Dr. Bret Taback, MD

Dr. Bret Taback, MD

Breast Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Bret Taback, MD is a breast surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in breast surgery and general surgery.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Surgery

161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 10

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
  • Health Net

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Dr. Taback's Experience

Dr. Taback's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Breast Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Taback's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Taback "Dr. Bret Taback is a nationally recognized surgical oncologist in the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center department of surgery. Dr. Taback is Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Columbia University Medical Center, and 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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Taback "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Breast Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

2  Conditions Treated

  • Breast Diseases
  • Sarcoma

4  Procedures

  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Mastectomy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago, Il
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Rhode Island Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Beth Israel Deaceness Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • John Wayne Cancer Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Taback has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Bret Taback, MD
Dr. Taback is everything a great doctor should be! Wonderful manner and ultra pleasant personality. Everyone in the office is extremely kind and caring--something that is rare to find these days. I would never hesitate recommending Dr. Taback--and his reputation in the medical community is...Read More
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Cathy Salamon in East Brunswick, NJ – Mar 15, 2018
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I was referred to Dr. Taback to look at a giant lipoma on my thigh. I was fearful that it could never be safely removed. Dr. Taback evaluated my situation and reassured me that he could do the surgery. He was kind, knowledgable, down to earth and had a sense of humor. Surgery was done with...Read More
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Virginia Long in Bronx, NY – Dec 28, 2017
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Dr. Taback was a life saver for me in 2017. I was diagnosed with DCIS and interviewed several breast surgeons and found Dr. Taback to be most attentive and compassionate and has tremendous knowledge of the latest techniques in breast surgery. Dr. Taback did beautiful work in two surgeries, closely...Read More
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Sandy – Dec 22, 2017
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To say it simply, more than four years ago Dr. Taback saved my life by surgically removing my Category IV, metastatic, inoperable melanoma and by administering the anti-immune treatment called Yervoy. He also took care of the treatment's serious side effects. Today, I am entirely symptom free....Read More
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Istvan Deak in New York, NYNew York City – Mar 24, 2017
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Brooklyn, NY – Apr 15, 2016
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