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Gaetane C. Michaud, MD

  • Specialty: Pulmonary Medicine
  • Language: English
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About Me

I wanted to be a physician since I was 6 years old. My uncle was a doctor, and as a child, I wanted to follow in his footsteps. My favorite thing to do during my school holidays was to accompany him to the hospital and play with the children in the pediatrics department.

I was introduced to the specialty of interventional pulmonology as a pulmonary fellow. Back then, this was a new subspecialty of pulmonary medicine that was just evolving. I chose this path because I was fascinated by the opportunity to advance the field and develop novel diagnostic tools and treatments for conditions of the lungs and chest.

As chief of interventional pulmonology at NYU Langone, I lead a team that works closely with thoracic surgeons and oncologists from Perlmutter Cancer Center to diagnose and treat people who have lung cancer and other types of cancer that affect the lungs or the chest cavity. I also treat other pulmonary conditions such as pleural disease, advanced airways disease, and tracheal stenosis.

Our interventional pulmonary team has specialized training in minimally invasive thoracic procedures including rigid and flexible bronchoscopy, thoracoscopy, and other procedures to diagnose and treat abnormalities of the lungs and chest. We are the most comprehensive program in the northeastern United States, and our incredibly experienced team can manage a wide variety of conditions. Our group, which is also an integral part of NYU Langone’s Lung Cancer Center, has been involved in every major innovation in treating airway and pulmonary disease over the last 20 years, and we continue to be at the forefront of innovation of care for patients with these conditions.

For me, patients are more than just a condition. I look at the larger picture and care for them as people with lives and families. I believe in always being there for my patients and advocating on their behalf, so that they receive the best possible treatment and outcome.

My research has included new treatments to improve the quality of life of people who have lung cancer, ways to improve lung cancer screening, and implementation of certification programs to advance physician education. I am actively involved with the American Thoracic Society.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • lung cancer
  • lung metastasis
  • pleural effusion
  • mesothelioma
  • tracheal stenosis
  • mediastinal disease
  • mediastinal tumor
  • lung mass
  • mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung
  • thymus cancer
  • mediastinal lymphadenopathy
  • non-small cell lung cancer
  • neuroendocrine tumor of the lung
  • malignant mesothelioma
  • adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lung
  • small cell lung cancer
  • solitary fibrous tumor
  • coughing up blood
  • lung carcinoma
  • thoracic cancer

Credentials

Positions
  • Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Section Chief Division of Interventional Pulmonolo
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, University of Ottawa, Critical Care, 2004
  • Fellowship, University of British Columbia, Pulmonary, 2002
  • Residency, University of Ottawa, Medicine, 2000
  • MD from University Of Ottawa, 1997

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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
  • 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
  • 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
    • Emblem Select Care Platinum Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Silver Exchange
  • 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
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • HIP
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health Plus
    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicare VIP
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Tricare
    • TRICARE
    • TriWest
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • 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
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Locations and Appointments

NYU Langone Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center

160 East 34th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016

NYU Langone Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
Phone

212-731-6000

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