Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center interventional radiologist Francois Cornelis

Francois H. Cornelis, MD, PhD

Interventional Radiologist

Clinical Expertise

Interventional Oncology, Interventional Neuroradiology

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Accepted Insurance Providers

Dr. Cornelis 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, Bordeaux University, Bordeaux, France; MSc, Toulouse University, Toulouse, France; PhD, Bordeaux University, Bordeaux, France 2015; Post-Doctoral Degree, Sorbonne University, Paris, France

Residencies

Radiology - Bordeaux University, Bordeaux, France

Fellowships

Radiology - Bordeaux University, Bordeaux, France

I am a neuro interventional radiologist who specializes in minimally invasive image-guided therapies that allow for pain palliation and tumor control in the bones, spine, head, and neck. I use a variety of technologies to treat tumors and cancer-related pain, such as radiofrequency and microwave energy, cryotherapy, focused ultrasound, and electroporation, as well as image-guided modalities, including ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), navigation software, MRI, robotics, and PET-CT. I also have experience with cement augmentation (cementoplasty, kyphoplasty), intra-arterial chemotherapy infusion; and embolization of spine and head and neck tumors.

My primary goal at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is to relieve cancer-related distress and improve quality of life for all patients who are undergoing treatment for cancer at our center. When I am not working with patients to provide therapy, I am pursuing research, mainly into intra-arterial therapies for head and neck tumors and in the fields of cementoplasty, osteoplasty, and fixation — which help reinforce bones to reduce pain.

I received my MD in 2003 and completed my radiology training and my fellowship in 2008 and 2010, respectively, at the University of Bordeaux in France. I stayed on the faculty, with appointments in Radiology at the Bergonié Institute (2010) and the University of Bordeaux (2012). In 2013, I received a Fulbright scholarship and spent two years at MSK, the first year as a research fellow and the second year as a research associate. I obtained my PhD in applied mathematics in 2015 at the University of Bordeaux. I was appointed as a tenured professor of radiology in France in 2017 and served as Chief of the Department of Interventional Radiology and Oncology at the Sorbonne University in Paris before heading to New York. I now serve as Member and Professor of Radiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weil Cornell Medical College.

I am a long-distance runner and have run the New York City Marathon several times in partnership with Fred’s Team.

Fred’s Team, MSK’s running program, gives every runner the opportunity to add more meaning to their miles by raising money for lifesaving cancer research at MSK. 100% of the money raised goes directly into the laboratories at MSK, where groundbreaking discoveries are making a real difference for people around the world. Donate today!

Awards and Honors

  • Fulbright Scholar (2013)

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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.

Francois H. Cornelis discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Boston Scientific
    Provision of Services
  • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux
    Intellectual Property Rights
  • SOPHiA GENETICS S.A.
    Provision of Services
  • Varian Medical Systems
    Provision of Services (uncompensated)

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