Physician Profile

Vadim Koshenkov, MD


(125 reviews)

Vadim Koshenkov, MD

Vadim Koshenkov, MD


(125 reviews)

  • Surgical Oncologist, Rutgers Cancer Institute
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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

As a physician daily entrusted with the lives of my patients, I am committed to compassion, attentiveness, knowledge, efficiency, and candor. Surgical oncologists are uniquely positioned in the fight to eradicate cancer, facing many delicate challenges beyond the successful removal of tumors. Productive partnerships within a multidisciplinary team that understands how to maximize the chance for cure are central to a surgical oncologist’s success. It is a privilege then to join the outstanding team at the Rutgers Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, where over the past two decades, an experienced group of dedicated physicians, nurses and support personnel has been assembled. We offer a comprehensive approach to patients with unique surgical and non-surgical treatments, as well as an availability of multiple clinical trials.

My primary interest lies in Melanoma, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, and other advanced cutaneous malignancies. I completed my general surgery training at Morristown Medical Center, a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Miami, and joined Rutgers Cancer Institute in 2013. A particular focus of mine has been to study thin early stage cutaneous melanomas and certain high-risk features that would warrant lymph node mapping in this group of patients. Since the majority of patients with melanoma of the skin have thin lesions, it will continue to be an important issue to address, as it impacts an ever-growing proportion of the population in the United States.

The application of minimally invasive surgery to the field of surgical oncology is a strong secondary interest. I have published on the topics of sentinel lymph node biopsy and complex laparoscopic surgery. Minimally invasive surgery has the proven benefits of a faster patient recovery and quicker discharge from the hospital. I believe that surgical oncology patients stand to gain as much from this approach as the patients in other surgical disciplines, where minimally invasive surgery has become the standard.

I am a board-certified surgeon and a member of several surgical societies. I have presented at multiple national society meetings and am a recipient of several awards. 

Clinical Expertise

Melanoma, soft tissue sarcoma, and minimally invasive surgery


  • Honorable Mention for a Scientific Paper by a Resident, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 2011
  • 1st Place for Resident Presentation, Oncology Society of New Jersey, 2011
  • 1st Place for Surgical Jeopardy, New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 2010
  • Best Resident Paper, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 2010

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 Overall

Based on 125 reviews


Give easy to understand instruction


Spend enough time with you


Show respect for what you say


Provider listen carefully to you


Provider expl in way you understand

July 2, 2024

Dr. K is the best.

May 30, 2024

Dr. K always caring & professional good rapport, highly recommend.

May 30, 2024

I was referred for a melanoma. Thankfully caught early so it was a very "specific" visit and treatment plan.

May 14, 2024

I felt that Dr. Koshenkov cared about me as an individual as much as he cared about treating my ailment.

April 26, 2024

Dr. K. was an excellent doctor. Very happy I went to him.

April 20, 2024

Very good

April 16, 2024

Dr. Koshenkov was GREAT!!

March 7, 2024

Very caring & compassionate. The best doctor I ever had!

February 13, 2024

Good experience.

January 3, 2024

Fully satisfied.

December 7, 2023

Always a good experience with Dr K

December 4, 2023

All professional

November 21, 2023

Very professional and personable. Would definitely recommend to family/friends - Competent!

October 5, 2023

*Dr. K. is very knowledgeable and professional. He is courteous and friendly with a good bedside manner.

September 26, 2023

Was good.

September 25, 2023

Excellent doctor, the best I ever had!

September 15, 2023

Awesome, amazing, simply the best doctor I ever had!

August 14, 2023

First visit & I feel very comfortable w/*Dr. Koshenkov. Not even getting a second opinion.

July 18, 2023

Very good.


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