Memorial Sloan Kettering psychiatrist Madeleine Fersh

Madeleine E. Fersh, MD

Psychiatrist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Young Adult Mental Health

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About Me

Get To Know Me

I am a board-certified psychiatrist with expertise in the care and management of people who are medically ill. I work with patients, couples, and their families, listening carefully to their thoughts and wishes, and then providing them with individually tailored treatment plans. I consider open communication to be of utmost importance and encourage all of my patients and their supports to ask any questions they wish, and I will do my best to find the answers.

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I was drawn to the field of psycho-oncology in order to help people find meaning in their lives and create powerful legacies to leave behind. It is a privilege to be able to work with patients at such a delicate time in their lives; I am skilled at helping them recreate joy and balance in their lives that they may have felt was lost. Having had a great deal of experience in the field of reproductive psychiatry and women’s health, I have a special interest in the impact of cancer on women and their mental health. Cancer can affect women in ways that are specific to their experiences, such as body image, role transitions, fertility, hormonal imbalances, and sexual dysfunction.

My research activities are focused on developing interventions to improve quality of life in young adults with cancer, and particularly in reproductive-age female patients struggling with infertility. I am also an associate attending in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and have an integral role in the training of fellows, residents, and medical students.

I have contributed on a national level to the field of consultation-liaison psychiatry, having presented in numerous workshops and symposiums focusing on women’s and reproductive mental health, and was recently inducted as a fellow of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

I reside on Long Island, New York, and when not working with my patients, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three sons, being in nature, running and playing tennis, and taking photographs.

My Role at MSK

A psychiatrist (sy-KY-uh-trist) is a doctor with special training in mental, emotional, and behavioral health. They can prescribe medication to help with these conditions.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Young Adult Mental Health
  • Women’s Mental Health
  • Reproductive Mood Issues and Infertility
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine

Residencies

  • Psychiatry - NYU School of Medicine

Awards and Honors

  • Inducted as a Fellow, Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (2019)

Fellowships

  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry - Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Insurance Information

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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

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Contact and Location

Dr. Fersh sees patients at two locations.

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Location
Commack, NY
Uniondale, NY

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Colleagues

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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.

Madeleine E. Fersh discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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