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Stella C. Lymberis, MD

  • Specialty: Radiation Oncology
  • Languages: English, Greek
  • Phone: 646-501-8900
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Years of Clinical and Research Experience in Radiation Oncology
One of Castle Connolly’s “Exceptional Women in Medicine”
Founder of Mary Kalopothakes Distinguished Women in Medicine Award of the Hellenic Medical Society of NY

About Me

As the daughter of a physicist and environmental engineer, I was introduced to science and mathematics at a young age. I graduated with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but I chose to pursue a career in medicine so that I could apply my knowledge of science and technology to improve people’s lives and make them better. I completed my residency in radiation oncology at NYU School of Medicine.

At NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, I specialize in using radiation therapy to treat women who have different types of gynecological cancer, including ovarian, vaginal, cervical, and endometrial cancer. I have extensive experience in brachytherapy, a form of radiation therapy that involves implanting radioactive material inside the body to allow a higher dose of radiation in a limited area.

My goal is to deliver excellent care using the latest radiation oncology and imaging technology. I take all of my patients’ needs and concerns into consideration throughout their care. It is very important to address people’s understanding of their diagnosis to help them return to a normal, healthy life as soon as possible.

Our excellent team of gynecological surgeons and medical physicists at NYU Langone use a collaborative approach to manage patients’ treatment plans. What I love most about my job is the opportunity to develop close relationships with my patients and work with them to achieve the best outcome and quality of life.

In addition to treating patients, I serve as the principal investigator for several radiation oncology gynecologic clinical trials. I am involved in clinical and physics research to improve brachytherapy procedures for the treatment of various gynecologic cancers and malignancies, with a focus on eradication of disease, reducing side effects, improving quality outcomes, patient experience in brachytherapy, quality of life, and survivorship. I am interested in studying sexual health and also the psychological and emotional effects of treatment both during radiation as well as after recovery from cancer.

At NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, I am a physician quality leader and a member of the research leadership team for the Gynecologic Oncology Disease Management Group, where I represent radiation oncology. Our team group participates in weekly multidisciplinary tumor boards, where we review every patient’s treatment plan to ensure the best level of comprehensive care. As a board member of NYU Langone’s Institutional Review Board, I review clinical protocols that guide the development of clinical trials to offer new treatment options to patients.

I am honored to have been named as Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” for radiation oncology, as featured in New York Magazine, for the past five years. In 2018, I received Castle Connolly’s “Exceptional Women in Medicine for 2018” award. During my career, I have co-authored more than 25 journal articles and book chapters, and have presented more than 50 abstracts at national meetings.

I also teach and mentor radiation oncology residents and fellows in gynecologic oncology surgery. I am a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, American Brachytherapy Society, as well as the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Conditions and Treatments

  • vulvar cancer
  • leiomyosarcoma of the uterus
  • uterine cancer
  • ovarian cancer
  • vaginal cancer
  • cervical cancer
  • brachytherapy


  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Director, Quality Initiatives, Department of Radiation Oncology
Education and Training
  • Residency, New York University School of Medicine, Radiation Oncology, 2005
  • MD from Albert Einstein College of Med, 2000

