Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Edmund Bartlett

Edmund Bartlett, MD

Surgeon

Clinical Expertise

Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Melanoma; Merkel Cell Carcinoma; Splenic Neoplasms

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Accepted Insurance Providers

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

Aetna

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with Aetna HMO, POS, and PPO plans. Aetna does not include us in any of the plans you can purchase through the insurance exchanges or through Medicare. Please ask your insurance if you need a one-time referral. MSK has an agreement with the Aetna Transplant Program for all Aetna's commercial products.

Blue Cross Blue Shield

In New York State

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Wellpoint) of New York HMO, EPO, PPO, and POS plans, with the following exceptions:

  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering is not an in-network provider for Empire's Medicare Managed Care plan known as Mediblue).
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Blue Cross Blue Shield.

In New Jersey

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with some Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey plans for individuals, families, and small businesses. For example, the PPO plan is in-network with our Manhattan locations. 

Horizon Blue Cross HMO is only in-network with our Basking Ridge, Bergen and Monmouth locations. It does not allow access to our Manhattan facilities.

Horizon Blue Cross PPO is in network with our Basking Ridge, Bergen, Monmouth and Manhattan locations.

OMNIA Plans: Tier I EPO based plan policy is only in-network with our Basking Ridge, Bergen and Monmouth locations and does not allow access to our Manhattan sites. Tier II EPO is only in-network with our Manhattan sites if it is a blue-card plan (there would be a suitcase logo indicating PPO on the front of the card).

Other plans may only be in-network at our Basking Ridge, Bergen or Monmouth locations.

Outside New York State and New Jersey

Some, but not all, Blue Cross Blue Shield plans outside of New York and New Jersey include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider. Contact your insurance to find out if your plan provides in-network access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.

CIGNA

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with CIGNA's HMO, POS, and PPO plans. CIGNA does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.

  • If you are a New York State resident: Please ask your insurance if you need a one-time referral.
  • If you live outside of New York State: Please ask your insurance if you have in-network access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.
EmblemHealth (including GHI, HIP, ConnectiCare, and Vytra)

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with EmblemHealth’s PPO, EPO, POS, HMO plans and Medicare plans. Emblem Health does not include us in any of its Select Care network plans. EmblemHealth includes GHI, HIP, Vytra, and ConnecticCare (in NYS Only). You must bring a referral from your Emblem primary care doctor to your first appointment.

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Plus

Formerly known as Health Plus Amerigroup, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Plus is an in-network provider with Memorial Sloan Kettering. You will need a one-time referral from your primary care doctor.

Health Insurance Exchanges

We understand that there may be many complexities involved with insurance coverage purchased through the health exchange network of the Affordable Care Act. We’re here to help. If you have questions about how your care will be covered by an insurance provider, or need help navigating a change in coverage, please call us at 646-227-3378; if you are not a resident of New York, you can call us at 866-248-1274. Our team is here to listen to your concerns and assist you in any way we can. We want our care to be as accessible and affordable for as many people as possible.

HealthFirst

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with HealthFirst’s commercial products; these commercial products are not purchased on the insurance exchanges.

HealthSmart

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with HealthSmart’s Accel, HSPC, and HPO networks.

Humana

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Humana.

Interlink Health Services

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Interlink Health Services.

Lifetrac

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Lifetrac.

MagnaCare

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider for all MagnaCare health plans except those products you can buy through the insurance exchanges.

Medicaid

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with Medicaid NY Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus (formerly known as Amerigroup). You will need a one-time referral from your primary care doctor.

Medicare

Hospital and physician services at Memorial Sloan Kettering are covered by standard Medicare insurance. You are responsible for co-insurance and deductible costs. 

In New York: Memorial Sloan Kettering’s New York locations are in-network with the Emblem Medicare Advantage Plans.

In New Jersey: Memorial Sloan Kettering’s  New Jersey locations in Basking Ridge, Bergen and Monmouth are in-network with the Horizon Medicare Advantage Plan. This plan is not accepted for care provided at MSK’s New York locations.

If you are enrolled in any other Medicare Advantage plan, please contact your insurance carrier to determine your benefits and coverage at Memorial Sloan Kettering since your access may be limited.

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with some Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS plans. Contact your insurance carrier to find out if your plan provides in-network access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Multiplan.

Multiple Insurance Plans

If you are covered by more than one insurance plan, you will want to determine your benefits from both plans. First, you need to determine which one is your primary insurance provider by contacting your employee benefits office or your insurance carriers. After you find out which is your primary insurance provider, you should then contact your insurance carrier to determine if you have access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.

MVP

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with some MVP plans. Contact your insurance carrier to find out if your plan provides in-network access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.

New York State Employee Health Insurance Plan (Empire Plan)

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider for New York State employees who have enrolled in UnitedHealthcare's Cancer Resource Services. If you have the Empire Plan, you should call Cancer Resources Services at 866-936-6002 to verify and enroll in this coverage.

Oscar

Memorial Sloan Kettering is in-network with Oscar’s Circle Plus Network, a part of its Small Group Broad line that is offered only to select small business groups. Oscar does not include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider for any of its individual plans. Please confirm eligibility with your insurance carrier. 

