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Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, DPhil

Medical Oncology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Biography

Hematologist and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee was born in New Delhi, India. He holds a BS in biology from Stanford University, a DPhil in immunology from Oxford University (where he was a Rhodes Scholar), and an MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed his internal medicine residency and an oncology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Murkherjee is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, artist Sarah Sze, and their two daughters.

His Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, tells the story of cancer from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. A three-part documentary series based on the book, directed by Barak Goodman and executive produced by Ken Burns, debuts on PBS stations March 30 and continues on March 31 and April 1. The film interweaves a sweeping historical narrative with intimate stories about contemporary patients and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs.

Area of Expertise

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

Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]

Emblem/GHI [HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [NYP Employee Plan]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan]

VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care]

WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Education

2000 Harvard Medical School

Residency: 2003 Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship: 2006 Dana Farber Cancer Institute - Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor of Medicine