Dr. James Salwitz, MD

Dr. James Salwitz, MD

Oncology  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
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Dr. James Salwitz, MD is an oncology doctor who practices in East Brunswick, NJ. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Read his story

J2 Brier Hill Ct

East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Contact Information

(732) 390-7750

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Breast Diseases
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more than 98% of peers
Blood Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Salwitz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Salwitz "Dr. James C. Salwitz is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hospice and palliative medicine. For more than 25 years, he has been treating patients in the central New Jersey community. His research interests are in hospice and palliative care, and in social media and healthcare. Dr. Salwitz received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey -- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the McGraw Medical Center of Northwestern University In Chicago, where he earned the title of Chief Resident. He conducted his Oncology fellowship training at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD. He is certified by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Salwitz is a Clinical Professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where he was awarded the Alpha Omega Alpha Outstanding Volunteer Faculty of the Year Award in 1999. He is currently the Treasurer of the Medical Board of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is the past President of the Middlesex Chapter of the American Cancer Society. He has received numerous other honors and awards, including the New Jersey Palliative Care Organization's Physicians Leadership Award. Dr. Salwitz has been included numerous times in lists of the "Top Doctors" in Medical Oncology by Castle Connolly, and "Top Doctors" in the New York Metro Area, by Inside Jersey magazine and U.S. News & World Report. His independent blog articles can be accessed on his website. Dr. Salwitz is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Medical Society of New Jersey, and Oncology Society of New Jersey. Medical Education: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Residency: McGraw Medical Center, Northwestern University, Chicago Fellowship: National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD Board Certifications: Internal medicine, medical oncology, hospice and palliative medicine Research Interests: Hospice and palliative care, social media and healthcare University Appointments: Clinical Professor, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Honors/Awards: Top Doctor: Castle Connolly; Top Docs in the New York Metro Area, Inside Jersey magazine, U.S. News & World Report; Robert Wood Johnson Hospital Alpha Omega Alpha Outstanding Volunteer Faculty of the Year Award, National Palliative Care Organization's Physician Leadership Award Memberships: American Medical Association; American Society of Clinical Oncology; Medical Society of New Jersey; Oncology Society of New Jersey Languages Spoken: English "


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  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
    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*
  • Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mast Cell Diseases
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis


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  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hematologic Disorder Treatment
  • 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.


  • Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • McGraw Medical Center of NorthWestern University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • McGraw Medical Center of NorthWestern University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • National Cancer Institute, Nih
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Salwitz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Salwitz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Salwitz to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Salwitz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Brick, NJ |
Dr. Salwitz treated my mother for breast/bone cancer and he and his staff were kind, compassionate, caring and extremely competent. They were always upbeat and made my mother feel special, like she was their only patient and very important, especially Dr. Salwitz. They gave us all hope and more time to spend together. HIGHLY recommend Dr. Salwitz. This survey is on behalf of my mom and her family.
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Hospitals where Dr. Salwitz has admitting privileges

RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick
1 Robert Wood Johnson Pl
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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Saint Peter's University Hospital
254 Easton Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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