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Physician Profile

Ryan D. Stephenson, DO
Medical Oncologist
Assistant Professor of Medicine

I am a medical oncologist with the Urologic Oncology and Skin and Soft Tissue Oncology Programs at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. 

I received my undergraduate degree at Boston College where I studied mathematics and chemistry. Following graduation, I worked for several years in clinical research operations at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. It was a formative time for me as I worked on early-phase clinical trials of new therapies for metastatic prostate cancer, many of which later became the standard therapies used to treat patients today. It was my passion for patient care that drove me toward a career as a physician. I attended medical school in New Jersey at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed residency at the University of Connecticut. I then returned to New Jersey and completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, where I also served as Chief Fellow. 

It is my goal to deliver comprehensive care to each of my patients. I work collaboratively with our multidisciplinary team to provide a personalized approach to each patient’s cancer care. Most importantly, I ensure that each of my patient’s unique needs and concerns remain paramount. My research interests involve developing novel therapeutics for advanced genitourinary malignancies. As New Jersey’s only NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey allows me the unique opportunity to collaborate with investigators across disciplines to deliver innovative therapy to each of my patients.


  • Chief Fellow, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Program Director’s Award, University of Connecticut Internal Medicine Residency Program


Dr. Stephenson sees patients at Rutgers Cancer Institute and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. 

Clinical Expertise

Prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer, melanoma, skin cancer

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.