Several physicians at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have been named as a 'Top Doctor' by Inside Jersey magazine.
Each year, Inside Jersey releases a list of the state's top physicians in conjunction with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which publishes America's Top Doctors. Based on peer nominations, attributes such as board certification, clinical skills, training, years in practice, achievements and other criteria are reviewed and assessed by a physician-led research team. More than 8,000 physicians across the state were asked to take part in the nomination process.
Cancer Institute of New Jersey physicians who are also faculty members at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, on this year's list are:
•Joseph Aisner, MD, Associate Director for Clinical Science; specialty: lung cancer
•David A. August, MD, Chief, Surgical Oncology; specialty: gastrointestinal malignancies
•Robert S. DiPaola, MD, Director; specialty: prostate cancer
•Richard Drachtman, MD, Interim Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; specialty: pediatric cancers and blood disorders
•James S. Goydos, MD, Director, Melanoma and Soft Tissue Oncology Program; specialty: melanoma, skin cancer and sarcomas
•Bruce G. Haffty, MD, Chair, Radiation Oncology; specialty: breast cancer
•Thomas Kearney, MD, FACS, Director, Breast Care Services; specialty: breast cancer
•Lorna Rodriguez, MD, PhD, Director, Precision Medicine; specialty: gynecologic cancers
•Roger Strair, MD, PhD, Chief, Hematologic Malignancies/Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation; specialty: leukemia and lymphoma
•Deborah L. Toppmeyer, MD, Chief Medical Officer; specialty: breast cancer
• Robert E. Weiss, MD, urologic oncologist; specialty: urologic cancers
"Serving as New Jersey's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey carries a tremendous responsibility in providing the latest treatment option to patients through cutting-edge research. We are honored that our peers across the state recognize our dedicated physicians, who by collaborating with a larger team of researchers and clinicians from across the region and nation, work toward eradicating cancer," said Cancer Institute Director Robert S. DiPaola, MD.
SOURCE Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey