Dr. Koen Van Besien, MD

Dr. Koen Van Besien, MD

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58 y/o
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Dr. Koen Van Besien, MD is a hematology doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Read his story

Weill Cornell Medical Center

520 E 70th St # Starrpavilion

New York, NY 10021
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Graft vs Host Disease
very high
more than 92% of peers
Acute Leukemia
very high
more than 90% of peers
Myeloproliferative Disorders
high
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Van Besien's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Van Besien "Dr. van Besien is a graduate of the College ND de la Paix in Namur, Belgium and from the University of Leuven, Belgium where he also did his clinical training in Medicine. He holds a PhD from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.He did a hematology/oncology fellowship at Indiana University and in Bruges, Belgium. Afterwards he was on the faculty in the transplant program at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas. He directed the Transplant program at the University of Illinois from 1997 until 2001 and the Transplant and Lymphoma programs at the University of Chicago from 2001 until 2011. Dr. van Besien is the Director of the Stem Cell Transplant Program, a Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Attending Physician at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. van Besien has established a national and international reputation with several research and clinical interests. He has devoted considerable efforts at developing novel treatment strategies for patients with recurrent lymphoma, including the introduction of novel drugs and treatment in salvage therapy and in transplant conditioning regimens. He also has developed novel methods of transplantation for those patients who lack matching donors. Most recently his group has described a novel concept of haplo-cord transplantation with extremely encouraging results. Dr. van Besien has over 210 publications in peer reviewed journals and his research continues to be supported by NIH. He is a member of the editorial review boards of the journals Bone Marrow Transplantation and Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. He is also Editor in Chief of the journal Leukemia and Lymphoma. Dr. van Besien oversees the transplant program at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital. Deciding on stem cell, umbilical cord or bone marrow transplant is complex. One's care involves a large number of health care professionals and a team approach. Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital has world class facilities and a transplant team that provides superb care and has access to the latest clinical research. We are lucky to have renowned leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma experts who are intimately involved in the decision process. New York Presbyterian is consistently ranked among the very best hospitals in the nations. If complications arise, we can therefore count on the help of some of the best experts in a variety of disciplines including infectious diseases, pulmonary, gastro-enterology."

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This content was provided by Dr. Van Besien "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. "
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Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)
  • Plasmapheresis

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

  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Indiana University Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Van Besien has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Van Besien's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Van Besien to family and friends
3.4
based on 5 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Van Besien's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Van Besien accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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