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

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

Orthopaedic Surgeon

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Bone Cancers, Primary and Metastatic
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas
  • Spine Tumors

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Attending Surgeon
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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.

My Role at MSK

An orthopaedic (OR-thuh-PEE-dik) surgeon is a doctor with special training in surgery on the musculoskeletal system. This includes the bones, joints, tendons, and muscles.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Bone Cancers, Primary and Metastatic
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas
  • Spine Tumors
  • Sacral and Pelvic Tumors
Education & Honors

Education

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

Residencies

  • Resident & Surgical Officer - Royal Skin and Cancer Hospital

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly: America’s Top Doctor (2024)
  • Top Doctors New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly (2023)
  • Castle Connolly: America's Top Doctors (2023)

Fellowships

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

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery (USA & UK)

Insurance Information

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Aetna

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Aetna Medicare Advantage (MTA retirees only)

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PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

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HMO, PPO

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Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

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Carrum Health

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Cigna

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Connecticare

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POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

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Emblem Essential

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HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

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Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

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PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

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HMO

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

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PPO

Fidelis

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HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

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HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

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HMO

First Health

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Healthfirst

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EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

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Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

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HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

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PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

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PPO

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

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

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EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

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PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

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State Government

Magnacare

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PPO, POS, EPO

Straight NJ Medicaid

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Straight NY Medicaid

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State Government

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

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Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

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MVP

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PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

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PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

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TBD

Oscar

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HMO/EPO

Oxford

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PPO, EPO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

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State Government

Qualcare

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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. Boland sees patients at two locations.

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Location
New York, NY
Uniondale, NY
160 East 53rd Street New York NY 10022
1101 Hempstead Turnpike Uniondale NY 11553

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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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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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