Anthony Mato, MD, MSCE
Director, CLL Program
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL); Lymphoproliferative Disorders
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Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with Aetna HMO, POS, and PPO plans. Aetna does not include us in any of the plans you can purchase through the insurance exchanges or through Medicare. Please ask your insurance if you need a one-time referral. MSK has an agreement with the Aetna Transplant Program for all Aetna's commercial products.
In New York State
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Wellpoint) of New York HMO, EPO, PPO, and POS plans, with the following exceptions:
- Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.
- Memorial Sloan Kettering is not an in-network provider for Empire's Medicare Managed Care plan known as Mediblue).
- Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Blue Cross Blue Shield.
In New Jersey
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with some Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey plans for individuals, families, and small businesses. For example, the PPO plan is in-network with our Manhattan locations.
Horizon Blue Cross HMO is only in-network with our Basking Ridge, Bergen and Monmouth locations. It does not allow access to our Manhattan facilities.
Horizon Blue Cross PPO is in network with our Basking Ridge, Bergen, Monmouth and Manhattan locations.
OMNIA Plans: Tier I EPO based plan policy is only in-network with our Basking Ridge, Bergen and Monmouth locations and does not allow access to our Manhattan sites. Tier II EPO is only in-network with our Manhattan sites if it is a blue-card plan (there would be a suitcase logo indicating PPO on the front of the card).
Other plans may only be in-network at our Basking Ridge, Bergen or Monmouth locations.
Outside New York State and New Jersey
Some, but not all, Blue Cross Blue Shield plans outside of New York and New Jersey include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider. Contact your insurance to find out if your plan provides in-network access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.
We understand that there may be many complexities involved with insurance coverage purchased through the health exchange network of the Affordable Care Act. We’re here to help. If you have questions about how your care will be covered by an insurance provider, or need help navigating a change in coverage, please call us at 646-227-3378; if you are not a resident of New York, you can call us at 866-248-1274. Our team is here to listen to your concerns and assist you in any way we can. We want our care to be as accessible and affordable for as many people as possible.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with CIGNA's HMO, POS, and PPO plans. CIGNA does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.
- If you are a New York State resident: Please ask your insurance if you need a one-time referral.
- If you live outside of New York State: Please ask your insurance if you have in-network access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with EmblemHealth’s PPO, EPO, POS, HMO plans and Medicare plans. Emblem Health does not include us in any of its Select Care network plans. EmblemHealth includes GHI, HIP, Vytra, and ConnecticCare (in NYS Only). You must bring a referral from your Emblem primary care doctor to your first appointment.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with HealthFirst’s commercial products; these commercial products are not purchased on the insurance exchanges.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with HealthSmart’s Accel, HSPC, and HPO networks.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Humana.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Interlink Health Services.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Lifetrac.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider for all MagnaCare health plans except those products you can buy through the insurance exchanges.
In New York: Memorial Sloan Kettering’s New York locations are in-network with the Emblem
In New Jersey: Memorial Sloan Kettering’s New Jersey locations in Basking Ridge, Bergen and Monmouth are in-network with the Horizon Medicare Advantage Plan. This plan is not accepted for care provided at MSK’s New York locations.
If you are enrolled in any other Medicare Advantage plan, please contact your insurance carrier to determine your benefits and coverage at Memorial Sloan Kettering since your access may be limited.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with some Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS plans. Contact your insurance carrier to find out if your plan provides in-network access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Multiplan.
If you are covered by more than one insurance plan, you will want to determine your benefits from both plans. First, you need to determine which one is your primary insurance provider by contacting your employee benefits office or your insurance carriers. After you find out which is your primary insurance provider, you should then contact your insurance carrier to determine if you have access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with some MVP plans. Contact your insurance carrier to find out if your plan provides in-network access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider for New York State employees who have enrolled in UnitedHealthcare's Cancer Resource Services. If you have the Empire Plan, you should call Cancer Resources Services at 866-936-6002 to verify and enroll in this coverage.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is in-network with Oscar’s Circle Plus Network, a part of its Small Group Broad line that is offered only to select small business groups. Oscar does not include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider for any of its individual plans. Please confirm eligibility with your insurance carrier.
