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Veroushka Ballester-Vargas, MD

Board Certifications: 
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Accepting New Patients
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New and Existing Patients: 
(212) 342-4171

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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Benign Liver Tumor
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Genetic Screening
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumor
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Digestive Disorder
  • Digestive System Disorder
  • Hepatology
  • Hepatology Biliary Diseases
  • Liver Disease
  • Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention
  • Colon Cancer and Polyps

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
  • Internship: University of Puerto Rico
  • Residency: University of Puerto Rico
  • Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
  • Fellowship: University of Puerto Rico

About Veroushka Ballester-Vargas

Dr. Ballester-Vargas is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the NewYork-Presbyterian,ColumbiaUniversity Medical Cancer. Dr. Ballester-Vargas completed her internship, residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Digestive and Liver Diseases at the University of Puerto Rico. She then completed and advanced fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology Neoplasia at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. During her fellowship, she was a recipient of a NIH Hispanic Clinical and Translational Research Education and Career Developmental Award. She is currently finishing a Post-Doctoral Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research. She joined the faculty of Digestive and Liver Diseases at Columbia University Medical Center in 2015.

Dr. Ballester-Varga’s clinical interest in the field of gastrointestinal cancer, particularly on the genetics associated with hereditary cancer syndromes. Her research has focused on tumor markers in stool for screening and diagnostic applications.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Languages

  • Spanish

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Indemnity
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Access (Exchange)
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • Indemnity
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • 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 Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Indemnity
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • 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
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

POMCO

  • POMCO

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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

Contact & Locations

1
3050 Corlear Avenue
Bronx, New York 10463
Phone: (212) 342-4171
Fax:
(212) 932-5458
Primary
2
5141 Broadway
New York, New York 10034
Phone: (212) 342-4171
3
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032
Phone: (212) 342-4171
Fax:
(212) 305-5576