Vadim Koshenkov, MD
- Surgical Oncologist
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 of New Jersey, 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 of New Jersey 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.
Melanoma, soft tissue sarcoma, and minimally invasive surgery
October 5, 2023
*Dr. K. is very knowledgeable and professional. He is courteous and friendly with a good bedside manner.
September 26, 2023
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
June 27, 2023
*DR. VADIM KOSHENKOV IS A MOST EXCELENT SURGEON, COMPASSIONATE & KIND, HE TOOK HIS TIME TO ANSWER EVERY QUESTION & EVEN CALLED US WITH PATHOLOGY REPORT THE DAY BEFORE WE WERE TO SEE HIM POST OP VISIT SAYING HE "KNEW WE WOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT REPORT". A TRUE physician w/competence & compassion.
June 13, 2023
very easy, person to talk to. Puts you at ease.
May 22, 2023
Very good experience - able to discuss all aspects of Merkel Cell even with little info available.
May 2, 2023
*Dr. Koshenkov. Excellent dr. Made me feel positive about situation and he listens to me. Answered all my questions.
April 27, 2023
*Dr. K. is very genuine and cares about me as a person. His eyes have a light in them when he smiles which is comforting and honest.
April 12, 2023
Dr. put me at ease and described everything. Great bedside manner.
March 6, 2023
February 18, 2023
Extremely thorough, patient and great bedside manner. Very pleasant and informative.
February 2, 2023
Appointments with *Dr. Koshenkov are always very pleasurable. He is kind, compassionate, caring, humorous and genuinely cares and listens to you. GREAT doctor!
January 26, 2023
He is the best. Highly recommend!!!
January 1, 2023
*Dr. Koshenkov was excellent.
December 31, 2022
Dr put me at ease. Excellent bedside manner.
December 30, 2022
*Dr. Koshenkov has always been professional, kind, friendly, and caring in every visit I've ever had. I think he's the best, and I feel confident in his care.
December 26, 2022
Dr K is exemplary!!!!!!!!
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