Meet Gynecologic Surgeon Jennifer Mueller

Jennifer Mueller, MD, FACOG

Surgeon

Clinical Expertise

Endometrial Cancer; Ovarian Cancer; Cervical Cancer; Vulvar Cancer; Rare Ovarian Cancer; Fertility Preservation in Endometrial, Cervical, and Ovarian Cancers

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Accepted Insurance Providers

Dr. Mueller accepts the following list of insurance providers. Select your insurance provider to see more details.

Aetna

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with Aetna HMO, POS, and PPO plans. Aetna does not include us in any of the plans you can purchase through the insurance exchanges or through Medicare. Please ask your insurance if you need a one-time referral. MSK has an agreement with the Aetna Transplant Program for all Aetna's commercial products.

Blue Distinction Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Blue Distinction Center for bone marrow transplant and CAR-T.

Health Insurance Exchanges

We understand that there may be many complexities involved with insurance coverage purchased through the health exchange network of the Affordable Care Act. We’re here to help. If you have questions about how your care will be covered by an insurance provider, or need help navigating a change in coverage, please call us at 646-227-3378; if you are not a resident of New York, you can call us at 866-248-1274. Our team is here to listen to your concerns and assist you in any way we can. We want our care to be as accessible and affordable for as many people as possible.

CIGNA

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with CIGNA's HMO, POS, and PPO plans. CIGNA does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.

  • If you are a New York State resident: Please ask your insurance if you need a one-time referral.
  • If you live outside of New York State: Please ask your insurance if you have in-network access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.
EmblemHealth (including GHI, HIP, ConnectiCare, and Vytra)

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with EmblemHealth’s PPO, EPO, POS, HMO plans. EmblemHealth includes GHI, HIP, Vytra, and ConnecticCare (in NYS Only). You must bring a referral from your Emblem primary care doctor to your first appointment. In-network participation exceptions include:

  • Emblem’s HIP Commercial Millennium, Select Care and Enhanced Care Prime networks is not in-network with Memorial Sloan Kettering.
  • Please call Emblem to confirm if your specific plan is in-network.

For information regarding Memorial Sloan Kettering’s participation with Emblem’s Medicare Advantage Plans, please refer to the Medicare & Medicaid page

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Wellpoint) of New York Indemnity, HMO, EPO, PPO, POS and Medicare Advantage plans, with the following exceptions:

  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.
  • Please call Empire BCBS to confirm if your specific plan is in-network with Memorial Sloan Kettering.
HealthFirst

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with HealthFirst’s commercial products; these commercial products are not purchased on the insurance exchanges.

HealthSmart

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with HealthSmart’s Accel, HSPC, and HPO networks.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

For our NJ locations, Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with most Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey plans for individuals, families, and small businesses. Horizon members with Blue Card Access (there would be a suitcase logo on the front of the card) may have access to our NY locations.  Please call Horizon to confirm if your plan is in-network in NY. 

Humana

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Humana.

Interlink Health Services

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Interlink Health Services.

Lifetrac

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Lifetrac.

MagnaCare

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider for all MagnaCare health plans except those products you can buy through the insurance exchanges.

Medicare & Medicaid

For information about Medicare and Medicaid, please visit this page

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with some Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS plans. Contact your insurance carrier to find out if your plan provides in-network access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Multiplan.

Multiple Insurance Plans

If you are covered by more than one insurance plan, you will want to determine your benefits from both plans. First, you need to determine which one is your primary insurance provider by contacting your employee benefits office or your insurance carriers. After you find out which is your primary insurance provider, you should then contact your insurance carrier to determine if you have access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.

MVP

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with some MVP plans. Contact your insurance carrier to find out if your plan provides in-network access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.

New York State Employee Health Insurance Plan (Empire Plan)

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider for New York State employees who have enrolled in UnitedHealthcare's Cancer Resource Services. If you have the Empire Plan, you should call Cancer Resources Services at 866-936-6002 to verify and enroll in this coverage.

