Surgical Oncology

KearneyThe Surgical Oncology Division at Rutgers Cancer Institute combines the expertise of fellowship-trained surgeons with advanced technologies and procedures to treat benign and malignant tumors. Minimally invasive laproscopic and robotic surgery-techniques performed by our physicians result in improved clinical outcomes and a faster recovery for patients. As an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, our patients are provided with access to the latest clinical trials including precision medicine and immunotherapies, not available elsewhere.

Kaufman labOur surgeons have disease specific surgical expertise in routine, rare and complex cancers including: bladder cancer; brain and spine tumors; breast cancer; gastrointestinal cancers; head and neck cancers; hepatobiliary cancers; gynecologic cancers; kidney cancers; liver and bile duct cancers; melanoma and sarcomas; pancreastic cancer; prostate cancer; testicular cancer; and thoracic cancers.

Faculty within the Division of Surgical Oncology conduct both clinical research and basic research. Scientists are investigating the efficacy of combination immunotherapies including oncolytic viruses, checkpoint inhibitors, and immune modulators, as well as defining the effects of viral and bacterial infections on anti-cancer immune responses. Clinical research involves the development of clinical trials including some of the pioneer studies in immunotherapy that have led to FDA approved treatments.

Working closely with healthcare team members from throughout the Cancer Institute and the Department of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, our faculty members foster innovation in clinical surgical care. Rutgers Cancer Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School offer a two year ACGME accredited Fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology for board eligible general surgeons who wish to attain subspecialty certification for the practice of general surgical oncology as well as a Breast Surgery Fellowship.

Our Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery provides patients with the most advanced surgical options available including robotic and laparoscopic techniques to treat a variety of cancer types. If you would like additional information about the Division of Surgical Oncology please contact Peter Chen, Director of Administration for Surgical Oncology at chenp5@cinj.rutgers.edu.

Surgical Oncology Leadership

August
David A. August, MD
Interim Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
Section Chief, Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology
Kearney
Thomas Kearney, MD, FACS
Associate Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
Section Chief, Breast Surgery
Danish
Shabbar Danish, MD
Chief, Neurosurgical Oncology
 
Goydos
James Goydos, MD, FACS
Section Chief,
Melanoma and Soft Tissue Oncology
 
Kim
Isaac Yi Kim, MD, PhD
Chief, Urologic Oncology
 
Lattime
Edmund C. Lattime, PhD
Associate Director for Education and Training
Zloza
Andrew Zloza, MD, PhD
Chief,
Surgical Oncology Research

 

Breast Surgery

Kearney
Thomas Kearney,
MD, FACS

Section Chief, Breast Surgery
Eladoumikdachi
Firas Eladoumikdachi,
MD, FACS

Breast Surgical Oncologist
 
Potdevin
Lindsay Potdevin, MD
Surgical Oncologist
 

Shicha Kumar, MD, FACS
Surgical Oncologist


Gastrointestinal Surgery

August
David A. August, MD
Section Chief,
Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology
Carpizo
Darren Carpizo, MD, PhD
Surgical Oncologist
 
Grandhi
Miral Sadaria Grandhi, MD
Surgical Oncologist
 
Kennedy
Timothy J. Kennedy,
MD, MBA

GI Surgical Oncologist
 


Gynecologic Surgery

Rodriguez
Lorna Rodriguez, MD, PhD
Interim Chief, Gynecologic Oncology
and Director, Precision Medicine Oncology

Alexandre Buckley de Meritens, MD
Gynecologic Oncologist
Leiser
Aliza Leiser, MD
Gynecologic Oncologist
 

Ruth D. Stephenson, DO, FACOG
Gynecologic Oncologist


Melanoma and Soft Tissue Surgery

Goydos
James Goydos, MD, FACS
Section Chief,
Melanoma and Soft Tissue Oncology
 
Kaufman
Howard Kaufman, MD, FACS
Surgical Oncologist
Koshenkov
Vadim Koshenkov, MD
Surgical Oncologist
 


Neurosurgery

Danish
Shabbar Danish, MD
Chief, Neurosurgical Oncology
 
Hanft
Simon Hanft, MD
Neurosurgeon
Director, Minimally Invasive
Brain Tumor Surgery,
Surgical Director,
Pituitary Tumor Program
 


Head and Neck Surgery

Sheykholeslami
Kianoush Sheykholeslami,
MD, PhD, FACS

Director of Head and Neck Surgery, Director of Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery,
Co-Director Skull Base Surgery


Thoracic Surgery

Langenfeld
John Langenfeld, MD
Co-Director, Thoracic Oncology Program
Thoracic Surgeon
 


Urologic Surgery

Kim
Isaac Yi Kim, MD, PhD
Chief, Urologic Oncology
 
Jang
Thomas L. Jang, MD, MPH, FACS
Urologic Oncologist
 
Singer
Eric A. Singer, MD, MA
Urologic Oncologist
 
Weiss
Robert Weiss, MD
Urologic Oncologist
 


Surgical Oncology Research

Zloza
Andrew Zloza, MD, PhD
Chief,
Surgical Oncology Research
Lattime
Edmund C. Lattime, PhD
Associate Director for Education and Training
CohenSolal
Karine Cohen-Solal, PhD
Researcher,
Cancer Metabolism and Growth Program

 

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