Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Tiffany Traina

Tiffany A. Traina, MD

Medical Oncologist

Titles

Vice Chair of Outpatient Operations, Department of Medicine; Section Head, Triple Negative Breast Cancer Clinical Research Program

Clinical Expertise

Breast Cancer

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Accepted Insurance Providers

Dr. Traina accepts the following list of insurance providers. Select your insurance provider to see more details.

Aetna

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (City of NY retirees only, starting 7/1/23)

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Carrum Health

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): Supplemental

Cigna

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

Connecticare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem Essential

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

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

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Fidelis

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

First Health

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Healthfirst

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

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

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO

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

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Magnacare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): Supplemental

MVP

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

Payor Type: Other
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): TBD

Oscar

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO/EPO

Oxford

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, EPO

Qualcare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

Straight NJ Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Tricare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

UMR

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS

United Healthcare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Contact and Location

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Memorial Sloan Kettering has locations throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester. These locations offer many services, including screening, chemotherapy, and medical testing.

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About Me

Education

MD, Weill Cornell Medical College

Residencies

Internal Medicine - New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center; Internal Medicine - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Fellowships

Internal Medicine - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Medical Oncology/Hematology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Internal Medicine - New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

I am a board-certified medical oncologist whose clinical practice is dedicated exclusively to the care of patients with all stages of breast cancer. I am part of a large, multidisciplinary team of devoted specialists who share my goal of providing exceptional care to patients fighting breast cancer. Through my research activities, I work to develop new therapeutic options for the treatment of breast cancer and to ultimately eradicate this disease.

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My research has centered on the use of novel, targeted therapies for the treatment of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Currently, I am the lead investigator for a multicenter trial studying the use of androgen receptor inhibition for patients with advanced TNBC. I have investigated numerous other targets for treatment of this subtype of breast cancer, including src and PARP, and have collaborated to develop biologic predictors of response to conventional therapies such as platinum. I have also had a special interest in optimizing drug delivery schedules to minimize side effects of treatment while maximizing its benefits.

I have received grant support for my work from the Breast Cancer Alliance and the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC) — a nationwide panel of centers of excellence in breast cancer medicine — where I also serve on the Triple Negative Breast Cancer working group panel. I have lectured internationally and presented our research findings at forums including the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). I am a member of the New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group and serve on the editorial board of the European Journal of Clinical & Medical Oncology. Additionally, I am an ad hoc reviewer for several clinical journals and have published in scientific journals including the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Clinical Cancer Research.

I am committed to providing compassionate care to my patients as they undergo treatment for their breast cancer.

Colleagues

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. I work closely with nurse practitioner Nicole M. DeVine. We combine our expertise to provide comprehensive care to our patients at every step of their cancer journey.

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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. Traina’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.

Tiffany A. Traina discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • AstraZeneca
    Provision of Services
  • Blueprint Medicines
    Provision of Services
  • Curio Science LLC
    Provision of Services
  • Daiichi Sankyo
    Provision of Services
  • Ellipses Pharma
    Provision of Services
  • FUJIFILM Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
    Provision of Services
  • Gilead Pharmaceutical
    Provision of Services
  • IntrinsiQ
    Provision of Services
  • Iteos Therapeutics
    Provision of Services
  • Medscape
    Provision of Services
  • Merck & Co Inc.
    Provision of Services
  • Physicians' Education Resource
    Provision of Services
  • Research to Practice
    Provision of Services
  • Roche
    Provision of Services
  • Seattle Genetics
    Provision of Services
  • Total Health Conferencing
    Provision of Services

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This page and data include information for a specific MSK annual disclosure period (January 1, 2021 through disclosure submission in spring 2022). This data reflects interests that may or may not still exist. This data is updated annually.

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