Barbara C. Egan, MD -- Assistant Chair for Inpatient Affairs, Department of Medicine

Barbara C. Egan, MD

Hospitalist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Inpatient Treatment of Oncologic and Internal Medicine Issues
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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Chief, Hospital Medicine Service, Department of Medicine
Get To Know Me

I am proud to be the Chief of the Hospital Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering. I lead an outstanding team of physicians and physician assistants who are hospitalists, meaning that we specialize in delivering comprehensive medical care to people who are hospitalized. Our service strives to provide care that is, above all else, compassionate and patient-centered, as well as safe and evidence-based.

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Our faculty members are national pioneers in the field of oncology hospital medicine. This subspecialty focuses on the care of the hospitalized cancer patient. Hospitalized cancer patients have unique medical and psychosocial challenges, and we have been able to demonstrate that hospitalists can provide this care just as well as the traditional model of oncologist-led care.

In addition to being board certified in internal medicine with focused practice in hospital medicine, I am board certified in hospice and palliative medicine. I have particular expertise in the alleviation of suffering, be it from pain or other cancer-related symptoms such as nausea and shortness of breath. In my role as a member of the Palliative Medicine Service, I provide inpatient consultative care to people who are suffering; our multidisciplinary team, comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, chaplains, social workers, and pharmacists, works together to ensure the comfort and quality of life of our patients.

Our faculty members are leaders in the education of residents and medical students within the Department of Medicine at MSK. On a daily basis, we strive to demonstrate and teach the delivery of patient care that is of the highest quality, emphasizing outstanding communication skills and physician-patient interactions. We are also involved in many quality and safety-related initiatives; we continually seek to improve how we take care of patients at MSK, and then we endeavor to disseminate that knowledge to our trainees and colleagues around the country.

I became a Senior Fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine in 2010. This honor recognizes my commitment to the field of hospital medicine and my demonstrated excellence in the areas of leadership, teamwork, and quality improvement. I was honored to be the recipient of the MSK Division of Medicine Teacher of the Year Award in 2008.

My Role at MSK

A hospitalist is a doctor with special training in caring for people in the hospital.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Inpatient Treatment of Oncologic and Internal Medicine Issues
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine

Residencies

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine

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

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.

Contact and Location

Dr. Egan sees patients at one location.

Office Phone
Location
New York, NY
1275 York Avenue New York NY 10065

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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. Egan’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.

Barbara C. Egan discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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