Ronald J. Scheff, MD

Medical Oncology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Hematology (Board Certified)
Languages: Spanish
Office Phone: (646) 962-2066


Following completion of an undergraduate degree in Biology at Yale University, Dr. Scheff obtained his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.He completed a three-year residency in Internal Medicine at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston, and then returned to New York for three years of fellowship training in Medical Oncology and Hematology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

For a number of years Dr. Scheff practiced medical oncology and hematology at the faculty practice of Staten Island University Hospital, where he was an integral part of their lung, brain, and breast cancer programs. He joined the faculty at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 2006.

"I derive tremendous satisfaction from caring for cancer patients, and enjoy being part of an outstanding team at Weill-Cornell. The emphasis of my practice is on the treatment of lung cancer, primary brain tumors, and breast cancer. I also serve as Director of Fellowship Training for our department. In this capacity I am intimately involved in teaching and mentoring future medical oncologists and hematologists".

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]

Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]

Affinity [Access (Exchange)]

Affinity [HMO]


Emblem Select Care

Emblem/HIP [Medicaid, Medicare]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]

Fidelis Care


Health First



Oscar (Exchange)

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]


Rockefeller University - CoreSource

United Empire

UnitedHealthcare [Community Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicare]



1988 Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeons

Residency: 1991 Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital

Fellowship: 2005 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


525 East 68th Street Payson 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (646) 962-2066

Fax: (646) 962-1603

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Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell Univ