Physician Profile

Timothy Kennedy, MD, MBA


(71 reviews)

Timothy J. Kennedy, MD, MBA

Timothy Kennedy, MD, MBA


(71 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 joined Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey as an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology Program.  My areas of expertise are in minimally invasive approaches to upper gastrointestinal malignancies, including advanced laparoscopic and robotic techniques.  I have also developed an expertise in cytoeductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal (HIPEC) malignancy for the treatment of patients with peritoneal surface malignancy.

I completed my medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine, followed by a general surgery residency at Northwestern University.  During my time at Northwestern I spent two years in a basic science laboratory studying various aspects of pancreatic cancer development. During that time I also attended Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and earned a Masters of Business Administration with a focus on Healthcare Management & Strategy. Following my time at Northwestern University I completed a two year surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with a focus on gastric, pancreas and hepatobiliary malignancies.  Subsequently I completed a second fellowship in advanced minimally invasive surgery to develop expertise in advanced laparoscopic, endoscopic and robotic techniques for the management of patients with GI cancers.

Following completion of surgical oncology and minimally invasive surgery fellowships, I spent the past six years at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the section of upper gastrointestinal and pancreas surgery.  During this time I utilized minimally invasive techniques in management of many patients with esophageal, gastric, and pancreatic malignancies.  I also served as principal investigator on a Phase II clinical trial utilizing CRS and HIPEC for patients with peritoneal surface malignancy from peritoneal mesothelioma, pseudomyxoma peritonei, appendiceal cancer, colon cancer and gastric cancer. 

As a member of the Gastrointestinal/Hepatobiliary Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, I will work collaboratively with other members of our multidisciplinary team including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists, genetic counselors, nutritionists, social workers, and nurses to help educate patients about their disease and help them navigate their treatment options.  I am also interested in clinical trials and will work closely with a dedicated clinical trials team to increase trials available to our patients with gastrointestinal cancer and help guide patients through this process.

Clinical Expertise

Gastric cancer, pancreas cancer, stomach cancer, peritoneal surface malignancy, and hepatobiliary cancer


  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors, New York Metro Area, 2011-2015
  • SAGES Karl Storz/IRCAD Traveling Fellowship Award, 2009

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 Overall

Based on 71 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 7, 2024

So happy Dr. Kennedy was the surgeon I chose for my surgery. He was very professional and had an awesome bedside manner. He was very kind and patient answering my many questions before and after surgery. So grateful for outcome!

December 20, 2023

The Cancer Institute staff & doctors & nurses are excellent in answering all your questions. This was my first time and I was scared, worried, panicked and they gave me confidence and gave me ease.

December 12, 2023

There are not enough words to express the excellence of Dr. Kennedy's care. He is truly one in a million!!

November 29, 2023


November 28, 2023

Dr. Kennedy makes me feel comfortable & calm knowing I am in good hands.

October 28, 2023

My Doctor is amazing. I tell everyone about him. He is the best.

October 27, 2023

Exceptionally good beside manner! Personable and confident in his skills. Good discussion on MSK versus the Cancer Institute.

July 28, 2023

*Dr. Kennedy explained this was his 1st day back & was delayed but his staff worked diligently with us.

July 24, 2023

*Doctor Kennedy was very easy to talk to and was very thorough in answering my question -


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