Memorial Sloan Kettering Medical Oncologist Sree B. Chalasani

Sree Bhavani Chalasani, MD

Gastrointestinal Oncologist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Gastrointestinal Cancers (Colon, Rectal, Anal, Gallbladder, and Stomach Cancers)
  • Hepatobiliary Cancers

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About Me

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

I am a board-certified internist and medical oncologist with an expertise in treating people with cancers of the gastrointestinal system.

After completing my fellowship training at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center (part of the Mount Sinai Health System in New York) and practicing as a clinical oncologist at UMDNJ University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, I joined MSK Basking Ridge in 2012.

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During the past 16 years of my medical oncology training and practice, I’ve gained exposure to a diversity of patient populations and cultures. My wide-ranging experiences in patient care and treatment have molded me into a well-rounded physician.

At MSK’s regional care facility in Basking Ridge, we offer state-of-the-art, comprehensive, and compassionate cancer care for patients at a location close to their homes. By working closely with my colleagues in Manhattan, including surgeons and radiation oncologists, I ensure that the care we provide at MSK Basking Ridge is consistent with MSK’s high standards. To be able to do this effectively, I participate actively in weekly disease-specific multidisciplinary and research meetings. Working with cancer patients closely and making their complex journey as effortless as possible is challenging, however, at the same time, it is fulfilling for me.

The main focus of my practice is patient care, but I have a strong academic interest in gastrointestinal malignancies. I am a co-investigator in many clinical trials available at MSK Basking Ridge and a co-author of several pivotal papers. I can also facilitate patients’ entry into trials that are available only at MSK’s location in Manhattan. My goal is to provide the same MSK excellence in care for all my patients. Working towards this same goal, my colleagues and I made hepatic arterial infusion pump chemotherapy accessible at regional network sites.

A cancer diagnosis and its treatment can create daily challenges for patients. To help them cope, I coordinate comprehensive care with other healthcare providers, nutritionists, and social workers.

Outside of my work at MSK, I enjoy playing with my kids, reading, running, and gardening.

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

  • Gastrointestinal Cancers (Colon, Rectal, Anal, Gallbladder, and Stomach Cancers)
  • Hepatobiliary Cancers
Education & Honors

Education

  • MBBS, Siddhartha Medical College, NTR University of Health Sciences

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Health Care System

Fellowships

  • Hematology and Medical Oncology, Mount Sinai Health Care System

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology

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

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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Contact and Location

Dr. Chalasani sees patients at one location.

Office Phone
Location
Basking Ridge, NJ
136 Mountain View Boulevard Basking Ridge NJ 07920

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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. Chalasani’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.

Sree Bhavani Chalasani discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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