MSK medical oncologist Samuel Funt

Samuel A. Funt, MD

Genitourinary Medical Oncologist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Genitourinary Malignancies
  • Bladder Cancer: Testicular Cancer (Germ Cell Tumors)

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About Me

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

I am a medical oncologist who cares for people with genitourinary cancer. I specialize in treating bladder cancer (urothelial carcinoma) and testicular cancer (germ cell tumors).

This provider is part of a team that was ranked #1 in the nation for Urology Cancer Care this year by U.S. News & World Report.

I care for hundreds of people with genitourinary cancer each year. Early on in my training, I understood how meaningful and rewarding it is to have trusting relationships with the people in my care. I learned that every patient has a unique medical and social history and each cancer has a particular genetic profile that allows for an increasingly personalized approach to care. At that point, I knew that a career in cancer care would allow me to practice both the art and science of medicine at the highest level.

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Immunotherapy has revolutionized how we care for people with bladder cancer. Most people don’t respond to immunotherapy, however, and we can’t tell ahead of time who will. My research focuses on improving outcomes for people with bladder cancer by leading clinical trials testing immunotherapies. I am also working to develop immune-related biomarkers that can predict who will benefit.

Unfortunately, some men with advanced testicular cancer do not respond to chemotherapy and their disease progresses. These are often young adults in the prime of their lives. To help this group, I am investigating ways to help predict resistance or sensitivity to chemotherapy before treatment begins. I am also studying the effectiveness of immunotherapy in people with relapsed and refractory testicular cancer.

Patients and their caregivers have a universal desire for specialists who listen and respond to their specific concerns about how their diagnosis will affect their everyday life. These can range from managing pain to being well enough to enjoy special events, like a loved one’s wedding or the birth of a grandchild. My goal is to help patients feel confident that my team and I have their best interests in mind and truly care about all aspects of their well-being.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife and two young children.

My Role at MSK

A genitourinary (jeh-nih-toh-YOOR-ih-nayr-ee) oncologist is a cancer doctor with special training in the genitourinary (GU) system. This includes bladder, kidney, penis, prostate, and testicular cancers.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Genitourinary Malignancies
  • Bladder Cancer: Testicular Cancer (Germ Cell Tumors)
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Emory University

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine - New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Columbia Univeristy Medical Center John N. Loeb Intern Award
  • selected by ASCO/AACR to attend its Methods in Clinical Cancer Research workshop
  • Conquer Cancer Foundation’s Young Investigator Award
  • Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network’s John Quale Travel Fellowship
  • Bochner-Fleisher Research Scholar in Urologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • National Cancer Institute’s K12 Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology

Fellowships

  • Medical Oncology - 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

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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. Funt sees patients at one location.

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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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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. Funt’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.

Samuel A. Funt discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • 76Bio, Inc.
    Equity
  • Allogene Therapeutics
    Equity
  • BioNTech
    Professional Services and Activities
  • ByHeart, Inc.
    Equity
  • Doximity, Inc.
    Equity
  • IconOVir Bio, Inc.
    Equity
  • Immunai Inc.
    Professional Services and Activities (Uncompensated)
  • Kronos Bio, Inc
    Equity
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Neogene Therapeutics Inc
    Equity
  • UroGen Pharma, Inc.
    Equity
  • Vida Ventures, LLC
    Equity

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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