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Oncologist Hitendra Upadhyaya, MD, Joins Englewood Health Physician Network

Oncologist Hitendra Upadhyaya, MD, Joins Englewood Health Physician Network

October 31, 2018Hitendra C. Upadhyaya, MD, a specialist in cancer and blood disorders, has joined the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Hospital. Dr. Upadhyaya’s clinical interests include hematology, oncology, hospice and palliative care, and infusion therapy, including chemotherapy and immunotherapy. He is accepting new patients at his office on St. Paul’s Avenue in Jersey City.

“I am pleased to join the team at The Lefcourt Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center at Englewood Health,” says Dr. Upadhyaya.“ As part of the Englewood Health Physician Network, I’ll work closely with other cancer specialists and internal medicine doctors across the network for the benefit of our patients. My expertise in chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and palliative care will be especially helpful in supporting physicians throughout the community, as they work to provide optimal care for their patients.”

“As an oncologist,” he adds, “I enjoy developing life-long relationships with my patients. I strongly believe in the importance of patient and family education, and I am humbled by the experience of providing complete care for my patients—treating their cancer, as well as their related medical needs.”

Dr. Upadhyaya is a former chief of the chemotherapy infusion center at CarePoint Health Christ Hospital and has been chair of the cancer committees at Jersey City Medical Center and at Bayonne Medical Center, and has chaired and conducted their tumor board conferences. Additionally, he has presented grand rounds and continuing medical education courses on a variety of oncology topics at local area hospitals. He is also a volunteer physician, providing free consultations to cancer patients in India.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Hitendra Upadhyaya to our team of renowned specialists and providers. Dr. Upadhyaya’s expertise in oncology will help meet an important need in our community,” said Dr. Stephen Brunnquell, president of the Englewood Health Physician Network. “As our network continues to grow, we remain focused on ensuring that our patients have access to leading care right here, in their own backyard.”

Board certified in medical oncology, Dr. Upadhyaya received his MBBS from the Maharaja Sayajirao University Medical College Baroda, in Vadodara, India. He did his internal medicine residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital, in Chicago, and a hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has practiced in Jersey City for more than 20 years.

Dr. Upadhyaya is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Oncology Society of New Jersey. He is co-author of a textbook chapter on chemotherapy for prostate cancer and has published research on a rare form of renal cell carcinoma. In addition to English, he is fluent in Hindi and Gujarati.

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