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M. Michele Blackwood MD,FACS

M. Michele Blackwood, MD,FACS

  • Surgery-Breast | Surgery-General
  • Member of RWJBH Medical Group
Languages Spoken English, French, Spanish
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    M. Michele Blackwood, MD, FACS, is the Chief, Section Breast Surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and as Professor of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Blackwood wears many hats—as a busy clinician and as an administrator.

    As Chief for the Section of Breast Surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Dr. Blackwood steers the system-wide group of breast surgeons through collective research and strategies. Working closely with a multidisciplinary team in the Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center, they provide compassionate, comprehensive patient care including the most advanced surgical techniques.

    In addition, she serves as Medical Director at The Center for Breast Health and Disease Management at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center. As Northern Regional Director for RWJBH, Dr. Blackwood oversees breast cancer surgical and clinical services, programs and initiatives at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC), Clara Maas Medical Center (CMMC), Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) and Newark Beth Israel (NBI).

    A dedicated breast surgeon, Dr. Blackwood cares for patients with breast cancer and monitors women at high risk for breast cancer. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and graduated with her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her internship and residency at The Stamford Hospital, and a fellowship with the Breast Service from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.

    She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. In addition, her various academic appointments include Clinical Instructor, New York Medical College and Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Columbia University.

    Dr. Blackwood has published several articles in professional publications, including The Lancet and The Journal of Trauma, and served on the Editorial Review Board for Women in Medicine Journal. She is a frequent guest on national and local media programs including Fox Five Television, WOR Radio, “60 Minutes”, CBS News, Good Day New York, More Magazine, and CBS’s Early Show, among others.

    Dr Blackwood has been honored by Castle Connolly’s “Best Doctors” lists for over 15 years. She recently was the Medical honoree for The American Cancer Society.

    Dr. Blackwood is a member of RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group and affiliated with Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center.

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    Clinical Interests

    Breast Cancer, Young women with Breast Cancer, Advanced Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer in Men

  • Medical School

    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 1988


    Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT, 1989


    Stamford Hospital, CT, 1993


    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 1994

  • Insurance

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    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna US Health Care
    • Americhoice
    • Amerigroup
    • Amerihealth
    • Cigna Healthcare
    • Consumer Health Plan
    • Coventry
    • Emblem Health / GHI
    • First Health Network
    • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon NJ Health
    • Local 825 Welfare Fund
    • Magnacare/Magnet
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Multiplan
    • Oxford Health
    • Qualcare
    • Qualcare HMO
    • Qualcare PPO
    • Railroad Medicare
    • United Community
    • United Healthcare
    • United Medicare
    • Wellchoice