Edward P. Gelmann, MD

Medical Oncology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Internal Medicine (Board Certified)
Cancer Care
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Edward P. Gelmann, M.D. is the Deputy Director for Clinical Research in the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center and at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gelmann primarily cares for patients with genitourinary malignancies including prostate, testicular, bladder, and renal cell cancers.

Dr. Gelmann received his undergraduate degree from Yale College, B.S. magna cum laude, and later matriculated at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Gelmann received his Internal Medicine training at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. He then joined the US Public Health Service to train as a fellow in Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute. After becoming an established researcher at the NCI by his work in the molecular biology of solid tumors, Dr. Gelmann moved to Georgetown University where he assumed the role of Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Gelmann has done clinical, early detection, and basic science research primarily in prostate cancer. His laboratory has made major contributions to our understanding of the genetic steps that transform a normal prostate cell to a cancer cell. Dr. Gelmann remains actively involved in pre- and postdoctoral education, teaching graduate students, house staff, and fellows.

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Amida Care

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Local 1199


Medicare [Medicare]


Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]


UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]


Stanford University School of Medicine

Residency: The University of Chicago Hospitals

Fellowship: National Cancer Institute


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161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

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Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology at CUMC

Clyde '56 and Helen Wu Professor of Medicine (Clinical Oncology) and Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology (in the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center)

  • 2007 Clyde Wu Professor of Oncology, Columbia University
  • 2002 William M. Scholl Chair in Medical Oncology, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • 1992 Outstanding Visit Award, Department of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • 1991 American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • 1988 Unit Commendation, United States Public Health Service
  • 1970 Phi Beta Kappa