Oscar

Memorial Sloan Kettering is in-network with Oscar’s Circle Plus Network, a part of its Small Group Broad line that is offered only to select small business groups. Oscar does not include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider for any of its individual plans. Please confirm eligibility with your insurance carrier. 

Other Blue Cross Blue Shield plans

Most Blue Cross Blue Shield plans include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider. Contact your insurance company to confirm if Memorial Sloan Kettering is in-network.

Other Coverage Options

We have agreements with several insurance companies that may provide additional coverage for cancer patients. These benefit programs include:

  • AXA Assistance USA
  • Beech Street
  • Integrated Health Plans
  • National Health Administrators
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • UnitedHealthcare's Cancer Resource Services
  • United Resource Network
  • Veterans Choice Program
Oxford

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with Oxford’s Freedom and Liberty plans as well as the Metro Plan (which is only offered to small business groups and no longer offered as individual plans). Please confirm with your insurance if you need a one-time referral. Note: Oxford’s Medicare Managed Care plan — Secure Horizon — does not include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider. Oxford does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.

World Trade Center Health Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with the World Trade Center Health Program.

QualCare

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with QualCare's PPO and HMO/POS network.

Specialty Care Management

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Specialty Care Management.

TRICARE

Hospital and physician services may be covered by TRICARE. Please call your TRICARE plan to confirm coverage at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

UnitedHealthcare

Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with UnitedHealthCare's HMO, POS, and PPO plans. Please confirm with your insurance if a one-time referral is needed.

UnitedHealthCare's Medicare Managed Care plan does not include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider.

United does not include us in any of the plans you can buy through the insurance exchanges.

Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by UnitedHealthcare.

Contact and Location

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Memorial Sloan Kettering has locations throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester. These locations offer many services, including screening, chemotherapy, and medical testing.

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About Me

Education

MD, University of Vermont

Residencies

Obstetrics and Gynecology - Maine Medical Center

Fellowships

Gynecology Research - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Gynecologic Oncology

I am a surgeon who specializes in caring for women with gynecologic cancers, including uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and cancer of the vulva. I work as part of a team of experts from different areas to provide the highest standard of care for my patients.

 

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I started on my path in medicine after getting my undergraduate degree in women’s studies. During college, I learned how important it is to empower women to access healthcare. I also developed a greater appreciation for how critical a role a healthy, productive woman plays in her family and in society. I realized I wanted to spend my career providing care and impacting my community in a positive way, so I went to medical school.

I was also inspired to pursue a career in oncology by my grandmother, who I lost to cancer. She taught me many of the truths I live by today: Be civic and community-minded, be loving and generous with your time and talent, and dedicate your life to a purpose greater than yourself. This personal experience has often served as a reminder for me to treat the whole person, and to remember how much trust and hope people place in you during a health crisis.

In my clinical practice, I specialize in surgery for endometrial cancer, specifically sentinel lymph node mapping using minimally invasive techniques. This allows me to remove fewer lymph nodes and reduce the risk of complications from surgery, such as lymphedema and infection. I received an award from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology for my demonstration of this technique.I also have expertise in debulking surgery for ovarian cancer. 

My research interests include studying rare ovarian cancers and inherited endometrial cancers. I am also interested in molecular imaging techniques to find cancer in lymph nodes for women with endometrial cancer and cervical cancer.

At MSK, I studied small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type, and helped discover the critical gene that is mutated in this cancer. I collaborate internationally with academic groups to study mucinous ovarian cancers and with several US academic centers to study clear cell tumors of the ovary. I believe this cooperative research will result in knowledge that will help us better diagnose and care for women with these rare but aggressive tumors.

Women facing a cancer diagnosis are at an important crossroads in life. Aspects of health, quality of life, family, and community all converge. I gain so much professional and personal perspective, satisfaction, and value­ by partnering with my patients to help them make informed decisions about what to do when they are diagnosed with cancer.

I gain so much professional and personal perspective, satisfaction, and value­ by partnering with my patients to help them make informed decisions about what to do when they are diagnosed with cancer.

