Physician Profile

Sarah Weiss, MD

5

(61 reviews)

Sarah Weiss, MD

5

(61 reviews)

  • Director, Melanoma/Cutaneous Oncology Program
  • Medical Oncologist
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology
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

As a native New Jerseyan, it is a privilege to join the faculty of the Rutgers Cancer Institute as the Director of the Melanoma/Cutaneous Oncology Program. I am a medical oncologist with clinical expertise in the treatment of advanced melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies (merkel cell, basal cell, and squamous cell carcinomas). My primary research interests are focused on developing innovative immunotherapeutic strategies to treat advanced skin cancers, particularly for those patients who have not responded to standard of care therapies. I have a passion for clinical research and am committed to providing the most personalized and up-to-date treatment for my patients, particularly in the form of clinical trials. Through this research, I aim to better understand why some patients’ tumors are resistant to certain therapies, and how we can overcome this resistance.

Prior to joining Rutgers, I was on the faculty at Yale Cancer Center where I treated patients with advanced melanoma and other skin cancers and conducted clinical and translational research. I received my undergraduate degree from the Rutgers College Honors Program at Rutgers University and my medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where I graduated with distinction in Oncology Research. I then completed my Internal Medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at New York University School of Medicine, where I stayed on for an additional year of training to focus on melanoma translational research.

At Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Jersey’s only NCI-designated cancer center, I have the opportunity to work collaboratively with my colleagues in the Melanoma and Soft Tissue Oncology Program to provide comprehensive, coordinated, and multidisciplinary care for all of our skin cancer patients and to offer the opportunity for participation in clinical trials whenever possible.

 


Clinical Expertise

Melanoma, merkel cell carcinoma, advanced skin cancers, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, clinical trials


Ratings and Reviews

5 Overall

Based on 61 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

5

Provider explains things in way you understand

December 6, 2023

Dr. Weiss is an excellent physician kind, compassionate, patient & very knowledgeable. I highly recommend her to everyone.

July 19, 2023

She is great.

July 17, 2023

Very kind, allowed me to take time with making a decision to take any medicine - I had alternative treatments I wanted to try first that were non-toxic before following what would normally be prescribed.

July 10, 2023

*Dr. Weiss is outstanding. Was recommended to me by my medical oncologist at Yale.

June 5, 2023

Being newly diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma their care thus far has been very caring and thorough.

March 17, 2023

*Dr. Weiss is great!


Insurance

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  • 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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