About Dr. Kimberly J Van Zee MD

Dr. Kimberly J Van Zee, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. She has 32 years of experience. Her specialties include Medical Oncology. She speaks English.

Dr. Van Zee has received 5 awards.

Rating Overview

35 Ratings with 16 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Kimberly J Van Zee is Excellent. Dr. Kimberly J Van Zee has been rated by 35 patients. From those 35 patients 16 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Kimberly J Van Zee is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.


1275 York Ave
New York, NY 10065


Dr. Kimberly J Van Zee has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Kimberly J Van Zee has the following 10 expertise

  • Segmental Mastectomy
  • Lymph Node Excision (Lymph node removal)
  • Breast Cancer (Lobular Carcinoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Surgery
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Carcinoma
  • Breast Cancer (Breast Ductal Carcinoma)


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A skilled surgeon with a big heart.

Dr. Van Zee went out of her way to accommodate me and schedule my surgery as soon as possible. Every member of her staff was exceptionally nice. It made a difficult experience the best it could be.

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I love her. She saved my life.

Dr. Van Zee treated me almost 10 years ago. The wait time may have improved since then. Regardless, I love her.

Wait time
50 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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Five Stars

By far an excellent, professional and caring doctor

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Wonderful doctor

Dr. Van Zee is warm, compassionate and will spend as much time as you need talking to you (which explains the lengthy office wait). At my initial consultation she spoke to us for almost two hours. She is kind and calming, unusual for a doctor. I highly recommend her!

Wait time
40 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
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Appropriate Follow-up
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Excellent with a few catches

Dr. Van Zee is without a doubt an excellent surgeon, and you will be in good hands if you choose her. However her professional personality is mixed and varies greatly depending on the day. She can be either very friendly and helpful or all business or even a bit arrogant. Also her office wait has been 90-120 minutes every time I have seen her - probably not her fault as she is in high demand.

Wait time
56 minutes
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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013, 2014)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood

    Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1987

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital


  • Dr. Kimberly J Van Zee Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Health Garden State
    • Oxford Metro
  • QualCare
    • QualCare HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Kimberly J Van Zee

I am a surgical oncologist with a practice dedicated to the treatment of breast cancer. My research interests include exploring diagnostic and treatment options for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), in which cancer cells are confined within the ducts of the breast and not in the surrounding fatty breast tissue. In women with DCIS, I have recently studied the relationship between age and cancer recurrence rates, and the incidence and clinical significance of positive sentinel lymph nodes (see my publications). We are also investigating the utility of breast MRI in patients with occult breast cancer and with DCIS. My colleagues and I are evaluating patients' quality of life after breast surgery. In a prospective study over several years, we are comparing sensory changes that occur after sentinel-node biopsy to those that occur after conventional surgery to remove underarm lymph nodes. A study of lymphedema (arm swelling) after axillary surgery is also ongoing. I have developed a nomogram (model) to predict the likelihood of additional lymph node metastases in breast-cancer patients with metastasis in a sentinel node. This helps patients and clinicians in decision making regarding axillary dissection.

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