Meet Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon Steven Wang
Steven Q. Wang, MD
Director of Dermatologic Surgery and Dermatology, Basking Ridge
Mohs Micrographic Surgery; Prevention and Detection of Melanoma in High-Risk Patients; Basal Cell Carcinoma; Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Dysplastic Nevi; Skin Cancers in Transplant Patients
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Dr. Wang accepts the following list of insurance providers. Select your insurance provider to see more details.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with Aetna HMO, POS, and PPO plans. Aetna does not include us in any of the plans you can purchase through the insurance exchanges or through Medicare. Please ask your insurance if you need a one-time referral. MSK has an agreement with the Aetna Transplant Program for all Aetna's commercial products.
In New York State
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Wellpoint) of New York HMO, EPO, PPO, and POS plans, with the following exceptions:
- Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.
- Memorial Sloan Kettering is not an in-network provider for Empire's Medicare Managed Care plan known as Mediblue).
- Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Blue Cross Blue Shield.
In New Jersey
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with some Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey plans for individuals, families, and small businesses. For example, the PPO plan is in-network with our Manhattan locations.
Horizon Blue Cross HMO is only in-network with our Basking Ridge, Bergen and Monmouth locations. It does not allow access to our Manhattan facilities.
Horizon Blue Cross PPO is in network with our Basking Ridge, Bergen, Monmouth and Manhattan locations.
OMNIA Plans: Tier I EPO based plan policy is only in-network with our Basking Ridge, Bergen and Monmouth locations and does not allow access to our Manhattan sites. Tier II EPO is only in-network with our Manhattan sites if it is a blue-card plan (there would be a suitcase logo indicating PPO on the front of the card).
Other plans may only be in-network at our Basking Ridge, Bergen or Monmouth locations.
Outside New York State and New Jersey
Some, but not all, Blue Cross Blue Shield plans outside of New York and New Jersey include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider. Contact your insurance to find out if your plan provides in-network access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.
We understand that there may be many complexities involved with insurance coverage purchased through the health exchange network of the Affordable Care Act. We’re here to help. If you have questions about how your care will be covered by an insurance provider, or need help navigating a change in coverage, please call us at 646-227-3378; if you are not a resident of New York, you can call us at 866-248-1274. Our team is here to listen to your concerns and assist you in any way we can. We want our care to be as accessible and affordable for as many people as possible.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with CIGNA's HMO, POS, and PPO plans. CIGNA does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.
- If you are a New York State resident: Please ask your insurance if you need a one-time referral.
- If you live outside of New York State: Please ask your insurance if you have in-network access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with EmblemHealth’s PPO, EPO, POS, HMO plans and Medicare plans. Emblem Health does not include us in any of its Select Care network plans. EmblemHealth includes GHI, HIP, Vytra, and ConnecticCare (in NYS Only). You must bring a referral from your Emblem primary care doctor to your first appointment.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with HealthFirst’s commercial products; these commercial products are not purchased on the insurance exchanges.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with HealthSmart’s Accel, HSPC, and HPO networks.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Humana.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Interlink Health Services.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Lifetrac.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider for all MagnaCare health plans except those products you can buy through the insurance exchanges.
In New York: Memorial Sloan Kettering’s New York locations are in-network with the Emblem
In New Jersey: Memorial Sloan Kettering’s New Jersey locations in Basking Ridge, Bergen and Monmouth are in-network with the Horizon Medicare Advantage Plan. This plan is not accepted for care provided at MSK’s New York locations.
If you are enrolled in any other Medicare Advantage plan, please contact your insurance carrier to determine your benefits and coverage at Memorial Sloan Kettering since your access may be limited.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with some Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS plans. Contact your insurance carrier to find out if your plan provides in-network access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Multiplan.
If you are covered by more than one insurance plan, you will want to determine your benefits from both plans. First, you need to determine which one is your primary insurance provider by contacting your employee benefits office or your insurance carriers. After you find out which is your primary insurance provider, you should then contact your insurance carrier to determine if you have access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with some MVP plans. Contact your insurance carrier to find out if your plan provides in-network access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider for New York State employees who have enrolled in UnitedHealthcare's Cancer Resource Services. If you have the Empire Plan, you should call Cancer Resources Services at 866-936-6002 to verify and enroll in this coverage.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is in-network with Oscar’s Circle Plus Network, a part of its Small Group Broad line that is offered only to select small business groups. Oscar does not include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider for any of its individual plans. Please confirm eligibility with your insurance carrier.
