Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Doctors Named Among Best in Women’s Health

2016 listing announced
February 26, 2016

Top DocsNew Brunswick, N.J. – Several physicians at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have been named as a ‘Top Doctor for Women’s Health’ by Inside Jersey magazine. 

Each year, Inside Jersey releases a list of the state’s top physicians devoted to women’s healthcare. Under the direction of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which publishes America’s Top Doctors, peer nominations are reviewed and assessed by a physician-led research team.  Attributes considered include board certification, medical education, training, hospital appointments, years in practice and professional achievements. Thousands of physicians and other healthcare professionals from across the state were asked to take part in the nomination process, resulting in the selection of 301 doctors for this year’s honor.

“The complex nature of women’s health issues – especially cancer – requires a comprehensive approach by doctors with a broad range of sub-specialty expertise.  Such specialized care enables us to treat the disease with a tailored approach delivering the optimal, personalized treatment plan to each patient who walks through our doors.  We are honored that our colleagues across the state recognize our dedication in providing such care,” notes Rutgers Cancer Institute Chief Medical Officer Deborah L. Toppmeyer, MD, who is the director of both the Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center and the LPGA pros In the Fight to Eradicate breast cancer (LIFE) Center at the Institute, a professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and one of the doctors named to the 2016 listing.

Rutgers Cancer Institute physicians, who are also faculty members at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, named to this year’s list are:

  • Joel K. Braver, MD, Medical Director, radiation oncology Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, radiation oncologist; specialty: prostate, breast and lung cancers
     
  • Darlene G. Gibbon, MD, Chief, Gynecologic Oncology; specialty: gynecologic cancers
     
  • Bruce G. Haffty, MD, Chair, Radiation Oncology; specialty: breast cancer
     
  • Thomas J. Kearney, MD, FACS, Director, Breast Care Services; specialty: breast cancer
     
  • Pauline M. Lerma, MD, medical oncologist, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hamilton; specialty: breast cancer
     
  • Michael G. McKenna, MD, radiation oncologist; Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hamilton; specialty: prostate IMRT, breast cancer, and head and neck cancers
     
  • Lorna Rodriguez, MD, PhD, Director, Precision Medicine; specialty: gynecologic cancers
     
  • Deborah L. Toppmeyer, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Director, Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center and LIFE Center; specialty: breast cancer

Full profiles of Rutgers Cancer Institute doctors named to the list can also be found at: http://www.cinj.org/physician/index.php.

About Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (www.cinj.org) is the state’s first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. As part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey is dedicated to improving the detection, treatment and care of patients with cancer, and to serving as an education resource for cancer prevention. Physician-scientists at the Cancer Institute engage in translational research, transforming their laboratory discoveries into clinical practice, quite literally bringing research to life.  To make a tax-deductible gift to support the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, call 732-235-8614 or visit www.cinj.org/giving. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheCINJ.

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Network is comprised of hospitals throughout the state and provides the highest quality cancer care and rapid dissemination of important discoveries into the community. Flagship Hospital: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. System Partner: Meridian Health (Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center, and Bayshore Community Hospital). Affiliate Hospitals: JFK Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (CINJ Hamilton), and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. 

 

Contact: 
Michele Fisher
Phone: 
732-235-9872

 

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