Memorial Sloan Kettering Medical Oncologist Komal Jhaveri

Komal Jhaveri, MD, FACP

Medical Oncologist

Titles

Section Head, Endocrine Therapy Research Program; Clinical Director, Early Drug Development Service

Clinical Expertise

Breast Cancer; Early-Phase Clinical Trials

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Accepted Insurance Providers

Dr. Jhaveri accepts the following list of insurance providers. Select your insurance provider to see more details.

Aetna

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with Aetna HMO, POS, and PPO plans. Aetna does not include us in any of the plans you can purchase through the insurance exchanges or through Medicare. Please ask your insurance if you need a one-time referral. MSK has an agreement with the Aetna Transplant Program for all Aetna's commercial products.

Blue Distinction Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Blue Distinction Center for bone marrow transplant and CAR-T.

Health Insurance Exchanges

We understand that there may be many complexities involved with insurance coverage purchased through the health exchange network of the Affordable Care Act. We’re here to help. If you have questions about how your care will be covered by an insurance provider, or need help navigating a change in coverage, please call us at 646-227-3378; if you are not a resident of New York, you can call us at 866-248-1274. Our team is here to listen to your concerns and assist you in any way we can. We want our care to be as accessible and affordable for as many people as possible.

CIGNA

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with CIGNA's HMO, POS, and PPO plans. CIGNA does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.

  • If you are a New York State resident: Please ask your insurance if you need a one-time referral.
  • If you live outside of New York State: Please ask your insurance if you have in-network access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.
EmblemHealth (including GHI, HIP, ConnectiCare, and Vytra)

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with EmblemHealth’s PPO, EPO, POS, HMO plans. EmblemHealth includes GHI, HIP, Vytra, and ConnecticCare (in NYS Only). You must bring a referral from your Emblem primary care doctor to your first appointment. In-network participation exceptions include:

  • Emblem’s HIP Commercial Millennium, Select Care and Enhanced Care Prime networks is not in-network with Memorial Sloan Kettering.
  • Please call Emblem to confirm if your specific plan is in-network.

For information regarding Memorial Sloan Kettering’s participation with Emblem’s Medicare Advantage Plans, please refer to the Medicare & Medicaid page

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Wellpoint) of New York Indemnity, HMO, EPO, PPO, POS and Medicare Advantage plans, with the following exceptions:

  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.
  • Please call Empire BCBS to confirm if your specific plan is in-network with Memorial Sloan Kettering.
HealthFirst

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with HealthFirst’s commercial products; these commercial products are not purchased on the insurance exchanges.

HealthSmart

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with HealthSmart’s Accel, HSPC, and HPO networks.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

For our NJ locations, Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with most Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey plans for individuals, families, and small businesses. Horizon members with Blue Card Access (there would be a suitcase logo on the front of the card) may have access to our NY locations.  Please call Horizon to confirm if your plan is in-network in NY. 

Humana

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Humana.

Interlink Health Services

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Interlink Health Services.

Lifetrac

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Lifetrac.

MagnaCare

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider for all MagnaCare health plans except those products you can buy through the insurance exchanges.

Medicare & Medicaid

For information about Medicare and Medicaid, please visit this page

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with some Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS plans. Contact your insurance carrier to find out if your plan provides in-network access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Multiplan.

Multiple Insurance Plans

If you are covered by more than one insurance plan, you will want to determine your benefits from both plans. First, you need to determine which one is your primary insurance provider by contacting your employee benefits office or your insurance carriers. After you find out which is your primary insurance provider, you should then contact your insurance carrier to determine if you have access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.

MVP

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with some MVP plans. Contact your insurance carrier to find out if your plan provides in-network access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.

New York State Employee Health Insurance Plan (Empire Plan)

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider for New York State employees who have enrolled in UnitedHealthcare's Cancer Resource Services. If you have the Empire Plan, you should call Cancer Resources Services at 866-936-6002 to verify and enroll in this coverage.

