Sandeep Raj, MD

Sandeep Raj, MD

Bone Marrow Transplant Specialist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cellular Immunotherapy

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
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Get To Know Me

I am a medical oncologist who specializes in bone marrow transplantation and cell-based immunotherapies for blood cancers, including:

I see patients who have been admitted to the hospital to receive stem cells through a hematopoietic cell transplant (generally referred to as “bone marrow transplant” [BMT]) to treat their cancer or blood disorder. These cells can be from either a donor (allogeneic) or from the patients themselves (autologous). 

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As a member of the adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service, I am fortunate to work with a talented team of specialists that is united by the goal of delivering the best care possible. Our practice is informed by the latest clinical trials and advances in cellular immunotherapies. We offer many resources to help our patients and their loved ones feel supported before, during, and after the procedure.

My interest in BMT stems from my some of my earliest experiences caring for people with cancer. I learned to carefully consider not only each patient’s unique immune system, health, and medical history, but also their values and life circumstances. I prioritize each of these details when working with my patients to create a personalized treatment plan. The plans that we develop together are tailored to their individual goals and values and are aimed at getting them the best possible care.

I am also a physician-scientist whose research in the lab is focused on understanding and improving how cellular immunotherapies — including chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells and BMT — work to treat and potentially cure blood cancers using machine learning and artificial intelligence. In particular, I am interested in how the gut microbiome (bacteria living in our intestines) interacts with the immune system to increase the anti-cancer activity of cellular therapies. 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends — skiing in the winter, swimming and hiking in the summers, and exploring New York City year

My Role at MSK

A bone marrow transplant specialist is a doctor with special training in bone marrow transplants.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cellular Immunotherapy
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Awards and Honors

  • H. Jean Khoury Award for Scholarly Excellence, American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT, 2022)
  • Abstract Achievement Award, American Society of Hematology (ASH, 2022)
  • John Mendelsohn Housestaff Teaching Award, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2021)

Fellowships

  • Medical Oncology/Hematology, 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

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

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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. Raj 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

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Raj’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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