Jae Ross

Jae Lee Ross, PsyD

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Psycho-Oncology
  • Psychological Counseling for Patients with Cancer
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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About Me

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

I am a clinical health psychologist with decades of experience in helping adults of all cultures, gender identities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses better manage the emotional distress related to a cancer diagnosis and other life-changing medical conditions. I use a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches, with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and other mindfulness-based interventions, to help with:

  • Emotional and existential distress
  • Tobacco treatment
  • Insomnia
  • Acute pain
  • Overall quality of life
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I am here to walk this cancer journey with you. My intention in therapy is to get to know all about you and your experiences, so I can better understand how I can be of service to you. In our appointments, YOU are the expert about you. Think of me as a curious companion on your journey who has additional knowledge and expertise to help shine a light on the path along the way. My hope is that you will walk away from therapy feeling more hopeful and empowered, even in the face of a challenging and sometimes distressing medical diagnosis.

Prior to joining Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, I served as the senior staff psychologist for the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Supportive and Palliative Care at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Texas. I also previously worked as a trainer for the American Psychological Association’s HIV Office for Psychology Education. 

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Psycho-Oncology
  • Psychological Counseling for Patients with Cancer
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
Education & Honors

Education

  • PsyD, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University

Awards and Honors

  • Commendation from the American Psychological Association's HIV Office for Psychology Education (2014)

Fellowships

  • Clinical Health Psychology/End-of-life Grief & Bereavement, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

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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Contact and Location

Dr. Ross sees patients at three locations.

Office Phone
Location
Middletown, NJ
Basking Ridge, NJ
New York, NY
480 Red Hill Road Middletown NJ 07748
136 Mountain View Boulevard Basking Ridge NJ 07920
160 East 53rd Street New York NY 10022

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Research and Publications

Makurumidze G, Ross, JL, Shah R, Dacarett-Galeano D, Artz J & Cohen MAA (2022). HIV Stigma. In: Bourgeois, J.A., Cohen, M.A.A., Makurumidze, G, (eds) HIV Psychiatry (pp. 45-66). Springer, Cham.

Keith JR, Rapgay L, Theodore D, Schwartz JM, Ross JL. An assessment of an automated EEG biofeedback system for attention deficits in a substance use disorders residential treatment setting. Psychol Addict Behav. 2015 Mar;29(1):17-25. doi: 10.1037/adb0000016. Epub 2014 Sep 1.

Rapgay L, Ross JL, Petersen O, Izquierdo C, Harms M, Hawa S, Riehl S, Gurganus, A., (2014). A proposed protocol integrating classical mindfulness with Prolonged Exposure Therapy to treat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Mindfulness, 5(6), 742-755. doi: 10.1007/s12671-013-0231-9

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Ross’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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