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Physician Profile

Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD
Associate Director for Translational Science
Section Chief, Molecular Oncology
Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science
Professor of Medicine

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 RCINJ 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

Research Expertise

DNA repair
Breast Cancer Biology
Cancer Genomics

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.