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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice (EPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Health
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Agewell
    • Agewell
  • Amida Care
    • Amida Care Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO
    • BCBS Blue Access HMO
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop 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)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Pathway
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • Local 32BJ SEIU
    • New York Hotel Trades
    • Unicare
  • Centerlight Healthcare
    • CenterLight Healthcare DIRECT
    • CenterLight Healthcare PACE
    • CenterLight Healthcare Select
    • Centerlight Pace Medicare HMO
  • Centers Plan For Healthy Living
    • Centers Plan For Healthy Living
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Consolidated Health Plans-NYU Student
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Commercial
  • Elderplan
    • Elderplan
    • Elderplan FIDA
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Basic Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Gold Exchange
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  • Empire BCBS Health Plus
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 1
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    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 4
    • BCBS Healthplus Medicare
    • BCBS Healthplus NY Child Health Plus NY
    • BCBS Healthplus NY Medicaid Managed Care NY
    • BCBS Healthplus Special Needs
  • Fidelis Care
    • Fidelis Care Bronze Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Catastrophic Cvg Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Child Health Plus
    • Fidelis Care Gold Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Medicaid Managed Care
    • Fidelis Care Medicare
    • Fidelis Care Native American Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Platinum Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Silver Exchange
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 1
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 2
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 3
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 4
  • GHI
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • HIP
    • Emblem Essential Plan 1
    • Emblem Essential Plan 2
    • Emblem Essential Plan 3
    • Emblem Essential Plan 4
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health Plus
    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid
    • HIP Medicare
    • HIP POS
    • HIP Prime Basic
    • HIP Prime Bronze
    • HIP Prime Gold
    • HIP Prime Platinum
    • HIP Prime Silver
    • HIP VIP Medicare - Affinity
    • HIP VIP Medicare - VIP Go
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare Managed Care
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare POS
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare PPO
  • Health Smart
    • WTC Health Program-HHC
  • Healthfirst
    • Health And Recovery Plan (Harp)
    • Healthfirst 65 Plus Plan (HMO)
    • Healthfirst Absolute Care FIDA
    • Healthfirst Assured Care
    • Healthfirst Bronze Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Bronze Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Child Health Plus
    • Healthfirst Complete Care
    • Healthfirst Coordinated Benefits Plan (HMO)
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 1 & 2
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 3 & 4
    • Healthfirst Gold Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Gold Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Green Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Increased Benefits Plan
    • Healthfirst Life Improved Plan
    • Healthfirst Medicaid
    • Healthfirst Medicare
    • Healthfirst Medicare/NYU Risk
    • Healthfirst Personal Wellness Plan
    • Healthfirst Platinum Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Platinum Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Senior Health Partners
    • Healthfirst Silver Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Silver Total, Pro, Plus EPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 - NYU Hospital Member Choice
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • MVP Select Care Inc
    • MVP Preferred EPO
    • MVP Select Care Inc.
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicaid of New York
    • NYS Medicaid
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part A and B
    • Medicare Part B
  • Metroplus
    • Metroplus Bronze Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Child Health Plus
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 1
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 2
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 3
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 4
    • Metroplus Gold
    • Metroplus Gold Care 2
    • Metroplus Gold Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Medicaid Managed Care
    • Metroplus Medicare
    • Metroplus Medplus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Platinum Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Silver Plus Plan Exchange
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Principal Financial Group
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Partners Health Plan Inc
    • Partners Health Plan FIDA
    • Partners Health Plan Medicaid
    • Partners Health Plan Medicare
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
    • TriWest
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare JP Morgan
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
  • VNS Choice Advantage
    • VNS Medicaid Advantage
    • VNS Medicare Advantage
    • VNS NY Choice Select Health
  • Village Care
    • VillageCare
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Locations and Appointments

NYU Radiation Oncology Associates

560 1st Avenue, 2nd Floor Energy Building
New York, NY 10016

NYU Radiation Oncology Associates

160 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016

NYU Langone Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center


Research My Research


Cervical Cancer, Brachytherapy, vulvar cancer

Research Summary

Since 2007, I have worked at NYU Langone’s Department of Radiation Oncology specializing in the treatment of gynecologic cancer radiotherapy, utilizing up-to-date brachytherapy techniques in order to achieve cure in advanced cervical, vaginal, vulvar and endometrial cancers. I have been the PI on ongoing research involving QA improvement and patient experience in gynecologic brachytherapy, evaluating dosimetry of brachytherapy applicators used in brachytherapy, and incorporating MRI planning in cervical brachytherapy treatment planning.

The central aim of my research is to maximize tumor cure while improving patient outcomes, and to reduce toxicity and late effects of radiation treatment. I am interested in quality of life measures and also study sexual function and emotional effects of treatment both during radiation and post treatment on follow-up.

Continuing on my previous work in stereotactic radiosurgery in CNS tumors, I am also PI on a grant evaluating a patient-specific end-to-end QA and pre-treatment plan verification for cranial SRS using the Gamma Knife® Icon system funded by RTsafe, Inc. I represent the Department of Radiation Oncology at NYU Langone’s Physician Quality Leaders Committee and the National Measures Executive Meetings, serve as the radiation oncology representative for the Perlmutter Cancer Center’s Gynecologic Oncology Disease Management Group, and also serve on the Institutional Review Board committee.

Academic Contact

Academic office

560 First Avenue

Second Floor

New York, NY 10016




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