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Ronald J. Scheff, MD

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Ronald J. Scheff, MD
Ronald J. Scheff, MD

I derive tremendous satisfaction from caring for cancer patients, and enjoy being part of an outstanding team at Weill-Cornell. The emphasis of my practice is on the treatment of lung cancer, primary brain tumors, and breast cancer. I also serve as Director of Fellowship Training for our department. In this capacity I am intimately involved in teaching and mentoring future medical oncologists and hematologists.

Following completion of an undergraduate degree in Biology at Yale University, Dr. Scheff obtained his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

He completed a three-year residency in Internal Medicine at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston, and then returned to New York for three years of fellowship training in Medical Oncology and Hematology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

For a number of years Dr. Scheff practiced medical oncology and hematology at the faculty practice of Staten Island University Hospital, where he was an integral part of their lung, brain, and breast cancer programs. He joined the faculty at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 2006.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Primary Specialty
Medical Oncology (Board Certified)
Board Certification
Education And Training
1988 Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeons
Residency: 1991 Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
Fellowship: 2005 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Clinical Expertise
Brain Cancer
Thoracic Cancer
Lung Cancer
Insurance Programs
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Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]
Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange)]
Affinity [HMO]
CIGNA [HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]
Emblem Select Care
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]
Fidelis Care
Health First
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid, Medicare]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [HMO, MCD]
Medicare [Medicare]
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]
Rockefeller University - CoreSource
United Empire
UnitedHealthcare [Community Plan, Compass (Exchange), Medicare]


This provider accepts new patients
Primary Office
525 East 68th Street
Payson 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (646) 962-2066
Fax: (646) 962-1603
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Non-English Languages Spoken:
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