Physician Profile

Ryan D. Stephenson, DO


(123 reviews)

Ryan D. Stephenson, DO

Ryan D. Stephenson, DO


(123 reviews)

  • Medical Oncologist
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
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 a medical oncologist with the Urologic Oncology and Skin and Soft Tissue Oncology Programs at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. 

I received my undergraduate degree at Boston College where I studied mathematics and chemistry. Following graduation, I worked for several years in clinical research operations at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. It was a formative time for me as I worked on early-phase clinical trials of new therapies for metastatic prostate cancer, many of which later became the standard therapies used to treat patients today. It was my passion for patient care that drove me toward a career as a physician. I attended medical school in New Jersey at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed residency at the University of Connecticut. I then returned to New Jersey and completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, where I also served as Chief Fellow. 

It is my goal to deliver comprehensive care to each of my patients. I work collaboratively with our multidisciplinary team to provide a personalized approach to each patient’s cancer care. Most importantly, I ensure that each of my patient’s unique needs and concerns remain paramount. My research interests involve developing novel therapeutics for advanced genitourinary malignancies. As New Jersey’s only NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey allows me the unique opportunity to collaborate with investigators across disciplines to deliver innovative therapy to each of my patients.


  • Chief Fellow, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Program Director’s Award, University of Connecticut Internal Medicine Residency Program


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

Clinical Expertise

Prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer, melanoma, skin cancer

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 Overall

Based on 123 reviews


Gives easy to understand instructions


Spends enough time with you


Shows respect for what you say


Provider listens carefully to you


Provider explains things in way you understand

February 1, 2024

I'm transitioning to new doctors in PA, however I'm continuing to see my Oncologist, Dr. Stephenson, because of the trust I have with him and his team.

January 29, 2024

Excellent professional.

December 26, 2023

Dr. Stephenson is the best doctor and person I know.

December 12, 2023

Great doctor and staff

November 13, 2023

I appreciate the kindness from the physicians and the nurses.

October 23, 2023

Thoroughly explained options in language I could understand

August 31, 2023


June 1, 2023

Very friendly and warm.

May 25, 2023

He is the best!!

April 23, 2023

All my experiences with *Dr. Stephenson are very good.

March 25, 2023

Definitely will recommend to everyone

March 7, 2023

Dr Stephensen is awesome! He has taken such great care of my health.

March 3, 2023

This oncology team & *Dr. Ryan Stephenson are the best & I would highly recommend them to anyone. Six of our friends have gone to RWJ for their cancer treatment.


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  • Medicaid
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