Dr. Tessa Cigler, Doctor
  • Doctor
  • Internal Medicine · Medical Oncology

Dr. Tessa Cigler

3.5

  • Titles & Designations: MD

  • Years of Experience: …

  • Gender: …

  • Age: 43

  • Accepting New Patients

Specialties

Specialties

Internal Medicine

Medical Oncology

Conditions Treated

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Recurrence

Breast Tumor

Procedures Performed

Breast Cancer Screening

Breast Cancer Treatment

About Dr. Tessa Cigler

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  • No Malpractice Claims

Languages

English

Biography

Dr. Cigler is a medical oncologist whose work is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. She practices at the Weill Cornell Breast Center where comprehensive state-of-the-art care is provided in a personalized and warm environment. As a believer in the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer care, Dr. Cigler meets weekly with breast surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, genetic counselors and other medical oncologists to ensure that her patients receive well-coordinated and optimal care. Dr. Cigler pays careful attention to the short and long term effects of diagnosis and treatment on physical and emotional well being. She provides personalized and comprehensive care, addressing issues such as diet, exercise, fatigue, anxiety, bone health, and hormone mediated symptoms. For younger patients, options for fertility preservation are carefully considered as the treatment plan is formulated. Women are supported both during treatment and beyond, when attention shifts to issues of breast cancer survivorship. Dr. Cigler treats all stages of breast cancer and also counsels high risk women on options for breast cancer prevention. Dr. Cigler is an active clinical investigator. As a member of the Weill Cornell Breast Center research team, she heads several clinical trials designed to provide her patients with access to the newest and most promising options for therapy. Her collaborative research focuses on ways to gain a better understanding of breast cancer pathogenesis and side effects of therapy, with the overall goal of improving breast cancer treatment and prevention. Dr. Cigler teaches second year medical students at the Weill Cornell medical college and mentors medical students and fellows on the wards. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group. She is the author of several journal articles and book chapters.

Treatment Approach

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Education

Duke University School of Medicine

Medical School

2001

Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center

Residency Hospital

2004

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Fellowship Hospital

2007

Board Certifications

Medical Oncology

American Board of Internal Medicine

Publications & Research

Unspecified

Awards & Recognition

Unspecified

Memberships

Unspecified

Associated Practices & Hospitals

The Breast Center

Medical Practice

The Breast Center

Medical Practice

Insurance

Aetna

Choice Plus POS II

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Card PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

BlueConnect HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Preferred Blue PPO

Cigna

Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus

EmblemHealth

Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Community Blue PPO

Humana

Choice Care PPO

Oxford Health Plans

Freedom Plan

UnitedHealthCare

Oxford Liberty

Ratings & Reviews

Average Rating

3.5

Personal Performance

Time Well Spent

4.0

Trustworthiness

4.0

Answers Questions

4.0

Explains Conditions

4.0

Staff & Office

Office Env

4.0

Scheduling

4.0

Friendliness

4.0

Avg Wait Time

16 to 30 minutes

Dr. Tessa Cigler

3.5