Susan E. Prockop, MD
Allogeneic and Autologous Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation; Congenital and Acquired Diseases of Hematopoiesis and Immunity
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Dr. Prockop accepts the following list of insurance providers. Select your insurance provider to see more details.
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.
In New York State
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Wellpoint) of New York HMO, EPO, PPO, and POS 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.
- Memorial Sloan Kettering is not an in-network provider for Empire's Medicare Managed Care plan known as Mediblue).
- Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Blue Cross Blue Shield.
In New Jersey
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with some Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey plans for individuals, families, and small businesses. For example, the PPO plan is in-network with our Manhattan locations.
Horizon Blue Cross HMO is only in-network with our Basking Ridge, Bergen and Monmouth locations. It does not allow access to our Manhattan facilities.
Horizon Blue Cross PPO is in network with our Basking Ridge, Bergen, Monmouth and Manhattan locations.
OMNIA Plans: Tier I EPO based plan policy is only in-network with our Basking Ridge, Bergen and Monmouth locations and does not allow access to our Manhattan sites. Tier II EPO is only in-network with our Manhattan sites if it is a blue-card plan (there would be a suitcase logo indicating PPO on the front of the card).
Other plans may only be in-network at our Basking Ridge, Bergen or Monmouth locations.
Outside New York State and New Jersey
Some, but not all, Blue Cross Blue Shield plans outside of New York and New Jersey include Memorial Sloan Kettering as an in-network provider. Contact your insurance to find out if your plan provides in-network access to Memorial Sloan Kettering.
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.
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.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with EmblemHealth’s PPO, EPO, POS, HMO plans and Medicare plans. Emblem Health does not include us in any of its Select Care network 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.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with HealthFirst’s commercial products; these commercial products are not purchased on the insurance exchanges.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with HealthSmart’s Accel, HSPC, and HPO networks.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Humana.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Interlink Health Services.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Lifetrac.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider for all MagnaCare health plans except those products you can buy through the insurance exchanges.
In New York: Memorial Sloan Kettering’s New York locations are in-network with the Emblem
In New Jersey: Memorial Sloan Kettering’s New Jersey locations in Basking Ridge, Bergen and Monmouth are in-network with the Horizon Medicare Advantage Plan. This plan is not accepted for care provided at MSK’s New York locations.
If you are enrolled in any other Medicare Advantage plan, please contact your insurance carrier to determine your benefits and coverage at Memorial Sloan Kettering since your access may be limited.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with the World Trade Center Health Program.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an in-network provider with QualCare's PPO and HMO/POS network.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is a designated Center of Excellence by Specialty Care Management.
Hospital and physician services may be covered by TRICARE. Please call your TRICARE plan to confirm coverage at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
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
Memorial Sloan Kettering has locations throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester. These locations offers many services, including screening, chemotherapy, and medical testing.
MD, Columbia University
Pediatrics - Babies and Children's Hospital of Columbia University
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - New York Presbyterian
Pediatrics; Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
I am a pediatric oncologist on the MSK Kids team specializing in allogeneic (from a donor) stem cell transplantation and cellular therapies as a member of the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies (TCT) Service. I treat children and young adults with blood cancers, such as leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), as well as those with diseases that impair the ability of the body to make blood cells, such as bone marrow failure syndromes and immune deficiencies. I am also a specialist in graft-versus-host disease in children — a complication of transplantation that occurs when white blood cells from the donor attack the tissues of the recipient, causing severe inflammation and other problems. I run our multidisciplinary MSK Kids GvHD Clinic where children and young adults with this complication are treated by specialists from across the institution.
I am currently Head of Clinical Research for the Pediatric TCT Service at MSK Kids, helping to build a research portfolio to advance novel therapies and improve outcomes for our patients. Overall, we are demonstrating that by using standardized regimens in an individualized fashion, we can decrease the toxicity and improve the chance of long-term health for our patients. I find the way the immune system reinvents itself to be fascinating; my own research focuses on managing complications that occur when it malfunctions — either by being overly active and causing GvHD, or being insufficiently active and failing to protect a patient from infections.
My fellow investigators and I are assessing the use of T cells to treat viral infections, including Epstein Barr virus (EBV). We are learning how to optimize treatment with these specialized T cells for patients with a variety of underlying diseases. I am also the principle investigator on clinical trials exploring novel ways to use transplantation in infants with primary immune deficiency syndromes, including an approach that completely avoids the use of chemotherapy in these vulnerable patients. I am privileged to work at an institution that enables me to combine my knowledge of immunology, oncology, and transplantation to enhance my patient’s chance of a cure.
In addition to patient care and research, I mentor fellows and am Director of the MSK Kids Fellowship in Transplant and Cellular Therapy. I help our trainees define their own passion on their way to become tomorrow’s leaders, and guide them as they launch their academic medical careers.
I do something that to some sounds like science fiction, but it works because of amazing biology — some of which we understand, and some of which we are still discovering. It also works because of the children. I am frequently awed by my patients and value the deep bonds I form with them and their parents under the most difficult of circumstances. Children and young adults incorporate their illnesses into their sense of self and can take in stride what some adults might find intolerable. When we cure them, we give them back a sense of well-being, and this is incredibly satisfying.
Taking care of seriously ill children requires a team of dedicated people. I am lucky to work at MSK Kids, where it is possible to give our patients and their families the care and support they need.
Awards and Honors
- Castle Connolly: New York Magazine Top Doctors (2014-2018)
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.
- Clinical Trials Investigated by Dr. Prockop
- A Phase I Study of AMG 191 Given Before Transplant to Patients with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)
- A Phase II Study of CMV-Immune T cells from a Third Party for the Treatment of Cytomegalovirus Infection after Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation
- A Phase II Study to See How Different Doses of Busulfan Help Improve the Immune System in Infants with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) Having a Stem Cell Transplant
- A Phase III Study of Tabelecleucel Immunotherapy to Treat Epstein-Barr Virus-Associated Lymphoproliferative Disease after Failure of Rituximab and/or Chemotherapy Treatment in Patients Who Had a Solid Organ Transplant
- A Phase III Study of Viralym-M (ALVR105) to Treat Virus-Associated Bladder Inflammation after Receiving a Donated Stem Cell Transplant
- Clinical Trials Co-Investigated by Dr. Prockop
- A Pilot Study of Ruxolitinib Cream to Treat Non-Sclerotic Chronic Cutaneous Graft-Versus-Host Disease
- A Prospective Natural History Study of the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcomes of Children with SCID Disorders
- A Retrospective and Cross-Sectional Analysis of Patients Treated for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)
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.
Research and Publications
Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Prockop’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.
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.
Susan E. Prockop discloses the following relationships and financial interests:
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