Leadership of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Leadership Style Headshot of Dr. Steven Libutti

Steven K. Libutti, MD, FACS

Director, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Vice Chancellor for Cancer Programs, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Senior Vice President, Oncology Services, RWJBarnabas Health

Professor of Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Affiliated Distinguished Professor in Genetics, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences Department of Genetics

A Message From the Director

"Welcome to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. As one of the nation’s NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and the state’s only such center, patients can be confident that they are receiving world-class cancer care delivered by a compassionate team of internationally recognized experts close to home....I welcome you to explore our website and learn more about the incredible work being done at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and how we are bringing the future of cancer treatment today to our patients."


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Andrew M. Evens, DO, MBA, MSc

  • Associate Director for Clinical Services, Rutgers Cancer Institute;
  • System Director of Medical Oncology and Oncology Lead for Combined Medical Group, RWJBarnabas Health;
  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Innovation and Data Analytics, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Linda Tanzer

Linda Tanzer

  • Chief Administrative and Operating Officer and Associate Director for Administration and Planning
Eileen White, PhD

  • Deputy Director, Chief Scientific Officer

Administrative Leadership

Susan Solometo, MBA

  • System Vice President for Strategy and Operations, Oncology Services, RWJBarnabas Health
Kevin Coyle

Kevin Coyle

  • Chief Financial Officer
David A. August, MD,

  • Associate Director for Faculty Affairs
  • Surgical Oncologist
Candace Botnick, MS

Candace Botnick, MS

  • Assistant Vice President, Oncology Service Line Marketing and Communications Rutgers Cancer Institute and RWJBarnabas Health
Michele Fisher

Michele Fisher

  • Associate Director, Marketing and Communications
Haejin In, MD, MPH, MBA,

  • Chief Diversity Officer
  • Associate Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Surgical Oncologist
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Associate Professor of Health, Behavior and Policy, Rutgers School of Public Health
Henry A. Pitt, MD

  • Chief of Oncologic Quality, Rutgers Cancer Institute and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Adrian Rodriguez

Adrian Rodriguez

  • Director, Information Systems and Technology
Allison Warzala, MLS

Allison Warzala, MLS

  • Chief of Staff

Clinical Leadership

Deborah L. Toppmeyer, MD

  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Director, Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center
  • Director, LIFE Center
  • Chief, Medical Oncology
Carolyn Hayes, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Carolyn Hayes, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

  • Chief Nursing Officer, Rutgers Cancer Institute and RWJBarnabas Health, Oncology Services
Kimyatta Washington, MHSA

  • Vice President, Oncology Services, RWJBarnabas Health, Central Region and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Andrew M. Evens, DO, MBA, MSc

  • Associate Director for Clinical Services, Rutgers Cancer Institute;
  • System Director of Medical Oncology and Oncology Lead for Combined Medical Group, RWJBarnabas Health;
  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Innovation and Data Analytics, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
H. Richard Alexander, Jr., MD,

  • Chief Surgical Officer,
  • Chief, Surgical Oncology, Rutgers Cancer Institute;
  • System Director of Surgical Oncology, RWJBarnabas Health;
  • Regional Director of Surgery for Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBH Facility
Bruce Haffty, MD

  • Chair, Radiation Oncology,
  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer Programs,
  • Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey;
  • System Director of Radiation Oncology, RWJBarnabas Health
James K. Aikins Jr., MD, FACOG, FACS

  • Chief, Gynecologic Oncology
  • Associate Professor of OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences
  • Program Director for the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Wadih Arap, MD, PhD,

  • Director, Cancer Institute of New Jersey at University Hospital
  • Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Medical Oncology
Adam C. Berger, MD, FACS

  • Chief, Melanoma and Soft Tissue Surgical Oncology
  • Associate Director for Shared Resources
Ira Braunschweig, MD,

  • Chief, Section of Transplant and Cell Therapy, Rutgers Cancer Institute
  • Chief of the Transplant and Cell Therapy Service of the RWJBarnabas Health Oncology Service Line
  • Director for Cell Therapy and Bone Marrow Transplantation at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
  • Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Peter Cole, MD

  • Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Embrace Kids Foundation Endowed Chair in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Director of Hematology, Oncology and Cellular Therapies at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital
  • Director, New Jersey Center for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Research
Sanjay Goel, MD, MS

  • Director of Phase I / Investigational Therapeutics
  • Medical Oncologist
  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, and Section of Solid Tumor
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Missak Haigentz, Jr., MD

  • Chief of Thoracic Medical Oncology
  • Chief of Head & Neck Medical Oncology
  • Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Clinical Director of Oncology Integration, RWJBarnabas Health
  • Medical Oncologist
Thomas L. Jang, MD, MPH, FACS

  • Chief of Urologic Oncology, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
  • Program Director, Urology Residency Program, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Associate Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Matthew Matasar, MD

  • Chief, Division of Blood Disorders, Rutgers Cancer Institute
  • Hematologist/Oncologist
  • Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Research Leadership

Eileen White, PhD

  • Deputy Director, Chief Scientific Officer
Adam C. Berger, MD, FACS

  • Chief, Melanoma and Soft Tissue Surgical Oncology
  • Associate Director for Shared Resources
David J. Foran, PhD

  • Chief Informatics Officer and Director
  • , Computational Imaging & Biomedical Informatics
  • , Rutgers Cancer Institute; Chief Research Informatics Officer, RBHS
Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD

  • Associate Director for Translational Science
  • Section Chief, Molecular Oncology
  • Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science
  • Professor of Medicine
Howard S. Hochster, MD. FACP

  • Distinguished Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Director for Clinical Research and Director, GI Oncology, Rutgers Cancer Institute
  • Director of Oncology Research, RWJBarnabas Health
Yibin Kang, PhD

Yibin Kang, PhD

  • Associate Director for Consortium Research
Anita Kinney, PhD

Anita Kinney, PhD

  • Associate Director for Population Science and Community Outreach
Edmund C. Lattime, PhD

  • Associate Director for Education and Training
Zhiyuan Shen, MD, PhD

  • Associate Director for Basic Research