Physician Profile

Kunjal U. Patel, FNP

outside view of Rutgers Cancer Institute

Kunjal U. Patel, FNP

  • Advanced Practice Provider
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

Nursing is all about providing good care to your patients. From the beginning, one of my passions is to provide the standard of care to all my patients.

I started off my career with a Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology and worked as a microbiologist at Perth Amboy Medical Center for nearly seven years. Working as a microbiologist and sitting in a lab daily, I missed working with patients. I decided to change my career path to nursing. I received my diploma in nursing from Mercer County College in New Jersey and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Thomas Edison University. I went on to earn a Master’s of Science in Nursing specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Walden University. I have over a decade of nursing experience and bringing good care to my patients. During my nursing career, I gained experience in multiple fields including: telemetry, medical/surgical II, rehabilitation, pre-operative/intra-operative/post-operative.

Since 2019, I have focused on improving my nursing knowledge in oncology specializing in the field of radiation. Radiation oncology has grown over the decades and continues to change and improve. Working in this specialty I have enhanced my knowledge regarding the standards of care to better serve patients experiencing breast cancer and head and neck cancer.

I provide care to patients experiencing breast and head and neck cancer at all steps of their radiation treatment. My goal is to ensure my patients receive good, evidence-based care in collaboration with radiation oncologists, nurse coordinators, physicists, dietitians, social workers, and radiation therapists.

Our Advanced Practice Providers work in collaboration with the physicians in their respective oncology programs and may not always be scheduled directly. 

Clinical Expertise

  • Head and Neck Cancers


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