Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki, MD, PhD

Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki, MD, PhD

Geriatrician

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Chief, Geriatrics Service
Get To Know Me

I am board-certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine and am the first Chief of the Geriatrics Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). The Geriatrics Service, established within the Department of Medicine in 2009, provides comprehensive, patient-centered care to older people with cancer.

Unlike just a few years ago, oncologists now commonly offer cancer treatment to people in their 80s and even 90s. Many patients in this age group have health conditions other than cancer that require special attention during the cancer treatment journey. As a result, they may be taking many different types of medicine and seeing multiple doctors by the time they come to MSK to pursue cancer treatment. As an internist with specialty training in geriatrics, I have expertise in treating these complex cases. I take the time to learn who each of my patients is, not just as a patient, but as a person. I listen to their concerns, answer their questions, and offer thoughtful, intuitive guidance that can help prevent avoidable complications.

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Beyond providing direct patient care, our Geriatrics Service provides a much-needed framework for investigating new approaches and cancer therapies in this growing population. We spearhead clinical research and collaborate with specialists in several areas, such as:

  • Breast cancer
  • Gynecologic cancers
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Psychiatry

The Geriatrics Service is also an integral part of MSK’s long-established Cancer and Aging Interdisciplinary Team. This interdisciplinary group unites MSK experts across medical areas, like medical oncology and geriatric medicine. They share new clinical insights and research, all with the goal of improving the care of older patients with cancer.

A portion of my time is spent guiding and educating other health professionals locally, nationally, and internationally about:

  • Risk assessment.
  • Potential complications to look out for when treating older adults.
  • How to best communicate with older adults and their caregivers when the patient has cognitive impairment in addition to cancer.

I am originally from Uruguay, where I obtained my MD degree. I received my PhD degree in biochemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. I became interested in geriatric medicine while I was completing my postdoctoral fellowship in cancer research at the University of Rochester Medical Center in the mid-1990’s. There, I went on to complete an internal medicine residency, followed by a fellowship in geriatric medicine.

I came to MSK from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where I served as Director of Clinical Services in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development. I have been exclusively dedicated to the care of older adults with cancer since 2009.

My Role at MSK

A geriatrician is a primary care doctor with special training in treating adults age 65 and older.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Universidad de la Republica (Uruguay)
  • PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)

Residencies

  • University of Rochester School of Medicine

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly: America’s Top Doctor (2024)
  • Top Doctors New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly (2023)
  • Exceptional Women in Medicine Award, Castle Connolly (2023)
  • Castle Connolly: America's Top Doctors (2023)
  • Castle Connolly: New York Magazine Top Doctors

Fellowships

  • University of Rochester School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric 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

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

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Contact and Location

Dr. Korc-Grodzicki sees patients at one location.

Office Phone
Location
New York, NY
160 East 53rd Street New York NY 10022

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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. Korc-Grodzicki’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.

Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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