Dr. Andrew L. Pecora, MD

Dr. Andrew L. Pecora, MD

Hematology & Oncology | Male | 59 years old

Over the past 25 years, Dr. Pecora has transformed RCCA's Hackensack division, John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, into one of the nation's top cancer centers, where he currently serves as Chief Innovations Officers and Vice President of Cancer Services. Dr. Pecora is one of the world's foremost experts in blood and marrow stem cell transplantation, cellular medicine, and immunology research. He has led award-winning research funded by the National Cancer Institute and the AHEPA Research Foundation. He is actively involved in clinical evaluation of novel noncytotoxic antineoplastic agents including cancer vaccines, replication competent viruses, and targeted therapies. He is also involved in laboratory and clinical development of engineered blood and marrow stem cell grafts for autologous and allogeneic transplantation, as well as cell therapy for regenerative medicine. Dr. Pecora is a Professor of Medicine at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)--New Jersey Medical School. He received his medical degree from UMDNJ. He completed his residency at The New York Hospital in internal medicine and conducted his fellowship training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in hematology/oncology. Dr. Pecora's awards and honors include America's Top Doctors, Who's Who in the World, ASCO Cancer Foundation Research Award, and the Gallo Award for outstanding cancer research. Medical Education: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Internship: New York-Presbyterian Hospital Residency: New York-Presbyterian Hospital Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Board Certifications: Internal medicine, hematology, oncology Specializations: Bone marrow transplant, melanoma Research Interests: Novel non-cytotoxic anti-neoplastic agents, engineered blood and marrow stem cell grafts, cell therapy for regenerative medicine University Appointments: Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School Honors/Awards: America's Top Doctors, Who's Who in the World, ASCO Cancer Foundation Research Award, Gallo Award for Outstanding Cancer Research, Memberships: Academy of Medicine of New Jersey, American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation, International Society of Hematotherapy and Graft Engineering, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation/European Society for Medical Oncology Languages Spoken: English Read more

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Best doctor in the field, saved my life.
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the BEST doctor in New Jersey for MDS I would not want anyone else
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Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology

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  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Malignant Histiocytosis
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mast Cell Diseases
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

Procedures Performed

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

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    New York Presbyterian Hospital

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    New York Presbyterian Hospital

    Completed in 1986

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Completed in 1989

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Yiddish

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  • Specializes in Hematology & Oncology
  • Board certified in Hematology, Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Over the past 25 years, Dr. Pecora has transformed RCCA's Hackensack division, John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, into one of the nation's top cancer centers, where he currently serves as Chief Innovations Officers and Vice President of Cancer Services.

Dr. Pecora is one of the world's foremost experts in blood and marrow stem cell transplantation, cellular medicine, and immunology research. He has led award-winning research funded by the National Cancer Institute and the AHEPA Research Foundation. He is actively involved in clinical evaluation of novel noncytotoxic antineoplastic agents including cancer vaccines, replication competent viruses, and targeted therapies. He is also involved in laboratory and clinical development of engineered blood and marrow stem cell grafts for autologous and allogeneic transplantation, as well as cell therapy for regenerative medicine.

Dr. Pecora is a Professor of Medicine at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)--New Jersey Medical School. He received his medical degree from UMDNJ. He completed his residency at The New York Hospital in internal medicine and conducted his fellowship training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in hematology/oncology.

Dr. Pecora's awards and honors include America's Top Doctors, Who's Who in the World, ASCO Cancer Foundation Research Award, and the Gallo Award for outstanding cancer research. 

  • Medical Education: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)
  • Internship: New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Residency: New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Internal medicine, hematology, oncology
  • Specializations: Bone marrow transplant, melanoma
  • Research Interests: Novel non-cytotoxic anti-neoplastic agents, engineered blood and marrow stem cell grafts, cell therapy for regenerative medicine
  • University Appointments: Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
  • Honors/Awards: America's Top Doctors, Who's Who in the World, ASCO Cancer Foundation Research Award, Gallo Award for Outstanding Cancer Research,
  • Memberships: Academy of Medicine of New Jersey, American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation, International Society of Hematotherapy and Graft Engineering, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation/European Society for Medical Oncology
  • Languages Spoken: English
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Dr. Pecora's Care Philosophy

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.