Physician Profile

Donna Plaxe, MSN, APN, CPNP-PC, CPON

Donna Plaxe

Donna Plaxe, MSN, APN, CPNP-PC, CPON

  • Advanced Practice Nurse
Contact Information

To schedule a new patient appointment call 844-CANCERNJ (844-226-2376)
To schedule a follow-up appointment call 732-235-7615
For all other inquiries call 732-235-2465.

About Me

After graduating from East Stroudsburg University with my RN and Bachelor of Science in Nursing, I started my career in pediatric nursing at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. During that time I always found myself gravitating to children with complex care needs, especially the children with an oncology diagnosis.

Once I attained my master’s degree and certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Seton Hall University in 1997, I joined the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology as their Inpatient Advanced Practice Nurse. In this position I have been an active member of the Pediatric Pain Committee, Responsible Investigator RN for Children’s Oncology Group and APHON Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Instructor.

I also was one of a core group to help establish the Pediatric Advanced Comprehensive Care Team, our Pediatric Palliative Care Program, at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-New Brunswick.

Our Advanced Practice Providers work in collaboration with the physicians in their respective oncology programs and may not always be scheduled directly. 

Clinical Expertise

  • Leukemia
  • Solid tumors
  • Pain management
  • Palliative care


Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with your insurance company they are still a participating plan prior to receiving services or care. Each plan is different and some provide different levels of coverage that could make a difference in your out-of-pocket costs. It is always best for the patient receiving care to contact their insurance company to obtain more information.

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup
  • Cigna
  • Consumer Health Plan
  • Horizon BCBS
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Oxford Health
  • Qualcare HMO
  • Qualcare PPO
  • United Community
  • United Healthcare
  • United Medicare
  • WellCare