Physician Profile

Amer Assal, MD

4.6

(22 reviews)

Amer Assal, MD

Amer Assal, MD

4.6

(22 reviews)

  • Hematologist/Oncologist
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, 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

I am pleased to join the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2023. I am a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist who specializes in the use of cellular therapy for the treatment of blood cancers and other blood disorders. Blood cancers include multiple myeloma, leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndromes and other bone marrow disorders. I specialize in cellular therapies which includes autologous and allogeneic bone marrow stem cell transplantation as well as chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CAR T-cell). 

My medical training began at New York University School of Medicine where I attended medical school and completed a residency in internal medicine. I completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine where I also served as chief fellow. Finally, I completed a fellowship in blood and marrow stem cell transplantation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

My research interests center around improving outcomes of stem cell transplantation and cellular therapy while making them safer with less side effects. I have a particular interest in immunotherapy and studying ways to harness the immune system to attack tumor cells, while at the same time decreasing the risk of graft versus host disease and other complications. 

During my time working at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and now at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, my approach to medicine is to understand the patient as a whole. We all have lives, family obligations, and other challenges and I like to think of myself as a coach who will guide the patient and support them throughout their treatment journey.


Clinical Expertise

  • Stem Cell Transplantation including autologous and allogeneic
  • CAR T-cell therapy
  • Leukemias
  • Lymphomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Bone Marrow Failure Disorders
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 Overall

Based on 22 reviews

4.3

Give easy to understand instruction

4.6

Spend enough time with you

4.7

Show respect for what you say

4.7

Provider listen carefully to you

4.5

Provider expl in way you understand


Insurance

Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with your insurance company they are still a participating plan prior to receiving services or care. Each plan is different and some provide different levels of coverage that could make a difference in your out-of-pocket costs. It is always best for the patient receiving care to contact their insurance company to obtain more information.

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup
  • Cigna
  • Consumer Health Plan
  • Horizon BCBS
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Oxford Health
  • Qualcare HMO
  • Qualcare PPO
  • United Community
  • United Healthcare
  • United Medicare
  • WellCare