Board-certified oncologist and hematologist Dr. Biren Saraiya of Lawrenceville has been named medical director of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hamilton, the oncology program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton.
“I view this position as an opportunity to give back to the community in which I live,” said Saraiya, whose association with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School started more than 13 years ago, first as a medical student and resident, then as a hematology-oncology fellow, and most recently as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Saraiya and his colleagues at CINJ Hamilton are all on the faculty.
For the past three years, Saraiya has also served as a member of the Lung Cancer and Hematological Malignancies Program at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick.
According to Skip Cimino, president & CEO of RWJ Hamilton, Saraiya’s research and expertise on end-of-life care, advanced cancer therapies and patient-physician communication makes him the best choice for developing CINJ Hamilton into the “premiere, patient-centered cancer program in Mercer County.”
“CINJ Hamilton continues to be one of the most reliable resources for cancer care, serving patients in Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties,” Saraiya said. “I’m excited to help expand the current infrastructure and services offered at RWJ Hamilton, and I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues in New Brunswick to develop a more integrated program here in Hamilton.”