Physician Profile

Missak Haigentz, Jr., MD


(110 reviews)

Missak Haigentz, Jr., MD

Missak Haigentz, Jr., MD


(110 reviews)

  • Chief of Thoracic Medical Oncology
  • Chief of Head & Neck Medical Oncology
  • Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Clinical Director of Oncology Integration, RWJBarnabas Health
  • Medical Oncologist
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

Recent breakthroughs in cancer treatment offer tremendous hope in improving survivorship and quality of life. I view no patient case as routine, and individualized treatment plans (often incorporating immunotherapy and targeted therapies) are increasingly becoming standard practice. As a cancer physician, my mission is to empower you in selecting the best treatment approach, to provide expert cancer care for you, and to be your advocate.

My expertise is focused on the care of patients with thoracic cancer (including cancers of the lung and thymus, as well as mesothelioma) and head & neck cancers (including cancers of the mouth and throat, voice box, sinuses, salivary gland, thyroid and certain skin cancers). Cancer treatment is complex and often requires close collaboration with multiple physician specialists and other healthcare professionals to provide optimal outcomes – such multidisciplinary care and patient-centered teamwork is one of my professional career joys, and I’m excited to work with many talented colleagues across RWJBarnabas. I am also a strong believer in the benefits of access to the most innovative cancer therapies that come with clinical research studies, close to home. As New Jersey’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Rutgers Cancer Institute is uniquely positioned to rapidly translate advances in scientific research to the communities we serve.

A proud New Jersey resident for over 30 years, I received my medical degree at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School (now Rutgers). After completing residency training in internal medicine at New Jersey Medical School where I also served as chief medical resident, I received subspecialty fellowship training in hematology and oncology at the New York University School of Medicine. I have since served on the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and have had national leadership roles in bringing high priority cancer research to people in their communities. It is an honor to serve on the faculty of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and impact the future of cancer care in New Jersey.

Clinical Expertise

Thoracic cancer: Including cancers of the lung and thymus, mesothelioma

Head & neck cancers: Including cancers of the mouth and throat (oral cavity, oropharynx and hypopharynx), voice box (larynx), nasopharynx and sinuses; salivary gland cancer, thyroid cancer and skin cancers of the head and neck

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 Overall

Based on 110 reviews


Give easy to understand instruction


Spend enough time with you


Show respect for what you say


Provider listen carefully to you


Provider expl in way you understand

May 14, 2024

Excellent care.

April 30, 2024

Top notch medical providers

April 26, 2024

The doctor is always very helpful and thorough

April 24, 2024

This Doctor looked up the surgery record, explained what had happened, in a certain area, which definitely led to a better understanding of as why so much pain & as why it is taking so long to heal.

March 4, 2024

Very good professional. I would recommend him.

February 19, 2024

Extraordinary bedside manner - going above and beyond to help my mom avoid an additional doctor visit. AND showing empathy and care delivering his outline of hospice care as a dignified and reasonable choice for her next stop. Thank you.

January 2, 2024

Very friendly.

December 31, 2023


October 24, 2023

Always a good experience -

August 8, 2023

He is a very compassionate and caring doctor to me!

June 24, 2023

Great Doctor


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