Shamir Geller

Shamir Geller, MD

Dermatologist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Diagnosis and Management of Skin Cancer

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Associate Attending Physician
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I am a dermatologist who specializes in caring for patients with cutaneous (skin) lymphoma. I also have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and early-stage melanoma, as well as other rare forms of skin cancer.

During my fellowship training in cutaneous oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), I developed my interest and experience in managing cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (including mycosis fungoides and other subtypes) and B-cell lymphomas of the skin.

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In my clinic, I have the privilege of partnering with medical oncologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, and other experts to provide our patients with comprehensive care. We effectively address their symptoms and pay close attention to their comfort, personal preferences, and quality of life. In addition to providing the best possible care, we offer promising novel therapies in clinical trials at MSK.

My research efforts study the incidence and prognosis of skin lymphoma in specific populations (ethnic, and elderly, and pediatric groups), as well as its association with other medical conditions and therapies. I am constantly looking for new ways to enhance how we diagnose cutaneous lymphoma. This includes understanding new prognostic factors (aspects that give us a sense of a patient’s outcome) that may be useful in patient care.

I am firmly committed to education by tutoring the next generation of dermatologists at MSK and by sharing my knowledge and experience with colleagues outside of MSK. I enjoy teaching and mentoring fellows, residents, and students in the clinic and in research projects. I have served as an invited speaker at national and international dermatology meetings, and I am also the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife, three kids, and my dog. I like to travel, cook, and go camping.

My Role at MSK

A dermatologist is a doctor with special training in skin, hair, and nails.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Diagnosis and Management of Skin Cancer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Melanoma
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Tel Aviv University

Residencies

  • Dermatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Awards and Honors

  • Young Investigator Award, Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation (2019)

Fellowships

  • Cutaneous Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology and Venereology (Israel Ministry of Health)

Insurance Information

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Aetna

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HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (MTA retirees only)

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PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

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HMO, PPO

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PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

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HMO, EPO PPO, POS

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Carrum Health

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Supplemental

Cigna

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PPO, POS, HMO

MSK has a tentative agreement with Cigna to continue coverage in 2024.

Connecticare

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POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

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PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem Essential

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HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

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PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

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PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

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HMO

Empire Plan / NYSHIP (Blue Cross/UnitedHealthcare split plan)

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PPO

Fidelis

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HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

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HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

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HMO

First Health

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PPO

Healthfirst

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EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

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HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

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HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

In Network Coverage Type
PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

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HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

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PPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier I (EPO)

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EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier II (EPO)

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EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

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PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

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State Government

Magnacare

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PPO, POS, EPO

Straight NJ Medicaid

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State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

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State Government

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

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Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

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Supplemental

MVP

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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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Contact and Location

Dr. Geller sees patients at one location.

Location
New York, NY

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Colleagues

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Clinical Trials

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Research and Publications

Geller S, Lebowitz E, Pulitzer MP, Horwitz SM, Moskowitz AJ, Dusza S, Myskowski PL. Outcomes and prognostic factors in African American and black patients with mycosis fungoides/Sézary syndrome: Retrospective analysis of 157 patients from a referral cancer center. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Aug;83(2):430-439. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.08.073. Epub 2019 Sep 6. PubMed PMID: 31499157; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7058509.

Lebowitz E, Geller S, Flores E, Pulitzer M, Horwitz S, Moskowitz A, Kheterpal M, Myskowski PL. Survival, disease progression and prognostic factors in elderly patients with mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome: a retrospective analysis of 174 patients. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2019 Jan;33(1):108-114. doi: 10.1111/jdv.15236. Epub 2018 Sep 25. PubMed PMID: 30176169; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6338490.

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Bomze D, Sprecher E, Goldberg I, Samuelov L, Geller S. Primary Cutaneous B-Cell Lymphomas in Children and Adolescents: A SEER Population-Based Study. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2021 Dec;21(12):e1000-e1005. doi: 10.1016/j.clml.2021.07.021. Epub 2021 Jul 25. PubMed PMID: 34417159.

Pulitzer M, Geller S, Kumar E, Frosina D, Moskowitz A, Horwitz S, Myskowski P, Kheterpal M, Chan A, Dogan A, Jungbluth A. T-cell receptor-δ expression and γδ+ T-cell infiltrates in primary cutaneous γδ T-cell lymphoma and other cutaneous T-cell lymphoproliferative disorders. Histopathology. 2018 Oct;73(4):653-662. doi: 10.1111/his.13671. Epub 2018 Jul 27. PubMed PMID: 29893430; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6153041.

Geller S, Gomez CJ, Myskowski PL, Pulitzer M. Follicular mucinosis in patients with hematologic malignancies other than mycosis fungoides: A clinicopathologic study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Jun;80(6):1704-1711. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.01.062. Epub 2019 Feb 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 30716405; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6526060.

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Publications on PubMed

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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.

Shamir Geller discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • RAFA Laboratories Ltd
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
    Professional Services and Activities
  • UptoDate
    Intellectual Property Rights

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