Skip to main content
 CHANGE IN VISITATION GUIDELINES: Please read before visiting Rutgers Cancer Institute.
Menu

Physician Profile

Samantha Nagengast, MD
Director of the Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

I am the Medical Director of the Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care Program at RWJUH New Brunswick and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. I was born and raised in New Jersey. I completed my Internal Medicine Residency at Rutgers RWJMS (New Brunswick) and Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering. After fellowship, I spent about a year and a half as an inpatient palliative care attending with Capital Caring, primarily at the Inova Fairfax Hospital location. I then accepted a position as an inpatient palliative care attending at Stony Brook Medicine where, in addition to seeing patients, I helped to further develop palliative care education, and created an ACGME accredited Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship program. After almost six years at Stony Brook, I am now back in NJ and happy to be home again. In addition to having difficult conversations, I have a particular interest in complex symptom management and in educating trainees.

Clinical Expertise

palliative medicine, pain management, non-pain symptom management, advance care planning

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.