Diane M. George, MD

Expertise in: 
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Cancer Care
Board Certifications: 
Pediatrics
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Cancer Care, Bone Marrow Transplant, Bone Marrow Transplantation

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Diane George, MD cares for children and adolescents undergoing stem cell transplantation as a treatment for cancer (particularly leukemia and lymphoma), noncancerous blood disorders (like sickle cell anemia), and immunodeficiencies. She specializes in transplantation for patients who don't have a related bone marrow donor, and also takes care of patients undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation for solid tumors.

Dr. George was originally attracted to the field of pediatric oncology because she wanted to take on the challenge of fighting pediatric cancer, and stem cell transplantation offers the ultimate cure in select patients. It is a complex medical field, and Dr. George enjoys being able to take care of children with complex medical conditions.

Dr. George also conducts clinical research. She is currently evaluating a procedure called "CD34-selected stem cell transplantation" to remove T-cells from donor bone marrow. This approach reduces the risk of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) - a potential complication of bone marrow transplantation in which T-cells from the donor attack the tissue of the recipient. This approach benefits patients who do not have a well-matched family donor, and it could potentially make bone marrow transplantation an option for more patients. Dr. George is also interested in studying how a patient's immune system rebuilds itself after CD34-selected stem cell transplantation.

At NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, every member of a child's healthcare team shares the same compassion and dedication to helping them get well. Dr. George looks forward each day to the camaraderie, intellectual stimulation, and problem-solving she shares with fellow team members. After being in the field for more than 20 years, Dr. George uses the knowledge and experience she has gained to benefit patients and their families.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Female

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Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
212-305-2466

Location(s)

CUMC/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
3959 Broadway
New York, NY 10032
Primary
CUMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care-Hudson Health Plan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

TRICARE

  • TRICARE

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Internship: Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Research

Clinical Trials

NCT01966367 CD34+ Stem Cell Selection for Patients Receiving a Matched or Partially Matched Family or Unrelated Adult Donor Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation for Non-Malignant Disease

NCT02061800 CD34+ Stem Cell Selection for Patients Receiving a Matched or Partially Matched Family or Unrelated Adult Donor Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant for Malignant Disease

Grants

A PHASE 1/2 STUDY TO EVALUATE THE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF A SINGLE DOSE OF AUTOLOGOUS CRISPR-CAS9 MODIFIED CD34+ HUMAN HEMATOPOIETIC STEM AND PROGENITOR CELLS (CTX001) IN SUBJECTS WITH SEVERE SICKLE CELL DISEASE (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

May 15 2019 - May 15 2024

MULTICENTER, OPEN-LABEL, PHASE 3 TRIAL OF ALLOGENEIC EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS CYTOTOXIC T LYMPHOCYTES (EBV-CTLS) FOR ALLOGENEIC HEMATOPOIETIC CELL TRANSPLANT (ALLOHCT) PATIENTS WITH EBV-ASSOCIATED (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Mar 13 2018 - Mar 13 2023