We have agreements with several insurance companies that may provide additional coverage for cancer patients. These benefit programs include:
- AXA Assistance USA
- Beech Street
- Integrated Health Plans
- National Health Administrators
- National Preferred Provider Network
- UnitedHealthcare's Cancer Resource Services
- United Resource Network
- Veterans Choice Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with Oxford’s Freedom and Liberty plans as well as the Metro Plan (which is only offered to small business groups and no longer offered as individual plans). Please confirm with your insurance if you need a one-time referral. Note: Oxford’s Medicare Managed Care plan — Secure Horizon — does not include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider. Oxford does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with the World Trade Center Health Program.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with QualCare's PPO and HMO/POS network.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Specialty Care Management.
Hospital and physician services may be covered by TRICARE. Please call your TRICARE plan to confirm coverage at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with UnitedHealthCare's HMO, POS, and PPO plans. Please confirm with your insurance if a one-time referral is needed.
UnitedHealthCare's Medicare Managed Care plan does not include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider.
United does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by UnitedHealthcare.
Contact and Location
Memorial Sloan Kettering has locations throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester. These locations offers many services, including screening, chemotherapy, and medical testing.
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dermatology - University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Melanoma - New York University School of Medicine
Dermatology; Mohs Micrographic Surgery
I am a board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon with extensive experience in diagnosing and treating skin cancer using a combination of surgical and noninvasive techniques. I care for patients at MSK’s outpatient location in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
I completed fellowship training in dermatologic surgeries to remove basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell cancer, melanomas, and other skin cancers. In addition, I have an active research program and have published four books on skin cancer and more than 85 publications in medical journals and textbooks. I have also lectured extensively on the prevention, diagnosis, and management of skin cancers.
Since joining MSK Basking Ridge 12 years ago as head of the dermatology program, I have performed more than 5,000 Mohs surgeries and other dermatologic surgeries. MSK Basking Ridge offers the most comprehensive diagnostic and treatment program in New Jersey, providing world-class care to people with skin cancer of all stages and degrees of severity.
Among the different types of skin cancer surgeries, Mohs surgery offers the best cure rate. It is a tissue-sparing surgery commonly used to remove basal cell skin cancers and squamous cell skin cancers. Mohs surgery ensures the complete removal of skin cancer cells while preserving maximal amount of healthy surrounding tissue.
Mohs surgery is reserved for people with squamous cell cancers, basal cell cancers, and other skin cancers that are large, growing quickly, or located on the scalp, face, hands, or genital area, where we want to preserve as much skin as possible. It’s also a good option for people with skin cancers that have come back after previous treatment.
During a Mohs procedure, my team and I first identify the location of your skin cancer and give you a local anesthetic to number the area. We wait a few minutes for the numbing medicine to work. Then we remove the skin cancer in thin layers, examining each layer of skin tissue under a microscope to check for any residual cancer cells. When we get to a layer of skin without cancer, that’s when we stop. This approach allows me to achieve the fine balance of removing the entire skin cancer while leaving as much healthy tissue as possible.
A Mohs surgery usually lasts several hours. It could take longer depending on how many layers of skin need to be removed. For more than 90 percent of my patients, I perform the cosmetic repair on the same day.
I am dedicated to providing my patients with the best cosmetic outcomes possible. As with any surgery, Mohs procedures do leave a scar. I strive to minimize the length and width of scars by using the most delicate repair techniques. Oftentimes, I am able to hide scars within different landmarks on the face and fine lines on the skin.
Aside from performing Mohs surgery, I also treat early melanomas. This is usually a same-day procedure that takes less than an hour. For advanced melanomas where lymph node biopsies are needed, I will refer patients to one of MSK’s excellent surgical oncologists in Basking Ridge or Manhattan.
Another important part of my practice is skin cancer screening and detection. I use a combination of noninvasive imaging modalities, such as dermoscopy, confocal laser microscopy, as well as 2-D total-body photography and 3-D total body photography. These advanced diagnostic tools allow me to find skin cancers at their earliest stage while reducing and avoiding any unnecessary biopsies and other invasive procedures.
I see many people with a medical history or strong family history of skin cancer. Most of these people are considered to be at high risk of skin cancer.
I am also actively engaged in clinical research aimed at improving care for people with skin cancer. Some of my specific areas of interest include the development of new noninvasive ways to diagnose skin cancer, the use of nanotechnology and polymer technology in dermatology, the use of antioxidants to improve skin health, and research on new sunscreens to reduce UV damage.
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.
Research and Publications
Principles and Practice of Photoprotection. Wang SQ, Lim HW, eds. New York: Springer 2016.
Nanotechnology in Dermatology. Nasir A, Friedman A, Wang S, eds. New York: Springer, 2012.
Beating Melanoma: A Five-Step Survival Guide. Wang SQ. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins; 2011.
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.
Steven Q. Wang discloses the following relationships and financial interests:
SKIP Derm, LLC
Fiduciary Role/Position; Intellectual Property Rights; Ownership / Equity Interests
If you’re a patient at MSK and would like more information about your doctor’s external relationships, please talk with your doctor.
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