I joined the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in a dual appointment with RWJBarnabas Health and am also an Assistant Professor of Surgery within the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. As a surgical oncologist whose practice primarily focuses on the management for tumors of the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, pancreas and intestinal tract, I provide hope to my patients where many might find it lost. I strive to provide the highest level of expertise and precision with unwavering compassion, and optimism for my patients and their families.
Prior to joining Rutgers Cancer Institute, I completed my general surgery residency training at Georgetown University Hospitalfollowed by fellowships in tumor immunotherapy and surgical oncology within the Surgery Branch under Dr. Steven Rosenberg at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of HealthMost recently, I completed a fellowship in complex general surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where I received specialized training in the surgical management of hepatobiliary, pancreas and intestinal cancers.
As a member of the Gastrointestinal/Hepatobiliary Oncology Program at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, I work in close collaboration with members of the multidisciplinary disease management teams including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists, genetic counselors and dietitians to ensure my patients receive the highest level of evidence-based care including clinical trials.
I see patients at both Rutgers Cancer Institute in New Brunswick as well as at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, in Livingston where I plan on expanding access for patients to clinical trials . As such, I am an appointed member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and am the co-chair for research at that institution. I am passionate about advancing the field of surgical oncology by improving patient clinical outcomes and survival rates through the use of novel peri-operative multi-disciplinary treatment strategies.
I have authored more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and seven book chapters dedicated to surgical oncology. Within this field, I have lectured and presented nationally and while at the NCII was an associate investigator on numerous clinical trials. I am a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, American Hepatopancreatobiliary Association, the Association for Academic Surgery and Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. I have received awards from the National Institutes of Health, Health and Human Services, Georgetown University Hospital, the District of Columbia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, the Marquis Who’s Who award in 2015 and the Top Doctor Award for surgical oncology in New York, New York for 2016.
Pancreatic Cancer and Cysts; Liver Cancer; Metastatic Colorectal Cancer to the Liver; Gallbladder & Bile Duct Cancers; Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors; Gastric Cancer; Minimally Invasive / Robotic Surgery and clinical trials