Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Kevin Soares

Kevin C. Soares, MD

Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgeon

Titles

Assistant Attending Surgeon

Clinical Expertise

Hepatobiliary Surgery; Benign, Premalignant and Malignant Diseases of the Liver, Bile Ducts, and Gallbladder; Liver Cancer; Pancreatic Cancer; Pancreatic Cysts; Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors; Adrenal Tumors; General Surgical Oncology

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Accepted Insurance Providers

Dr. Soares 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 9/1/23)

Payor Type: Medicare/Medicare Advantage
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: Medicare/Medicare Advantage
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

Payor Type: Medicare/Medicare Advantage
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: Medicare/Medicare Advantage
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

First Health

Payor Type: Medicare/Medicare Advantage
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: Medicare/Medicare Advantage
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: Medicare/Medicare Advantage
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

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

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

Payor Type: Medicare/Medicare Advantage
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: Medicare/Medicare Advantage
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

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Qualcare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

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

Contact and Location

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About Me

Education

MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Residencies

General Surgery - The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Fellowships

Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Complex General Surgical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

General Surgery; Complex General Surgical Oncology

I am a surgical oncologist with specialty training in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery. I focus on cancerous and noncancerous diseases of the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas as well as cancer that has spread to the liver.

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I highly value taking care of patients during a time of great uncertainty and need. As a surgeon, I am committed to helping my patients and their families understand exactly what is going on and their options for care. From the first visit, my team and I develop a partnership with patients. We aim to get through the challenges of their disease in the most efficient, safe, and appropriate way possible.

My colleagues and I are working to develop ways to reduce stress and ease recovery of patients after surgery. I use minimally invasive techniques including both robotic and laparoscopic surgery to treat many pancreas, liver, and gallbladder tumors. I also utilize heat and electricity to kill tumors through an approach called image-guided ablation.

I am also actively involved in research into treatment strategies that use the body’s immune system (immunotherapy) to fight tumors of the pancreas, liver, bile ducts, and gallbladder. As part of a large, collaborative research team here at MSK, I direct exciting clinical trials, testing new immunotherapies and combinations for the treatment of pancreatic and liver tumors. Additionally, I am studying precancerous conditions of the pancreas to better understand how to treat these cysts and when to surgically remove them to avoid the development of cancer.

My parents immigrated to the United States from Portugal. I was born in Massachusetts and went to both college and medical school there. I then spent eight years in general surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore prior to moving to New York City. Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children.

Awards and Honors

  • New York Magazine: Top Doctors (2022)
  • Castle Connolly: Top Doctor (2021-2023)
  • The Michael E. Burt MD PhD Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2019)
  • Society of Surgical Oncology Travel Award to ASCO/AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop (2019)
  • The John L. Cameron Award for Technical Excellence in Surgery, Halsted General Surgery Residency, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2017)
  • Halsted Resident Core Values of Practice Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2017)
  • Frank L. Coulson Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence, The Johns Hopkins Hospital (2017)
  • George D. Zuidema Research Award, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2014)
  • Americas Hepatopancreatobiliary Association Research Fellowship Award (2013)

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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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

Publications on PubMed

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

Kevin C. Soares discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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