Marcia F. Kalin, MD

Marcia F. Kalin, MD

Endocrinologist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Endocrinology and Metabolism

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Associate Attending Physician
Get To Know Me

I am an endocrinologist with more than two decades of experience in caring for people with diabetes. Since joining the faculty at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2003, I have brought this expertise to the treatment of people who are simultaneously fighting cancer.

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Diabetes is common among cancer patients for a number of reasons. As this metabolic condition becomes more common in the general population, increasing numbers of people have preexisting diabetes when they are diagnosed with cancer. Another reason is that some drugs commonly used to lessen the side effects of chemotherapy — as well as certain chemotherapy drugs themselves (particularly some of the newer ones) — can cause or worsen diabetes. When treating people with diabetes and cancer, blood-sugar control is vital because high blood-sugar levels increase the risk of infection — a major health risk to people fighting cancer.

I take care of patients both in the hospital and in the clinic, and consult with nearly all of our disease management teams on patients with a diversity of cancers. I led a team that developed an algorithm for insulin use in inpatients that is now a Memorial Sloan Kettering standard. Some experimental chemotherapeutic agents can cause or worsen diabetes, and I have been a co-investigator on several clinical trials of new cancer drug alternatives. I have been an invited guest at many grand rounds lectures to speak about blood-sugar control and its importance in cancer management.

I am also involved in training medical interns in Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Transitional Year Residency Program, and in guiding endocrinology fellows in the joint program between our hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College.

On a national level, I am an active member of the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and I sit on the board of directors for both the American Journal of Hypertension and the Metropolitan Diabetes Society. 

My Role at MSK

An endocrinologist (EN-doh-krih-NAH-loh-jist) is a doctor with special training in endocrine problems. These disorders affect glands and organs that make hormones, and include diabetes, infertility, and thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary gland problems.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Endocrinology and Metabolism
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residencies

  • Beth Israel Medical Center (New York)

Fellowships

  • Beth Israel Medical Center (New York)

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism

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

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

Connecticare

In Network Coverage Type
POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

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

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

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. Kalin sees patients at one location.

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Location
New York, NY

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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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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. Kalin’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.

Marcia F. Kalin discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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