CINJ physicians named among 2012 list of U.S. News Top Doctors

Several physicians at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), who are faculty members at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, have been named as a 'Top Doctor' by U.S. News & World Report. CINJ is the state's only Comprehensive Cancer Center as designated by the National Cancer Institute and a Center of Excellence of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Each year, U.S. News & World Report releases a list of the nation's top physicians in conjunction with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which publishes America's Top Doctors. Based on peer nominations, attributes such as clinical skills, training, achievements and other criteria are reviewed and assessed by a physician-led research team. The listing represents nearly 31,000 of the nation's 800,000 physicians.

CINJ physicians on this year's list are:

Joseph Aisner, MD, Associate Director, Clinical Science; specialty: lung cancer
David A. August, MD, Chief, Surgical Oncology; specialty: gastrointestinal malignancies
Robert S. DiPaola, MD, Director, CINJ; specialty: prostate cancer
James S. Goydos, MD, Director, Melanoma and Soft Tissue Oncology Program; specialty: melanoma and skin cancer
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, CINJ carries a tremendous responsibility in providing the latest novel treatments to patients through cutting-edge research. We are honored that our peers across the nation recognize dedicated CINJ physicians who by collaborating with a larger team of nationally known researchers and clinicians work toward eradicating cancer," said CINJ Director Robert S. DiPaola, MD, who is also the associate dean for oncology programs at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.


The Cancer Institute of New Jersey


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