MSK urologist Timothy Donahue

Timothy F. Donahue, MD

Urologic Surgeon

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer

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About Me

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

I am a urologic surgeon who specializes in caring for people with bladder cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, and penile cancer. I have expertise in both open and minimally invasive surgical techniques. I also use the da Vinci® surgical robot system regularly in my clinical practice. I have more than 15 years of experience and care for about 1,500 patients each year.

This provider is part of a team that was ranked #1 in the nation for Urology Cancer Care this year by U.S. News & World Report.
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My role is to help people navigate the often overwhelming and unnerving experience of a cancer diagnosis. The number of possible treatments and decisions that need to be made can be a lot to process. I aim to provide expert insight so that we can decide the best course of action together as a patient-physician team.

In developing a treatment plan, I always consider each patient’s goals and wishes so that we can achieve the best possible outcomes while maintaining quality of life. When people leave my office, I hope they feel confident in my extensive experience and expertise, and that they know they have a committed partner who is invested in their well-being.

In addition to caring for patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering, I am actively involved in bladder cancer research. My colleagues and I conduct cancer clinical trials that look at how we can improve surgical outcomes for people undergoing radical cystectomy. We also look at individual patients’ blood and urine markers to identify those who might benefit from additional or alternative chemotherapy before and after radical surgery.

I also study new ways of diagnosing and treating superficial (non-muscle invasive) bladder cancer, especially for people who have not responded to standard treatments. People participating in these trials are able to receive these cutting-edge therapies before they are accessible nationally.

I recently retired as a Captain from the US Navy after 21 years of active-duty service. I spent most of my time at the military’s largest academic medical center providing care, teaching residents and fellows, and conducting research. I also deployed four times and was stationed overseas with the US Marines. In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, I served as the chief surgeon aboard the USNS Comfort during its relief efforts. I have extensive experience dealing with combat-related trauma and reconstruction from caring for wounded warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade. I also served as the urologist to the US Capitol beginning in 2004. In 2009, I was asked to serve as the urologist to the White House Medical Unit.  

My Role at MSK

A urologic surgeon is a doctor with special training in surgery on the genitourinary (jeh-nih-toh-YOOR-ih-nayr-ee) (GU) system. This includes the bladder, kidney, penis, prostate, and testicles.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas (Penile Cancer)
  • Open and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Boston University

Residencies

  • Urology - National Naval Medical Center

Fellowships

  • Urologic Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Urology

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. Donahue sees patients at two locations.

Office Phone
Location
New York, NY
West Harrison, NY
500 Westchester Avenue West Harrison NY 10604

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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. Donahue’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.

Timothy F. Donahue discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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