Francesa M. Gany

Francesca M. Gany, MD, MS

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Immigrant Health
  • Cancer Disparities

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Chief, Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service
  • Nicholls-Biondi Chair for Community Health Equity
Get To Know Me

Dr. Francesca Gany is the Chief of the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Director of the Center for Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities, and a Director of the community based participatory South Asian Health Initiative.

She works to bridge immigrants, minority community members, and the medically underserved with the healthcare system, and to eliminate health disparities. Her groundbreaking work has led to an improvement in health outcomes and to the development of long-term clinical, health policy, and programmatic changes.

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Prior to joining Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr. Gany was the founder and Director of the Center for Immigrant Health at the New York University School of Medicine; of the NYU Cancer Institute CORE Center (Cancer Outreach, Outcomes and Research for Equity); and of the Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Human Migration concentration in the NYU Global Masters of Public Health program. She has served as the Principal Investigator on a number of pioneering immigrant health studies in the areas of cancer, language access and cultural competence, technology and immigrant health, healthcare access, and cardiovascular disease.

Dr.Gany worked with the community to develop the NCI/NIH-funded Cancer Awareness Network for Immigrant and Minority Populations (CANIMP). CANIMP responds to the disparities in utilization of and participation of immigrants in cancer prevention, detection, and treatment services, and research. Currently in its 11th year, CANIMP works with the Latino, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Haitian, Chinese, Korean, and English-speaking Caribbean immigrant communities. CANIMP research includes both qualitative and quantitative methodology to enable the formation of a rich body of evidence to inform policy and practice. CANIMP has spawned several critical initiatives, including the Chinese American cancer survivorship research program, the Consulate Studies Program, the Latino Faith-Based Project, and the Cancer Portal Project and Immigrant Cancer Care Access Network(ICCAN). These programs address socioeconomic barriers to cancer treatment completion to help more than 800 at-risk individuals in 11 cancer programs to complete cancer treatment. The Center learned that over half of Portal patients are hungry while they are undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment. In response, they have started the FOOD (Food to Overcome Outcomes Disparities) Project, which studies the impact of medically tailored food pantries and food vouchers on cancer treatment outcomes.

Under CANIMP Dr. Gany also started the community health research program, which builds capacity in community based organizations to develop and implement community-based participatory research programs. Dr. Gany also developed the Junior Minority Research Program, a mentored research experience for junior investigators.

Dr. Gany has a strong interest in linguistic and cultural responsiveness in medicine, and has led various projects to enhance the provision of linguistic and culturally competent services. She was part of the team that developed the groundbreaking Remote Simultaneous Medical Interpreting System. and has also established a medical interpreting research laboratory to build the knowledge base on linguistically competent research and care. She is conducting research into current and best practices on culturally competent healthcare delivery and helped to develop a comprehensive cultural and linguistic responsiveness curriculum and trainings.

Dr. Gany has also taken the lead in implementing community-based approaches to enrolling immigrants in insurance, and in using technology to increase access to health care.

In recognition of her work, Dr. Gany has been awarded the Merit Award for Community Service from the Public Health Association of New York City, the Service Award of New York Perinatal Association, the Award for Outstanding Services to Refugees and Displaced Persons from the African Serv. Committee, the Alumni Award from the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the Stewart Satter Family Prize for Social Entrepreneurship from New York University Stern School of Business, and the Community Health Research Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute.

My Role at MSK

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Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Immigrant Health
  • Cancer Disparities
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residencies

  • NYU Medical Center

Fellowships

  • NYU Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Insurance Information

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Aetna

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (City of NY retirees only, starting 9/1/23)

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

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

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

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

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State Government

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

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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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Contact and Location

Dr. Gany sees patients at one location.

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Location
New York, NY
1275 York Avenue New York NY 10065

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Colleagues

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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

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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.

Francesca M. Gany discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
    Professional Services and Activities

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