Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Arlyn Apollo

Arlyn Apollo, MD, MPH

Genitourinary Oncologist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bladder/Ureteral Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell Cancer)

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About Me

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

I am a medical oncologist and internist who cares for people with genitourinary cancer, including prostate, bladder, kidney, and testicular cancers.

This provider is part of a team that was ranked #1 in the nation for Urology Cancer Care this year by U.S. News & World Report.
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I see patients at MSK Nassau, where we offer compassionate, state-of-the-art cancer treatment for people who wish to receive MSK care closer to home. We provide the same superior care that is offered at MSK in Manhattan. Our team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgeons collaborates closely with our colleagues in Manhattan. We regularly participate in academic conferences to stay up-to-date on the most recent advances in the fast-paced field of cancer care.

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is possibly the most frightening time in a person’s life. I hope that patients and their families are slightly less anxious after meeting with me. Knowing what to expect may help relieve some of the fear that comes with treatment for cancer.

I strive to achieve the best possible outcome for each person in my care. This includes maintaining or improving their quality of life at all stages. It is incredibly rewarding to get to know patients and their caregivers, to understand their individual needs and preferences, and to address their medical, social, and emotional concerns.

Patients often want to know about side effects and whether their daily life and activities will change while they are undergoing cancer treatment. I try to keep people doing the things they enjoy. If they are unable, we may need to make adjustments in our care plan so that they can go back to these activities. It’s important for patients to know that they are not alone. We have a dedicated team of doctors, nurses, support staff, social workers, and nutritionists ready to help them.

It is exciting to see people with cancer benefit from ongoing clinical trials. These studies can lead to new treatments. For example, immunotherapy has changed the way we treat many types of cancer.  When appropriate, my team and I enroll patients in clinical trials at MSK Nassau or in trials that are available only at MSK in Manhattan. MSK Nassau and the other regional sites offer many of the clinical trials that are available at MSK in Manhattan, and we expect these offerings to continue to grow.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children,  and I am an avid runner.

My Role at MSK

A genitourinary (jeh-nih-toh-YOOR-ih-nayr-ee) oncologist is a cancer doctor with special training in the genitourinary (GU) system. This includes bladder, kidney, penis, prostate, and testicular cancers.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bladder/Ureteral Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell Cancer)
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Adrenal Cancer
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine - Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Fellowships

  • Oncology/Hematology - Columbia University Medical 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

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

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

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

Don't see your carrier or plan? We can help you understand your coverage.

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. Apollo sees patients at one location.

Office Phone
Location
Uniondale, NY
1101 Hempstead Turnpike Uniondale NY 11553

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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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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.

Arlyn Apollo discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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