Physician Profile

Ioannis Kontopidis, MD


(59 reviews)

Ioannis Kontopidis, MD

Ioannis Kontopidis, MD


(59 reviews)

  • Thoracic Surgeon
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, 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 732-235-7802
For all other inquiries call 732-235-7802

About Me

Dr. Ioannis Kontopidis, a board-certified surgeon and specialist in robotic assisted thoracic surgery, received his medical degree from the University of Athens in Greece and a research fellowship at the Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences in Athens. He subsequently completed residency training in General Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and Danbury Hospital/ University of Vermont, followed by a Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C. In addition, Dr. Kontopidis is the recipient of the Graham Foundation Fellowship in Thoracic Surgical Robotics, from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS).

Dr. Kontopidis plays an integral role in the success of Rutgers Health’s Thoracic Oncology Program, working alongside John E. Langenfeld, MD, chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery, to provide the surgical expertise for the Lung Cancer/Thoracic Oncology Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Dr. Kontopidis offers in-person and virtual telemedicine appointments, as well as performs surgical procedures at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. With a particular interest in robotic and minimally invasive thoracic surgery, he specializes in lung and esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors, chest wall tumors, chest wall deformities, benign esophageal diseases, tracheal tumors, and the diaphragm.

In addition to maintaining a busy clinical practice and faculty responsibilities, Dr. Kontopidis has varied research interests in the field of thoracic oncology and has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Vascular Surgery, European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, and European Journal of Public Health. He also serves as a peer reviewer for scientific journals. Dr. Kontopidis is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Dr. Kontopidis sees patients at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunwsick, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerset.

Clinical Expertise

Lung and esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors, chest wall tumors, chest wall deformities, benign esophageal diseases, tracheal tumors, and the diaphragm.

Ratings and Reviews

5 Overall

Based on 59 reviews


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February 13, 2024

Dr. Kontopidis was my surgeon 12/21. The professionalism and caring nature of this physician stands out. This doctor really cares about his patients and follows them closely. Getting a second diagnosis of cancer was devastating but the compassion and follow up, no words to express my gratitude and thanks for the great care I received and continue to receive. Thank you Dr. K.

January 5, 2024

Dr. Ioannis Kontopidis is wonderful!

December 26, 2023

The doctor and his team were excellent. They showed patience and caring, explained everything.

December 14, 2023

Dr. Kontopidis is extremely thorough, going above and beyond to understand all aspects of a patient health problem, as well as explaining and discussing issues in a manner that is easily comprehended.


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