Dr. Yvonne Saenger, MD

Dr. Yvonne Saenger, MD

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Medical Oncology  |  
Female  |  
43 y/o
(4)

Accepting new patients

As director of melanoma immunotherapy and member of the pancreas center, Dr. Saenger specializes in treating patients with novel immunotherapies. She graduated from Harvard College, completed her MD at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed a medical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering and a research fellowship in tumor immunology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Saenger runs her own research laboratory and specializes in counseling patients regarding newer immunotherapies. She has been researching cancer immunotherapy since 2005 when she was involved in the first trials of ipilimumab therapy and has a particular clinical interest in oncolytic viral therapy. Dr. Saenger has received awards from the Melanoma Research Alliance, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the National Cancer Institute.

Columbia University Medical Center Division of Hematology/Oncology

161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 9

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Humana
  • Locals (any local)
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Saenger performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Neuroendocrine Tumors
very high
more than 91% of peers
Melanoma
normal
more than 84% of peers
Pancreatic Cancer
normal
more than 78% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • 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 Myeloid Leukemia
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Purpura
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
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Procedures

  • Thoracentesis

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

  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Saenger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Saenger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Saenger to family and friends
4.0
based on 4 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Saenger's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in New York, NY |
Excellent caring physician . She is responsive. She returns calls and text messages without delay. She will spend as much time with the patient to explain treatment and your prognosis. She is an advocate in getting treatment options and placing the patient into trials whether at New York Presbyterian or other hospitals.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Saenger accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
    Prism Blue Priority EPO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Locals (any local)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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