Hassan Azhari

Hassan Azhari, MD

Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Liver disease
  • Liver cancers
  • Liver transplantation

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Assistant Attending Physician
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I am a gastroenterologist and hepatologist who focuses on the management of liver cancers, chronic liver disease, and acute liver-related complications. My expertise includes autoimmune, metabolic, toxic, viral, and immune-mediated liver disease as well as general gastroenterology.

Patients with cancer who have longstanding liver disease often require monitoring and management through the course of their cancer care, and many others may develop liver-related issues that warrant an evaluation. At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, I work collaboratively with colleagues in various departments to provide the most comprehensive care possible to our patients.

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My practice also includes endoscopy which plays a big part in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of many types of cancer. My research focuses on the epidemiology of liver disease and the public health aspect of my clinical practice.

Communication is key in the practice of medicine, and I encourage a patient-centered environment in my care setting where the patient’s concerns are heard, and the findings and personalized recommendations are relayed and addressed appropriately. MSK allows me to deliver excellent care for liver disease and cancer in a specialized environment with state-of-the-art technology.

My Role at MSK

A gastroenterologist (GAS-troh-EN-teh-RAH-loh-jist) is a doctor with special training in the gastrointestinal (GI) system. This includes the esophagus, intestines, stomach, bile ducts, gallbladder, liver, and pancreas.

A hepatologist is a doctor with special training in issues affecting the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Liver disease
  • Liver cancers
  • Liver transplantation
  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Liver biopsy
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD - American University of Beirut

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine - University of Calgary

Awards and Honors

  • Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL) Young Investigator Award 2020
  • Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL) Young Investigator Award 2019
  • European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) Young Investigator Award 2019
  • Levy/Thomson Award from the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) 2019
  • Dr. Chirag Shah International Resident Award 2016
  • Gastroenterology Chief Fellow, University of Calgary, 2019-2020

Fellowships

  • Gastroenterology - University of Calgary
  • Transplant Hepatology - Mayo Clinic

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, 2018
  • Gastroenterology, 2021

Insurance Information

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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

MSK has a tentative agreement with Cigna to continue coverage in 2024.

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

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

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Contact and Location

Dr. Azhari sees patients at one location.

Location
New York, NY
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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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

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

Hassan Azhari discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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