We have agreements with several insurance companies that may provide additional coverage for cancer patients. These benefit programs include:
- AXA Assistance USA
- Beech Street
- Integrated Health Plans
- National Health Administrators
- National Preferred Provider Network
- UnitedHealthcare's Cancer Resource Services
- United Resource Network
- Veterans Choice Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with Oxford’s Freedom and Liberty plans as well as the Metro Plan (which is only offered to small business groups and no longer offered as individual plans). Please confirm with your insurance if you need a one-time referral. Note: Oxford’s Medicare Managed Care plan — Secure Horizon — does not include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider. Oxford does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with the World Trade Center Health Program.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with QualCare's PPO and HMO/POS network.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Specialty Care Management.
Hospital and physician services may be covered by TRICARE. Please call your TRICARE plan to confirm coverage at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with UnitedHealthCare's HMO, POS, and PPO plans. Please confirm with your insurance if a one-time referral is needed.
UnitedHealthCare's Medicare Managed Care plan does not include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider.
United does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by UnitedHealthcare.
Contact and Location
Memorial Sloan Kettering has locations throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester. These locations offers many services, including screening, chemotherapy, and medical testing.
MD, SUNY Buffalo; MSCE, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Internal Medicine - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Hematology and Oncology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Internal Medicine; Hematology and Oncology
My primary focus is providing excellent care to people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). At MSK, I serve as Director of the CLL Program. I oversee a team of experts who are entirely dedicated to all aspects of diagnosing and treating CLL. Our combined expertise allows us to develop the best treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique situation. We can safely administer current therapies and also provide access to the newest treatments through clinical trials. Our mission is to provide people with CLL with state-of-the-art monitoring and treatments through clinical research and expertise.
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.
- Clinical Trials Investigated by Dr. Mato
- A Phase I Study of APR-246 with Ibrutinib or with Venetoclax and Rituximab in People with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or Mantle Cell Lymphoma
- A Phase I Study of Epcoritamab in People with Relapsed or Persistent Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- A Phase I/II Study of LOXO-305 in Patients with Previously Treated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma or Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- A Phase II Study Assessing Limited Treatment Time with Acalabrutinib Combined with Obinutuzumab in People Newly Diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
- A Phase II Study of DTRMWXHS-12, Everolimus, and Pomalidomide in People with Recurrent or Persistent Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- A Phase II Study of Ublituximab and Umbralisib in Combination with Ibrutinib or Venetoclax to Treat Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- A Phase II Study of Venetoclax and Obinutuzumab as Initial Therapy for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- A Phase II Time-Limited Approach to Initial Ibrutinib Treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma in Complete or Partial Remission
- A Phase III Study of Panzyga to Prevent Infection in People with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- A Study Assessing Minimal Residual Disease to Minimize Side Effects in People with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma Who Were Treated with Venetoclax
- Clinical Trials Co-Investigated by Dr. Mato
- A Phase I Study of ME-401 in Patients with Recurrent or Persistent Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Leukemia or Follicular Lymphoma
- A Phase II Study of Zanubrutinib, Obinutuzumab, and Venetoclax in Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or Small Lymphocytic Leukemia
- A Phase III Study Assessing Early versus Delayed Treatment with Venetoclax and Obinutuzumab for Newly Diagnosed Patients with High-Risk Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma without Symptoms
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.