Other Coverage Options

We have agreements with several insurance companies that may provide additional coverage for cancer patients. These benefit programs include:

  • AXA Assistance USA
  • Beech Street
  • Integrated Health Plans
  • National Health Administrators
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • UnitedHealthcare's Cancer Resource Services
  • United Resource Network
  • Veterans Choice Program
Oxford

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with Oxford’s Freedom and Liberty plans as well as the Metro Plan (which is only offered to small business groups and no longer offered as individual plans). Please confirm with your insurance if you need a one-time referral. Note: Oxford’s Medicare Managed Care plan — Secure Horizon — does not include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider. Oxford does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.

QualCare

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with QualCare's PPO and HMO/POS network.

Specialty Care Management

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Specialty Care Management.

TRICARE

Hospital and physician services may be covered by TRICARE. Please call your TRICARE plan to confirm coverage at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

UnitedHealthcare

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with UnitedHealthCare's HMO, POS, and PPO plans. Please confirm with your insurance if a one-time referral is needed.

UnitedHealthCare's Medicare Managed Care plan does not include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider.

United does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by UnitedHealthcare.

World Trade Center Health Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with the World Trade Center Health Program.

Contact and Location

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Memorial Sloan Kettering has locations throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester. These locations offers many services, including screening, chemotherapy, and medical testing.

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About Me

Education

MD, University of Pennsylvania Medical School

Residencies

General Surgery – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Fellowships

Complex General Surgical Oncology – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Surgery

I am a surgical oncologist who specializes in treating soft tissue sarcoma, melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and splenic neoplasms. I care for patients at MSK Bergen and in Manhattan.

The treatment of melanoma is changing at a remarkable rate. Recent trials have changed our surgical approach to people with disease that has spread to lymph nodes. The development of effective immunotherapies has revolutionized our ability to treat advanced disease. I work closely with my partners in medical and radiation oncology to determine the best care plan for people with melanoma. I am actively studying ways we can apply the lessons and progress we have made in melanoma to such rare cancers as soft tissue sarcoma and Merkel cell carcinoma. 

For early-stage melanoma, I am interested in using sentinel lymph node biopsy. This special type of biopsy helps us tell how likely it is that the cancer will spread to other parts of the body. I also work to identify people who can avoid the procedure. For higher-risk melanoma, when the disease may have already spread to the lymph nodes, I am working to refine the best types of treatments — including surgery, radiation, and immune therapies — and which order to use them. I am a member of the Melanoma Disease Management Team. This wonderful resource allows care teams to discuss patients in a multidisciplinary approach. We are able to use our collective expertise to identify the best treatment for each individual.

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I am also a member of the Sarcoma Disease Management Team. Soft tissue sarcoma is a rare cancer with approximately 80 subtypes. Each subtype behaves and responds to treatment differently. As such, people with soft tissue sarcoma need a care team with deep expertise, one that is dedicated to using a personalized approach for each patient. MSK has been a leader in applying new immune therapy strategies to sarcoma. I am interested in identifying sarcoma subtypes that may be effectively treated by immunotherapy.

I have a particular research interest in the development of clinical trials. My current efforts are focused on using immunotherapy in patients before it has been detected if the cancer will spread. One such trial currently enrolling patients uses immunotherapy treatments in people with sarcoma before surgery in the hopes it will decrease the chance of the cancer coming back. The trials we are developing and the studies we perform are motivated by our interest in providing new treatment options that will maximize chances for a cure and minimize treatment-related complications.

Although the research being done to advance our treatment of people with cancer is critically important, I am first and foremost a surgeon who interested in providing optimal care for my patients. I received dedicated training in the treatment of sarcoma as the Kristen Ann Carr Sarcoma Fellow at MSK and was awarded the Michael E. Burt Award for clinical excellence in 2018.

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.

Clinical Trials

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

Identification of Patients with Intermediate Thickness Melanoma at Low Risk for Sentinel Lymph Node Positivity. Bartlett EK, Peters MG, Blair A, Etherington MS, Elder DE, Xu XG, Guerry D, Ming ME, Fraker DL, Czerniecki BJ, Gimotty PA, Karakousis GC. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Jan;23(1):250-6.

Current staging and prognostic factors in melanoma. Bartlett EK, Karakousis GC. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2015 Apr;24(2):215-27.

Outcomes after resection of leiomyosarcomas of the inferior vena cava: a pooled data analysis of 377 cases. Wachtel H, Gupta M, Bartlett EK, Jackson BM, Kelz RR, Karakousis GC, Fraker DL, Roses RE. Surg Oncol. 2015 Mar;24(1):21-7.

The rise in metastasectomy across cancer types over the past decade. Bartlett EK, Simmons KD, Wachtel H, Roses RE, Fraker DL, Kelz RR, Karakousis GC. Cancer. 2015 Mar 1;121(5):747-57.

Preoperative radiation for retroperitoneal sarcoma is not associated with increased early postoperative morbidity. Bartlett EK, Roses RE, Meise C, Fraker DL, Kelz RR, Karakousis GC. J Surg Oncol. 2014 May;109(6):606-11

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Bartlett’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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