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Malini M Patel MD

Malini M. Patel, MD

  • Hematology | Internal Medicine | Medical Oncology
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Languages Spoken English
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  • Bio

    Dr. Malini Patel joined the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey after completing a Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship at Loyola University in Maywood, Illinois. She is also Director of Medical Oncology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, New Jersey. 

    "I consider it a privilege to care for patients in my home state of New Jersey and within the same institution where I completed my undergraduate degree – Rutgers University," she says.

    Prior to her fellowship, she completed an Internal Medicine residency at Mount Sinai West and St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City, where she served an additional year as Chief Resident. 

    As a member of both the Lung Cancer/Thoracic Oncology Program and the Head and Neck Oncology Program, Dr. Patel works in partnership with multidisciplinary teams consisting of radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurses, nutritionists, social workers, speech pathologists, and neuropsychologists tackling cancer in a patient-centered approach, formulating an individualized treatment plan for each patient. 

    "My goal is to make sure that my patients and their caregivers are provided clarity regarding their diagnosis and treatment options which can often be difficult to navigate," she says. "I am committed to being my patients’ advocate and working my hardest to provide them with effective treatment options that incorporate the latest and most advanced research and technology available, ensuring alignment with their personal goals and preferences." 

    In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Patel is actively involved in clinical research and the development of clinical trials for lung, and head and neck cancers. With the resources available at the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Patel's patients have access to early phase clinical trials that may not be available elsewhere. 

    Dr. Patel is a member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and stays current on the clinical and research findings in both the national and international arena.  

    Clinical Expertise

    Lung Cancer/Thoracic Oncology; Head and Neck Cancer; Clinical Trials

  • Medical School

    St. George's University School of Medicine, Islip, NY

    Internship

    St Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY

    Residency

    St Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY

    Fellowship

    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL