Pictured: Ping Chi

Ping Chi, MD, PhD

Sarcoma Medical Oncologist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Sarcomas of Soft Tissue and Bone
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)
  • Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor (MPNST)

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About Me

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

I am a physician-scientist and board-certified medical oncologist. At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), I work closely with colleagues across areas, like surgery and radiation oncology, to care for people with soft tissue and bone sarcomas.

There are many different types of sarcomas. Personalized treatment is important because no two sarcomas are the same. The treatment plans that my colleagues, patients, and I create together are always focused on adjusting care to meet each patient’s needs and goals.

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Just like no two sarcomas are the same, neither are two patients. We understand that every person we see has different needs and goals for treatment and we take the time to listen and really understand those needs and goals. This includes affordable access to medications. Patients are often worried about being able to afford the drugs that they need. I work with a clinical care team at MSK that does all that it can to get patients the medications they need at prices they can afford.

In addition to providing patient care, I run a laboratory in the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program (HOPP) at MSK focused on:

  • The study of critical genetic and epigenetic “drivers”
  • The development of novel biomarkers and therapeutics in sarcomas (in particular gastrointestinal stromal tumorand malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, and other sarcomas, using cell, tissue and mouse models).

My research centers on the pathogenesis (how a disease develops) of sarcomas, as well as the discovery of novel and effective treatments for sarcomas. I am currently involved in an effort with oncologists, pathologists, and surgeons aimed at analyzing tumor tissues to design clinical trials offering personalized therapy.

I am fluent in English and Mandarin.

My Role at MSK

A sarcoma oncologist is a cancer doctor with special training in sarcoma. This includes soft tissue sarcomas (such as Ewing sarcoma and rhabdomyosarcoma) and benign (not cancer) growths that are like sarcoma.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Sarcomas of Soft Tissue and Bone
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)
  • Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor (MPNST)
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • PhD, The Rockefeller University

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine - Brigham and Women's Hospital

Awards and Honors

  • Election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI, 2017)
  • Boyer Award in Clinical Research (2017)
  • Francis S. Collins Scholar Award, NTAP, Bloomberg Foundation (2017)
  • Young Physician-Scientist Award, The American Society for Clinical Investigation (2014)
  • NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, National Institutes of Health (2012)
  • Sidney Kimmel Scholar Award (2012)

Fellowships

  • Medical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • The Rockefeller University

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

Connecticare

In Network Coverage Type
POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Offers a qualified health plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call Emblem to learn more.

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

Offers a qualified health plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call Fidelis to learn more.

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

Offers a qualified health plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace. Call Healthfirst to learn more.

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

Don't see your carrier or plan? We can help you understand your coverage.

If you don't have health insurance or are worried that your care may not be fully covered, our financial assistance programs may be able to help.

If you have questions about insurance, call us at 646-497-9176.

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Contact and Location

Dr. Chi sees patients at one location.

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Location
New York, NY
160 East 53rd Street New York NY 10022

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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

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.

Ping Chi discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Boxer Capital, LLC
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Deciphera
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Ningbo NewBay Medical Technology Co., Ltd.
    Professional Services and Activities (Uncompensated)

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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