Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Adam Schoenfeld

Adam J. Schoenfeld, MD

Thoracic Oncologist, Cellular Therapist & Early Drug Development Specialist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Lung Cancer
  • Immunotherapy
  • Adoptive Cellular Therapy

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Assistant Attending Physician
Get To Know Me

I am a medical oncologist devoted to caring for people with lung cancer and bringing novel immunotherapies to patients with solid tumors. Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses a person’s own immune system to attack cancer cells in much the same way that it would bacteria or viruses. This approach has shown promise in lung cancer and other solid tumors.                     

I work closely with a multidisciplinary team including radiation oncologists, thoracic surgeons, pulmonologists, and pathologists, among other experts, to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to each patient’s wants and needs. We know that receiving a diagnosis of cancer is daunting. My team and I are committed to supporting each patient and their family through their experience with cancer. We work together to provide every person who comes to us with the highest level of care. From our initial visit onward, we are here for our patients and will spend as much time as needed to ensure that everyone understands and agrees with the care plan.

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Sometimes, the best treatment is available through a clinical trial. We lead many clinical trials for people with lung cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), which are open to patients who are interested and eligible. If a patient would like to participate in a clinical trial, my colleagues and I take the time to answer any and all questions about the process. Painting a clear picture of what the experience will be like is important to us, because it helps our patients make informed decisions about their care.

My research focuses on using innovative strategies to harness the immune system to treat cancer. I am a member of MSK’s Cellular Therapeutics Center and Early Drug Development Service, where I design and lead early-phase clinical trials that use genetically engineered versions of a patient’s immune cells as living drugs to fight their cancer. I work closely with the scientists who pioneered these techniques to bring cutting-edge approaches to difficult-to-treat tumors.

My Role at MSK

A thoracic oncologist is a cancer doctor with special training in thoracic (thor-A-sik) cancers. These are cancers that have to do with the chest, including lung, tracheal (windpipe), and thymic (thymus) cancers.

A cellular therapy specialist is a doctor with special training in using cell therapies to treat health conditions such as cancer. Therapies can include chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy.

An early drug development specialist tests new drugs to treat cancer. They have special training in research studies, known as clinical trials.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Lung Cancer
  • Immunotherapy
  • Adoptive Cellular Therapy
  • Clinical Trials
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, University of California, San Francisco

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine - University of California, San Francisco

Awards and Honors

  • Conquer Cancer Career Development Award, Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (2022)
  • Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology & Conquer Cancer Foundation (2019)
  • Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (2019, 2020)

Fellowships

  • Medical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Insurance Information

Understanding your insurance options is an important part of managing your cancer care. We have relationships with many common healthcare providers and plans.

Aetna

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (MTA retirees only)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Carrum Health

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

Cigna

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

MSK has a tentative agreement with Cigna to continue coverage in 2024.

Connecticare

In Network Coverage Type
POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Offers a qualified health plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call Emblem to learn more.

Emblem Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Empire Plan / NYSHIP (Blue Cross/UnitedHealthcare split plan)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Fidelis

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO

Offers a qualified health plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call Fidelis to learn more.

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

First Health

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Healthfirst

In Network Coverage Type
EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Offers a qualified health plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call Healthfirst to learn more.

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

In Network Coverage Type
PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier I (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier II (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Magnacare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO

Straight NJ Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

In Network Coverage Type
Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

MVP

In Network Coverage Type
PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

In Network Coverage Type
TBD

Oscar

In Network Coverage Type
HMO/EPO

Oxford

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, EPO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Qualcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

Tricare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

UMR

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS

United Healthcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

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If you don't have health insurance or are worried that your care may not be fully covered, our financial assistance programs may be able to help.

If you have questions about insurance, call us at 646-497-9176.

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Contact and Location

Dr. Schoenfeld sees patients at two locations.

Office Phone
Location
Commack, NY
New York, NY

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Colleagues

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

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Clinical Trials

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Find a Clinical Trial for You

Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Schoenfeld’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

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Disclosures

Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

MSK requires doctors and faculty members to report (“disclose”) the relationships and financial interests they have with external entities. As a commitment to transparency with our community, we make that information available to the public.

Adam J. Schoenfeld discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Amgen
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Enara Bio Limited
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Heat Biologics, Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Immunocore
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Johnson & Johnson
    Professional Services and Activities
  • KSQ Therapeutics
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Legend Biotech USA Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Lyell Immunopharma, Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Merck & Co Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Perceptive Advisors, LLC
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Prelude Therapeutics
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Umoja Biopharma, Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities

If you’re a patient at MSK and would like more information about your doctor’s external relationships, please talk with your doctor.

The information published here is for a specific annual disclosure period. There may be differences between information on this and other public sites as a result of different reporting periods and/or the various ways relationships and financial interests are categorized by organizations that publish such data.


This page and data include information for a specific MSK annual disclosure period (January 1, 2022 through disclosure submission in spring 2023). This data reflects interests that may or may not still exist. This data is updated annually.

Learn more about MSK’s COI policies here. For questions regarding MSK’s COI-related policies and procedures, email MSK’s Compliance Office at [email protected].


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