MSK gynecologic surgeon Jennifer Mueller

Jennifer Mueller, MD, FACOG

Gynecologic Surgeon

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Head, Endometrial Cancer Section, Gynecologic Oncology Service, Department of Surgery
Get To Know Me

I am a surgeon who specializes in caring for women with gynecologic cancers, including uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and cancer of the vulva. I work as part of a team of experts from different areas to provide the highest standard of care for my patients.

 

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I started on my path in medicine after getting my undergraduate degree in women’s studies. During college, I learned how important it is to empower women to access healthcare. I also developed a greater appreciation for how critical a role a healthy, productive woman plays in her family and in society. I realized I wanted to spend my career providing care and impacting my community in a positive way, so I went to medical school.

I was also inspired to pursue a career in oncology by my grandmother, who I lost to cancer. She taught me many of the truths I live by today: Be civic and community-minded, be loving and generous with your time and talent, and dedicate your life to a purpose greater than yourself. This personal experience has often served as a reminder for me to treat the whole person, and to remember how much trust and hope people place in you during a health crisis.

In my clinical practice, I specialize in surgery for endometrial cancer, specifically sentinel lymph node mapping using minimally invasive techniques. This allows me to remove fewer lymph nodes and reduce the risk of complications from surgery, such as lymphedema and infection. I received an award from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology for my demonstration of this technique.I also have expertise in debulking surgery for ovarian cancer. 

My research interests include studying rare ovarian cancers and inherited endometrial cancers. I am also interested in molecular imaging techniques to find cancer in lymph nodes for women with endometrial cancer and cervical cancer.

At MSK, I studied small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type, and helped discover the critical gene that is mutated in this cancer. I collaborate internationally with academic groups to study mucinous ovarian cancers and with several US academic centers to study clear cell tumors of the ovary. I believe this cooperative research will result in knowledge that will help us better diagnose and care for women with these rare but aggressive tumors.

Women facing a cancer diagnosis are at an important crossroads in life. Aspects of health, quality of life, family, and community all converge. I gain so much professional and personal perspective, satisfaction, and value­ by partnering with my patients to help them make informed decisions about what to do when they are diagnosed with cancer.

My Role at MSK

A gynecologic (GY-neh-kuh-LAH-jik) surgeon is a doctor with special training in surgery on the female reproductive system. This includes the cervix, endometrium, fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, and vagina.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Rare Ovarian Cancer
  • Fertility Preservation in Endometrial, Cervical, and Ovarian Cancers
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, University of Vermont

Residencies

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Maine Medical Center

Awards and Honors

  • Gynecologic Oncology Fellows Teaching Award, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2020)
  • Best Surgical Film Award, Society of Gynecology Oncology National Meeting (2014)

Fellowships

  • Gynecology Research - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Gynecologic Oncology

Insurance Information

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Aetna

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

Aetna Medicare Advantage (MTA retirees only)

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PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

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HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

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PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

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HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

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HMO

Carrum Health

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Supplemental

Cigna

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PPO, POS, HMO

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

Connecticare

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POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

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PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem Essential

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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)

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PPO

Fidelis

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

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HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

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HMO

First Health

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PPO

Healthfirst

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EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

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HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

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HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

In Network Coverage Type
PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

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HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

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PPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier I (EPO)

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EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier II (EPO)

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EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

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PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

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State Government

Magnacare

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PPO, POS, EPO

Straight NJ Medicaid

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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

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Supplemental

MVP

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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

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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. Mueller sees patients at two locations.

Office Phone
Location
New York, NY
Uniondale, NY
160 East 53rd Street New York NY 10022
1101 Hempstead Turnpike Uniondale NY 11553

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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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Research and Publications

Positron Lymphography via Intracervical 18F-FDG Injection for Presurgical Lymphatic Mapping in Cervical and Endometrial Malignancies.

Mueller JJ, Dauer LT, Murali R, Iasonos A, Pandit-Taskar N, Abu-Rustum NR, Grimm J.J Nucl Med. 2020 Aug;61(8):1123-1130. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.119.230714. Epub 2020 Jan 10.PMID: 31924717 

Sentinel lymph node mapping for uterine cancer: a practical illustration of injection and mapping techniques using robot-assisted fluorescence imaging.

Mueller JJ, Leitao MM.Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2020 Mar;30(3):407. doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2019-000967. Epub 2019 Dec 8.PMID: 31818862 No abstract available.

Massively parallel sequencing analysis of mucinous ovarian carcinomas: genomic profiling and differential diagnoses.

Mueller JJ, Schlappe BA, Kumar R, Olvera N, Dao F, Abu-Rustum N, Aghajanian C, DeLair D, Hussein YR, Soslow RA, Levine DA, Weigelt B.Gynecol Oncol. 2018 Jul;150(1):127-135. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2018.05.008. Epub 2018 May 22.PMID: 29793804

Non-exenterative surgical management of recurrent endometrial carcinoma.

Moukarzel LA, Braxton KF, Zhou QC, Pedra Nobre S, Iasonos A, Alektiar KM, Tew WP, Abu-Rustum NR, Leitao MM Jr, Chi DS, Mueller JJ.Gynecol Oncol. 2021 Aug;162(2):268-276. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2021.05.020. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Incidence of pelvic lymph node metastasis using modern FIGO staging and sentinel lymph node mapping with ultrastaging in surgically staged patients with endometrioid and serous endometrial carcinoma.

Mueller JJ, Pedra Nobre S, Braxton K, Alektiar KM, Leitao MM Jr, Aghajanian C, Ellenson LH, Abu-Rustum NR.Gynecol Oncol. 2020 Jun;157(3):619-623. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2020.03.025. Epub 2020 Apr 1.PMID: 32247604

Mueller JJ, Zhou QC, Iasonos A, O’Cearbhaill RE, Alvi FA, El Haraki A, Zahl Eriksson EG, Gardner GJ, Sonoda Y, Levine DA, Aghajanian C, Chi DS, Abu-Rustum NA, Zivanovic O.  Neoadjuvant chemotherapy utilization and primary debulking surgery utilization for advanced-stage ovarian cancer at a comprehensive cancer center.  Gynecologic Oncology 2016 Mar;140(3):436-42. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2016.01.008

Mueller JJ, Holzapfel M, Han C, Santos K, Gunderson C, Moore K, Erickson B, Leath, CA III, Diaz E, Walsh C, Wethington SL, Dejbaksh SZ, Barakat RB, Gardner GJ, Hyman DM, Soslow RA, Leitao MM Jr. Staging lymphadenectomy in patients with clear cell carcinoma of the ovary. Internation Journal of Gynecological Cancer 2016 jan;26(1):120-4. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0000000000000559

Jelinic P* and Mueller JJ*, Olvera N, Dao F, Scott SN, Shah R, Gao J, Schultz N, Gonen M, Soslow RA, Berger MF, Levine DA. Recurrent SMARCA4 mutations in small cell carcinoma of the ovary. Nature Genetics 2014 May;46(5):424-6. doi: 10.1038/ng.2922 (*co-first authors)

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.

Jennifer Mueller discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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