Physician Profile

Joel Braver, MD

 Joel Braver, MD

Joel Braver, MD

  • Radiation Oncologist
Contact Information

To schedule an appointment please call 908-927-8777 or 844-CANCERNJ (844-226-2376).
For all other inquiries call 732-235-2465.

About Me

I am a board certified radiation oncologist dedicated to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. My emphasis has always been on providing the best clinical care in a compassionate environment. I have been on staff at the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Somerset Medical Center, now Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJ) Somerset, since 1996 and serve as the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology. I recently joined Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as a Clinical Instructor. I received my BA in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania and then attended Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. I was thrilled to come back to the area after completing my radiation oncology residency at Montefiore Medical Center.

I initiated the Stereotactic Radiosurgery and brachytherapy programs at RWJ Somerset. I am an investigator in multiple clinical trials, and I am a member of the breast, genitourinary, lung, and neuro-oncology multidisciplinary care teams at RWJ Somerset. Additionally, I have served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Northwest New Jersey Division of the American Cancer Society and the Cancer Liaison Physician for the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons for RWJ Somerset. I am honored to have won numerous Top Doctor, Patient Choice, and Compassionate Doctor awards.

Clinical Expertise

  • Radiation oncology
  • Prostate cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery


  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area: 2014
  • Vitals Top 10 Specialists: 2014
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area; 2008-2014
  • Inside Jersey Magazines Top Doctor: 2010-2014
  • Inside Jersey Top Doctors for Cancer 2012-2014
  • Patients Choice Award: 2008-2011, 2013
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition: 2010, 2011, 2013


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