Memorial Sloan Kettering radiologist Daphna Gelblum

Daphna Y. Gelblum, MD

Radiation Oncologist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Head and Neck Cancers

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Director of Regional Radiation Oncology Clinical Research
Get To Know Me

I am a radiation oncologist who cares for people with lung, head and neck, and gynecologic cancers.

I specialize in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image-guided RT. IMRT is a type of RT that delivers radiation directly to cancer cells from different angles. With IMRT, we can give high doses of radiation to the cancer cells while limiting damage to the healthy tissue and organs them.

I am also an expert in stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), which is another very precise form of RT. We use SBRT to treat cancer using high doses of radiation in three to five rounds of treatment.

I treat more than 300 patients each year.

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I decided to become a doctor after working as a research assistant in a diagnostic radiology department. During my clinical rotations, I learned how much I enjoy connecting with patients and found radiation oncology to be a perfect blend of patient care and my engineering education. 

I began my practice at Rockville Centre on Long Island, which has since been replaced by MSK Nassau. After five years, I joined the faculty at MSK Commack, also on Long Island, as Chief of Radiation Therapy in 2002. In 2008, I was named Director of the Regional Radiation Oncology Clinical Research Program, and in October 2014, I moved to open MSK Westchester in West Harrison, New York. I am excited to be able to offer the same cutting-edge treatments available at MSK’s Manhattan locations to our patients and neighbors closer to home, eliminating the commute to Manhattan. The smaller size of our facility also allows for a more personal patient experience.

Having my surgical, medical oncology, and radiology colleagues in one building makes working together very easy. We connect frequently to make the best recommendations for each person we meet, including clinical trials for patients interested in learning more about our trials.

Our patients at MSK Westchester have access to many MSK-led, and national clinical trials offering state-of-the-art cancer care. I have served as the MSK principal investigator (the clinical trial lead) on several national lung cancer trialsavailable at MSK.

I cherish the relationships I have with my patients and the trust that they place in me. It is my goal that patients and their caregivers understand my recommendations and feel confident in my care after they meet with me.

Outside of work, my greatest passion is my family. I also enjoy traveling, exercising, hiking, spending time with friends, and exploring new restaurants. 

My Role at MSK

A radiation oncologist is a cancer doctor with special training in using radiation therapy (RT) to treat cancer with radiation.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Residencies

  • Radiation Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Radiation 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 (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

Connecticare

In Network Coverage Type
POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Offers a qualified health plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call Emblem to learn more.

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

Offers a qualified health plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call Fidelis to learn more.

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

Offers a qualified health plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call Healthfirst to learn more.

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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If you don't have health insurance or are worried that your care may not be fully covered, our financial assistance programs may be able to help.

If you have questions about insurance, call us at 646-497-9176.

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Contact and Location

Dr. Gelblum sees patients at one location.

Office Phone
Location
West Harrison, NY
500 Westchester Avenue West Harrison NY 10604

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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. Gelblum’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.

Daphna Y. Gelblum discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Doximity, Inc.
    Equity

If you’re a patient at MSK and would like more information about your doctor’s external relationships, please talk with your doctor.

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