Memorial Sloan Kettering interventional radiologist Constantinos T. Sofocleous

Constantinos T. Sofocleous, MD, PhD

Interventional Radiologist

Clinical Expertise

Interventional Oncology; Interventional Radiology; Image-Guided Therapies

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Accepted Insurance Providers

Dr. Sofocleous 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, PhD, University of Athens School of Medicine (Greece)

Residencies

St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Fellowships

NYU Medical Center

Board Certifications

Radiology; CAQ Vascular and Interventional Radiology

I am an interventional radiologist specializing in interventional oncology, caring for people with cancer. I have been practicing interventional radiology since 1998 and joined the Interventional Radiology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering in 2002. As an expert in interventional oncology, I use minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat patients with cancer with minimal side effects, complications, and discomfort.

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My expertise include the treatment of primary and metastatic liver and lung cancers using thermal ablation (radiofrequency, microwave, cryoablation) or other non-thermal sources of energy (NanoKnife ® or irreversible electroporation). I also specialize in catheter-directed therapies that treat malignant liver tumors that cannot be removed through surgery or destroyed locally (ablation). These treatments include embolization techniques that use beads alone or combined with chemotherapy or radiotherapy delivered directly into liver tumors. These beads combine the therapeutic effects of radiation (radio embolization or selective internal radiation therapy) or chemotherapy (DEB-TACE or chemoembolization) with that of small particle tumor microvasculature embolization. These approaches offer the best therapeutic option to people with cancer who are not candidates for surgery or ablation.

I lecture nationally and internationally on topics such as embolization, radio embolization, and ablation of liver tumors — particularly metastases from colorectal, breast, or other primary cancers as well as hepatocellular cancer. I have also lectured extensively on ablation as a treatment for primary and metastatic lung cancers.

I am involved in several multidisciplinary clinical, research, and educational activities at MSK. As a faculty member on the hepatobiliary, colorectal, and solid-tumor teams, I work very closely with a team of hepatobiliary, colon, and thoracic surgeons; gastrointestinal, breast, and other oncologists; and gastroenterologists and radiation therapists to determine the most appropriate treatment for patients with primary and metastatic cancer of the liver and lung. I am also a current member of the Institutional Review Board, which is responsible for reviewing all human subjects’ related research and monitoring ongoing research conducted at MSK to ensure compliance with regulations. 

My research interest is the assessment, validation, and development of biomarkers and surrogate imaging biomarkers. These can predict outcomes and help stratify patients undergoing ablation and imaging-guided locoregional therapies of tumors in general, and particularly in colon cancer metastases. I have published extensively on the treatment of colorectal, neuroendocrine, and breast cancer liver metastases treated by image-guided therapies including radiofrequency and microwave ablation, irreversible electroporation, small particle bland embolization, and radio embolization or selective internal radiation therapy with Yttrium 90 microspheres. I have also studied and published on the cellullar effects of ablation on liver tumors, the use of embolization to salvage infusion pumps in patients with colon cancer metastatic to the liver, and the use of drug eluding beads (DEB-TACE) to treat primary liver cancer. Currently, I am the MSK site primary investigator, along with medical oncologist Andrea Cercek, of a new multi-institutional, randomized controlled trial where we assess the value of treating people with colorectal cancer liver metastases with Yttrium 90 glass microspheres in addition to standard of care second-line chemotherapy. I am also the primary investigator of an ongoing study examining tissue before and after thermal ablation of colon cancer liver metastases to detect predictive biomarkers that can impact treatment outcomes. This study was initially supported through an NIH R21 grant and showed that biopsies after radiofrequency ablation can predict outcomes.

Despite my strong interest in research, my main focus remains caring for patients. Every cancer has a unique identity, so treatment must be tailored to each patient and each situation. The environment and philosophy of MSK allow me and my partners in interventional oncology and image-guided therapies to offer each patient the best possible care for their cancer. The combination of excellence in clinical work and research also allows us to design important and pivotal clinical trials that directly translate in the best patient care.

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly: America's Top Doctors (2023)
  • Radiological Society of North America Interventional Radiology Research Trainee Prize (1997)
  • Roentgen Resident Research Award (1998)
  • Fellow, Society of Interventional Radiology (2005)
  • Fellow, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (2013)

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Research and Publications

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Publications on PubMed

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

Constantinos T. Sofocleous discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Medtronic
    Provision of Services
  • NeuWave Medical, Inc
    Provision of Services
  • Varian Medical Systems
    Provision of Services

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