Dr. Melanie Ongchin, MD

Dr. Melanie Ongchin, MD

Complex General Surgical Oncology  |  
Female  |  
Age 37
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Melanie Ongchin, MD is a complex general surgical oncology doctor who practices in Paramus, NJ. She is 37 years old and has been practicing for 11 years. Read her story

1 Valley Health Plz # C210

Paramus, NJ 07652

Contact Information

(201) 634-5547

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • 2 More

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 32% of peers
more than 9% of peers
Stomach Diseases
more than 3% of peers

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Dr. Ongchin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ongchin "Melanie Ongchin, MD is an Attending Surgeon at The Valley Hospital - Comprehesive Cancer Center and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital. She sees patients at One Valley Health Plaza in Paramus, NJ. Dr. Ongchin is a board-certified surgical oncologist and provides the most advanced, state-of-the-art minimally invasive treatments in general surgery and gastrointestinal surgical oncology, specializing in robotic surgery. She also has strong experience and expertise in cytoreductive surgery and chemoperfusion, peritoneal disease, cancer of the appendix and hepatobiliary surgery. In 2002, Dr. Ongchin received her BS in Biochemistry and BA in Psychology from Muhlenberg College, in Allentown, PA, graduating magna cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her MD in 2006 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/New Jersey Medical School, and completed her residency at the State University of New York-University of Buffalo in 2012. Dr. Ongchin completed a year of research in 2009 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, in the Department of Surgical Oncology in Buffalo, NY. She completed her fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA and earned a Certificate in Clinical Research at the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research Education in 2014. She worked at New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell as well as be site chair of Surgery at New York Presbyterian / Lower Manhattan. Dr. Ongchin has earned many honors and awards, including the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007. She has published seven articles in peer-reviewed journals, and been invited to give 11 presentations at national medical meetings and scientific conferences. She is a member of many prestigious medical societies, including the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American College of Surgeons, the American Association for Cancer Research, the Pancreas Club and the Association for Academic Surgery. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ongchin "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. "


  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases


  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Liver Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)

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.


  • University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • State University of New York At Buffalo
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ongchin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ongchin accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Prism Blue Priority EPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Ongchin has admitting privileges

Mount Sinai Hospital
1 Gustave L Levy Pl
New York, NY 10029
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Valley Hospital
223 N Van Dien Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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