Physician Profile

Shicha Kumar, MD, FACS


(87 reviews)

Shicha Kumar, MD, FACS

Shicha Kumar, MD, FACS


(87 reviews)

  • Surgical 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 am a surgical oncologist dedicated to the care of patients with breast cancer.  A diagnosis of breast cancer can be one of the scariest times in a patient’s life.  As a fellowship-trained breast surgeon at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, my goal is to help patients understand the options in their cancer care and choose a path that fits them and their family.  Patient education and shared decision making are critical to me in my practice and I spend the necessary amount of time to make sure my patients are comfortable with their plan. 

After completing my breast-specific training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC, I moved upstate to Buffalo, New York.  I established a busy clinical practice at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, where I helped build and lead the breast program, acting as its Clinical Chief my last few years there.  I also directed the breast surgery training programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, to ensure tomorrow’s surgeons are well-trained to deliver compassionate and evidence-based cancer care.

As a New Jersey native, I am excited to be back and especially excited to be a part of a comprehensive and cutting-edge team at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.  I believe the management of breast cancer should not only be individualized and personalized, but also needs the expertise of a multidisciplinary team, including medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, genetics, nursing, social workers and many others, who specifically focus on this disease.  Here at Rutgers Cancer Institute, the team-based approach is emphasized as is patient centered care, providing patients with the highest quality and most advanced treatment options in a compassionate environment. 

In addition to taking care of my patients, I also engage in clinical research, which I think is necessary to advance our knowledge of this disease.  In the past, I have worked on projects involving DCIS, bilateral breast cancer, novel ways to localize cancer, breast cancer in men, and certain types of rare breast cancers.  I have specific interests in understanding the challenges young women with breast cancer face, as well as those who do not have breast cancer, but are at high risk for developing it, such as BRCA gene mutation carriers.  I also participate in local, regional, and national professional organizations.  

Shicha Kumar, MD, FACS, Breast Surgical Oncologist at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey discusses her patient philosophy of care. Watch here

Clinical Expertise

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast conservation
  • Oncoplastic techniques
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy
  • Ductal carcinoma-in-situ (DCIS)
  • Breast cancer in men
  • Clinical trials

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 Overall

Based on 87 reviews


Shows respect for what you say


Spends enough time with you


Provider explains things in way you understand


Provider listens carefully to you


Gives easy to understand instructions

March 3, 2023

Exceptional care - wonderful so grateful.

March 2, 2023

*Dr. Kumar has always made me feel comfortable with her bedside manner and compassion.

February 2, 2023


November 28, 2022

Visit updates were provided quickly on MyChart so that I was able to review the visit. *Dr. Kumar is outstanding. Additionally, I liked that she included my spouse in discussions.

November 26, 2022

She treated me with respect and compassion. She possesses excellent understanding of her specialty and my condition and explained everything impressively.

November 12, 2022

Very detailed , thoughtful and showed concerned. Very professional!

November 6, 2022

I always receive excellent care and questions are always answered.

October 27, 2022

Dr Kumar is very knowledgeable and empathetic. Really cared about my desires and needs in her treatment recommendations.

October 24, 2022

Dr. Kumar explains everything throughly and with compassion. She really listened to me and my concerns.

August 16, 2022

I would definitely recommend *Dr. Kumar to others.

July 29, 2022

The doctor's care is excellent.

July 28, 2022

Dr. Kumar is a excellent doctor. From the moment I met her, I knew I was in good hands. I would recommend her to anyone.


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