Physician Profile

James K. Aikins Jr., MD, FACOG, FACS


(89 reviews)

James K. Aikins Jr., MD, FACOG, FACS

James K. Aikins Jr., MD, FACOG, FACS


(89 reviews)

  • Chief, Gynecologic Oncology
  • Associate Professor of OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences
  • Program Director for the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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

Dr. Aikins leads Rutgers Cancer Institute’s multidisciplinary Gynecologic Oncology Program which offers advanced treatment options including minimally invasive surgical techniques, clinical trials, precision medicine, and immunotherapy.

With a special interest in global women’s health issues, Aikins is the founder of International Healthcare Volunteers (IHCV), a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide sustainable programs and medical services to underserved women and their families living in Ghana, West Africa, and provide continuing medical education for health professionals, including students at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Aikins’ previous research includes fertility preservation in gynecologic cancers, Effects of sexual function following Surgeries for gynecologic Malignancies. He also conducts global health research in the area of cervical cancer screening in low-resource communities. He currently serves as a visiting professor at Cape Coast Teaching Hospital in the OB/GYN Department (University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences) in Cape Coast, Ghana, West Africa. 

Having received his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Aikins completed a general surgery internship at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore and an obstetrics/gynecology residency at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/Cooper University Hospital. He also completed gynecologic oncology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American College of Surgeons, and the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is also a member of numerous gynecologic oncology professional societies and committees in the United States and internationally. Aikins has published a variety of articles in peer reviewed journals as well as book chapters and presents regularly at regional, national and international meetings. He has been a Top Doctor in New Jersey for the Philadelphia Pennsylvania for the past ten years. 

Dr. Aikins sees patients at Rutgers Cancer Institute and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton.

Clinical Expertise

Fertility preservation in gynecologic cancers, management of Vulva, Vaginal, Cervical, Uterine, Tubal & Ovarian Cancers. Minimally invasive Surgeries (Robotics), Complex Gynecologic Surgeries and Clinical Trials

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 Overall

Based on 89 reviews


Shows respect for what you say


Spends enough time with you


Provider explains things in way you understand


Provider listens carefully to you


Gives easy to understand instructions

May 9, 2023

*Dr. Aikens is the best! I love everything about him.

March 24, 2023

Love love love Dr. Aikens! So happy I found him when I needed a surgeon.

February 10, 2023

*Dr. Aikins and his staff are the best medical team I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with!

January 27, 2023

Dr Aikins takes his time. I never feel rushed or dismissed. He's personable, professional and knowledgeable.

October 28, 2022

*Dr. Aikins is a very skilled and compassionate physician, and I highly recommend him.

October 19, 2022

Very good always friendly.

October 11, 2022

I am blessed to be a patient in your hospital so caring and so full of knowledge.

September 30, 2022

Very knowledgeable and caring about my overall health and wellness

August 31, 2022

*Dr. Aikins is very kind & totally listens to you as a person, helps you truly understand your problem. I talk about him all time to everyone & recommend him to anyone I know dealing with cancer.


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