Physician Profile

Kim Hirshfield, MD, PhD
Medical Oncologist

I came to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in 2007 following the completion of a residency, chief residency, and fellowship at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. I completed my PhD from Johns Hopkins University.

With a research interest in breast cancer genetics, I am currently exploring why some women are predisposed to developing breast cancer and others are not. In addition, I am also trying to better understand why some breast cancers come back despite use of our best treatments. As a clinician who works collaboratively with experts across multi-disciplines in the Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center, I have the opportunity to put theory into practice as we aim to develop the next generation of personalized and targeted treatments for breast cancer.  

Working with a team of radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, nurses, social workers, genetic specialists and others, I help patients understand their treatment options and other elements of their disease so that they can make informed decisions.  

I am the author or co-author of more than 16 publications and I review scientific articles for publication in several medical/research journals. As a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research-Women in Cancer Research, and similar organizations, I present current research at local, regional, and national forums.

Clinical Expertise 

Breast cancer, high-risk breast abnormalities, translational research, genetic contributors to breast cancer risk and outcomes

  • Stacy Goldstein Faculty Scholar, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, 2009
  • Gold Doc Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, 2008
  • Pearl Grace Award, Sister’s Network of Central New Jersey, 2007
Contact Information  

To schedule a new patient appointment call 732-235-8515.
For all other inquiries call 732-235-2465.


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