Welcome to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick

An innovative leader in advancing state-of-the-art care

RWJUH New Brunswick has received national acclaim as a leading health care service. Time and time again, we have been recognized for outstanding clinical quality and patient safety. Our comprehensive, advanced treatments encompass everything from diabetes education and cancer treatments to heart and vascular care. Our staff is dedicated to creating a safe, comforting environment where patients and families can feel confident in the quality of their medical care.

Advanced medical services for patients of all ages

Many of our services have received commendation from prestigious medical organizations, including certification as a comprehensive stroke center by The Joint Commission and New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Additionally, The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has ranked RWJUH among the nation’s best comprehensive cancer centers.

As a Level 1 Trauma Center and the first pediatric trauma center in New Jersey, RWJUH New Brunswick has received national acclaim for its ground-breaking approach to emergency preparedness. No matter what kind of medical crisis your family is going through, our team will go above and beyond to ensure you receive the best treatment possible.

Specialty Services

  • Your heart doesn’t beat just for you. Get it checked.

    Repeatedly Among "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S.News & World Report in Heart and Heart Surgery, we have the most experienced transplant team in New Jersey.

  • Let’s Beat Cancer Together.

    Our Cancer Program is the flagship hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Jersey's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

  • Dedicated To Your Child's Health

    Our specialists at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital will work with you to meet the needs of your child.

  • Comprehensive Neurological Services

    The Clinical Neurosciences Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is dedicated to the research and treatment of a wide range of neurological disorders.

  • Full Spectrum of Gynecologic Care

    Our board certified general physicians and specialists provide high and low risk gynecology and well-woman health care.

  • Local man holder trumpet smiling after kidney donation

    Dominick

    Dominick Pace had a partial discectomy to help soothe the pain caused by a herniated disc in 2014. But that surgery provided only temporary relief for his decade-long battle with back pain. Dominick then turned to Gino Chiappetta, MD , an orthopedic surgeon at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, for a more permanent solution. Dr. Chiappetta performed an artificial disc replacement and soon after the surgery, Dominick was back to his favorite activities — pain free.
    Read More
  • Local man holder trumpet smiling after kidney donation

    Jeff

    Jeff Shorr couldn’t walk more than three steps without getting out of breath because of his heart condition. He couldn’t drive anymore for fear of passing out behind the wheel. Then he started cardiac rehabilitation at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Monroe Township location. Now he’s back to his old self, thanks to the exercise regimen he followed and the careful monitoring of the therapists and nurses who helped him get there.
    Read More
  • Local man holder trumpet smiling after kidney donation

    Yvonne

    Through her entire adult life, Yvonne Hernandez has struggled with her weight. She had tried a variety of diets prior to turning to Michel Kahaleh, MD , Chief of Endoscopy at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Dr. Kahaleh recommended the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty – a type of weight loss procedure that is performed endoscopically – eliminating the need for external incisions. Yvonne has lost sixty pounds since having the procedure, and her high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and joint pain have disappeared as well.
    Read More
  • Local man holder trumpet smiling after kidney donation

    Lael

    After being diagnosed with a high-risk form of acute myeloid leukemia, doctors at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey quickly realized that Toms River resident Lael McGrath would need a stem cell transplant. Since none of Lael's family members were a match, she was registered with Be The Match. Through that National Marrow Donor Program, her ideal match was located in Germany - half a world away.
    Read More
  • Local man holder trumpet smiling after kidney donation

    Elena

    When nursing student Elena Bonner began experiencing left sided weakness, she initially thought she may be experiencing symptoms of stress. As an active and healthy 21 year old, a serious medical condition was one of the furthest things on her mind. “You don’t really think that it’s going to be a stroke at 21,” says Elena. After a few doctors’ visits and an emergency room CT scan found bleeding around her brain stem, doctors recommended finding a surgeon that specialized in cavernomas, clusters of abnormal blood vessels. Following a national search and several strokes in a matter of weeks, ...
    Read More
  • Local man holder trumpet smiling after kidney donation

