Robert Stanley

Robert Stanley, MD, PhD

Leukemia Specialist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Acute and Chronic Leukemias
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Instructor
Get To Know Me

I am a medical oncologist and physician-scientist who cares for people with blood cancers, specifically those with acute and chronic leukemias.

My first encounter with patients and their caregivers is the most important. Understandably, patients often feel anxious and concerned about their diagnosis and what it means for their future. I make it a priority to listen to my patients, thoroughly answer their questions, and address their concerns. I review with them how their diagnosis and treatment will affect their lives and the lives of their caregivers. 

I take the time to understand each patient’s goals and tailor their treatment options accordingly. My goal is to make sure my patients feel well-informed and supported throughout their cancer journey.

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At present, I spend much of my time dedicated to basic and translational research with a particular interest in splicing and immunology in the context of myeloid blood cancers. My mission is to identify new targets and strategies to treat blood cancers to improve the lives of my patients.

My Role at MSK

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

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Acute and Chronic Leukemias
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine, NewYork Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Awards and Honors

  • Doris Duke Foundation Physician-Scientist Award (2023)
  • Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2023)
  • American Society of Hematology Research Training Award for Fellows (2022)
  • MSK T32 Investigational Cancer Therapeutics Award (2021)

Fellowships

  • Medical Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

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

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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. Stanley sees patients at one location.

Location
New York, NY
1275 York Avenue 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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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

1) Cortés-López M*, Chamely P*, Hawkins AG*, Stanley RF*, Swett AD, Ganesan S, Mouhieddine TH, Dai X, Kluegel L, Chen C, Batta K, Furer N, Vedula RS, Beaulaurier J, Drong AW, Hickey S, Dusaj N, Mullokandov G, Stasiw AM, Su J, Chaligné R, Juul S, Harrington E, Knowles DA, Potenski CJ, Wiseman DH, Tanay A, Shlush L, Lindsley RC, Ghobrial IM, Taylor J, Abdel-Wahab O, Gaiti F, Landau DA. Single-cell multi-omics defines the cell-type-specific impact of splicing aberrations in human hematopoietic clonal outgrowths. Cell Stem Cell. 2023 Sep 7;30(9):1262-1281.e8. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10528176. *Co-first/equal contributors

2) Stanley RF, Abdel-Wahab O. Dysregulation and therapeutic targeting of RNA splicing in cancer. Nat Cancer. 2022 May;3(5):536-546. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9551392.

3) Stanley RF*, Piszczatowski RT*, Bartholdy B, Mitchell K, McKimpson WM, Narayanagari S, Walter D, Todorova TI, Hirsch C, Makishima H, Will B, McMahon C, Gritsman K, Maciejewski JP, Kitsis RN, Steidl U. A myeloid tumor suppressor role for NOL3. J Exp Med. 2017 Mar 6;214(3):753-771. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5339683. *Co-first/equal contributors

4) Pandolfi A*, Stanley RF*, Yu Y, Bartholdy B, Pendurti G, Gritsman K, Boultwood J, Chernoff J, Verma A, Steidl U. PAK1 is a therapeutic target in acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome. Blood. 2015 Aug 27;126(9):1118-27. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4551362. *Co-first/equal contributors

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Stanley’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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