Physician Profile

Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD


(23 reviews)

Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD

Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD


(23 reviews)

  • Associate Director for Translational Science
  • Section Chief, Molecular Oncology
  • Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science
  • 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 came to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in 2005 from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School where I was an instructor in medicine and staff physician. I started my medical training at Yale University, where I graduated from with both an MD and a PhD in cell biology. I then completed a medical residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and served as a Chief Medical Resident. This was followed by a fellowship in medical oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

With a research interest in breast cancer biology and DNA repair, I am currently exploring how DNA repair defects in cancers can be exploited to develop novel effective treatments. I am also active in applying next-generation sequencing technology to identify specific genomic changes in cancers that can be therapeutically targeted. We work closely with computational scientists in interpreting large scale cancer genome data As a physician/scientist I run a basic science laboratory focused on cancer genomics and breast cancer biology and also see patients in the Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center. I also run the Rutgers Cancer Institute Molecular Tumor Board. In the clinic, I work collaboratively with experts across multi-disciplines and have the opportunity to put theory into practice as we aim to develop the next generation of targeted treatments for breast cancer.  Working with a team of radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, nurses, social workers, genetic specialists and others, I help patients understand their specific disease and their treatment options so that they can make informed decisions.

I am the author or co-author of more than 100 publications and am an Associate Editor for JCO-Precision Oncology.  

Learn more about Dr. Ganesan's work:

Clinical Expertise

  • Breast cancer
  • BRCA1/2
  • Triple-negative breast cancer
  • Breast cancer biology
  • Clinical trials
  • Rare cancers
  • Precision medicine


  • Hero Award, Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Sidney Kimmel Foundation, Kimmel Scholar Award, 2006
  • National Cancer Institute, Howard Temin Award, 2004
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1999

Ratings and Reviews

5 Overall

Based on 23 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

May 4, 2023


November 11, 2022

*Dr. Ganesan is an excellent care giver/provider. If there had been any worries or concerns on my part, they would have been addressed.

October 11, 2022

*Dr. Ganesan & *Dr. Hafty - Great.


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  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
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  • Qualcare HMO
  • Qualcare PPO
  • United Community
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  • United Medicare
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