Memorial Sloan Kettering radiologist Michelle Ginsberg

Michelle S. Ginsberg, MD

Radiologist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Lung Cancer Screening and Diagnosis
  • Imaging of Thoracic Tumors and Pulmonary Embolism
  • Gastrointestinal Imaging (including Thoracic Esophagus)

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Executive Vice Chair, Department of Radiology
  • Director, Cardiothoracic Imaging, Department of Radiology
  • Vice Chair for Education, Department of Radiology
Get To Know Me

I am a body-imaging radiologist who specializes in imaging of the chest. My work involves the detection and characterization of tumors in this region of the body. As Director of Cardiothoracic Imaging, I work closely with my colleagues across Memorial Sloan Kettering to determine the best way to treat thoracic cancer. My goal is to provide high-quality, effective, and compassionate care to our patients.

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I have dedicated my work to improving the detection and diagnosis of thoracic cancers and their complications, such as pulmonary embolisms. My research has focused not only on the detection of tumors but also on better understanding and measuring them. Recently, I have concentrated on characterizing lung cancer tumors with genetic mutations. I am also very interested in computer approaches to studying CT images. With advances in technology, we can automatically detect tumors and tell them apart from normal tissue. I have participated in many clinical trials that use imaging to see how a tumor responds to treatment.

I am particularly passionate about MSK’s Lung Cancer Screening Program, which I helped launch. People who had already had cancer and were screened through this program had a higher rate of lung cancer diagnosis, compared with previously published studies. This suggests that lung cancer screening for these people may help save lives. Findings like these make my work as a radiologist extremely rewarding.

Teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty has been of great value in my career. As Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Radiology, I focus my clinical, administrative, and academic efforts on the future of oncologic radiology education. It is an area that I am deeply committed to.

My Role at MSK

A radiologist is a doctor with special training in using imaging to diagnose and treat disease. Imaging includes X-rays, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Lung Cancer Screening and Diagnosis
  • Imaging of Thoracic Tumors and Pulmonary Embolism
  • Gastrointestinal Imaging (including Thoracic Esophagus)
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Brown University

Residencies

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly: America’s Top Doctor (2024)
  • Top Doctors New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly (2023)
  • Exceptional Women in Medicine Award, Castle Connolly (2023)
  • Top Doctors, New York Times Magazine (2009-2022)
  • Castle Connolly: America's Top Doctors (2023)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors, New York Metro Area (2010-2022)
  • Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine
  • Top Doctors, New York Magazine (2015-2021)

Fellowships

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Diagnostic Radiology

Insurance Information

Understanding your insurance options is an important part of managing your cancer care. We have relationships with many common healthcare providers and plans.

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. Ginsberg sees patients at one location.

Office Phone
Location
New York, NY
1275 York Avenue New York NY 10065

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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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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

Publications on PubMed

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

Michelle S. Ginsberg discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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