Pictured: Charlotte Ariyan

Charlotte E. Ariyan, MD, PhD

Surgeon

Titles

Carol Bassok Lowenstein Chair

Clinical Expertise

Melanoma; Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Merkel Cell Carcinoma

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Accepted Insurance Providers

Dr. Ariyan 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

Contact and Location

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About Me

Education

MD, University of Vermont

Residencies

General Surgery - Yale-New Haven Hospital

Fellowships

Surgical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Surgery

I am a board-certified general surgeon specializing in surgical oncology with a clinical expertise in melanoma and soft tissue sarcoma. I work closely with the patient and the comprehensive team of physicians to customize treatment plans for each individual.

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In my research, I am investigating new ways to allow the immune system to fight cancer. I am also involved in clinical trials aimed at defining the role of current therapies and improving outcomes through novel new treatments. I am currently the principal investigator (PI) of a Phase II trial investigating the addition of systemic ipilimumab to isolated limb infusion for melanoma in transit disease. I am also the Memorial Sloan Kettering PI of the multi-center MSLT-II trial. This trial randomizes patients with a positive sentinel lymph node to completon lymph node dissection versus ultrasound surveillance of the lymph nodes.

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly: America's Top Doctors (2023)
  • Castle Connolly: New York Magazine Top Doctors (2019-2020)

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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

Kelly CM, Antonescu CR, Bowler T, Munhoz R, Chi P, Dickson MA, Gounder MM, Keohan ML, Movva S, Dholakia R, Ahmad H, Biniakewitz M, Condy M, Phelan H, Callahan M, Wong P, Singer S, Ariyan C, Bartlett EK, Crago A, Yoon S, Hwang S, Erinjeri JP, Qin LX, Tap WD, D’Angelo SP. Objective Response Rate Among Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Sarcoma Treated With Talimogene Laherparepvec in Combination With Pembrolizumab: A Phase 2 Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol. 2020 Jan 23. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.6152. [Epub ahead of print]

Bello DM, Ariyan CEASO Author Reflections: Is There a Re-invigorated Role for Melanoma Metastasectomy in a Checkpoint Blockade Era? Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Apr;27(4):1189-1190. doi: 10.1245/s10434-020-08201-6. Epub 2020 Jan 17.

Śledzińska A, Vila de Mucha M, Bergerhoff K, Hotblack A, Demane DF, Ghorani E, Akarca AU, Marzolini MAV, Solomon I, Vargas FA, Pule M, Ono M, Seddon B, Kassiotis G, Ariyan CE, Korn T, Marafioti T, Lord GM, Stauss H, Jenner RG, Peggs KS, Quezada SA. Regulatory T Cells Restrain Interleukin-2- and Blimp-1-Dependent Acquisition of Cytotoxic Function by CD4+ T Cells. Immunity. 2020 Jan 14;52(1):151-166.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2019.12.007. Epub 2020 Jan 7.

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Bello DM, Panageas KS, Hollmann T, Shoushtari AN, Momtaz P, Chapman PB, Postow MA, Callahan MK, Wolchok JD, Brady MS, Coit DG, Ariyan CE. Survival Outcomes After Metastasectomy in Melanoma Patients Categorized by Response to Checkpoint Blockade. Bello DM, Panageas KS, Hollmann T, Shoushtari AN, Momtaz P, Chapman PB, Postow MA, Callahan MK, Wolchok JD, Brady MS, Coit DG, Ariyan CE. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Apr;27(4):1180-1188. doi: 10.1245/s10434-019-08099-9. Epub 2019 Dec 17.

Brown CC, Gudjonson H, Pritykin Y, Deep D, Lavallée VP, Mendoza A, Fromme R, Mazutis L, Ariyan C, Leslie C, Pe’er D, Rudensky AY. Transcriptional Basis of Mouse and Human Dendritic Cell Heterogeneity. Cell. 2019 Oct 31;179(4):846-863.e24. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2019.09.035. Epub 2019 Oct 24.

Raj N, Zheng Y, Kelly V, Katz SS, Chou J, Do RKG, Capanu M, Zamarin D, Saltz LB, Ariyan CE, Untch BR, O’Reilly EM, Gopalan A, Berger MF, Olino K, Segal NH, Reidy-Lagunes DL. PD-1 Blockade in Advanced Adrenocortical Carcinoma. J Clin Oncol. 2020 Jan 1;38(1):71-80. doi: 10.1200/JCO.19.01586. Epub 2019 Oct 23.

Publications on PubMed

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

Charlotte E. Ariyan discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc.
    Provision of Services

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