Dr. Howard Scher, MD

Dr. Howard Scher, MD

Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Howard Scher, MD is an oncology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in oncology.

1275 York Ave

New York, NY 10065

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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Top Care Areas

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Secondary Malignancies
very high
more than 98% of peers
Urinary Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Prostate Cancer
very high
more than 94% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Oncology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

62  Conditions Treated


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1  Procedures

  • HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)

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.


  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Bellevue Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Bellevue Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Scher has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Scher's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Scher to family and friends
15 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Scher's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Scher is knowledgeable, kind and sensitive to the feelings of his patients. As an experienced physician, I know a fine doctor when I see one. Excellent staff. We were very grateful for the care provided by Dr. Scher. I came in with a list of questions - all were answered, and in a thoughtful,...more
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Very smart top expert in the field very active in knowledgeable about the latest trials. I feel safe putting my trust in him and this saves me having to keep up with the latest treatments. Instead I get on with enjoying life! He always explains the options when it is time for a treatment decision...more
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