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K.S. Clifford Chao, MD

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K.S. Clifford Chao, M.D., is a pre-eminent expert in the use of image-guided targeted radiotherapy and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for the treatment of cancers, and is the Chairman of the Combined Program in Radiation Oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Chao came to New York from The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he was a professor and the Director of Image-Guided Therapy.

Before joining M.D. Anderson in 2002, Dr. Chao was an associate professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He received his medical degree from Kaohsiung Medical School in Taiwan. His postgraduate training included a Radiation Oncology residency and fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine and a surgical fellowship in the Cancer Research Institute in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Chao's clinical specialties include Head and Neck, Brain, Prostate, Digestive and Breast cancer.
Primary Specialty
Radiation Oncology (Board Certified)
Education And Training
Kaohsiung Medical College (Taiwan)
MD, Kaohsiung Medical College (Taiwan)
Internship: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Residency: Mallinckrodt Radiation Institute/WA University
Clinical Expertise
Breast Cancer
Brain Cancer
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Radiation Therapy
Head and Neck Cancer
Insurance Programs
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Aetna [HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]
CIGNA [Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [ConnectiCare, EPO, HMO, Medicaid, Medicare, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]
Health Republic - Freelancers (Exchange)
Local 1199
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]
United Healthcare [Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO, The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)]
VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]


This provider accepts new patients
Primary Office
525 East 68th Street
Stitch Radiation Center
New York, NY 10065

Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Secondary Office
622 West 168th Street
CHONY North Basement
New York, NY 10032

Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Non-English Languages Spoken:
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