Language: English
Gender: Male
Medical Oncology/Solid Tumor Program
525 East 68th Street, Payson 3
New York, NY 10065
P: 646-962-6200 | F: (646) 962-1603
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Solid Tumor/ GI Oncology Practice
1305 York Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10021
P: 646-962-6200 | F: 212-746-8572
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Personal Statement

I am a physician-scientist with a clinical focus on treating patients with advanced thyroid cancers. I completed training in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and joined the faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College in 2011. To advance the care of patients with thyroid cancer around the world, I have been actively involved in an international cooperative thyroid cancer oncology group (ITOG). Additionally, I have participated in clinical trials for tyrosine kinase inhibitors for patients with advanced thyroid cancer. I am dedicated to cancer research in order to lead us one step closer to a cure. I am particularly interested in cancer genetics in order to identify personalized therapies to fight cancer based on the genetic profiles of an individual’s tumors. I also lead a cancer genetics lab at Weill Cornell where we use a model organism, zebrafish, to identify new drugs and drug targets.

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Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Thyroid Cancer

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 [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • 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)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


  • M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2001
  • Ph.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2000
  • B.S., University of Michigan, 1992



Assistant Professor of Medicine in Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College

Assistant Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

For Dr. Houvras's publications, click here