Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Behfar Ehdaie

Behfar Ehdaie, MD, MPH

Surgeon

Titles

Associate Attending Surgeon

Clinical Expertise

Prostate Cancer; Kidney Cancer; Minimally Invasive and Robotic-Assisted Techniques; MRI Image-Guided Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures

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Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., (Eastern time)
Accepted Insurance Providers

Dr. Ehdaie accepts the following list of insurance providers. Select your insurance provider to see more details.

Aetna

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (City of NY retirees only, starting 7/1/23)

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Carrum Health

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): Supplemental

Cigna

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

Connecticare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem Essential

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

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

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Fidelis

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

First Health

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Healthfirst

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

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

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO

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

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Magnacare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): Supplemental

MVP

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

Payor Type: Other
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): TBD

Oscar

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO/EPO

Oxford

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, EPO

Qualcare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

Straight NJ Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Tricare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

UMR

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS

United Healthcare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

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About Me

Education

MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine; MPH, Harvard University School of Public Health

Residencies

Urology - University of Virginia School of Medicine

Fellowships

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Urology

I am a surgeon with special expertise in employing techniques that are minimally invasive for the treatment of urologic cancers, focusing on the novel management of prostate cancer, kidney tumors, and bladder cancer. During my MSK fellowship I received advanced training in focal therapies, which include a variety of noninvasive techniques for destroying small tumors inside the prostate while leaving the gland intact and sparing most of its healthy tissue. I’ve also been involved in pioneering minimally invasive treatments for prostate cancer including robot-assisted procedures.

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In addition, I have advanced skills in MRI-guided procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer and have performed more than 500 MRI-guided prostate biopsies. I’m also one of only a handful of surgeons experienced in doing extensive lymph node removals at the time of prostate surgery.

Committed to achieving cures while preserving quality of life, I am pioneering the development of a novel therapy for prostate cancer for men with less-advanced disease or tumors that are in only one area of the prostate. I’m currently the principal investigator in a clinical trial of a therapy called partial gland ablation that involves using precisely targeted ablative technology to treat only those areas containing prostate cancer cells. Preserving the remaining healthy gland allows physicians to deliver a treatment that is without side effects, such as incontinence or erectile dysfunction.

Dedicated to patient-centered care and eliminating the side effects associated with overtreatment of men with low-risk prostate cancer, I support the idea of active surveillance in men with low-risk disease. I am seeking to develop one of the largest surveillance clinics in the world, which includes both advanced imaging and the use of biomarkers to detect cancer progression.

I am an international expert in prostate cancer, and have done numerous invited presentations to academic medical centers and professional societies  in the United States and around the world. In addition, I am a member of guideline committees that determine optimal prostate cancer management and work to improve prostate cancer biopsy outcomes.

I’ve published extensively, with more than 16 peer-reviewed studies. In addition, I serve on the editorial boards or am a reviewer on multiple prestigious journals including European Urology, Frontiers in Genitourinary Oncology, the Annals of Surgical Oncology, Cancer, and the British Journal of Urology International.

I am focused on serving my patients and their families and to offering integrated treatment plans tailored to each patient’s needs, concerns, and values.

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly: America's Top Doctors (2023)
  • Imperial College London Award – Best Paper in Prostate Cancer (2022)
  • Member, American Urological Association Core Curriculum Education Committee
  • Clinical Chair, Advanced Practice Pathology Program, College of American Pathologists
  • Review of the Year, Journal of Urology (2016)
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation Award – First Prize, Society of Urologic Oncology (2013)
  • Administrative Chief Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Grants: NIH LRP (principal investigator), NIH RO1 (co-investigator), Department of Defense (co-principal investigator), PCORI (co-investigator)

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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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Ehdaie’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.

Behfar Ehdaie discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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