Samuel Cytryn

Samuel Cytryn, MD

Gastrointestinal Medical Oncologist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Other Gastrointestinal Cancers

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About Me

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

I am a board-certified medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, including:

Most of the people I see at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have esophageal or stomach cancer. In addition to treating these cancers, I spend much of my time researching ways to improve treatment options for these diseases. To this end, I develop and lead clinical trials studying the next generation of immune-based drugs (immunotherapy), targeted therapies, and how new drug combinations may work to better treat these cancers.

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My path to medicine and oncology began with my loves of science, teaching, and helping people (I taught elementary school before starting medical school). Getting to know my patients well and understanding what is important to them is important to me. This helps me to create care plans based not only on the unique qualities of my patient’s disease, but also on the unique qualities of the person, including their personal wants and needs for cancer care.

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is life-changing. Taking the time to share information and answer questions can help ease some of the fear that comes with a cancer diagnosis. Some of the most common questions and concerns I hear from the people in my care include:

·     What does this diagnosis mean?

·     What are the best treatments for my cancer?

·     How are the treatments going to make me feel?

When I am not working, I love to travel and hike with my family, play basketball, and go running with my energetic rescue dog.

My Role at MSK

A gastrointestinal (GAS-troh-in-TES-tih-nul) oncologist is a cancer doctor with special training in the gastrointestinal (GI) system. This includes anal, colorectal, esophageal, gastric (stomach), liver, and pancreatic cancers, as well as GI stromal tumors and neuroendocrine tumors.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Other Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Targeted Therapies
  • Immunotherapy
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine - New York University School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital
  • Chief Resident - New York University School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital

Awards and Honors

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Conquer Cancer Merit Award (2024)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Conquer Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award (2023)

Fellowships

  • Medical Oncology/Hematology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Chief Fellow - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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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Current Patients

Request an appointment by logging on to MyMSK or calling your doctor’s office. If you aren’t registered for MyMSK, call 646-227-2593 for your Enrollment ID.

Contact and Location

Dr. Cytryn sees patients at two locations.

Location
West Harrison, NY
New York, NY
500 Westchester Avenue West Harrison NY 10604
160 East 53rd Street New York NY 10022

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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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Find a Clinical Trial for You

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

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Cytryn’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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