“I am grateful to help people through this challenging endeavor in their lives. I believe you should view me not only as your care practitioner, but also as a friend. This includes getting to know you beyond your cancer, which builds a lifelong rapport and allows for better understanding of your needs and values. In addition to providing the best possible care, it is my hope that I can enable and engage you to be a more active participant in your disease management. By taking an increasingly active role, you become better educated and have the tools necessary to make critical decisions in a collaborative manner.”

Certified: Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Certified, Oncology-Certified Nurse

Licensed: Advanced Practice Nurse, Registered Nurse

MSN: Master of Science-Nursing, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark, NJ

BS: Nursing, Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ

Member: Oncology Nursing Society, President, ONS North Central Jersey Chapter, 2018, board member and membership chair, ONS North Central Jersey Chapter, 2014-2016,

Honors and Awards: Chosen to represent the Oncology Nursing Society at the European School of Nursing and the European Oncology Nursing Society, 2019; participant in ONS Capital Hills Days, lobbying for oncology-related bills to senators and members of congress, 2018; National Recipient of the Top 40 under 40 Oncology Nursing Society Emerging Leader Award Scholarship, 2015; Guest speaker, Bloomfield College School of Nursing, Nursing Convocation

Languages: English, Gujarati

To schedule an appointment with nurse practitioner Amita Patel or one of RCCA-Central Jersey Division’s experienced, dedicated cancer doctors, call 888-824-8312. Or you may request an appointment via our easy online form.