Oscar

Memorial Sloan Kettering is in-network with Oscar’s Circle Plus Network, a part of its Small Group Broad line that is offered only to select small business groups. Oscar does not include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider for any of its individual plans. Please confirm eligibility with your insurance carrier. 

Other Blue Cross Blue Shield plans

Most Blue Cross Blue Shield plans include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider. Contact your insurance company to confirm if Memorial Sloan Kettering is in-network.

Other Coverage Options

We have agreements with several insurance companies that may provide additional coverage for cancer patients. These benefit programs include:

  • AXA Assistance USA
  • Beech Street
  • Integrated Health Plans
  • National Health Administrators
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • UnitedHealthcare's Cancer Resource Services
  • United Resource Network
  • Veterans Choice Program
Oxford

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with Oxford’s Freedom and Liberty plans as well as the Metro Plan (which is only offered to small business groups and no longer offered as individual plans). Please confirm with your insurance if you need a one-time referral. Note: Oxford’s Medicare Managed Care plan — Secure Horizon — does not include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider. Oxford does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.

World Trade Center Health Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with the World Trade Center Health Program.

QualCare

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with QualCare's PPO and HMO/POS network.

Specialty Care Management

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Specialty Care Management.

TRICARE

Hospital and physician services may be covered by TRICARE. Please call your TRICARE plan to confirm coverage at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

UnitedHealthcare

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with UnitedHealthCare's HMO, POS, and PPO plans. Please confirm with your insurance if a one-time referral is needed.

UnitedHealthCare's Medicare Managed Care plan does not include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider.

United does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by UnitedHealthcare.

Contact and Location

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Memorial Sloan Kettering has locations throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester. These locations offer many services, including screening, chemotherapy, and medical testing.

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About Me

Education

MD, University of Mumbai

Residencies

Nuclear Medicine - Radiation Medicine Center/Tata Memorial Hospital; Internal Medicine - St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center/Columbia University

Fellowships

Hematology/Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

 

I am a medical oncologist dedicated to caring for people with breast cancer. Each year, I provide care to approximately 300 people across Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in Manhattan and the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care. I am fortunate to have a career that I’m passionate about and that allows me to help so many people, both in the clinic and through research that may impact cancer care in the future.

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When patients first meet with me, I take time to address their concerns about their diagnosis and answer their questions regarding treatment and prognosis. I try to lessen their anxiety and earn their trust so they feel comfortable in my presence. It is important to me that patients know they are in good hands with me, and with their experienced clinical care team, which includes a registered nurse, a nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant. When needed, I also refer patients to a social worker, a support group, and/or integrative medicine services. These resources can help patients cope and improve their overall wellbeing.

Some people may wonder if they did something wrong or are somehow responsible for developing cancer, but I reassure them that it is not their fault. Whether a person has early-stage disease or their cancer has metastasized (spread), I help them focus on what we can do and encourage them with information about research developments and new treatment options that may benefit them. We talk about exciting advances in the field that have led to our ability to cure patients, achieve long-term remissions, and prolong survival while maintaining quality of life, even for those with late-stage disease. In instances when patients are not able to receive treatment or do not wish to pursue therapy, I help them navigate those decisions.

Medical oncology is a unique subspecialty because it allows doctors and patients to cultivate close relationships and, in most cases, requires continuity of care. I chose this field not only because I wanted to understand the science and biology behind what drives cancer while working to find a cure or ways to improve patient outcomes, but also to develop long-term relationships with patients and their families. Patients let me into the most intimate aspects of their lives; I am privileged to be able to celebrate their happy moments and, in other instances, to guide them and their loved ones through very difficult times.

At MSK, I conduct translational research in collaboration with my laboratory colleagues to shepherd our findings from the lab to the clinic. Through my research, I aim to accelerate the development of new treatments and improve outcomes for people with breast cancer. Our latest work involves the use of acquired biospecimen (cell-free DNA and tumor) analyses and imaging studies to identify and understand biomarkers indicating response or resistance to breast cancer treatment.

