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Richard Bakst

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Radiation Oncology
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Education

  • MD, New York University School of Medicine

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Residency, Radiation Oncology
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Biography

    I am a board-certified radiation oncologist whose clinical practice is focused on the personalized treatment of patients with head and neck cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. I work closely with my colleagues in surgery, pathology, radiology, and medical oncology to develop a treatment plan that minimizes both the risk of cancer recurrence and the risk of treatment-associated toxicity. My goal is to implement radiation therapy only when needed, and to use advances in technology to target radiation to areas at risk while minimizing radiation exposure to nearby normal tissues.

    I completed my residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where I served as chief resident. I have published numerous peer-reviewed papers on a broad range of oncological  topics. I serve as a reviewer for a number of cancer journals. My research interest include investigating mechanisms by which cancer invades and spreads along nerves, salivary gland cancers, optimizing the technical delivery of radiation for breast cancer patients to minimize toxicity, and investigating the optimal utilization of radiation for hematological malignancies.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Bakst did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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Insurance Information

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Radiation Oncology Associates

1184 Fifth Ave., 1st Floor
Box 1236
New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-241-3545
Fax: 212-410-7194
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Office Hours:
  • Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Insurance Plans
  • 1199 National Benefit Fund
  • Access Meicare
  • Aetna Managed Choice
  • Aetna Open Choice
  • Aetna Select Choice
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare - HMO
  • Amerigroup
  • AmidaCare
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross/ Blue Shield
  • CIGNA HMO-POS
  • Cigna - PPO
  • Emblem Health
  • GHI HMO
  • Group Health Insurance (GHI) - PPO
  • HIP Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan (HIP)
  • HealthFirst HMO Medicaid
  • HealthFirst HMO Medicare
  • HealthPlus, Inc.
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid New Jersey
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Health Plan
  • MultiPlan, Inc.
  • Neighborhood Health Providers, LLC
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Pomco
  • Travel Care Services
  • United Health Care - Mount Sinai Top Tier
  • United Health Care Empire Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • VNS Medicare
  • WellCare of New York, Inc.