-Dr. Mueller

Awards and Honors

  • Gynecologic Oncology Fellows Teaching Award, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2020)
  • Best Surgical Film Award, Society of Gynecology Oncology National Meeting (2014)

Colleagues

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

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Clinical Trials

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Find a Clinical Trial for You

Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

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Research and Publications

Positron Lymphography via Intracervical 18F-FDG Injection for Presurgical Lymphatic Mapping in Cervical and Endometrial Malignancies.

Mueller JJ, Dauer LT, Murali R, Iasonos A, Pandit-Taskar N, Abu-Rustum NR, Grimm J.J Nucl Med. 2020 Aug;61(8):1123-1130. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.119.230714. Epub 2020 Jan 10.PMID: 31924717 

Sentinel lymph node mapping for uterine cancer: a practical illustration of injection and mapping techniques using robot-assisted fluorescence imaging.

Mueller JJ, Leitao MM.Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2020 Mar;30(3):407. doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2019-000967. Epub 2019 Dec 8.PMID: 31818862 No abstract available.

Massively parallel sequencing analysis of mucinous ovarian carcinomas: genomic profiling and differential diagnoses.

Mueller JJ, Schlappe BA, Kumar R, Olvera N, Dao F, Abu-Rustum N, Aghajanian C, DeLair D, Hussein YR, Soslow RA, Levine DA, Weigelt B.Gynecol Oncol. 2018 Jul;150(1):127-135. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2018.05.008. Epub 2018 May 22.PMID: 29793804

Non-exenterative surgical management of recurrent endometrial carcinoma.

Moukarzel LA, Braxton KF, Zhou QC, Pedra Nobre S, Iasonos A, Alektiar KM, Tew WP, Abu-Rustum NR, Leitao MM Jr, Chi DS, Mueller JJ.Gynecol Oncol. 2021 Aug;162(2):268-276. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2021.05.020. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Incidence of pelvic lymph node metastasis using modern FIGO staging and sentinel lymph node mapping with ultrastaging in surgically staged patients with endometrioid and serous endometrial carcinoma.

Mueller JJ, Pedra Nobre S, Braxton K, Alektiar KM, Leitao MM Jr, Aghajanian C, Ellenson LH, Abu-Rustum NR.Gynecol Oncol. 2020 Jun;157(3):619-623. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2020.03.025. Epub 2020 Apr 1.PMID: 32247604

Mueller JJ, Zhou QC, Iasonos A, O’Cearbhaill RE, Alvi FA, El Haraki A, Zahl Eriksson EG, Gardner GJ, Sonoda Y, Levine DA, Aghajanian C, Chi DS, Abu-Rustum NA, Zivanovic O.  Neoadjuvant chemotherapy utilization and primary debulking surgery utilization for advanced-stage ovarian cancer at a comprehensive cancer center.  Gynecologic Oncology 2016 Mar;140(3):436-42. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2016.01.008

Mueller JJ, Holzapfel M, Han C, Santos K, Gunderson C, Moore K, Erickson B, Leath, CA III, Diaz E, Walsh C, Wethington SL, Dejbaksh SZ, Barakat RB, Gardner GJ, Hyman DM, Soslow RA, Leitao MM Jr. Staging lymphadenectomy in patients with clear cell carcinoma of the ovary. Internation Journal of Gynecological Cancer 2016 jan;26(1):120-4. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0000000000000559

Jelinic P* and Mueller JJ*, Olvera N, Dao F, Scott SN, Shah R, Gao J, Schultz N, Gonen M, Soslow RA, Berger MF, Levine DA. Recurrent SMARCA4 mutations in small cell carcinoma of the ovary. Nature Genetics 2014 May;46(5):424-6. doi: 10.1038/ng.2922 (*co-first authors)

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Mueller’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

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Disclosures

Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

MSK requires doctors and faculty members to report (“disclose”) the relationships and financial interests they have with external entities. As a commitment to transparency with our community, we make that information available to the public.

Jennifer Mueller discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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