Physician Profile

Louise Ligresti, MD

Louise Ligresti

Louise Ligresti, MD

  • Chief of Cancer Survivorship, Rutgers Cancer Institute and Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center
  • 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 honored to join Rutgers Cancer Institute and RWJBarnabas Health as the Chief of Cancer Survivorship. I have been a medical oncologist for more than 25 years. I wanted to be a physician since childhood and am the first person in my family to become a doctor and even graduate college. I have always felt that medicine is truly a calling.

I completed medical school at Upstate Medical Center at Syracuse and an internal medicine residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Weill Medical Center. I served as Chief Medical Resident at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where I also completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology. I have always been a patient-centric provider and after working in private practice in Bergen County treating a wide array of cancers, I brought my skills to MSKCC in Basking Ridge and Bergen.

My mission has always been to provide the highest quality care with compassion and respect and I have participated in clinical trials to advance cancer care. As the number of cancer survivors grows exponentially, my vision is to optimize the experience and care of survivors throughout their cancer journey by advancing clinical care, survivorship research and education.

Dr. Ligresti sees patients at Rutgers Cancer Institute and Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center.

Clinical Expertise

  • breast oncology
  • gynecologic malignancies
  • women's health
  • hematologic malignancies (including lymphoma)
  • prostate cancer
  • colorectal cancer


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

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