Dr. Kimberly Van Zee, MD

General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 60
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Dr. Kimberly Van Zee, MD
Dr. Kimberly Van Zee, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. She is 60 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Van Zee is affiliated with Memorial Sloan - Kettering Cancer Center.

1275 York Ave

New York, NY 10065

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Dr. Kimberly Van Zee, MD

Dr. Kimberly Van Zee, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Van Zee's Experience

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

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Van Zee "I am a surgical oncologist with a practice dedicated to the treatment of breast cancer. My research interests include exploring diagnostic and treatment options for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), in which cancer cells are confined within the ducts of the breast and not in the surrounding fatty breast tissue. In women with DCIS, I have recently studied the relationship between age and cancer recurrence rates, and the incidence and clinical significance of positive sentinel lymph nodes (see my publications). We are also investigating the utility of breast MRI in patients with occult breast cancer and with DCIS. My colleagues and I are evaluating patients' quality of life after breast surgery. In a prospective study over several years, we are comparing sensory changes that occur after sentinel-node biopsy to those that occur after conventional surgery to remove underarm lymph nodes. A study of lymphedema (arm swelling) after axillary surgery is also ongoing. I have developed a nomogram (model) to predict the likelihood of additional lymph node metastases in breast-cancer patients with metastasis in a sentinel node. This helps patients and clinicians in decision making regarding axillary dissection."


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  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

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.


  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • New York Hosp-Cornell U
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • New York Hosp-Cornell U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • New York Hosp-Cornell U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Van Zee has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Van Zee's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Van Zee to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Van Zee's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Such a caring and thorough person. The wait times are well worth it! She takes her time in explaining things and making sure you feel comfortable.
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Dr. Van Zee accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Van Zee has admitting privileges

Memorial Sloan - Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Ave
New York, NY 10065
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