Raphael Steiner

Raphael Steiner, MD

Lymphoma Specialist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
  • Primary Mediastinal Large B-Cell Lymphoma

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About Me

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

I am a medical oncologist who cares for people with Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, as well as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). My role is to individualize treatment for each patient.

This includes offering cutting-edge advances, such as immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and cellular therapy to people with these blood cancers. I work in close collaboration with my colleagues across medical specialties at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), like radiation oncology, bone marrow transplantation, and cellular therapy. We ensure that every person in our care receives a personalized care plan aimed at getting them the best possible outcome.

As a lymphoma specialist, I have the highest honor of being able to care for people and make a difference in their lives during their greatest time of need. I am here to help you through this disease, and I will do everything I can to support you and your family every step of the way.

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My journey to patient care started in Switzerland, where I grew up, attended medical school, and did a residency in internal medicine/family practice, followed by a fellowship in medical oncology. I came to the United States in 2016 for a lymphoma/myeloma fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where I was appointed to a faculty position in the Department of Lymphoma & Myeloma. Since 2023, I have had the honor of working as an Associate Attending Physician on the Lymphoma Service at MSK.

For the past few years, I have concentrated my research on rare, aggressive (fast-growing) non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin lymphomas, which represent an area of unmet need in the oncology space. By integrating immunotherapy with research on markers that can predict response to it, I am dedicated to improving patient outcomes, reducing the risk for side effects, and individualizing lymphoma treatments.    

My Role at MSK

A lymphoma specialist is a doctor with special training in diagnosing and treating lymphoma.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
  • Primary Mediastinal Large B-Cell Lymphoma
  • Gray Zone Lymphoma
  • Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • AIDS-Related Cancers
  • Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia
  • CAR T-Cell Therapy
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, University of Lausanne

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine/Family Practice, Zurich University Hospital

Awards and Honors

  • Top 1% of providers nationally ranked by patients for their delivery of care, CGCAHPS (2022)
  • Scholar of the Leading Clinical Research Faculty Course, MD Anderson Cancer Center (2021)
  • Zero Hero (no EHR open encounter, December 2020, December 2022), DoCM State of the Division, MD Anderson Cancer Center (2020-2023)
  • Scholar of Lymphoma Clinical Research Mentoring Program, Lymphoma Research Foundation (2020)
  • Top Speed EHR Closing Encounters, DoCM State of the Division MD Anderson Cancer Center (2020)
  • Examination in Medicine final boards insigni cum laude, Lausanne University (2006)
  • Erasmus-Socrates European Union Grant, European Union (2003)

Fellowships

  • Medical Oncology, Zurich University Hospital
  • Lymphoma/Myeloma, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology (American Board of Internal Medicine)
  • Internal Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine)
  • General Internal Medicine (Swiss Medical Association)
  • Medical Oncology (Swiss Medical Association)

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

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. Steiner sees patients at two locations.

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Location
Uniondale, NY
New York, NY

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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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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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