James C. Salwitz, MD

Guest blogger James C. Salwitz, MD, is a medical oncologist who has been in private practice for 25 years, and a clinical professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He frequently lectures at the medical school and in the community on topics related to cancer care, hospice, and palliative medicine. Dr. Salwitz blogs at Sunrise Rounds in order to help provide an understanding of cancer. He believes that through knowledge and shared experience we can create the wisdom to fight and cope with this disease.

He completed his internship and residency at the McGraw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, where he earned the title of chief resident. He completed his Oncology Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD, joined Central Jersey Oncology Center in 1987, and held the position of managing partner from 1991-2010. He was recognized as the Alpha Omega Alpha Outstanding Volunteer Faculty of the Year at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1999.

Dr. Salwitz has received numerous honors and awards, including the Physicians Leadership Award in Palliative Care, which he received from the New Jersey Palliative Care Organization. Dr. Salwitz is a past president of the Middlesex County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. He is certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, by the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.