Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Jennifer Cracchiolo

Jennifer R. Cracchiolo, MD

Surgeon

Titles

Assistant Attending Surgeon

Clinical Expertise

Head and Neck Cancer Focusing on Oral Cavity; Thyroid Cancer; Skin Cancer; Salivary cancer

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Accepted Insurance Providers

Dr. Cracchiolo 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

Contact and Location

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About Me

Education

MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine

Residencies

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery – Temple University Hospital

Fellowships

Head and Neck Surgical Oncology – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

I am a surgeon who has expertise in treating head and neck cancer. These include skin cancer, salivary cancer, throat cancer, and mouth cancer. I have extensive experience in using minimally invasive techniques to provide my patients with the best possible functional and cosmetic outcomes. My practice is located in Manhattan and Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester.

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Treating head and neck cancer is an involved process that can affect some of the daily activities we value most, like eating and speaking. While it is my top priority to treat and cure these diseases, I am also committed to helping my patients maintain their quality of life. I work closely with a team of world-renowned experts in radiation oncology, medical oncology, reconstructive surgery, molecular biology, and immunology to provide my patients with options that will help them look and feel like themselves before, during, and after their treatment.

I am leading the development of MSK’s head and neck patient-reported outcomes program. This involves asking our patients specific questions about their surgical experience, which, in turn, helps us provide more personalized care based on what is most important to them. Our patients are at the center of everything we do, and this program is another way for us to ensure that we are providing the best care possible.

Receiving a head and neck cancer diagnosis is a life-changing experience. Patients and their families need to make decisions while considering a lot of complex information. I am honored to work with and care for my patients as they face the challenges of their disease.

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly: America's Top Doctors (2023)

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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Find a Clinical Trial for You

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

Cracchiolo JR, Roman BR, Kutler DI, Kuhel WI, Cohen MA. Adoption of transoral robotic surgery compared with other surgical modalities for treatment of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. J Surg Oncol. 2016 Jul 8.

Cracchiolo JR, Baxi SS, Morris LG, Ganly I, Patel SG, Cohen MA, Roman BR. Increase in primary surgical treatment of T1 and T2 oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma and rates of adverse pathologic features: National Cancer Data Base. Cancer. 2016 Mar 11.

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Cracchiolo JR, Ridge JA, Egleston B, Lango MN. Practice arrangement and Medicare physician payment in otolaryngology. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jun;152(6):979-87.

Cracchiolo JR, Liu JC. Lymphadenectomy for Anterior Cutaneous Malignancies of the Head and Neck. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 2013 March 20(1):19-23.

Cracchiolo JR and Shaha AR. Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinomas. Management of Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: A Practical Guide. Solorzano C., Sosa JA, and Roman S. Springer. In press.

Cracchiolo JR and Wong, RJ. Management of the lateral neck in well differentiated thyroid cancer. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2017. In press

Cracchiolo JR and Shaha AR. Hurthle cell tumors. Diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Plural Publishers. In press.

Cracchiolo JR. Salivary Glands. Toskala E., Kenedy D. Eds. ENT Essentials. Philadelphia, PA. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. In press

Cracchiolo JR and Shaha AR. Thyroid Cancer. Myers J. Ed. Cancer of the Head and Neck, Fifth Edition. Wolters Kluwer. In press.

Cracchiolo JR, Shaha AR. Parotidectomy for Parotid Cancer. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2016 Apr;49(2):415-24.

Publications on PubMed

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

Jennifer R. Cracchiolo discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Medscape
    Provision of Services

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