Physician Profile

Valerie Shander, BSN, MSN, FNP, AOCNP, CGRA

Valerie Shander in white coat

Valerie Shander, BSN, MSN, FNP, AOCNP, CGRA

  • Advanced Practice Provider
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 Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who cares for women with breast and gynecological cancers such as breast, cervical, endometrial, ovarian and vulvar cancers. I have a primary focus in genetic mutations, risk reduction for patients who are at high risk for cancers and survivorship. I collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to provide personalized, comprehensive care to patients during all stages of treatment, including diagnosis, surgery, radiation, systemic therapy and survivorship. I received my Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Vermont and my Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts in Boston.  I have worked in oncology as a nurse practitioner since August 2013 first working in Maryland before moving to New Jersey. I started my career as a floor nurse in Massachusetts working in hospice along with medical oncology and surgical oncology. Prior to working as an oncology nurse practitioner, I worked in primary care with a focus on women’s health. Teaching residents gynecological and breast exams. Since being in oncology I have achieved my Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AONCP) certification in 2016. I also achieved the Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment Certification (CGRA). I have worked on several quality projects and have presented my work at conferences such as American Society of Clinical Oncology-quality, Oncology Nursing Society and National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers. I am an active member of several professional organizations including the American College of Nurse Practitioners, Oncology Nursing Society and National Breast Cancer Coalition. 

I am dedicated to meeting the needs of women with breast and pelvic malignancies along with monitoring those at increased risk of developing them. Working collaboratively to provide optimum care.

Clinical Expertise

  • Survivorship 
  • Women's health
  • Gynecologic Cancers
  • Breast Cancer


Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with your insurance company they are still a participating plan prior to receiving services or care. Each plan is different and some provide different levels of coverage that could make a difference in your out-of-pocket costs. It is always best for the patient receiving care to contact their insurance company to obtain more information.

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup
  • Cigna
  • Consumer Health Plan
  • Horizon BCBS
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Oxford Health
  • Qualcare HMO
  • Qualcare PPO
  • United Community
  • United Healthcare
  • United Medicare
  • WellCare