Dr. Robert Klafter, MD

Dr. Robert Klafter, MD

Medical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Robert Klafter, MD is a medical oncology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from New York University in 1994 and specializes in medical oncology, hematology, and more.Read his story

12 E 86th St Ofc 4

New York, NY 10028

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 96% of peers
Blood Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers
Breast Diseases
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Klafter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Klafter "Dr Robert Klafter is Board Certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology. After college at The University of Pennsylvania, he went to medical school at New York University, graduating in 1994. He completed residency and was a Chief Resident at Bellevue Hospital / NYU. After fellowship at Emory University, he returned to New York in 2001. Dr Klafter is an attending physician at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital. He holds an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Active in the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows, he has been awarded the Leslie Kuhn Memorial Award for Service to the Department of Medicine. Dr Klafter specializes in the close care of his patients. Always available and invested in the best outcomes, he seeks to provide intimate, personalized care. This remains the hallmark of his practice. He is active in the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology and NY State Medical Society. Listed in America's Top Oncologists, Best Doctors and New York Super Doctors, he looks to give every patient the best possible care required in their time of illness. His greatest accomplishments are his two boys. To make an appointment with Dr Klafter, please call 212-861-6660"


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3  Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

3  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*

89  Conditions Treated


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1  Procedures

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
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Bellevue Hosp/NY U Med Ctrs
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Bellevue Hosp/NY U Med Ctrs
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Klafter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Klafter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Klafter to family and friends
13 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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Dr. Klafter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Neglected my husband's lymphoma with weak followup after treatment. Kept saying he was cured. We switched to Sloan when it came back. Klafter did not take his symptoms seriously when they started to return. Boy were we fooled by his charm.
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He thinks he is funny, and isn't! Called 2 days before and rescheduled 3rd appointment. Had 3 appointments, late for the first, no show on the second and had his PA fill in, third - waited nearly an hour in the exam room before I decided to leave, then he magicly showed up and said he was with a...more
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