Physician Profile

Ruth D. Stephenson, DO, FACOG
Gynecologic Oncologist

I recently joined Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey as a gynecologic oncologist and the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences after being in private practice in Northern New Jersey.  I feel it is an honor to care for women with gynecologic malignancies and I am passionate about maximizing their quality of life during and supporting them in their transitions between the various phases of treatment, from diagnosis to surgery and active treatment and into survivorship.  My decision to specialize in gynecologic oncology was strongly impacted by the experience of caring for women during a crucial point in their lives.

During my fellowship at the University of California- Davis I trained to perform complex and minimally invasive robotic surgeries and to integrate and manage adjuvant therapy, provide genetic testing, and use of clinical trials for gynecologic cancers.   I have participated in both clinical and basic science research projects and spent a year in a nanotechonology lab investigating novel therapeutics for ovarian cancer.  My time in private practice following my fellowship allowed me to gain exceptional clinical experience and focus on patient care.  Now as part of an academic medical center I am looking forward to teaching as a Clinical Educator through Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the collaboration with other oncologists and cancer researchers at Rutgers Cancer Institute.

I am looking forward to providing excellent and individualized treatment for my patients as part of a dedicated multidisciplinary team that provides the most advanced treatment options as well as the support services women with cancer deserve. 

Clinical Expertise 

Ovarian Cancer, endometrial cancer, cervical cancer, gynecologic cancers, vulvar cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and clinical trials

Contact Information  

To schedule a new patient appointment call 732-235-8515.
For all other inquiries call 732-235-2465.


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