    Mitch

    After eating became increasingly painful for New Jersey resident Mitchell Douglas, he sought to find relief from the worsening nausea and abdominal pain caused by gastroparesis. He then found Dr. Michel Kahaleh , Chief of Endoscopy at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Clinical Director of Gastroenterology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, who performed an endoscopic procedure called G-POEM (gastric per oral endoscopic myotomy) to treat his gastroparesis. Since the procedure, Mitchell has been able to enjoy food again, as well as increased energy and overall well-being.
    Read More
  • Local man holder trumpet smiling after kidney donation

    Janet

    Janet Scratchley, 57, struggled with her weight her entire life. “I’ve gained and lost weight many times, and I thought that was never going to change,” she says. For nearly a decade, the elementary school teacher in West Long Branch lived with worsening back pain. “I tried everything—physical therapy, aquatic therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, epidural injections, a back brace and acupuncture,” she says. “I would feel better for a little while, and then my symptoms would worsen.” Eventually, the pain became so debilitating that Janet stopped taking her dog, Chelsea, a golden retriever ...
    Read More
  • Local man holder trumpet smiling after kidney donation

    David

    When medications were no longer providing relief for David Mackrell's chronic acid reflux, the New Jersey man turned to Dr. Ragui Sadek , Director of Bariatric Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. After using the endo-flip to precisely measure David's esophagus, Dr. Sadek installed a Linx device to permanently control his acid reflux.
    Read More
  • Local man holder trumpet smiling after kidney donation

    Manny

    A cancer diagnosis was not going to stop Manuel August from marrying his true love. In sickness and in health took on a new meaning for the Brick Township resident after he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) nearly a year ago. With increasing pain and symptoms, time was of the essence and Manuel was transferred to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where his treatment and care began immediately. During his first 34 day stay, Manuel and wife Elizabeth tied the knot at his bedside. The couple, already engaged, did not want to wait another minute to become husband and wife in ...
    Read More
  • Local man holder trumpet smiling after kidney donation

    Rishi

    When a child calls the hospital “awesome” that is quite an endorsement. One year and countless hospital visits since he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), this is how Rishi Duggal describes The Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. In the last phase of his treatment, which will continue for nearly two years, Rishi bravely continues to take on pediatric cancer with knowledgeable determination. He is a very special child – intelligent and compassionate - and we are proud that The BMS Children’s Hospital has provided him the ...
    Read More

Patient Stories

  • "The surgery was life changing ... It's almost indescribable, the joy you feel from finding the solution and getting rid of the pain."

  • I'm functioning much better today because of this place.

  • "I feel fabulous now. I feel like I just went back 20 years. I've lost 60 pounds, my joints feel better. I feel like I can be the best version of myself now."

  • Nearly three years post-transplant, Lael was finally able to thank her donor face-to-face during a heart-warming ceremony at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where the transplant took place.

  • You don’t really think that it’s going to be a stroke at 21.

  • Since the procedure, Mitchell has been able to enjoy food again, as well as increased energy and overall well-being.

  • After weight loss and hip replacement surgeries, Janet's health was transformed.

  • After using the endo-flip to precisely measure David's esophagus, Dr. Sadek installed a Linx device to permanently control his acid reflux.

  • “It’s amazing how everything worked out,” Manny says. “I feel great.”

  • "We cannot say enough about the staff – doctors, nurses, techs, the housekeeping staff, transport personnel. They all make the kids in the hospital feel special."

Find A Doctor

About Our Physicians

Doctors Standing looking at paperwork

Providing Care for Millions of Patients Every Year

At Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick, we are committed to quality and excellence in patient care. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and to provide you with an environment that is conducive to healing and promotes patient safety. The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick management and staff abide by the philosophy that all patients are to be treated with respect, dignity, and sensitivity. 

See All Physicians

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital & Affiliated Locations