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NYU Langone Provider

Umamaheswar Duvvuri, MD, PhD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialty: Head & Neck Surgery
  • Treats: Adults
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-731-6464
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I was born in India and moved at a young age to Jamaica, where I completed my high school education before migrating to the United States to attend college. I chose the specialty of head and neck cancer because I realized it was an area where I could make the greatest difference. As an immigrant, I wanted to give back to the community, and my goal has always been to do my best to elevate the care and treatment options I can give my patients. To this end, I have educated surgeons from around the globe to improve head and neck cancer care.

The head and neck cancer team at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center provides outstanding clinical care and the most novel and advanced treatment options, including clinical trials.

Head and neck cancer is a complex and diverse disease, but there are many different treatments available today. I believe that every patient is different, and each person’s needs should be accommodated by formulating and implementing a personalized treatment plan. At NYU Langone, we make sure we understand each patient’s cancer and treatment type through genetic testing to ensure that we provide the best and most effective treatment.

My research has focused on understanding the biology of head and neck cancer and devising minimally invasive techniques, such as robotic surgery, to treat this disease. This has contributed to developing and testing novel cancer therapies. I have also developed techniques to treat this disease more effectively while also minimizing deleterious side effects. My recent investigations have focused on understanding what makes patients sensitive to immunotherapy and other therapies, with the goal of testing and developing new and better combination treatments for head and neck cancer.

As a physician–scientist, I am excited by the latest advances in cancer research and new treatment paradigms that have directly improved patient outcomes. I am fervently committed to expanding cancer research and clinical care. My goal is to change the way we treat head and neck cancer, curing our patients while maintaining their functional outcomes.

I am a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Head and Neck Society. I have published more than 150 research studies, and my work has been reported in many of the top peer-reviewed medical and cancer journals.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck
  • airway growth or tumor
  • arterial or blood vessel malformation of head or neck
  • arteriovenous malformation
  • base of tongue cancer
  • bone tumor of head or neck
  • branchial cleft cyst
  • cancer of skin of face, scalp or eyelid
  • cancer of throat or voice box
  • capillary hemangioma
  • chronic infection or problems with jaw bone
  • ear tumor (benign or malignant)
  • esophageal diverticulum
  • external ear tumor
  • facial laceration
  • follicular thyroid cancer
  • glottic cancer
  • goiter
  • head and neck cancer
  • head and neck tumors
  • hemangioma
  • hoarseness related to growth or tumors of voicebox
  • human papillomavirus related to cancer of head or neck
  • hyperparathyroidism
  • hyperthyroidism
  • hypopharyngeal cancer
  • laryngeal cancer
  • lip cancer
  • lymphatic malformation of head or neck
  • medullary thyroid cancer
  • melanoma of head or neck
  • mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the head and neck
  • nasal sinus cancer
  • nasopharyngeal cancer
  • neck mass
  • neuroendocrine tumor of head and neck
  • neurofibromatosis of head or neck
  • oral cancer
  • orbit tumor
  • oropharyngeal cancer
  • papillary thyroid cancer
  • pharyngeal tumor
  • radiation injury specific to the jaw
  • salivary adenocarcinoma
  • salivary gland tumor
  • salivary stone
  • schwannoma (growth) of head or neck
  • skin cancer of head or neck
  • skull base tumor
  • soft tissue sarcoma of head or neck
  • squamous cell cancer of head or neck
  • submandibular gland tumor
  • thyroglossal duct cyst
  • thyroid cancer
  • thyroid mass
  • thyroid nodule
  • thyroid tumor
  • tongue cancer
  • tongue tumor
  • tonsil cancer
  • tracheal damage
  • tracheal stenosis
  • tumor of throat or palate
  • vascular/venous malformation of head or neck
  • zenker's diverticulum
Treatments
  • cancer screening of head or neck
  • excision of parathyroid
  • nerve surgery of head or neck
  • parathyroid surgery
  • robotic surgery of throat
  • sentinel lymph node biopsy of the neck
  • thyroid surgery
  • tongue surgery
  • transoral surgery of throat and tongue

Positions
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Otolaryngology, 2008
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Head & Neck Surgery, 2008
  • Residency, UPMC Medical Education, 2007
  • PhD from University Of Pennsylvania, 2002
  • MD from University Of Pennsylvania, 2000

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  • Aetna
     
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage
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    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
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    • Aetna Student Plan
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
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    • WellNet
  • Amida Care
     
    • Amida Care Medicaid
  • Anthem BCBS Health Plus
     
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 1
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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
     
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    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (LICH Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
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    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
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    • Vytra HMO
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    • Healthfirst Senior Health Partners
    • Healthfirst Silver Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Silver Total, Pro, Plus EPO
  • Hotel Trades Council
     
    • Hotel Trades Council
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    • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Local 1199
     
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  • Magnacare
     
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  • Multiplan
     
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    • Diversified Administration Corporation
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    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
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    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
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    • Humana Health Plan
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    • PHCS
    • Professional Benefit Admin
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    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
     
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan, Excelsior Plan, NY Student Employee Health Plan
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  • Partners Health Plan Inc
     
    • Partners Health Plan FIDA
    • Partners Health Plan Medicaid
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  • Qualcare Inc.
     
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
     
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • River Spring Health Plan
     
    • River Spring Medicare HMP SNP
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  • Tricare
     
    • TriWest
    • Tricare
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
     
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Bind Benefits inc
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • Unite Healthcare (NY University Care Plan)
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare All Savers
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Simon
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Golden Rule Insurance
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
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    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
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    • United Healthcare Value, Advantage and HDHP (New York University employees)
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice (NY Power Authority Employees)
  • VA Community Care Network
     
    • VA CCN Optum
  • VNS Choice Advantage
     
    • VNS Medicare Advantage
    • VNS NY Choice Select Health
  • WTC Health Program
     
    • NY Fire Department - WTC
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  • Wellcare
     
    • WellCare Medicare
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Umamaheswar Duvvuri, MD, PhD does not accept insurance.

Locations and Appointments

NYU Langone Otolaryngology Associates

160 East 34th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10016

Academic office

522 1st Avenue, Smilow Science Center

8th Floor, Suite 801

New York, NY 10016

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