Research and Publications
Mato AR, Nabhan C, Barr PM, Ujjani CS, Hill BT, Lamanna N, Skarbnik AP, Howlett C, Pu J, Sehgal AR, Strelec LE, Vandegrift A, Fitzpatrick DM, Zent CS, Feldman T, Goy A, Claxton DF, Bachow SH, Kaur G, Svoboda J, Nasta SD, Porter D, Landsburg DJ, Schuster SJ, Cheson BD, Kiselev P, Evens AM. Outcomes of CLL patients treated with sequential kinase inhibitor therapy: A real world experience. Blood. 2016 Nov 3;128(18):2199-2205. doi: 10.1182/blood-2016-05-716977
Mato A, Nabhan C, Kay NE, Weiss MA, Lamanna N, Kipps TJ, Grinblatt DL, Flinn IW, Kozloff MF, Flowers CR, Farber CM, Kiselev P, Swern AS, Sullivan K, Flick ED, Sharman JP. Real-world clinical experience in the Connect® CLL registry: a prospective cohort study of 1494 patients across 199 US centres. British Journal of Hematology. 2016 Dec;175(5):892-903. doi: 10.1111/bjh.14332
Mato AR, Hill BT, Lamanna N, Barr PM, Ujjani CS, Brander DM, Howlett C, Karbnik AP, Cheson BD, Zent CS, Pu JJ, Kiselev P, Foon K, Lenhart J, Henick Bachow S, Winter AM, Cruz AL Claxton DF, Goy A, Daniel C, Isaac K, Kennard KH, Timlin C, Fanning M, Gashonia L, Yacur M, Svoboda J, Schuster SJ, Nabhan C. Optimal Sequencing of Ibrutinib, Idelalisib, and Venetoclaxin Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Results from a Multi-Center Study of 683 Patients. Annals of Oncology. 2017 May 1;28(5):1050-1056. doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdx031
Mato AR, Thompson MC, Nabhan C, Svoboda J, Schuster S. Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia: a narrative review. Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia. 2017 Dec;17(12):852-56. doi: 10.1016/j.clml.2017.07.007
Jones JA, Mato AR, Wierda WG, Davids MS, Choi M, Cheson BD, Furman RR, Lamanna N, Barr PM, Zhou L, Chyla B, Salem AH, Verdugo M, Humerickhouse RA, Potluri J, Coutre S, Woyach J, Byrd JC. Venetoclax for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia progressing after ibrutinib: an interim analysis of a multicentre, open-label, phase 2 trial. Lancet Oncology. 2018;19(1):65-75.
Mato AR, Clasen S, Pickens P, Gashonia L, Rhodes J, Svoboda J, Hughes M, Nabhan C, Ali N, Schuster S, Carver J. Left atrial abnormality (LAA) as a predictor of ibrutinib-associated atrial fibrillation in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Cancer Biology and Therapy. 2018 Jan;19(1):1-2. doi: 10.1080/15384047.2017.1394554
Mato AR, Nabhan C, Thompson MC, Lamanna N, Brander D, Hill B, Howlett C, Skarbnik A, Cheson B, Zent C, Pu J, Kiselev P, Goy A, Claxton A, Isaack K, Kennard K, Timlin C, Landsburg D, Winter A, Nasta S, Bachow S, Schuster S, Dorsey C, Svoboda J, Barr P, Ujjani C.Toxicities and outcomes of 621 ibrutinib-treated chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients in the United States: a real-world analysis. Haematologica (accepted, publication pending).
Mato AR, Islam P, Daniel C, Strelec L, Kaye AH, Brooks S, Ganetsky A, Nasta S, Porter DL, Svoboda J, Nabhan C, Schuster SJ. Ibrutinib-induced pneumonitis in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Blood. 2016 Feb 25;127(8):1064-7. doi: 10.1182/blood-2015-12-686873
Wang J, Morrissette J, Lieberman DB, Timlin C, Schuster SJ, Mato AR. Utilization of Next Generation Sequencing Identifies Potentially Actionable Mutations in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia. British Journal of Hematology. 2016 Oct 7. doi: 10.1111/bjh.14315
O’Brien S, Jones JA, Coutre SE, Mato AR, Hillmen P, Tam C, Österborg A, Siddiqi T, Thirman MJ, Furman RR, Ilhan O, Keating MJ, Call TG, Brown JR, Stevens-Brogan M, Li Y, Clow F, James DF, Chu AD, Hallek M, Stilgenbauer S. Ibrutinib for patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia with 17p deletion (RESONATE-17): a phase 2, open-label, multicentre study. Lancet Oncology. 2016 Oct;17(10):1409-1418. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(16)30212-1
Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Mato’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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