Mar 7, 2024 New Director of Breast Surgery Joins Jersey City Medical Center to Lead its Comprehensive Breast Health Center

Rebecca Yang, MD, FACS March 7, 2024, Jersey City, NJJersey City Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, announced the appointment of Rebecca Yang, MD, FACS, to the position of Director of Breast Surgery. She will also serve as the Director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Jersey City Medical Center. The Comprehensive Breast Health Center, with its multidisciplinary approach, brings together the latest in diagnostic and treatment options for women in Hudson County and beyond.

In partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Yang will provide patients access to the most advanced treatment options including clinical trials and novel therapeutics such as precision medicine, and immunotherapy – many of which are not available at other facilities across the state.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Yang to these roles as she brings an extensive background and expertise in breast surgery, and clinical leadership,” said Michael Prilutsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jersey City Medical Center and Interim President and CEO, RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group. “Under her leadership, our Comprehensive Breast Health Center will serve as a destination for exceptional breast health services in Hudson County.”

Dr. Yang, an RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group provider, will see patients at 116 Newark Avenue, 2nd Floor, Jersey City and at 59 Newark Street, Hoboken. She focuses exclusively on malignant and benign breast disease with a comprehensive patient-centered approach. She has expertise in advanced surgical procedures including sentinel lymph node biopsies and nipple sparing mastectomies. Dr. Yang has a strong interest in the role of integrative therapy in the management and subsequent survivorship care planning for those with a diagnosis of breast cancer. She is a proponent of advancing care through participation in appropriate clinical trials and her areas of interest include breast conserving surgery, hidden scar surgical techniques, de-escalation of surgical management when appropriate, dance/movement therapy as part of breast surgery recovery and lymphedema screening, prevention and management.

Dr. Yang is board certified in surgery. Prior to her appointment at Jersey City Medical Center, she served as Medical Director, Breast Surgery at Overlook Medical Center. She also held a prior role as Medical Director, Breast Center, Lahey Clinic Outpatient Center in Danvers, MA as well as academic appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth Medical School.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Yang, please call 201-915-2730.

About Jersey City Medical Center

Jersey City Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is Healing, Enhancing, and Investing in Hudson County. It is a comprehensive full-service acute and sub-acute care 348-bed teaching hospital. A not-for-profit hospital, the Medical Center is a state-designated Level II Regional Trauma Center with close to 16,000 admissions and over 80,000 Emergency Department visits annually. The hospital specialty services include women’s health, orthopedics, heart and vascular care, and behavioral health. JCMC is the only full-service heart hospital in Hudson County, offering access to outstanding cardiologists and sophisticated and advanced treatments, such as cardiac surgery and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements (TAVR). RWJBarnabas Health and Jersey City Medical Center are in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. JCMC is also a state designated stroke center, a regional comprehensive cardiac center, a perinatal intensive care center, a regional level 3 neonatal intensive care unit for critically ill newborns, and home to the most advanced robotic-assisted surgical program in Hudson County. JCMC, a provider of Advanced Life Support for Hudson County, runs 911 Medical Call Screening for Hudson County and operates one of the state’s busiest EMS systems.

About RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group

RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group is a multispecialty group practice comprising of over 2,400 highly skilled and experienced world class primary and specialty care providers. Our providers offer compassionate and innovative cutting-edge care for people at every stage of life at easily accessible facilities conveniently located throughout New Jersey. RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group is ranked as the fourth largest medical group in the nation Becker’s ACS Review in 2023. Backed by the vast continuum of resources throughout RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Health, our dedicated providers and expertly trained supporting staff continuously strive for clinical and academic excellence. For more information, visit

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