Patrick J. Boland, MD, FRCS(I), FRCS

Patrick J. Boland, MD, FRCS(I), FRCS

Surgeon

Titles

Attending Surgeon

Clinical Expertise

Bone Cancers, Primary and Metastatic; Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Spine Tumors; Sacral and Pelvic Tumors

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Accepted Insurance Providers

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

Aetna

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (City of NY retirees only, starting 7/1/23)

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Carrum Health

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): Supplemental

Cigna

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

Connecticare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem Essential

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Empire Plan / NYSHIP (Blue Cross/UnitedHealthcare split plan)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Fidelis

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

First Health

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Healthfirst

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier I (EPO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier II (EPO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Magnacare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): Supplemental

MVP

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

Payor Type: Other
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): TBD

Oscar

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO/EPO

Oxford

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, EPO

Qualcare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

Straight NJ Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Tricare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

UMR

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS

United Healthcare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Contact and Location

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About Me

Education

MBBCh BAO, University College Dublin/St. Vincent's Hospital

Residencies

Resident & Surgical Officer - Royal Skin and Cancer Hospital

Fellowships

Orthopaedic Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/Hospital for Special Surgery

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery (USA & UK)

Please note that this doctor’s office has recently moved. All patient appointments are now taking place at the Rockefeller Outpatient Pavilion at 160 East 53rd Street in Manhattan.

Dr. Boland is a full-time, senior member of the Orthopaedic Service, Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he specializes in the management of malignant and benign tumors of the bones, including those of the spine and pelvis, and in soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities. He also has special training in limb salvage surgery—that is the removal of the limb cancers while preserving a functional extremity.

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Together with colleagues from neurosurgery, diagnostic radiology, and radiation therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering, he has extensive experience in the treatment of primary and metastatic tumors of the spine. Over the years, he has developed a special interest in the management of tumors of the sacrum.

Dr. Boland is involved in extensive research activities, including on-going clinical research in sacral tumors and in the assessment of quality of life in patients with metastatic bone cancer.

He has also authored and co-authored chapters and scientific papers on surgery for tumors of the extremities and the spine. Dr. Boland is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in England, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly: America's Top Doctors (2023)

Colleagues

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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.

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Research and Publications

Selected Book Chapters
“Physical rehabilitation.” Tunkel RS, Lachmann E, Boland PJ, Ho ML. In: Clinical Oncology. 2nd ed. Abeloff MD, Armitage JO, Lichter AS, Niederhuber JE, eds. Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone; 2000: 2771-2817.

“Single-stage posterolateral transpedicle approach with circumferential decompression and instrumentation for spinal metastases.” Bilsky MH, Vitaz T, Boland PJ. In: Cancer in the Spine: Comprehensive Care. 1st ed. McLain RF, Markman M, Bukowski RM, et al., eds. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2006: 295-302.

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“Benign fibrous tumors.” Boland PJ. In: Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Musculoskeletal Tumors 2. 2nd ed. Schwartz HS, ed. Rosemont, IL: American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2007: 251-255.

“Extended pelvic resection.” Diaz JP, Boland PJ, Chi DS, Abu-Rustum N. In: Atlas of Procedures in Gynecologic Oncology. 2nd ed. Levine D, Barakat R, Abu-Rustum NR, eds. London, UK: Informa Healthcare; 2008: 137-144.

 “Intervertebral disk structure, composition, and mechanical function.” Joseph SA Jr, Boland PJ. In: Oncology and Basic Science (Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials). Damron TA, ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008: 452-462.

 “Evaluation and treatment of primary bone tumors.” O’Toole GC, Boland PJ. In: Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice. 1st ed. Stubblefield MD, O’Dell MW, eds. New York, NY: Demos Medical Publishing; 2009: 321-330.

 “Bone metastasis.” O’Toole GC, Boland PJ, Herklotz M. In: Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice. 1st ed. Stubblefield MD, O’Dell MW, eds. New York, NY: Demos Medical Publishing; 2009: 773-782.

 “Evaluation and treatment of primary bone tumors.” O’Toole GC, Boland PJ. In: Synopsis of Clinical Oncology. 1st ed. Stubblefield MD, O’Dell MW, eds. New York, NY: Demos Medical Publishing; 2010: 313-320.

“Miscellaneous malignant primary bone tumors.” McKeown D, Boland PJ. In: Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Musculoskeletal Tumors. 3rd ed. Biermann SJ, ed. Rosemont, Ill: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2013.

Publications on PubMed

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

Patrick J. Boland discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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