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Jessica Taff MD

Jessica Taff, MD

  • Hematology | Internal Medicine | Medical Oncology
  • Member of Our Medical Group
Languages Spoken English, Spanish
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    Bio

    Jessica Taff, MD, is a triple board-certified Hematologist, Medical Oncologist, and Internist who founded the Coastal Hematology & Oncology Center. She was born and raised in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, and received her undergraduate and medical degrees at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Dr. Taff went on to complete her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, where she was selected to serve as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine. She also completed fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, where she was chosen to serve as Chief Fellow for Hematology/Oncology. While at NYU, Dr. Taff was honored as Hematology/Oncology Fellow of the Year and was selected to participate in a highly competitive research conference through the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Association of Clinical Research. She also worked in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. Dr. Taff has an extensive research background and is well published both nationally and internationally on various cancer topics. She maintains active memberships in the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology, and remains involved in clinical research endeavors. Dr. Taff is currently seeing patients at Coastal Hematology & Oncology Center’s offices in Toms River and Forked River. She is also available for consultative services at Community Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, and Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Taff is fluent in Spanish and welcomes the opportunity to provide multilingual care.

    Philosophy of Care Statement:

    Dr. Taff became a hematologist/oncologist and founded the Coastal Hematology & Oncology Center with the mission of providing patient friendly care while offering the most advanced treatments of cancer and blood disorders to the Ocean County community where she grew up. She understands that a serious diagnosis is extremely daunting for patients and strives to provide comprehensive treatment while maintaining quality of life. Dr. Taff places high value on transparency, honesty, and dignity, and feels strongly that patients need to be informed about their options and play an active role in the decision and treatment process for cancer and blood disorders. She is committed to offering unparalleled patient care close to home and promises to always provide thoughtful compassionate care to her patients.

    Clinical Interests

    Breast Cancer, Lung cancer, Gastrointestinal cancers (stomach, colon, liver, pancreas), Genitourinary cancers (prostate, kidney, bladder, testicular), Brain Cancer, Gynecological cancers (uterus, ovary, cervical), Skin Cancer, Lymphoma, Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma, Bone marrow disorders, Blood disorders (anemia, coagulation, bleeding), Hematologic/Blood complications of pregnancy, Cancer Screening, Genetic Counseling and Testing

  • Medical School

    Georgetown University School of Medicine
    DC

    Internship

    NYU Langone Medical Center
    New York, NY

    Residency

    NYU Langone Medical Center
    New York, NY

    Fellowship

    NYU Langone Medical Center
    New York, NY

    Publications
    • Title:Metaplastic breast cancers: Genomic profile, mutational burden, and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes
      Authors:Tray N, Taff J, and Adams S.,
      Publisher:The Breast
      Date:2019
      Issue:(44); 29-32.
      Description:
    • Title:Oncologic Considerations – Medical Oncologist. In Kronowitz SJ, Benson JR, Nava M. (Eds.), Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Management of the Breast: A Multidisciplinary Approach
      Authors:Esteva, F, and Taff J
      Publisher:CRC Press/Taylor & Francis.
      Date:2018
      Issue:3rd Edition
      Description:
    • Title:Metaplastic breast cancers: Genomic profile, mutational burden, and TILs.
      Authors:J Taff, Suh, J Adams S.,
      Publisher:Cancer Research
      Date:2018
      Issue:
      Description:
    • Title:Results of a phase I-II study of adjuvant concurrent carboplatin and accelerated radiotherapy for triple negative breast cancer
      Authors:S. Formenti, EB Golden, JD Goldberg, X Li, J Taff, MB Fenton-Kerimian, S Chandresekhar, S Demaria, Y Novik
      Publisher:OncoImmunology
      Date:2016
      Issue:(63); e1274479.
      Description:
    • Title:Factors That May Influence Decisions on Prophylactic Breast Surgery Following Ovarian Cancer in a Multiethnic Cohort
      Authors:J Taff, T Safra, F Muggia, et al.
      Publisher:Current Oncology
      Date:2016
      Issue:23(3); e299
      Description:
    • Title:Revising residents’ addiction experience: a 1-week intensive course.
      Authors:Bhatraju EP, A Chang , J Taff, Hanley K.
      Publisher:. Medical Education
      Date:2016
      Issue:50(11): 1161.
      Description:
    • Title:A Study of Bone-Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women With/Without BRCA Mutations: Demographics from the NYU Lynne Cohen Foundation Registry.
      Authors:J Taff,, J Smith, F Muggia, et al
      Publisher:Current Oncology
      Date:2014
      Issue:21 (2): e373.
      Description:
    • Title:The Changing Attitudes and Behaviors of Sun Protection.
      Authors:J Taff, J. Briley, MD, J. Fox, MD, R. Saladi, MD
      Publisher:Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
      Date:2009
      Issue:60(3.s1): AB91.
      Description:
    • Title:Amitriptyline, Promethazine and Trifluoperazine decreases calcium storage capacity of sarcoplasmic reticulum in intact cardiomyocytes: possible relevance to ventricular arrhythmias.
      Authors:N. Chopra, MD, H. Nagase, J. L. Taff, T. Hlaing, MD, B.C. Knollmann, MD, PhD.
      Publisher:Journal of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
      Date:2006
      Issue:79(2): 60.
      Description:
    • Title:Fabricating multilevel SU-8 structures in a single photolithographic step using colored masking patterns
      Authors:J Taff, Y. Kashte, V. Spinella-Mamo, and M Paranjape
      Publisher:Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology:
      Date:2006
      Issue:24(3): 742-746.
      Description:
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