Memorial Sloan Kettering Hematologist Oncologist Zachary Epstein-Peterson

Zachary Epstein-Peterson, MD

Lymphoma Specialist

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • All non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin Lymphomas, with a focus on T-Cell Lymphomas
  • Cutaneous (Skin) Lymphomas
  • and Mantle Cell Lymphoma

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Attending Physician
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I am a hematologist-oncologist who works with a multidisciplinary group of physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, pharmacists, administrative staff, and other healthcare professionals devoted to caring for patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center who are facing a diagnosis of lymphoma. Having completed much of my medical training at MSK, I know the exceptional, individualized care that we provide to each patient, and I am proud to provide patient care as part of our Lymphoma Service.

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Since I made the choice to pursue a career in medicine, I have been drawn to the intense bond forged between oncologists and their patients. My care philosophy centers around creating the conditions in which patients feel comfortable to develop that bond with me as we embark on a care journey together. I recognize that a diagnosis of cancer is unsettling, and my goal in meeting each new patient and their caregivers is to truly understand their perspective and to ally with them. For some patients, a lymphoma diagnosis may require a “watch and wait” approach; for others, more intensive treatments may be needed. I give each patient the time, attention, and thoroughness that they deserve at each visit. I also prioritize personalized care that allows my patients to feel well cared for from physical and emotional/spiritual perspectives.

Although many advancements have been made in treating lymphomas, there is still significant progress to be made, and I am thankful to be at the forefront of defining new treatment avenues here at MSK. My research focuses on helping to develop newer treatments, particularly for T-cell and cutaneous lymphomas — an especially challenging subset within non-Hodgkin lymphomas. My other research interests include mantle cell lymphoma and viral/immunodeficiency-related lymphomas. Besides clinical trials investigating promising new therapies, I also participate in translational research with outstanding laboratory and computational colleagues seeking to understand why current treatments don’t always work for each patient. Ultimately, our hope is that this will uncover new vulnerabilities that we can target with different treatment approaches. Outside of work, I am passionate about vegetarianism, classical music, and travel.

My Role at MSK

A lymphoma specialist is a doctor with special training in diagnosing and treating lymphoma.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • All non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin Lymphomas, with a focus on T-Cell Lymphomas
  • Cutaneous (Skin) Lymphomas
  • and Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine - University of Washington
  • Internal Medicine - NewYork-Presbyterian Cornell Medical Center
  • Internal Medicine (Chief Resident) - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Awards and Honors

  • ASCO-AACR Methods in Clinical Research Workshop Participant (2020)
  • AACR-AstraZeneca Lymphoma Research Fellowship (2020-2022)
  • Lymphoma Research Foundation, Lymphoma Scientific Research Mentoring Program (2021-2023)
  • AIDS Malignancy Consortium Scholar Program (2021-2022)
  • Lacher Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2019-2021)
  • Lymphoma Research Foundation, Mantle Cell Lymphoma Scientific Workshop, Michael E. Williams MD Abstract Achievement Award (2021)

Fellowships

  • Hematology and Medical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Insurance Information

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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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Contact and Location

Dr. Epstein-Peterson sees patients at one location.

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New York, NY

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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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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.

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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.

Zachary Epstein-Peterson discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • OncLive
    Professional Services and Activities
  • WebMD
    Professional Services and Activities

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