. He is board certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology. He also completed a fellowship in bone marrow transplantation at the Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Institute at the University of South Florida. Most recently, Dr. Gergis obtained a Masters in Business Administration at Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management of Cornell University in 2017.

Dr. Gergis has three areas of academic interest and clinical specialization including, refining stem cell graft options for patients who lack suitable stem cell donors, using novel cellular therapy for high-risk myeloid malignancies such as acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes and myelofibrosis, as well as decreasing post-transplant complications.

Dr. Gergis and the Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) and NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) Bone Marrow and Stem Cell (BMT) Transplant team continue to refine the novel use of haplo-cord grafts for patients who lack matched donors. With over 200 haplo-cord stem cell transplants performed, the WCM/NYP BMT Program has pioneered the use of this unique concept with results that parallel those of matched related and unrelated stem cell grafts.

Dr. Gergis continues to develop novel treatments incorporating stem cell transplantation for people at risk of acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes and myelofibrosis. Incorporating novel agents as a bridge to transplantation and the infusion of umbilical cord units to enhance the effect of chemotherapy are two areas of his current research.

In 2013, Dr. Gergis assumed responsibility as the Oncology Director of NewYork-Presbyterian Global Services. In this role, Dr. Gergis fosters collaborative relationships with international colleagues and academic institutions. His efforts have allowed us to better serve the needs of adult and pediatric patients from around the world who are seeking cutting-edge cancer treatment at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine.

Insurance

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
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/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 Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • 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) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • WellCare Health Plans

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Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine (Hematology)

Internal Medicine (Clinical Oncology)

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