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Board-Certified: Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

“I chose to pursue the field of oncology because it gave me the opportunity to help and change the lives of people with cancer. I am compelled to cancer care, as my patients inspire me to change my community, one person at a time. I strive to take the role of a caring teacher and resource for you and your family, and I hope to provide balance, courage, and safety throughout your entire cancer journey. I ensure that every appointment is guided with a calm and supportive environment, and hope to offer realistic hope for the future.”

Fellowship: Oncology, Division of Cancer Treatment, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Residency: Internal Medicine, The McGraw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

MD: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers Medical School, Piscataway, NJ

Honors: Jersey’s Best, Top Doctor; Jersey Choice, Top Doctor; New Jersey Monthly, Top Doctor; Inside Jersey Magazine, Top Doctor; Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area; American Cancer Society Award, Partners in Caring; Volunteer Faculty 25th Anniversary Award, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; New Jersey Center for Home Health Development, Physician of the Year; Robert Wood Johnson Hospital Certification of Excellence in Teaching; Karen Ann Quinlan Award for Palliative Care

Leadership Positions: President, Medical Staff-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ; Board Member – RWJUH Hospital, RWJBarnabas Health System, New Jersey Medical Society, Middlesex County Medical Society, The Amy Feinman Behar Foundation for Cancer Prevention; Strive & Thrive Yoga Foundation

Teaching Faculty: Clinical Professor, Rutgers Medical School

Contributing Author: American Cancer Society

Member: RWJ Barnabas Health System – Quality Committee, Strategic Committee; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – Bioethics Committee, Finance Committee, Pastoral Care Committee, Strategic Planning Committee; Health Advisory Council, City of East Brunswick, NJ

Special Interests: Breast cancer, colorectal cancer, GEJ (gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma), medical marijuana, palliative care, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, renal cell carcinoma

Languages: English

Locations: East Brunswick, Somerset

To schedule an appointment with Dr. James Salwitz, please call 732-390-7750. You can also request an appointment using our online form.

Watch Dr. Salwitz's May 29, 2020 presentation about colon cancer during the coronavirus pandemic:

Watch the video from Dr. Salwitz’ October 17, 2019 presentation:


Watch the video from Dr. Salwitz’ May 19, 2016 presentation:



Listen to Dr. Salwitz’s appearance on Heartbeat Radio on December 8th, 2018.



Watch Dr. Salwitz’ overview of Pancreatic Cancer in Lunch ‘N Learn hosted by the East Brunswick Public Library