Dr. Robert S. Alter, MD

Dr. Robert S. Alter, MD

Hematology & Oncology | Male | 55 years old

Dr. Robert Alter specializes in medical oncology and hematology, and is board certified in...Read more

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Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Hematology

Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

Procedures Performed

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

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Education

  • Medical School
    University of Health Sciences The Chicago Medical School

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    New York University Medical Center

    Completed in 1994

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Hematology & Oncology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Alter says...

Dr. Robert Alter  specializes in medical oncology and hematology, and is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. For more than 15 years, Dr. Alter has been treating patients in the New Jersey community. Dr. Alter is actively involved in genitourinary, head and neck cancer research.

Dr. Alter received his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York in internal medicine and conducted their fellowship training at New York University Medical Center in hematology/oncology.

Dr. Alter holds an appointment at Hackensack University Medical Center. He is also the Chairman of the Transfusion Committee at St. Clare's Hospital, and a member of the American Cancer Society.

  • Medical Education: University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School
  • Residency: St. Luke\\'s/Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Fellowship: New York University Medical Center
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
  • Specializations: Genitourinary, Head and Neck Cancer
  • Research Interests: Genitourinary, Head and Neck Cancer
  • University Appointments: Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Memberships: American Cancer Society
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