Dr. Bret Taback, MD

Dr. Bret Taback, MD

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Breast Surgery  |  
Male  |  
51 y/o
16 reviews

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Columbia University Medical Center Surgery

161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 10

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • Health Net

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Care Philosophy

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Personal Bio

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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Dr. Taback's Experience

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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
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Specialties

  • Breast Surgery
  • General Surgery
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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.

Education

  • 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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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Taback is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Taback's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Taback to family and friends
4.9
based on 16 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Taback's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in New York, NYNew York City |
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. Istvan Deak.
Brooklyn, NY |
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Dr. Taback accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    GHI PPO
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Prism Blue Priority EPO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • HealthFirst
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • POMCO Group
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • SelectHealth
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Taback has admitting priveleges

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
55 Palmer Ave
Bronxville, NY 10708
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