Program Director Named for Oncology Center of RWJ Hamilton

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey breast surgeon appointed to post
May 19, 2016

Firas Eladoumikdachi, MD, FACSNew Brunswick/Hamilton, N.J. – Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJ Hamilton) have announced the appointment of breast surgeon Firas Eladoumikdachi, MD, FACS, as Program Director for the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at Hamilton – the cancer center at RWJ Hamilton. He will be responsible for clinical leadership of the oncology service line at RWJ Hamilton including medical, surgical and radiation oncology. 

“In having the opportunity to provide patient care on both campuses, it is clear that providing patient-centered, leading edge, comprehensive care is critical,” notes Dr. Eladoumikdachi. “In my new role, I look forward to expanding that mission by further collaborating with my New Brunswick colleagues to develop enhanced oncology services for the people of Hamilton, Mercer County and the region.”

According to Richard Freeman, president and CEO of RWJ Hamilton, Eladoumikdachi’s strong emphasis on patient-physician communication and his collaboration with other specialists in performing breast-conserving surgery “affords the high-level leadership quality required in this role to work with others across various disciplines to meet the complex needs of our patients.”

“Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has the ability to provide patients at affiliate locations like RWJ Hamilton access to unique oncology services that may not be available at traditional community hospitals.  Dr. Eladoumikdachi’s strong interest in clinical research and knowledge of both campuses will afford patients in the Hamilton region an opportunity to receive such services, as can only be provided by a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, while remaining close to home,” adds Rutgers Cancer Institute Interim Director Bruce G. Haffty, MD, who is also professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

A resident of Montgomery Township, Eladoumikdachi is an assistant professor of surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has been with RWJ Hamilton and the Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute in New Brunswick for the past year.  Prior to that, Eladoumikdachi served as the director of the breast program at Genesis Health Care System in Ohio and vice chair of Ohio Integrated Care Providers. He completed his fellowship in breast surgery at the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center at Northwestern University in Chicago and his residency in general surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

About Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (www.cinj.org) is the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. As part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey is dedicated to improving the detection, treatment and care of patients with cancer, and to serving as an education resource for cancer prevention. Physician-scientists at Rutgers Cancer Institute engage in translational research, transforming their laboratory discoveries into clinical practice.  To make a tax-deductible gift to support the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, call 848-932-8013 or visit www.cinj.org/giving. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheCINJ.

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Network is comprised of hospitals throughout the state and provides the highest quality cancer care and rapid dissemination of important discoveries into the community. Flagship Hospital: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. System Partner: Meridian Health (Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center, and Bayshore Community Hospital). Affiliate Hospitals: JFK Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (CINJ Hamilton), and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset.

About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJ Hamilton) is the first of two New Jersey hospitals to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Located in Hamilton Township, NJ, the hospital is part of RWJBarnabas Health and is affiliated with The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

The RWJ Hamilton Health Care Corporation serves communities within a five-county area and includes an acute care hospital, The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at Hamilton, affiliated medical groups, five Lakeview Child Centers, and the RWJ Hamilton Center for Health & Wellness. For more information, visit rwjhamilton.org.

 

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