Vinnidhy Dave, DO

Hospice and Palliative Care

 As a palliative medicine specialist, my goal is to individualize care for my patients to improve their symptoms and quality of life by helping manage pain, nausea, loss of appetite and much more. To give them the best results, I strongly believe in treating each patient as a human being and not just a diagnosis.  

Locations & Appointments
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Primary Areas of Practice

  • Hospice and Palliative Care

Other Areas of Practice

  • Bloodless Medicine


  • Bloodless Medicine & Surgery
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Family Counseling
  • Hospice Care
  • Medical Pain Management
  • Supportive and Palliative Care

Conditions Treated

  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Illness


Pain Medicine at Englewood


350 Engle Street Suite 5512, Berrie Center Englewood, NJ 07631 Directions 

Phone: 201-608-2556
Fax: 201-894-9046
Wednesday: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Thursday: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Friday: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM


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Insurances Accepted

Please contact your insurance company directly prior to receiving services or care to confirm your coverage. Although we have made every effort to ensure this list is accurate, only your health insurance plan can provide complete information regarding your coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.

1199 (SEIU)

  • 1199 (SEIU)


  • Aetna Assure Premier Plus
  • Aetna CCN
  • Aetna CoreSource
  • Aetna Coventry
  • Aetna FIDE-SNP
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna Whole Health HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health PPO
  • Medsolutions
  • Meritan Health


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


  • APWU Health Plan


  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Supplemental
  • Great-West Healthcare (GWH)
  • Health Partners

Clover Health

  • Clover Medicare Advantage

Consumer Health Network (CHN)



  • 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 Priority
  • Direct HMO
  • Direct PPO
  • Empire BCBS EPO
  • Empire BCBS GEPO
  • Empire BCBS HealthPlus Gatekeeper (prefix VFG)
  • Empire BCBS HealthPlus Gatekeeper (prefix VJD)
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS Indemnity
  • Empire BCBS Medicare Advantage
  • Empire BCBS Medicare Advantage Plus
  • Empire BCBS POS
  • Empire BCBS PPO

Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

  • Empire Plan (NYSHIP)

Fidelis Care NJ

  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid Managed Care

First Health

  • First Health


  • GEHA Health Plan

Horizon BCBS

  • Federal Employee Program
  • Horizon BCBS Braven Health
  • 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
  • Horizon NJ TotalCare (D-SNP)


  • 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 NJ

  • Wellcare NJ Ambetter
  • Wellcare NJ Medicare Managed Care


  • Wellpoint Medicaid
  • Wellpoint Medicare Advantage

About Vinnidhy Dave

Dr. Dave is the director of palliative medicine for the Englewood Health Physician Network. He is board certified in hospice and palliative medicine and in internal medicine. His special interests include cancer pain management, pain management in patients with multiple medical conditions not eligible for interventional treatment, symptomatic management in oncology patients, and advanced care planning.

Dr. Dave received his DO from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and did his internal medicine residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, followed by hospice and palliative medicine clinical and research fellowships at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and of the American Pain Society. He is a clinical instructor at Weill Cornell Medical College and has co-authored numerous clinical research papers.

Honors & Awards

2021, 2020: Bergen Magazine Top Doctors

2021, 2020: NJ Monthly Top Doctors

2020, 2019 First Place Pain Management, Jewish Standard Readers' Choice Award

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

American Pain Society

Committees and Leadership Positions

Chief, Pain and Palliative Medicine

Director, Palliative Medicine for Englewood Health Physician Network

Cancer Committee

Opioid Task Force

Complete Joint Replacement Committee

Spine Surgery Task Force

Ambulatory Epic IT Committee

Graf Center advisory board

Medical Professional Practice Evaluation Committee

Education & Degrees

DO: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine




Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Palliative Medicine

Certifications & Distinctions

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine)
  • Internal Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine)


N. Moryl, V. Dave, P. Glare, V. T. Malhotra, A. Gulati, J. Hung, V. Puttanniah, Y. Griffo, R. Tickoo, A. Wiesenthal, J. Nelson C. Johnson, S. Horn and C. E. Inturrisi.The Influence of Age and Gender on Opioid Dosage in Cancer Pain Clinic Patients, American Pain Society Austin, TX May 2016, The Journal of Pain April 2016 V.17 S71

Dave V, Roberts R, Griffo Y, Moryl N, Association of severe pain with poor response to opioids, psychological distress, and aberrant drug taking behaviors in a large cohort of cancer patients. American Society of Clinical Oncologist Chicago,IL May 2015 Journal of Clinical Oncology 33: 9600

Wiesenthal A, Dave V, Thaler HT, Glare PA. Evaluation of the MPM2 score versus clinical predictions of mortality in a tertiary cancer center. American Society of Clinical Oncologist Chicago,IL May 2015 Journal of Clinical Oncology 33: 9547

Wiesenthal A, Bianchi AL, Dave V, Sidlow R, Seo S, Korenstein D. Inpatient care at the end of life: A closer look. American Society of Clinical Oncologist Chicago,IL May 2015 Journal of Clinical Oncology 33:43

Bhurgri H, Samiullah S, Dave V, Lenza,C Hard to swallow: colonic adenocarcinoma in esophagus.Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Volume 79, Issue 4, April 2014, Pages 696-698

Khan A, Khan S, Dave V, Bhurgri H.Small cell lung carcinoma presenting as a caecal polyp on surveillance colonoscopy BMJ Case Reports 2014: published online 25 March 2014

Dineen H, Dave V, Roy R, Lencina L, Cumulative Illness Rating Scale Predicts Survival in Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. American Thoracic Society, San Diego May 2014 and American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 189;2014:A3739

Dave V, Metha R, Gandhi A, Khan S. Diagnosis of small cell lung cancer during screening colonoscopy. American College of CHEST Physicians Scientific Meeting Chicago, IL October 2013 and Chest.2013;144:640A.

Khan A, Dave V, Srinivas S, Statins and Survival in a Cohort of Veterans with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). American Society of Clinical Oncologist Chicago, IL June 2014, and Journal of Clinical Oncology 32: 1610

Dave V, Bhurgi H, Samiullah S, Gandhi A, Lenza C. Esophageal Metastasis from ColonicAdenocarcinoma: A Rare Occurrence Presenting as a Fungating Mass with Dysphagia. American Collegeof Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, San Diego 2013 and American Journal of Gastroenterology 108:S187-S463

Dave. V, Kasimis. B, Chang V. Survival outcome change for stage IIIB and IV Non Small Cell Lung Cancer patients in a Veterans population. NJMS Research Day, May 17, 2012.

Gupta. K, Dave V, Sullivan S, Moharita A, Bolarinwa O. Are we following the NJ guidelines for advance directives in the internal medicine outpatient office? NJMS Research Day, May 17 2012 & ACP New Jersey Regional Scientific Meeting March 8, 2013

Gandhi A, Dave V, Gandhi G, Patel P, Khan S, Kasimis B. Retroperitoneal Extra-Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor, an Adrenal Mass with Pulmonary Recurrence. NJMS Research Dave May 23 2013

Dave V, Dinneen H, Roy R, Lencina L, Gandhi A. Comorbidity and survival in patients with advanced lung cancer. NJMS Research Dave May 23, 2013 & ACP New Jersey Regional Scientific Meeting March 2014