One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors

Bret Taback, MD

Breast & Soft Tissue Surgery
One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Specialties
Cancer Care, Surgery, Breast & Soft Tissue Surgery, more

Locations and Appointments


CUIMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
US
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Insurances Accepted


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    NY Signature
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    Aetna Signature Administrators
    Student Health
    POS
    EPO
    PPO
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    Medicare Managed Care
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Essential Plan
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    Special Needs
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    EPO
    Great West (National)
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    Medicare Managed Care
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Essential Plan
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    POS
    HMO
    EPO
    Select Care (Exchange)
    ConnectiCare
    Vytra
    Medicare Managed Care
    Essential Plan
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Child/Family Health Plus
    EPO
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    HMO
    Medicare Managed Care
    Medicare Managed Care
    Child/Family Health Plus
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    Leaf (Exchange)
    Child/Family Health Plus
    Local 1199
    MagnaCare
    Traditional Medicare
    Railroad
    Multiplan
    HMO
    Essential Plan
    Child/Family Health Plus
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Quality Health Management
    Special Needs
    Columbia University Employee Plan
    Medicaid (Community Plan)
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    Medicare Managed Care
    Empire Plan
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    Compass (Exchange)
    Oxford Liberty
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    Oxford HMO
    SelectHealth
    Medicare Managed Care
    Special Needs
    Medicare Managed Care
    Medicaid Managed Care
    World Trade Center Health Plan
    NY Signature
    NYP Employee Plan
    Aetna Signature Administrators
    Student Health
    POS
    EPO
    PPO
    HMO
    Medicare Managed Care
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Essential Plan
    Medicare Managed Care
    Special Needs
    Special Needs
    POS
    EPO
    Great West (National)
    PPO
    HMO
    Medicare Managed Care
    PPO
    Medicare Managed Care
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Essential Plan
    PPO
    POS
    HMO
    EPO
    Select Care (Exchange)
    ConnectiCare
    Vytra
    Medicare Managed Care
    Essential Plan
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Child/Family Health Plus
    EPO
    PPO
    HMO
    Medicare Managed Care
    Medicare Managed Care
    Child/Family Health Plus
    Essential Plan
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Medicare Managed Care
    Leaf (Exchange)
    Child/Family Health Plus
    Local 1199
    MagnaCare
    Traditional Medicare
    Railroad
    Multiplan
    HMO
    Essential Plan
    Child/Family Health Plus
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Quality Health Management
    Special Needs
    Columbia University Employee Plan
    Medicaid (Community Plan)
    HMO
    PPO
    Medicare Managed Care
    Empire Plan
    POS
    Compass (Exchange)
    Oxford Liberty
    Oxford Freedom
    Oxford HMO
    SelectHealth
    Medicare Managed Care
    Special Needs
    Medicare Managed Care
    Medicaid Managed Care
    World Trade Center Health Plan

About Bret Taback, MD


Dr. Bret Taback is a nationally recognized surgical oncologist in the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center department of surgery. Dr. Taback is a leader in the clinical management of melanoma, sarcoma and skin/soft tissue tumor surgery. Dr. Taback is the Director of the Melanoma and Sarcoma Program and Director of the Breast Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Taback received his MD degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston , and completed his general surgery residency at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital.


During that time he completed a Basic Science Research Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston. Following this, he completed a fellowship in Complex Surgical Oncology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, California. Dr. Taback is a member of a number of organizations and societies including Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has published and authored numerous peer review manuscripts, abstracts and presentations, as well as book chapters over the years in notable publications such as Annals of Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. He is a clinical investigator with SWOG and Alliance for clinical trials. Dr. Taback has served on numerous hospital committees including tumor boards, Institutional Review Boards, Oncology Operations Council and is the American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer Physician Liaison for NYP Hospital. Most recently, Dr. Taback is a noted Castle Connolly Top Doctor.


Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Specialties & Expertise

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Disease
  • Mastectomies
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Sarcoma
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy For Breast
  • Specialist in Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Specialist in Melanoma Surgery

Education

  • Fellowship: John Wayne Cancer Institute , Santa Monica CA
  • Residency: Brown University Rhode Island Hospital
  • Medical School: Baystate Medical College - Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Northwestern University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester

Awards & Honors

  • Co-Chairman, The 3rd International Conference on Circulating Nucleic Acids in Plasma and Serum & Serum Proteomics (CNAPS III), Santa Monica, CA (2003)
  • Elected to Associate Member Council, American Association for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, PA (2001-2004)
  • Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer Fellowship Award, Santa Monica, CA (2000)
  • Member, International Scientific Committee, The 4th International Sentinel Node Congress, Los Angeles, CA (2004)
  • Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology, New Orleans, LA (2000)
  • Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Orlando, FL (2002)
  • Scholarship Award to attend Epidemiology and Biostatistics Conference, Berlex Oncology Foundation, Hackensack, NJ (2001)
  • Young Investigator Award, The 3rd International Sentinel Node Congress, Yokohama, Japan (2002)

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