Simon Cheng, MD

Radiation Oncology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Lung Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Brain & Spinal Tumors
Office Phone: (212) 305-5050

Area of Expertise

Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.

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

Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]

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

Emblem/GHI [HMO, Medicare Managed Care, 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 [Local 1199]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

Medicare [Traditional Medicare (NY)]

Multiplan [Multiplan]

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


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

VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth]

WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]


New York University School of Medicine

Internship: St Mary's Medical Center

Residency: New York University Medical Center


  • Ma WJ, Cheng S, Campbell C, Wright A, Furneaux H (1996) Cloning and characterization of HuR, a ubiquitously expressed Elav-like protein. J Biol Chem 271:8144
  • Chung S, Licong J, Cheng S, Furneaux H (1996) Purification and properties of HuD, a Neuronal RNA-binding protein. J Biol Chem 271:11518-11524.
  • Gritsman K, Zhang J, Cheng S, Heckscher E, Talbot WS, Schier AF. (1999) The EGF-CFC protein One-eyed pinhead is essential for Nodal signaling. Cell 97: 121–132.
  • Cheng SK, Olale F, Bennett JT, Brivanlou AH, Schier AF (2003) EGF-CFC proteins are essential coreceptors for the TGFß signals Vg1 and GDF1. Gen Dev 17: 31-36.
  • Cheng SK, Olale F, Brivanlou AH, Schier AF (2004) Lefty blocks a subset of TGFß signals by antagonizing EGF-CFC coreceptors. PLoS Biology 2: 215-226.
  • Bennett JT, Joubin K, Cheng S, Aanstad P, Herwig R, Clark M, Lehrach H, Schier AF (2007) Nodal signaling activates differentiation genes during zebrafish gastrulation. Dev Bio 304: 525-540.

CUMC/Presbyterian Hospital and Vanderbilt Clinic

622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-5050

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Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at CUMC