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K.S. Clifford Chao, MD

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Biography

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.
Affiliation
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
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
Areas of Expertise
Breast Cancer
Brain Cancer
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Radiation Therapy
Head and Neck Cancer
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]
Affinity [HMO, Medicaid, Medicare]
Amerigroup [Medicaid, Medicare]
CIGNA [Columbia University Employee Plan, HMO, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [EPO, Mediblue (Senior), POS, PPO]
Health First [HMO, Medicaid, POS]
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]
Health Net (PHS) [HMO, POS, PPO]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [HMO, Medicaid]
Local 1199 [Union]
Medicare [Medicare]
Neighborhood Health Providers
Oxford Health Plans [Community Medicare, Freedom HMO, Liberty HMO, Medicare, Medicare Advantage]
United Empire [HMO, PPO]
United Healthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Community Plan, EPO, HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]
Gender
Male

OFFICE INFORMATION

This provider accepts new patients
Appointment Phone Number:
212-746-3600
Primary Office
525 East 68th Street
Stitch Radiation Center
New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 746-3600
Fax: (212) 746-8749
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Secondary Office
622 West 168th Street
CHONY North Basement
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 305-5050
Fax: (212) 305-5935
Non-English Languages Spoken:
Chinese
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