New Chief Nursing Officer Named at Rutgers Cancer Institute

Plainsboro Township resident tapped for leadership post

Janet Gordils-Perez, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNPNew Brunswick, N.J. – Janet Gordils-Perez, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, from Plainsboro Township, has been named Chief Nursing Officer at Rutgers Cancer Institute. She was recently promoted from her position as Director of Oncology Nursing. Dr. Gordils-Perez came to Rutgers Cancer Institute in 2004 from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where she was an adult nurse practitioner and a clinical research nurse.

“Over the past 13 years, Dr. Gordils-Perez has had a tremendous impact on our clinical operations. She works tirelessly to assure that the nursing program at Rutgers Cancer Institute is exemplary and supports an efficient practice,” notes Rutgers Cancer Institute Chief Medical Officer Deborah Toppmeyer, MD, who is also a professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Adding to that sentiment is Kimyatta Washington, MHSA, vice president and director of clinical operations at Rutgers Cancer Institute and RWJBarnabas Health. “Dr. Gordils-Perez is an effective leader in the enhanced cancer services initiative between Rutgers Cancer Institute and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, ensuring quality cancer care is delivered in a seamless fashion,” she says.

Dr. Toppmeyer and Ms. Washington note Gordils-Perez also was instrumental in the expansion of the Hematologic Malignancies/Blood and Marrow Transplant Programs and the Brain and Spine and Head and Neck Programs to the recently opened East Tower and Plum Street locations, respectively, on the New Brunswick campus. 

In her new role, Gordils-Perez is responsible for treatment nursing, advanced practice nursing, pediatric nursing, social work, medical health technician support, and nursing/patient education. She oversees 150 clinical and administrative staff.

Gordils-Perez earned a doctor of nursing practice degree  from Duke University.  She completed her graduate work in nursing at New York University and received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the College of New Rochelle. Gordils-Perez is certified through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation as an Oncology Certified Nurse and through the American Nursing Certification Corporation as an Adult Nurse Practitioner.  She is also an active member of the Oncology Nursing Society at the local, state and national levels.

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Michele Fisher