Hitendra Upadhyaya, MD

Hitendra Upadhyaya, MD

Hematology, Hospice and Palliative Care, Oncology

 Balancing symptoms and quality of life of each cancer patient is a top priority. My job is to get the maximum efficacy from the cancer treatment I choose while minimizing the side effects that impact the day to day quality of life of my patients. Helping my cancer patients live longer is not my only goal; how they live is equally important to me.  

Locations & Appointments

Languages Spoken

Gujarati, Hindi

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Primary Areas of Practice

  • Hematology
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Oncology

Other Areas of Practice

  • Bloodless Medicine
  • Cancer Prevention


  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion Therapy

Conditions Treated

  • Amyloidosis
  • Anemia
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Clotting Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Failure
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Factor Deficiency
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Macroglobulinemia
  • Mediastinal Lymphoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Myeloma
  • Neutropenia
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Polycythemia
  • Polycythemia Vera
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • White Blood Cell Disorders


  • Englewood Health Physician Network Hematology/Oncology of Hudson County


    550 Newark Avenue Suite 402 Jersey City, NJ 07306

    Main: 201-918-6732
    Fax: 201-918-6759
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Insurances Accepted

Below is a list of the insurance plans that your provider participates in. It is very important that you contact your insurance company prior to receiving services or care. Each health insurance plan is different and some provide different levels of coverage: only your health insurance plan can provide complete information regarding your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.

1199 (SEIU)

  • 1199 (SEIU)


  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Medsolutions
  • Meritan Health


  • Amerigroup Medicaid
  • Amerivantage


  • AmeriHealth Administrator
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • Value Network (Exchange Plan)


  • APWU Health Plan


  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Supplemental
  • Great-West Healthcare (GWH)
  • Health Partners

Clover Health

  • Clover Health


  • CoreSource


  • CCN


  • EmblemHealth EPO
  • EmblemHealth EPO2
  • EmblemHealth FEHB
  • EmblemHealth FEHBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI CBP
  • EmblemHealth GHI PPO
  • EmblemHealth National
  • EmblemHealth PPO1
  • EmblemHealth PPO2
  • EmblemHealth PPO3
  • EmblemHealth Tri-State
  • Vytra

Empire BCBS

  • Blue Access Network
  • Blue Priority
  • Direct HMO
  • Direct PPO
  • Empire BCBS EPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS POS
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • Pathway EPO
  • Pathway HMO
  • Prism
  • Silver
  • Total Blue

Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

  • Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

First Health

  • First Health


  • GEHA Health Plan

Horizon BCBS

  • Federal Employee Program
  • Horizon BCBS EPO
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS Medicare Managed Care
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • NJ Carpenters Fund
  • OMNIA Tier 1
  • Traditional

Horizon NJ Health

  • Horizon NJ Health Medicaid


  • Local 825
  • MagnaCare PPO

Mail Handlers

  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)


  • Medicaid NJ


  • Medicare NJ


  • Beech Street
  • MultiPlan Humana
  • MultiPlan Worker's Comp
  • PHCS
  • Pomco

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care PPO


  • NALC Health Benefit Plan

Nippon Life Insurance Co of America

  • Nippon Life Benefits


  • Freedom
  • Garden State Network
  • Liberty
  • Metro
  • Oxford Medicare


  • Choice Care
  • Oscar
  • QualCare EPO
  • QualCare FEHB
  • QualCare GHI PPO
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare Humana
  • QualCare PPO
  • QualCare Worker's Comp

Railroad Medicare

  • Railroad Medicare NJ

TRICARE North Region

  • DVA


  • UMR

United Healthcare Community and State

  • Dual Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Community and State Medicaid (NJ FamilyCare)
  • UnitedHealthcare Community and State Medicare


  • AARP
  • Commercial and Marketplace
  • Compass Benefit (Exchange)
  • Medica
  • River Valley
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare StudentResources


  • Wellcare Medicaid Managed Care
  • Wellcare Medicare Managed Care

About Hitendra Upadhyaya

Dr. Upadhyaya is board certified in medical oncology. His clinical interests include hematology, oncology, hospice and palliative care, and infusion therapy, including chemotherapy. He 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 is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Oncology Society of New Jersey. Dr. Upadhyaya 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.

Professional Memberships

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

American Medical Association (AMA)

Oncology Society of New Jersey

Committees and Leadership Positions

2017: Chief, Chemotherapy Infusion Center, Christ Hospital

Delegate Representative to Association of Community Cancer Centers

Global Health and Community Health Activities

Voluntary physician in India providing free consultation for cancer patients

Education & Degrees

MBBS: Maharaja Sayajirao University Medical College


Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital


University of Chicago Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology


Upadhyaya, H., and Vogelzang, N.J.,“Chemotherapy of Prostate Cancer”, in Urologic Cancers, M.S. Ernstoff, J.A. Heany, and R.E. Peschel, eds., W.W. Norton & CO., New York, London