Physician Profile

Vadim Koshenkov, MD


(175 reviews)

Vadim Koshenkov, MD

Vadim Koshenkov, MD


(175 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

As a physician daily entrusted with the lives of my patients, I am committed to compassion, attentiveness, knowledge, efficiency, and candor. Surgical oncologists are uniquely positioned in the fight to eradicate cancer, facing many delicate challenges beyond the successful removal of tumors. Productive partnerships within a multidisciplinary team that understands how to maximize the chance for cure are central to a surgical oncologist’s success. It is a privilege then to join the outstanding team at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, where over the past two decades, an experienced group of dedicated physicians, nurses and support personnel has been assembled. We offer a comprehensive approach to patients with unique surgical and non-surgical treatments, as well as an availability of multiple clinical trials.

My primary interest lies in Melanoma, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, and other advanced cutaneous malignancies. I completed my general surgery training at Morristown Medical Center, a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Miami, and joined Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in 2013. A particular focus of mine has been to study thin early stage cutaneous melanomas and certain high-risk features that would warrant lymph node mapping in this group of patients. Since the majority of patients with melanoma of the skin have thin lesions, it will continue to be an important issue to address, as it impacts an ever-growing proportion of the population in the United States.

The application of minimally invasive surgery to the field of surgical oncology is a strong secondary interest. I have published on the topics of sentinel lymph node biopsy and complex laparoscopic surgery. Minimally invasive surgery has the proven benefits of a faster patient recovery and quicker discharge from the hospital. I believe that surgical oncology patients stand to gain as much from this approach as the patients in other surgical disciplines, where minimally invasive surgery has become the standard.

I am a board-certified surgeon and a member of several surgical societies. I have presented at multiple national society meetings and am a recipient of several awards. 

Clinical Expertise

Melanoma, soft tissue sarcoma, and minimally invasive surgery


  • Honorable Mention for a Scientific Paper by a Resident, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 2011
  • 1st Place for Resident Presentation, Oncology Society of New Jersey, 2011
  • 1st Place for Surgical Jeopardy, New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 2010
  • Best Resident Paper, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 2010

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 Overall

Based on 175 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 22, 2023

Very good experience - able to discuss all aspects of Merkel Cell even with little info available.

May 2, 2023

*Dr. Koshenkov. Excellent dr. Made me feel positive about situation and he listens to me. Answered all my questions.

April 27, 2023

*Dr. K. is very genuine and cares about me as a person. His eyes have a light in them when he smiles which is comforting and honest.

April 12, 2023

Dr. put me at ease and described everything. Great bedside manner.

March 6, 2023

Very personable.

February 18, 2023

Extremely thorough, patient and great bedside manner. Very pleasant and informative.

February 2, 2023

Appointments with *Dr. Koshenkov are always very pleasurable. He is kind, compassionate, caring, humorous and genuinely cares and listens to you. GREAT doctor!

January 26, 2023

He is the best. Highly recommend!!!

January 1, 2023

*Dr. Koshenkov was excellent.

December 31, 2022

Dr put me at ease. Excellent bedside manner.

December 30, 2022

*Dr. Koshenkov has always been professional, kind, friendly, and caring in every visit I've ever had. I think he's the best, and I feel confident in his care.

December 26, 2022

Dr K is exemplary!!!!!!!!

November 22, 2022

All went well as expected with "Dr. K" and staff!

November 5, 2022

Very professional

November 5, 2022


October 27, 2022

*Dr, Koshenkov is a excellent dr., surgeon and all around good person that truly is concerned for patients!!

October 19, 2022

Dr. K. Has been my doctor for 8 years. I could not ask for a nicer, friendly, knows my and my medical problems, professional person for my doctor.

October 12, 2022

Dr. K was an excellent dr. I'm so glad I made the decision to see him. He saved my life in the long run.

September 29, 2022

Wonderful caring doctor.

September 22, 2022

Amazing Doctor. Felt like I knew him all my life. Felt very comfortable

September 21, 2022

Excellent doctor.

August 30, 2022

Knowledgeable, kind & patient.

August 24, 2022

Dr K exhibited that rare characteristic, not usually found in medical doctors.....HUMANITY.

August 16, 2022

*Dr. Koshenkov & his staff rocks!

August 16, 2022

I have seen many doctors in my life, *Dr. K by far is the BEST.

July 29, 2022

100% very good & very impressed!

June 6, 2022

Best dr. I have ever experience educated, professional, calming, sense of humor. Was made to feel comfortable & was explained in detail what my surgery would entail. Highly recommend.


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