Nour Abuhadra, MD

Nour Abuhadra, MD

Breast Oncologist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Breast Cancer

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Director, Rare Breast Cancer Program, Department of Medicine
  • Co-Section Head, Triple Negative Breast Cancer Clinical Research Program, Department of Medicine
Get To Know Me

I am a board-certified medical oncologist whose clinical practice is dedicated to the care of patients with breast cancer. My practice is located in the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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My familiarity with breast cancer predated any medical training. Awareness of the most prevalent cancer in women had always been packaged in the form of fundraisers, marathons, and pink paraphernalia — a campaign I supported long before I realized that awareness was just the tip of the pink ribbon. As I met the women whose lives had been impacted by this disease, it shifted my mindset — I felt an obligation to turn that awareness into action. Now, as a breast medical oncologist, I am privileged to turn that awareness into action every day.

In addition to my clinical practice, I am also a clinical investigator, and my research focuses on characterizing the immune microenvironment of breast tumors to inform treatment selection. I have a special interest in triple-negative breast cancer and rare breast cancer types, in particular, an aggressive subtype known as metaplastic breast cancer. As our understanding of breast cancer evolves, it is exceedingly clear that therapy is not one-size-fits-all. Therefore, personalizing care will undoubtedly improve patient outcomes and quality of life. Not only will our patients have a better response when treatment is tailored to their specific tumor biology but also a better side-effect profile when they are only receiving treatment that is necessary. I have presented some of these research findings at national and international conferences, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, European Society of Medical Oncology, and San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

I work closely with my colleagues in breast imaging, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, and plastic surgery to deliver the highest quality of care. I am dedicated to guiding my patients through their diagnosis, providing clear and comprehensive education on treatment options, including innovative clinical trials that are available at MSK. My goal at the end of every clinic visit is for my patients to have a clear understanding of what lies ahead. I want them to feel confident in their personalized treatment plan and empowered to make informed decisions on their cancer care. Above all else, my patients will leave clinic knowing that our entire team is here to help them navigate this journey together.

My Role at MSK

A breast oncologist is a doctor with special training in breast cancer.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Breast Cancer
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine - Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Awards and Honors

  • Conquer Cancer Career Development Award, ASCO (2023)
  • Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO, 2019-2021)
  • Susan Papizan Dolan Fellowship in Breast Oncology (2020)
  • AACR Associate Member Award (2020)
  • Sheskey Family Endowed Fellowship in Breast Cancer Research (2021)

Fellowships

  • Hematology/Oncology - MD Anderson Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

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. Abuhadra sees patients at one location.

Office Phone
Location
New York, NY
300 East 66th Street Floors 1 - 4 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. Abuhadra’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.

Nour Abuhadra discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • MJH Life Sciences
    Professional Services and Activities
  • OncLive
    Professional Services and Activities

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

The information published here is for a specific annual disclosure period. There may be differences between information on this and other public sites as a result of different reporting periods and/or the various ways relationships and financial interests are categorized by organizations that publish such data.


This page and data include information for a specific MSK annual disclosure period (January 1, 2022 through disclosure submission in spring 2023). This data reflects interests that may or may not still exist. This data is updated annually.

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