Physician Profile

Claire Yun Kyoung Ryu Tiger, MD, PhD

Claire YK Ryu Tiger, MD

Claire Yun Kyoung Ryu Tiger, MD, PhD

  • Medical Oncologist
  • Assistant 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 excited to join Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Rutgers Cancer Institute – the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in NJ – is at the forefront of cancer research, offering state-of-the-art treatment to patients. As a medical oncologist, I specialize in hematologic malignancies including B and T cell lymphomas, plasma cell dyscrasias, as well as cellular therapies such as chimeric antigen receptor T-cells (CAR-Ts). 

Prior to medical school, I attended Johns Hopkins University where I earned a PhD in Biology, studying the role of Wnts in peripheral nervous system development, after which I completed a post-doctoral fellowship studying the effect of anesthesia on neuronal development. My medical training was at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, followed by a residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia University and a 3-year fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. 

During fellowship, I explored the effects of combination epigenetic drugs including a novel agent, a histone acetyltransferase activator, in enhancing immunogenicity in germinal center derived lymphomas. For this work, I was awarded the 2022 American Society of Hematology Research Training Award for Fellows (ASH-RTAF) and the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award (ASCO YIA). 

I look forward to being at Rutgers Cancer Institute, working with a dedicated team of clinicians and researchers, where I will continue my research while caring for my patients. I am well aware that a cancer diagnosis can be terrifying and overwhelming. I strive to provide the highest standards of care with empathy and compassion.

Clinical Expertise

  • Plasma cell dyscrasia
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Cellular therapies including CAR-T therapies


  • 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