Physician Profile

Paulette E. Forbes, PhD, MPH, APN-BC

Paulette Forbes

Paulette E. Forbes, PhD, MPH, APN-BC

  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Inpatient Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
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

I am an Advanced Practice Nurse who is a collaborative member of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology team since 2004. I came to pediatric hematology/oncology from pediatric infectious disease where I worked with women and children with HIV. Additionally, my experience as an APN also include pediatric critical care transport and emergency medicine.

My responsibilities on the pediatric hematology/oncology inpatient unit include assessment and medical management of acute and chronic conditions for patients with cancer and blood disorders, coordinating the care of patients on clinical trials, coordinating medical and discharge needs with a multidisciplinary team, coordinating and providing palliative and end-of-life care. In addition to providing clinical care, I provide ongoing education to nurses, pediatric residents, medical students, and precepts advanced practice nursing students. I am the author and co-author of several articles in the APHON Newsletter and the co-author of a book chapter in Pediatric Acute Care, 2nd Edition.

I completed my undergraduate degrees at Northern Caribbean University (Primary Education), Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing/Union County College and Pace University, New York City. I completed a Master of Science degree in Nursing with specialization as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Pace University, Westchester in 1997, and a Master in Public Health with specialization in Urban Health Education from City University of New York - Hunter College in 2001. I completed a PhD in Urban System from the Joint PhD program at Rutgers University and New Jersey Institute of Technology with a specialization in Urban Health. While my clinical focus is on pediatric cancers and blood disorders, my research focused on the transition of young adults with sickle cell disease from pediatric to adult health care services with the goal of developing and implementing a comprehensive transition program. 


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

Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


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  • 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