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Gynecologic Oncology Leader Named at New Jersey’s Only NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center


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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) have named James K. Aikins, Jr, MD, FACOG, FACS, Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute and Chief of Gynecologic Oncology Services at RWJUH. He will also serve as Program Director for the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Aikins was most recently on the faculty at MD Anderson at Cooper Cancer Center, where he served as Program Director of the fellowship program in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. He currently serves as Visiting Professor at Cape Coast Teaching Hospital in the Obstetrics/Gynecology Department (University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences) in Cape Coast, Ghana, West Africa.

James K. Aikins, Jr, MD, FACOG, FACS

James K. Aikins, Jr, MD, FACOG, FACS

A Special Interest in Global Women’s Health Issues

Dr. Aikins will lead Rutgers Cancer Institute’s multidisciplinary Gynecologic Oncology Program, which offers advanced treatment options, including minimally invasive surgical techniques, clinical trials, precision medicine, and immunotherapy. These comprehensive services are also offered at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, in addition to Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick.

Dr. Aikins is the founder of International Healthcare Volunteers, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide sustainable programs and medical services to underserved women and their families living in Ghana and to provide continuing medical education for health professionals, including students at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His previous research includes fertility preservation in gynecologic cancers and vulvectomy related to sexual function. In addition, he conducts global health research in the area of cervical cancer screening in low-resource communities.

Dr. Aikins also has a faculty appointment as Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the medical school. 

 


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