Dr. Robert J. Cole, MD

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Dr. Robert J. Cole, MD

Radiation Oncology | Male

Saint Marys Cancer Center 350 Boulevard, Passaic, NJ 07055 Get Directions
(973) 365-5088

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Holistic care of the patient with Body Part Preservation. Maintaining one's lifestyle and relationships with Treatment Success is my top goalRead more

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Robert John Cole, MD DABR a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist, has been in clinical practice since...Read more

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Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Therapeutic Radiology

Conditions Treated

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Hyperthrophic Scar
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Keloid Scar
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Melanoma
  • Mixed-Type Non Small Cell Carcinoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer

Procedures Performed

  • 3D Conformal Radiotherapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • External Beam Radiotherapy
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Prostate Brachytherapy

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Education

  • Medical School
    Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Virginia

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Virginia

    Completed in 1983

  • Undergraduate School
    Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus

    Graduated in 1974

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Radiation Oncology
  • Board certified in General Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Radiology and Therapeutic Radiology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Cole says...

 

 

Robert John Cole, MD DABR a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist,

has been in clinical practice since 1979 and specializes in cancers of the breast, colon, lung, and prostate gland.

 

He is a firm proponent of prostate seed implantation as it affords a high success rate with minimal downtime or side effects. With over 35 years of experience, he has successfully performed hundreds of prostate seed implants. He pioneered the prostate seed implantation program at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey during his eighteen-year tenure there.  

 

He is currently the medical director of The Cancer Center, PC in Morristown with additional offices and surgical facilities throughout northwest New Jersey. He can be found on the web.

Dr. Cole is recognized in the books, Who's Who in America, How to Find the Best Doctors in the New York Metro Area, Guide to Top Doctors, and has been designated a "Top Doc" by New Jersey Monthly Magazine for many years. Through his voluntary efforts, Dr. Cole has raised over one million dollars for the American Cancer Society for cancer research and patient care. Dr. Cole has also participated in the Vida International Medical Care program in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama.

 

Dr. Cole earned his medical degree at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He completed an externship in anesthesiology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, a diagnostic radiology internship, and served as the chief resident in a three-year radiation oncology residency at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

Dr. Cole received postgraduate training in Transrectal Ultrasound Prostate Implantation at the Pacific Northwest Cancer Foundation in Seattle, Washington with pioneer Dr. John Blasko, and at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York with Dr. Nelson Stone.

 

He is currently affiliated with many New Jersey Hospitals including St. Mary's in Passaic,

St. Josephs in Wayne, Newton Medical Center in Newton, Trinitas Medical Center, Elizabeth, Robert Wood Johnson, New Brunswick, Clara Maass Medical Center/ St Barnabus Health Network, Belleville, as well as numerous free standing outpatient surgical centers throughout the state.

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Dr. Cole's Care Philosophy

Holistic care of the patient with Body Part Preservation. Maintaining one's lifestyle and relationships with Treatment Success is my top goal