As the section head for the Endocrine Therapy Research Program, I manage the clinical trial portfolio for hormone receptor-positive HER2-negative/low breast cancer. I am currently involved with trials evaluating novel PI3K inhibitors, new endocrine drugs used alone or in combination with other drugs, and antibody drug conjugates, among other investigational therapies. I also serve as the Clinical Director for the Early Drug Development Service. This work positions me as the principal investigator for many exciting phase 1 trials led by this service.

Outside of work, I enjoy traveling and playing board games with my family. I also like to relax by participating in my book club and stay active by skiing, dancing, and playing tennis.

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

Jhaveri K, Juric D, Yap Y, Cresta S, Layman R, Duhoux F, Terret C, Takahashi S, Huober J, Kundamal N, Sheng Q, Balbin A, Ji Y, He W, Crystal A, De Vita S, Curigliano G. A phase 1 study of LSZ102, an oral selective estrogen receptor degrader, with or without ribociclib or alpelisib in patients with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2021;27(21):5760-70. PMID: 34433648         

Jhaveri K, Drago J, Shah P, Wang R, Pareja F, Ratzon F, Iasonos A, Patil S, Rosen N, Fornier M, Sklarin N, Chandarlapaty S, and Modi S A Phase I study of alpelisib in combination with trastuzumab and LJM716 in patients with PIK3CA-mutated HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2021;27(14):3867-3875. PMID: 33947692

Jhaveri K, dos Anjos CH, Taldone T, Wang R, Comen E, Fornier M, Bromberg J, Ma W, Patil S, Rodina A, Pillarsetty N, Duggan S, Khoshi S, Kadija N, Chiosis G, Dunphy M, Modi S. Measuring tumor epichaperome expression using [124I] PU-H71 positron emission tomography as a biomarker of response for PU-H71 plus nab-paclitaxel in HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer. JCO Precision Oncology. 2020;4:PO.20.00273. PMCID: PMC7713524

Jhaveri K*, Wang XV, Makker V, Luoh S-W, Mitchell E-P, Zwiebel J-A, Sharon E, Gray RJ, Li S, McShane LM, Rubinstein LV, Patton D, Williams PM, Hamilton SR, Conley BA, Arteaga CL, Harris LN, O’Dwyer PJ, Chen AP, Flaherty KT. Ado-trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) inpatients with HER2-amplifiedtumors excluding breast and gastric/gastroesophageal junction(GEJ) adenocarcinomas: results from the NCI-MATCH trial (EAY131) subprotocol Q. Ann of Oncol. 2019;30(11):1821–30. PMCID: PMC6927318  

Jhaveri K, Chang M ,  Juric D,  Saura C,  Gambardella V, Melnyk A, Patel M, Ribrag V, Ma C,  Aljumaily R, Bedard P, Sachdev J, Dunn L, Won H, Bond J, Jones S, Savage H, Scaltriti M, Wilson T, Wei M, Hyman D. Phase I Basket Study of Taselisib, an Isoform-Selective PI3K Inhibitor, in Patients with PIK3CA-Mutant Cancers. Clin Cancer Res. 2020 Nov 4; clincanres.2657.2020

Publications on PubMed

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

Komal Jhaveri discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • AstraZeneca
    Provision of Services
  • Blueprint Medicines
    Provision of Services
  • Genzyme
    Provision of Services
  • Intellisphere, LLC
    Provision of Services
  • Loxo Oncology
    Provision of Services
  • Medscape
    Provision of Services
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    Provision of Services
  • OncLive
    Provision of Services
  • Pfizer, Inc.
    Provision of Services
  • Physicians' Education Resource
    Provision of Services
  • Plexus Communications
    Provision of Services
  • Rain Therapeutics Inc.
    Provision of Services
  • Roche
    Provision of Services

If you’re a patient at MSK and would like more information about your doctor’s external relationships, please talk with your doctor.

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