Suzanne Lentzsch, MD

Medical Oncology
Hematology
Languages: German
Office Phone: (212) 305-5098
One of America's Top Doctors

Biography

Dr. Lentzsch is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and the Director of the Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis Program at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York. She is at New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center. After receiving her degrees from the Humboldt University/ Charité Berlin, Germany, she completed her residency and fellowship at Humboldt University. She did a research fellowship, studying the mechanism of action of thalidomide and its derivatives in multiple myeloma, in the Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center under the mentorship of Dr Kenneth Anderson at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA.

Dr Lentzsch was recruited in August 2004 to the University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), PA, USA, and served as Clinical Director of the Multiple Myeloma Program at UPCI before accepting the position as Director of the Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis Program at Columbia University Medical Center. She cares primarily for patients with plasma cell dyscrasia including MGUS, Multiple Myeloma, Amyloidosis, POEMS and Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia.

Dr Lentzsch is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis. She serves as a SWOG Myeloma Committee Member, SWOG Study Coordinator and International Myeloma Foundation "Black Swan Research Initiative" committee member. She is a member of the standing advisory board for the evaluation of Secondary Primary Malignancies associated with IMiDs.

Area of Expertise

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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

MagnaCare

Medicare [Medicare]

Multiplan

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

POMCO

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

VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]

Education

Humboldt University, Faculty of Medicine (Germany)

Internship: Humboldt University, Faculty of Medicine (Germany)

Residency: Humboldt University, Faculty of Medicine (Germany)

Fellowship: Humboldt University, Faculty of Medicine (Germany)

Fellowship: Dana Farber Cancer Institute-Harvard Medical School

Locations

Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-5098

Fax: (212) 305-8111

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Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC

  • 2014 - Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Woman of the year Candidate
  • 2014/15 - MMRF Laugh for Life Honorary Chair
  • 2012 - ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute
  • 2012/13 - “Leukemia Diploma For a selection of worthy articlesin 2012/2013” by Editor in Chief, Leukemia
  • 2012 - Japanese Society of Hematology Appreciation Award
  • 2009 - UPCI Junior Scholar Award in Clinical Cancer Research
  • 2005 - Research Day Awardee, Junior Faculty Category, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Medicine Third Annual Research Day