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Board-Certified: Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

“In my 35-year career, I’ve have treated over 20,000 patients. Throughout this time, I’ve enjoyed the challenge and opportunity to blend human compassion with the tangible realities of new scientific discoveries. I believe that medicine is a personal calling; a calling in which, as stated by Dr. William Osler (the famous teacher and first professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins) ‘One uses the heart as much as the head.’ I’ve kept these words with me as a mantra and have made it my personal goal to always practice with compassion and humanism. With hope, with inspiration, and with determination, it is my goal to guide you through your cancer journey for the best outcome possible.”

Fellowship: Medical Oncology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Residency: Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

MD: Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY

Honors: Jersey’s Best, Top Doctor; Jersey Choice, Top Doctor; New Jersey Monthly, Top Doctor; New York Magazine, Top Doctor; New Jersey Monthly Magazine, Top Doctor; St. George National Award of the American Cancer Society; Best Doctors in America; The Burton L. Eichler Award, Humanitarian Contribution Recognition; Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for Humanism in Medicine; Top Doctors New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly; North New Jersey Chapter of Nursing Oncology Society’s Award of Gratitude; Motolinksy Foundation’s Distinguished Citizens Award; The Auxiliary of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, President’s Award of Excellence; Temple B’nai Shalom Honoree, Sweetness of Giving Gala; East Brunswick Educational Foundation’s Partner in Excellence Award; Reverend Doctor Robert McKean President’s Award

Teaching Faculty: Clinical Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

Member: American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Medical Association, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American Radium Society, The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), The Chemotherapy Foundation, Johns Hopkins Medical & Surgical Association, American Physicians Fellowship Inc. for Medicine in Israel, The Maimonides Society, The New York Academy of Sciences, Oncology Society of New Jersey, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, The New Jersey Medical Society, The Middlesex County Medical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Society for the Study of Breast Disease, New Jersey Breast Cancer Coalition

Special Interests: Amyloidosis, breast cancer, carcinoid tumors, colon cancer, complementary therapies, genetics, immunotherapy, rare & unusual cancers, rectal cancer, advanced lung cancer, advanced prostate cancer

Languages: English

Locations: East Brunswick, Somerset

Watch Dr. Michael Nissenblatt’s September 25, 2020 presentation about treatment and prevention strategies for cancers of the ovary, uterus, and cervix


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