Dr. Donald A. McCain, MD

Dr. Donald A. McCain, MD

Surgery | Male | 55 years old

Donald A McCain M.D. Ph.D, F.A.C.S. is the Chief of Surgical Oncology (Dept. of surgery)...Read more

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Donald A McCain M.D. Ph.D, F.A.C.S. is the Chief of Surgical Oncology (Dept. of surgery) and Vice Chairman of the...
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  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Cigna
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare

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Specialties

  • Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Appendicitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lipomas
  • Liposarcoma
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Purpura
  • Sarcoma
  • Sarcoma of the Skin
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spindle Cell Carcinoma
  • Splenomegaly
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Tubular Carcinoma

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Cancer Resection
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Gastrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas Sebacious Cyst Removal
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Resection, Partial
  • Liver Surgery
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Percutaneous Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Sigmoid Colectomy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Whipple Procedure

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    Mount Sinai Medical Center

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Mt Sinai Mc

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Meml Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Completed in 1998

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • NJ Monthly's Top Doctors Award, 2012
    • Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award, 2012
    • Top Bergen Doctors Award -201 Magazine, 2012
    • America's Top Surgeon Award, 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. McCain's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. McCain says...

Donald A McCain M.D. Ph.D, F.A.C.S. is the Chief of Surgical Oncology (Dept. of surgery) and Vice Chairman of the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center and is a board certified surgical oncologist whose major interests are melanoma, gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, hepatobiliary cancer, sarcomas and micromatasteses.

Dr. McCain holds an academic appointment at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Prior to coming to Hackensack University Medical Center, he completed his surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He holds memberships in several key national and regional professional organizations and not only has he published his work extensively but he has been recognized throughout his career for research excellence.

Dr. McCain received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from C.U.N.Y. in 1986, Master of Science in 1988 and Ph.D. in 1989 in molecular biophysics from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY Columbia University Graduate Programs. He continued on to receive his M.D. degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1991.

Surgical Residency 1991-1996 Completed at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in NY

Surgical Fellowship at the world renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NY in 1998

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Dr. McCain's Care Philosophy

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Dr. McCain specializes in the surgical treatment of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, including pancreas, liver, stomach, gall bladder,and small intestine. He also surgically treats cancers of the skin, melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinomas and sarcomas. In addition, he surgically treats tumors of the breast and performs lymph node biopsies.