Physician Profile

Jonathan Smith, MD, FACS

Jonathan Smith in dark suit jacket

Jonathan Smith, MD, FACS

  • Surgical Oncologist, Rutgers Cancer Institute
  • 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 732-235-7615
For all other inquiries call 732-235-2465

About Me

Born in Alabama, I enlisted in the Army and served as a medic and paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division until 1989. I then obtained an Associate of Science degree from Valley Forge Military College in Wayne, Pennsylvania, where I was early commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Reserve. I completed a bachelor’s degree at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in biochemistry. I then attended the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and was awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1997, and was commissioned as a Captain in the Army. My residency in General Surgery was completed at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in 2002. While assigned to Ft. Campbell, I was deployed to Iraq twice as a surgeon attached to a forward surgical team with the 101st Airborne and awarded a Bronze Star Medal and Meritorious Service Medal.

After completing military service, I practiced general surgery in rural Alabama in a solo practice for eight years prior to beginning a fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, which I completed in 2020. I am excited to return to central New Jersey to continue my surgical practice.

Dr. Smith sees patients at Rutgers Cancer Institute and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick. 

Clinical Expertise

  • Mastectomy to include nipple and skin sparing procedures
  • Lumpectomy with wireless localization techniques
  • Oncoplastic closure
  • Hidden scar techniques
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Axillary lymph node dissection


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  • 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