Physician Profile

Ruth D. Stephenson, DO, FACOG

4.9

(163 reviews)

Ruth D. Stephenson, DO, FACOG

Ruth D. Stephenson, DO, FACOG

4.9

(163 reviews)

  • Gynecologic 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

I feel it is an honor to care for women with gynecologic malignancies and I am passionate about maximizing their quality of life during and supporting them in their transitions between the various phases of treatment, from diagnosis to surgery and active treatment and into survivorship. My decision to specialize in gynecologic oncology was strongly impacted by the experience of caring for women during a crucial point in their lives. During my fellowship at the University of California- Davis, I trained to perform complex and minimally invasive robotic surgeries, radical cytoreductive surgery, and to integrate and manage adjuvant therapy for gynecologic malignancies. I have participated in both clinical and basic science research projects and spent a year in a nanotechonology lab investigating novel therapeutics for ovarian cancer. My areas of expertise are in minimally invasive approaches to gynecologic malignancies, including advanced laparoscopic and robotic techniques, novel intra operative chemotherapy administration, and sentinel lymph node techniques. I have developed an enhanced recovery program in collaboration with the hospital's anesthesiology department, to allow our surgical patients to return to baseline function more rapidly after cancer surgery. I am also interested in developing clinical trials and work closely with a dedicated clinical trials team to increase therapies available to our gynecologic cancer patients, helping to guide them through the process.

As a member of the Gynecologic Oncology Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, I work collaboratively with other members of our multidisciplinary team including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gynecologists, radiologists, pathologists, genetic counselors, nutritionists, social workers, and nurses to help educate patients about their disease and help them navigate their treatment options.

I am dedicated to providing excellent and individualized treatment for my patients as part of a dedicated team that provides the most advanced treatment options as well as the support services women with cancer deserve. 

 

Dr. Stephenson sees patients at Rutgers Cancer Institute and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. 


Clinical Expertise

Ovarian Cancer, endometrial cancer, cervical cancer, gynecologic cancers, vulvar cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and clinical trials


Ratings and Reviews

4.9 Overall

Based on 163 reviews

5

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.9

Spends enough time with you

5

Shows respect for what you say

5

Provider listens carefully to you

4.9

Provider explains things in way you understand

February 13, 2024

Right from the start Dr. Stephenson spoke to me about my choices & treatments. I was so very lucky to have her. I highly recommend her. I always felt at ease.

February 13, 2024

I trust Dr. Stephenson with my life.

February 10, 2024

I'm so very happy and lucky to see Dr. Stephenson! The best!! She only wants the best for me and very quickly!!! Thank you so so much!

January 13, 2024

Love Dr Ruth Stephenson.

January 2, 2024

Dr. Ruth Stephenson is a wonderful doctor. She has treated me with care for my health.

December 22, 2023

I have recommended Dr Stephenson to family and friends as needed. I would not go to anyone else! She has perfect bedside manner. She keeps updated to advances in her field. She is overall "good people". I am blessed to have her with this journey. I followed her to RWJ.

December 18, 2023

Dr. Ruth Stephenson is an asset to the hospital & clinic.

November 28, 2023

Dr. Ruth Stephenson has always shown me the respect as a patient, has always had my best health concerns at the forefront of our visits. I started seeing her after my cancer surgery (which she performed) 4 x/year, then 3, then 2, now it's once a year.

November 18, 2023

Provider and staff very professional and friendly.

November 18, 2023

Outstanding - Dr. Ruth exhibits 5 star in patient relations - compassionate, respectful patient w/me a 1st time client. Immediately felt a bond w/her. She listened eye to eye! Eased my fear - felt safe & confident w/Dr. Ruth & her staff...office & at hospital. Outstanding employee(s) & best representative for your reputation - A - one !!

October 16, 2023

Good.

September 18, 2023

Kind, knowledgeable provider.

August 26, 2023

Terrific

July 27, 2023

*Dr. Stephenson is one of the best. She cares about me!

July 25, 2023

Always professional on time keeps you comfortable and at ease and knows her stuff

July 22, 2023

10/10 excellent, personable, caring - that is Dr. Stephenson. I'm glad she took my case seriously.

July 21, 2023

*Dr. Stephenson is an extremely knowledgeable, kind and caring doctor.

July 5, 2023

Dr. Stephenson is a blessing to us. She's helped us manage scary medical situations and we truly appreciate it. God bless Dr. Stephenson and all the staff.

June 29, 2023

Dr. Stephenson and the entire staff are caring and always answer any questions. I am alive thanks to all of them

June 14, 2023

Dr Stephenson made whole experience easy and comfortable. I really felt in good hands and her staff was wonderful

May 25, 2023

*Dr. Stephenson was fantastic!

May 20, 2023

Dr. Stephenson is very kind and understanding of my fears in my cancer journey. She has a very positive attitude and it is contagious. I am so lucky to have her as my oncologist.

May 15, 2023

Dr. Stephenson was wonderful. She gave me all of my options and let me make the decision. She also allowed us to call my niece who is a cardiac fellow in another hospital so she could hear all the options as well. I Feel very cared for and safe with Dr. Stephenson.

May 3, 2023

Dr Stephenson has always been very open with me regarding my condition and treatments. I felt very confident in her approach with my medical condition.

April 22, 2023

Wonderful experience with Dr. Stephenson. Not too often you meet such a great professional.

April 9, 2023

She is amazing and I would follow her anywhere for continued care w/her.

March 27, 2023

The dr. provided her thoughts and options for treatment. She took her time and listened to my concerns.

March 11, 2023

Excellent


Insurance

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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