Evan Smith

Evan Smith, MD, FACOG

Gynecologic Surgeon

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Gynecologic Cancers (Uterine/Endometrial, Cervical, Ovarian, Vulvar)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (Robotic and Laparoscopic)
  • Fertility-Sparing Surgery

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Assistant Attending Surgeon
Get To Know Me

As a gynecologic surgeon, I specialize in the treatment of:

My training and experience allow me to provide the latest, most advanced surgical procedures to the people in my care. I see patients at the Rockefeller Outpatient Pavilion in Manhattan and MSK Bergen in Montvale, New Jersey. I operate at Memorial Hospital and the Josie Robertson Surgery Center.

I was drawn to gynecologic oncology because I wanted to develop meaningful patient relationships and have a positive impact on the people I treat. It is a privilege to provide care and comfort to others during what is often the most difficult time in their lives.

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After practicing in my home state of Louisiana, I now work at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) — the place where I trained as a fellow and consider to be my professional home. I work with a team of world-class experts, including fellow surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and pathologists. Our shared goal is to put an end to cancer.

Surgical treatment for gynecologic cancers is not one-size-fits-all. I strive to individualize care. This means that I take the time to listen to my patients and learn what treatment approach is best for them. It is important to me that my patients fully understand their diagnosis and options for therapy.

Sometimes, the best option may be a major surgery to remove all visible tumors (surgical debulking). I also offer minimally invasive surgery whenever it is safe to do so. There are many benefits of minimally invasive cancer surgery. Some are a shorter hospital stay, less scarring, and faster recovery. I am an expert in minimally invasive surgery using laparoscopic and robotic methods.

I actively participate in clinical research to advance the way we approach cancer care. I also work side by side with surgical fellows to share my knowledge and skills with the next generation of gynecologic oncologists.

Outside of the hospital setting, I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids, cooking Cajun cuisine, traveling, and distance running. I’ve run the New York City Marathon multiple times with Fred’s Team to raise money for cancer research at MSK.

My Role at MSK

A gynecologic (GY-neh-kuh-LAH-jik) surgeon is a doctor with special training in surgery on the female reproductive system. This includes the cervix, endometrium, fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, and vagina.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Gynecologic Cancers (Uterine/Endometrial, Cervical, Ovarian, Vulvar)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (Robotic and Laparoscopic)
  • Fertility-Sparing Surgery
  • Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer Risk-Reduction Surgery
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Shreveport

Residencies

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ochsner Health

Fellowships

  • Gynecologic Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

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

Don't see your carrier or plan? We can help you understand your coverage.

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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Current Patients

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Contact and Location

Dr. Smith sees patients at four locations.

Location
New York, NY
Montvale, NJ
1275 York Avenue New York NY 10065
1133 York Avenue New York NY 10065
225 Summit Avenue Montvale NJ 07645
160 East 53rd Street New York NY 10022

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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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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

Smith ES, Moon AS, O’Hanlon R, Leitao MM Jr, Sonoda Y, Abu-Rustum NR, Mueller JJ. Radical Trachelectomy for the Treatment of Early-Stage Cervical Cancer: A Systematic Review. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Sep;136(3):533-542. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003952. PMID: 32769648; PMCID: PMC7528402.

Smith ES, Jansen C, Miller KM, Chiang S, Alektiar KM, Hensley ML, Mueller JJ, Abu-Rustum NR, Leitao MM Jr. Primary characteristics and outcomes of newly diagnosed low-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2022 Jul 4;32(7):882-890. doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2022-003383. PMID: 35641004; PMCID: PMC9256804.

Stasenko M, Smith E, Yeku O, Park KJ, Laster I, Lee K, Walderich S, Spriggs E, Rueda B, Weigelt B, Zamarin D, Rao TD, Spriggs DR. Targeting galectin-3 with a high-affinity antibody for inhibition of high-grade serous ovarian cancer and other MUC16/CA-125-expressing malignancies. Sci Rep. 2021 Feb 12;11(1):3718. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-82686-3. PMID: 33580170; PMCID: PMC7881041.

Read more

Smith ES, Da Cruz Paula A, Cadoo KA, Abu-Rustum NR, Pei X, Brown DN, Ferrando L, Sebastiao APM, Riaz N, Robson ME, Soslow RA, Reis-Filho JS, Mandelker D, Weigelt B. Endometrial Cancers in BRCA1 or BRCA2 Germline Mutation Carriers: Assessment of Homologous Recombination DNA Repair Defects. JCO Precis Oncol. 2019 Aug 29;3:PO.19.00103. doi: 10.1200/PO.19.00103. PMID: 32914019; PMCID: PMC7446423.

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Smith’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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