Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Docs Named Among Tops in Women’s Health

Released: 1/24/2014 9:00 AM EST
Source Newsroom: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
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2014 listing announced

Newswise — New Brunswick, N.J., January 24, 2014 – Several physicians at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have been named as a ‘Top Doctor for Women’s Health’ by Inside Jersey magazine.

Each year, Inside Jersey releases a list of the state’s top physicians devoted to women’s healthcare. Under the direction of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which publishes America’s Top Doctors, peer nominations are reviewed and assessed by a physician-led research team. Attributes considered include board certification, medical education, training, hospital appointments, years in practice and other criteria. Thousands of physicians and other healthcare professionals from across the state were asked to take part in the nomination process, resulting in the selection of 226 doctors for this year’s honor.

Cancer Institute of New Jersey physicians on this year’s list are:

Bruce G. Haffty, MD, Chair, Radiation Oncology; specialty: breast cancer
Thomas J. Kearney, MD, FACS, Director, Breast Care Services; specialty: breast cancer
Pauline M. Lerma, MD, Medical Director, Breast Consultation Program, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hamilton; specialty: breast cancer
Lorna Rodriguez, MD, PhD, Director, Precision Medicine; specialty: gynecologic cancers
Deborah L. Toppmeyer, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Director, Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center and LIFE Center; specialty: breast cancer

Drs. Haffty, Kearney, Rodriguez and Toppmeyer are also faculty members at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and care for cancer patients at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the Cancer Institute’s flagship hospital located in New Brunswick. Drs. Kearney and Lerma see patients at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hamilton, the oncology program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton.

“The highly-skilled physicians in the breast and gynecologic oncology programs at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey have unique expertise that allows them to deliver comprehensive care tailored for each individual patient. It is a care model we are proud to offer as New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, and we are honored that our peers across the state recognize our team’s ability and dedication,” said Cancer Institute Director Robert S. DiPaola, MD.

Full profiles of Cancer Institute doctors named to the list can also be found at: http://www.cinj.org/physician/index.php.

About Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (www.cinj.org) is the state’s first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. As part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey is dedicated to improving the detection, treatment and care of patients with cancer, and to serving as an education resource for cancer prevention. Physician-scientists at the Cancer Institute engage in translational research, transforming their laboratory discoveries into clinical practice, quite literally bringing research to life. To make a tax-deductible gift to support the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, call 732-235-8614 or visit www.cinj.org/giving. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheCINJ.

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Network is comprised of hospitals throughout the state and provides the highest quality cancer care and rapid dissemination of important discoveries into the community. Flagship Hospital: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. System Partner: Meridian Health (Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center, and Bayshore Community Hospital). Major Clinical Research Affiliate Hospitals: Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Medical Center, and Cooper University Hospital. Affiliate Hospitals: JFK Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (CINJ Hamilton), Shore Medical Center, Somerset Medical Center, The University Hospital/Rutgers New Jersey Medical School*, and University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. *Academic Affiliate

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