Newswise — Atlantic Health System Cancer Care today announced that fellowship-trained medical oncologist, Shilpi Gupta, MD, has joined Morristown Medical Center’s comprehensive breast health program where her focus is breast oncology and research. Dr. Gupta is on staff at Atlantic Hematology Oncology at the hospital’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.
“We enthusiastically welcome Dr. Gupta, an accomplished breast cancer clinician and researcher, to the Atlantic Health System Cancer Care team,” said Eric Whitman, MD, medical director, Atlantic Health System Cancer Care. “She will add her expertise and expand the capabilities of our world-class breast health program.”
An expert in breast cancer care, Dr. Gupta brings her expertise in caring for high-risk patients with known breast cancer, BRCA mutations, and suspicious mammography findings to this appointment. She guides and educates her patients about their condition, offering the latest treatments and clinical trials to her patients for the best possible outcomes.
“I am delighted to work at Atlantic Health System Cancer Care because of its world-renowned research and patient-centered breast cancer care,” said Dr. Gupta. “It gives me great pride to join this outstanding breast health team. In addition, my patients can rest assured that they will have access to the latest and most innovative clinical trials through our Breakthrough Oncology Accelerator and Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium, the only New Jersey-based National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program.”
Atlantic Health System’s multidisciplinary breast health team consists of board-certified surgeons and plastic surgeons, and physicians who specialize in medical and radiation oncology, radiology and pathology. Together, they collaborate with an experienced staff of oncology nurses, social workers, radiation therapists, registered oncology dietitians and other cancer care providers to deliver comprehensive, compassionate breast care.
In addition to expanding the breast cancer research program at Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, Dr. Gupta provides knowledge and experience across oncologic diseases, including gastrointestinal cancers and benign hematology. A patient-centered approach to care is the hallmark of her practice and Atlantic Health System’s comprehensive breast health program.
Prior to joining Atlantic Health System, Dr. Gupta completed her residency and fellowship at Staten Island University Hospital, Northwell Health, where she served as assistant clinical professor for the Department of Medicine. She then joined the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, continuing her commitment to excellent patient care, and taking on numerous leadership roles at both institutions. She is board certified in medical oncology and hematology.
Fluent in Hindi, Dr. Gupta is part of Atlantic Medical Group and a participating provider of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization. To contact Dr. Gupta’s office, please call 973-971-7960 or visit Atlantic Hematology Oncology at atlanticmedicalgroupnj.org.
About Atlantic Health System Cancer Care
Atlantic Health System Cancer Care offers an unparalleled network of cancer specialists and resources for more than 70,500 patients annually through its flagship Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown and Overlook medical centers, as well as its comprehensive oncology programs at Chilton, Hackettstown and Newton medical centers. With more than 250 cancer specialists and medical professionals, all five hospitals and Atlantic Medical Group have been recognized nationally for their role in advancing the fight against cancer.
Atlantic Health System Cancer Care is the lead affiliate of Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium (AHCC) – the only New Jersey-based National Cancer Institute (NCI) Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). The NCORP develops and implements NCI cancer prevention, screening, care delivery, and treatment studies with leading healthcare systems across the state. Atlantic Health System Cancer Care is affiliated with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) of Phoenix, Arizona, and together they have created the Breakthrough Oncology Accelerator, a pioneering research and clinical collaboration designed to improve patient access to the most innovative and sophisticated therapies for cancer.
About Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area. Powered by a workforce of more than 17,000 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, the system offers more than 400 sites of care, including seven award-winning hospitals. Atlantic Medical Group, comprised of 1,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, represents one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey.