Dr. Robert Alter, MD

Dr. Robert Alter, MD

Hematology & Oncology  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o
13 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • UnitedHealthCare

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

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    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in Jersey City, NJ |
I am a relative of a deceased patient of Dr. Alter. For over 6 years, we endured his playing with his cell phone, dumb jokes and his lack of attention towards his patient. We trusted him to guide us in proper treatment for my relative's cancer. It was working but the busier Dr. Alter got, the worse the visits became. He never seemed to pay attention to anything we told him. Unfortunately, Dr. Alter cut the visit short and missed the toxic reaction the meds were causing. He died 1 week later.
in Newark, NJ |
We're relatives of a deceased patient who was under Dr. Alter’s care. His bedside manner is absolutely abhorrent. Dr. Alter showed total indifference toward his patient, lacked sensitivity, and moreover behaved in an entirely tasteless manner. He made inappropriate jokes, appeared to always be in a hurry, abruptly cut appointments short, and during these short visits often pulled out and played on his cell phone without warning, appearing to ignore us. His silly jokes are an unwelcome annoyance.
in Ridgewood, NJ |
Wonderful, caring group of people, lead by Dr. Alter. He is a very compassionate doctor!
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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

Dr. Alter'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.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Hematology & Oncology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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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


  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Hematology

Procedures Performed

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