Dr. Alan Skarbnik, MD

Dr. Alan Skarbnik, MD

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Dr. Alan Skarbnik, MD is a hematology doctor who practices in Hackensack, NJ. He has been practicing for 14 years. Read his story

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92 2nd St

Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)
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more than 99% of peers
Reticulosarcoma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Graft vs Host Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Skarbnik's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Skarbnik "Alan Pierre Zausner Skarbnik, MD serves as a staff physician in both the Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and the Department of Lymphoma at John Theurer Cancer Center. Prior to joining John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, Dr. Skarbnik was a clinical instructor in the Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California. Dr. Skarbnik also previously served as Chief Fellow of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University Hospital, and practiced at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons/St. Luke's-Roosevelt Medical Center in their internal medicine internship and residency after moving his medical career to the United States from his native Brazil. Dr. Skarbnik has a rich research background, having served as a primary investigator at Fox Chase Cancer Center to identify biomarkers of sensitivity to mTOR inhibitors in renal cell cancer tumor samples, co-primary investigator in a Phase II study of Rituximab Intense Dosing with CHOP-21 in a 2011 ASCO/AACR workshop, and investigated the role of JAK mutations in the development of acute lymphoblastic leukemia at memorial Sloan Kettering's Human Oncopathogenesis Program. Dr. Skarbnik has also been extensively published and has participated in a number of presentations and poster sessions at major medical meetings. Dr. Skarbnik specializes in hematology/oncology, and has extensive experience in a range of medical volunteer work conducted across the globe. Medical Education: Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil Residency: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons/St. Luke's-Roosevelt Medical Center, Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, 2007-2010. Hospital das Clinicas, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Internal Medicine Residency, 2005-2007. Fellowships: City of Hope National Medical Center, Adult Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, 2013-2014. Fox Chase Cancer Center Chief Fellow 2012-2013. Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University Hospital, Medical Oncology and Hematology, 2010-2013. Internship: Hospital das Clinicas, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2002-2003. Board Certifications: 2013 board-certified, American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology. 2013 board-certified, American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology. 2010 board-certified, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine. ACLS certification updated in 2013. Honors/Awards: ASCO 2013 Merit Award. LeDor VaDor Award, presented by the President of Brazil of voluntary work. ASCO/AACR Vail Cancer Workshop selection – 2011. Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish Hobbies/Interests: Multi-instrumentalist, has played in a Brazilian band "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Skarbnik "“We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person.”"
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Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Malignant Histiocytosis
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Universidade de Sao Paulo
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • University of Sao Paulo
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University of Sao Paulo
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • City of Hope National Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Temple University Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Skarbnik has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Skarbnik's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Skarbnik to family and friends
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Dr. Skarbnik's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Skarbnik accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Basic PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Skarbnik has admitting privileges

Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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