Ruth D. Stephenson, DO, FACOG
- Gynecologic Oncologist
I feel it is an honor to care for women with gynecologic malignancies and I am passionate about maximizing their quality of life during and supporting them in their transitions between the various phases of treatment, from diagnosis to surgery and active treatment and into survivorship. My decision to specialize in gynecologic oncology was strongly impacted by the experience of caring for women during a crucial point in their lives. During my fellowship at the University of California- Davis, I trained to perform complex and minimally invasive robotic surgeries, radical cytoreductive surgery, and to integrate and manage adjuvant therapy for gynecologic malignancies. I have participated in both clinical and basic science research projects and spent a year in a nanotechonology lab investigating novel therapeutics for ovarian cancer. My areas of expertise are in minimally invasive approaches to gynecologic malignancies, including advanced laparoscopic and robotic techniques, novel intra operative chemotherapy administration, and sentinel lymph node techniques. I have developed an enhanced recovery program in collaboration with the hospital's anesthesiology department, to allow our surgical patients to return to baseline function more rapidly after cancer surgery. I am also interested in developing clinical trials and work closely with a dedicated clinical trials team to increase therapies available to our gynecologic cancer patients, helping to guide them through the process.
As a member of the Gynecologic Oncology Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, I work collaboratively with other members of our multidisciplinary team including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gynecologists, radiologists, pathologists, genetic counselors, nutritionists, social workers, and nurses to help educate patients about their disease and help them navigate their treatment options.
I am dedicated to providing excellent and individualized treatment for my patients as part of a dedicated team that provides the most advanced treatment options as well as the support services women with cancer deserve.
Dr. Stephenson sees patients at Rutgers Cancer Institute and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset.
Ovarian Cancer, endometrial cancer, cervical cancer, gynecologic cancers, vulvar cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and clinical trials
October 16, 2023
September 18, 2023
Kind, knowledgeable provider.
August 26, 2023
July 27, 2023
*Dr. Stephenson is one of the best. She cares about me!
July 25, 2023
Always professional on time keeps you comfortable and at ease and knows her stuff
July 22, 2023
10/10 excellent, personable, caring - that is Dr. Stephenson. I'm glad she took my case seriously.
July 21, 2023
*Dr. Stephenson is an extremely knowledgeable, kind and caring doctor.
July 5, 2023
Dr. Stephenson is a blessing to us. She's helped us manage scary medical situations and we truly appreciate it. God bless Dr. Stephenson and all the staff.
June 29, 2023
Dr. Stephenson and the entire staff are caring and always answer any questions. I am alive thanks to all of them
June 14, 2023
Dr Stephenson made whole experience easy and comfortable. I really felt in good hands and her staff was wonderful
May 25, 2023
*Dr. Stephenson was fantastic!
May 20, 2023
Dr. Stephenson is very kind and understanding of my fears in my cancer journey. She has a very positive attitude and it is contagious. I am so lucky to have her as my oncologist.
May 15, 2023
Dr. Stephenson was wonderful. She gave me all of my options and let me make the decision. She also allowed us to call my niece who is a cardiac fellow in another hospital so she could hear all the options as well. I Feel very cared for and safe with Dr. Stephenson.
May 3, 2023
Dr Stephenson has always been very open with me regarding my condition and treatments. I felt very confident in her approach with my medical condition.
April 22, 2023
Wonderful experience with Dr. Stephenson. Not too often you meet such a great professional.
April 9, 2023
She is amazing and I would follow her anywhere for continued care w/her.
March 27, 2023
The dr. provided her thoughts and options for treatment. She took her time and listened to my concerns.
March 11, 2023
February 21, 2023
Felt like family. Attention and care was excellent!
January 26, 2023
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December 29, 2022
Dr. Stevenson was so warm and caring. I felt heard, cared about and respected. By far the best experience I have ever had with a doctor! I did not feel rushed at all. She explained everything in a clear and easy to understand manner without "dumbing it down" to me. She presented options without making me feel any pressure and valued my questions, concerns and opinions. She was warm and has a great sense of humor. I am so grateful for the recommendations I received to seek her opinion for my issue. I went from being scared, stressed and confused about my diagnosis to calm, clear and relieved. I truly cannot say enough good things about Dr. Stevenson and my first encounter with her. She is what every doctor should be.
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What is Cervical Cancer?
Ruth Stephenson, DO, FACOG, Gynecologic Oncologist at Rutgers Cancer Institute, discusses the causes and treatment of cervical cancer for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January. Watch here
Dr. Stephenson was named a Top Doctor by New Jersey Monthly, as voted by fellow physicians. View the list here
Ruth Stephenson, DO, FACOG, Gynecologic Oncologist at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey discusses her patient philosophy of care. Watch here
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