Dr. Melanie Ongchin, MD

Dr. Melanie Ongchin, MD

Complex General Surgical Oncology  |  
Female  |  
37 y/o

Accepting new patients

Melanie Ongchin, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Her general surgery practice is located at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and she sees patients at the newly-renovated patient care center on 156 William Street. Dr. Ongchin is a board-certified surgeon and provides the most advanced, state-of-the-art minimally invasive treatments in general surgery and gastrointestinal surgical oncology, specializing in robotic surgery. She also has strong experience and expertise in cytoreductive surgery and chemoperfusion, peritoneal disease, cancer of the appendix and hepatobiliary surgery. In 2002, Dr. Ongchin received her BS in Biochemistry and BA in Psychology from Muhlenberg College, in Allentown, PA, graduating magna cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her MD in 2006 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/New Jersey Medical School, and completed her residency at the State University of New York-University of Buffalo in 2012. Dr. Ongchin completed a year of research in 2009 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, in the Department of Surgical Oncology in Buffalo, NY. She completed her fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA and earned a Certificate in Clinical Research at the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research Education in 2014. Dr. Ongchin has earned many honors and awards, including the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007. She has published seven articles in peer-reviewed journals, and been invited to give 11 presentations at national medical meetings and scientific conferences. She is a member of many prestigious medical societies, including the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American College of Surgeons, the American Association for Cancer Research, the Pancreas Club and the Association for Academic Surgery.

Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY

156 William St Fl 12

New York, NY 10038
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Ongchin's Experience

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


  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • All Lymphoma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Urinary Disorders


  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision

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.


  • University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / New Jersey School Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ongchin accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Prism Blue Priority EPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Ongchin has admitting privileges

NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital
170 William St
New York, NY 10038
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