Carol L. Brown, MD, FACOG, FACS

Carol L. Brown, MD, FACOG, FACS

Gynecologic Surgeon

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Surgery for Ovarian, Endometrial, and Cervical Cancer and Uterine Sarcoma
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Ovarian Cancer Debulking Surgery

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer
  • Nicholls-Biondi Chair for Health Equity at Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Vice Chair Health Equity, Department of Surgery
Get To Know Me

I am a physician who is dedicated to improving the lives of women with gynecologic cancers. I am a board-certified gynecologic oncologist who, for more than 15 years, has used my skills as a surgeon to provide high-quality and compassionate care to women with ovarian, uterine, cervical, and vulvar cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

I have special training and expertise in surgical debulking of ovarian cancer and the use of minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of uterine and cervical cancer. In addition to surgery for gynecologic cancers, I have a special interest in the prevention and treatment of cervical and vulvar dysplasia and carcinoma in situ.

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My years of education and training — including graduating with honors from Harvard University and receiving my MD from Columbia University, where I was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society — have helped prepare me for the unique challenges of caring for women with cancer. I have received honors and awards including the first Malcolm X Memorial Scholarship from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the American Cancer Society’s Clinical Oncology Career Development Award for my research in cervical cancer. I was named one of “America’s Leading Physicians” by Black Enterprise magazine in 2001 and 2008 and am listed in “Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area 11th Edition” by Castle Connolly in 2007.

I work to improve the quality and delivery of cancer care to women on a national level through my healthcare policy and advocacy activities. I have or currently hold committee positions including Chairperson of the New York State Department of Health Ovarian Cancer Information Program Advisory Council, Advisor for Special Populations for the Gynecologic Oncology Group, Chair of the Government Relations Committee of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, and Delegate to the American Medical Association, where I am also Chair of the Cancer Caucus. In addition to taking care of women with cancer, my career is focused on the reduction and elimination of cancer health disparities experienced by medically underserved populations; and promoting public policy to increase awareness, improve care, and increase research funding for gynecologic and other cancers both locally and nationally.

My Role at MSK

A gynecologic (GY-neh-kuh-LAH-jik) surgeon is a doctor with special training in surgery on the female reproductive system. This includes the cervix, endometrium, fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, and vagina.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Surgery for Ovarian, Endometrial, and Cervical Cancer and Uterine Sarcoma
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Ovarian Cancer Debulking Surgery
  • Fertility-Sparing Treatment for Ovarian and Cervical Cancers
  • Cervical and Vulvar Dysplasia
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Columbia University

Residencies

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Awards and Honors

  • Top Doctors New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly (2023)
  • Exceptional Women in Medicine Award, Castle Connolly (2023)
  • Castle Connolly: America's Top Doctors (2023)
  • AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Memorial Lectureship (2017)

Fellowships

  • Gynecologic Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Gynecologic 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 (City of NY retirees only, starting 9/1/23)

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

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. Brown sees patients at two locations.

Office Phone
Location
New York, NY
Uniondale, NY
160 East 53rd Street New York NY 10022
1101 Hempstead Turnpike Uniondale NY 11553

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Research and Publications

Selected Book Chapters
“Palliative surgery in ovarian cancer.” Brown CL, Lewis JL Jr. In: Cancer of the Ovary. Markham M, Hoskins W, eds. New York: Raven Press; 1993: 217-228.

Publications on PubMed

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

Carol L. Brown discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • American College of Surgeons
    Fiduciary Role / Position
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
    Professional Services and Activities (Uncompensated)
  • Brooklyn College Cancer Center (CommUnity Outreach, Research and Education) BCCC-CURE
    Professional Services and Activities (Uncompensated)
  • President's Cancer Panel
    Professional Services and Activities (Uncompensated)
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    Professional Services and Activities (Uncompensated)

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