Meet Colorectal Surgeon Emmanouil Pappou

Emmanouil P. Pappou, MD, PhD, FACS, FASCRS

Surgeon

Titles

Assistant Attending Surgeon

Clinical Expertise

Primary and Recurrent Colon, Rectal, Anal, Appendiceal and Small Bowel Cancers; Carcinoid; Peritoneal Surface Malignancies; Minimally Invasive Surgery (Robotic and Laparoscopic); Preservation of Bowel, Bladder, and Sexual Function; Clinical Trials in Surgery

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Accepted Insurance Providers

Dr. Pappou 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, Technical University of Munich; PhD, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich

Residencies

Surgery – Johns Hopkins Hospital

Fellowships

Surgical Oncology - The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University; Colon and Rectal Surgery – NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Surgery; Colon and Rectal Surgery

I am a board-certified colorectal surgeon who specializes in treating gastrointestinal cancers. Specifically, I focus on colon cancer, rectal cancer, appendiceal cancer, and anal cancer. I have extensive experience doing traditional open surgery and using minimally invasive techniques, such as robotic and laparoscopic surgery. I work closely with my patients, their families, and my colleagues across many disciplines to come up with a treatment plan that best fits my patients’ needs. As a surgeon, I aim to minimize the risks of cancer surgery while having a meaningful, positive impact on my patients’ quality of life.

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I was drawn to the field of surgical oncology and specifically colorectal surgery for several reasons. I admired the dual commitment of a colorectal surgeon to saving lives while at the same time striving to preserve quality of life. I also find it most rewarding to see people get their lives back after they have completed their cancer treatments.

People being treated for colorectal cancer often need to face issues that may be difficult to talk about, such as bowel and sexual function. For this reason, my team and I approach each patient as a member of our family. We treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve. We’ll spend as much time together as needed to ensure that everyone is at ease with our plan moving forward.

Our number-one goal is to cure cancer, but we place equal importance on our patients’ quality of life. That’s why we are developing clinical trials that look at ways to restore or improve function after surgery for colorectal cancer. We’re also developing new tools for early detection and treatment of colorectal and anal cancer.

No two people have the same expectations of surgery. Taking the time to get to know my patients helps me fine-tune the procedure to meet their needs. My team and I are easily accessible and readily available to answer any questions that my patients may have. We are here to guide them and their families before, during, and after surgery.

I work closely with my patients, their families, and my colleagues across many disciplines to come up with a treatment plan that best fits my patients’ needs.

-Dr. Pappou

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly: America's Top Doctors (2023)
  • Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery Core Values in Practice Award (2009)
  • Johns Hopkins George D. Zuidema Research Award for Meritorious Laboratory Research (2010)

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

Pappou, E.P. and M.R. Weiser, Robotic colonic resection. J Surg Oncol, 2015

Fu, T., E.P. Pappou, A.A. Guzzetta, M.F. Calmon, L. Sun, A. Herrera, F. Li, C.L. Wolfgang, S.B. Baylin, C.A. Iacobuzio-Donahue, W. Tong, and N. Ahuja, IGFBP-3 Gene Methylation in Primary Tumor Predicts Recurrence of Stage II Colorectal Cancers. Ann Surg, 2015.

Tao Fu, Yanliang Liu, Kai Li, Weiwei Wan, Emmanouil Pappou, Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, Zachary Kerner, Stephen Baylin, Christopher Wolfgang, and Nita Ahuja.Tumors with unmethylated MLH1 and the CpG island methylator phenotype are associated with a poor prognosis in stage II colorectal cancer patients. Oncotarget 2016.

Publications on PubMed

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

Emmanouil P. Pappou discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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