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    Toni Beninato, MD is an endocrine surgeon in the Section of Endocrine Surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She treat benign and malignant tumors of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. She believes that in the field of endocrine surgery, there are often many different solutions for a single problem. Treatment options for endocrine disorders need to be tailored to the individual patient’s history, preferences, and concerns, and no two patients are the same. Her goal is to take a patient-centered approach to treating endocrine disorders with the best evidence-based practices, and provide patients with all of the available options to help them to make an informed decision about their care.

    She attended New York University and earned her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. She then completed internship and residency at New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center, dedicating two years to performing endocrine oncology research. She served as Administrative Chief Resident during her final year of residency. She then completed a fellowship in endocrine surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles, written several book chapters, and given multiple national presentations in the field of endocrine surgery. I am a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the American Thyroid Association, the Association for Academic Surgery and the Association of Women Surgeons.

    Prior to joining Rutgers Cancer Institute, she was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. During that time, she enrolled at the Graduate School of Medical Sciences at Cornell University to obtain a Masters of Science in Health Policy and Economics. She performed research on health care disparities and access to care in patients with endocrine malignancies, and also have a special interest in studying the behavior of rare subtypes of endocrine cancers. She is a native of New Jersey and thrilled to be able to provide care to patients in my home state.

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    Clinical Interests

    Thyroid cancer

    Thyroid nodules


    Graves disease

    Parathyroid disease

    Primary hyperparathyroidism

    Secondary hyperparathyroidism

    Tertiary hyperparathyroidism

    Parathyroid cancer

    Adrenal mass

    Adrenal tumor

    Hyperaldosteronism (Conn’s syndrome)



    Cushing’s syndrome

    Hereditary endocrine disorders

    Endocrine tumors, neuroendocrine tumors, carcinoid tumors, thyroid surgery, parathyroid surgery, adrenal gland surgery, adrenocortical cancer, pheochromocytoma, paraganglioma, multiple endocrine neoplasia, minimally invasive surgery, and clinical trials.

  • Medical School

    Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School
    Newark, NJ


    New York - Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center
    New York, NY


    University of California
    San Francisco, CA

  • Insurance

    Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with a physician office that they are still a participating provider.

    • AARP Healthcare
    • Aetna
    • Aetna Better Health
    • Aetna Health Plans of NJ
    • Aetna Medicare NNJ Prime
    • America's Health Plan
    • Amerigroup
    • Amerihealth
    • Blue Cross/Blue Shield NJ
    • Charity Care Accepted
    • Cigna
    • Cigna Behavioral Health
    • Cigna Healthcare/Great West
    • Empire BC/BS
    • GHI through QualCare (only for patients where the Qualcare logo appears on ID card)
    • Health Republic Insurance of NJ
    • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Blue
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Omnia
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    • Horizon Casualty Services (Worker's Comp & No Fault)
    • Horizon NJ Health (managed Medicaid plan)
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Multiplan
    • Multiplan / PHCS
    • Multiplan/Beechstreet/PHCS/Viant
    • Oxford
    • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Health Plan HMO
    • Oxford Health Plan PPO
    • Oxford Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Oxford Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service Plans
    • Qualcare
    • QualCare Workers Comp
    • Railroad Medicare
    • United Community
    • United Healthcare
    • United Healthcare Community Plan (formerly Americhoice Managed Medicaid)
    • United Medicare Advantage Plan
    • United Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service Plans (PFFS)