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Eric D. Whitman, MD, FACS

Languages: English
Years in practice: 26
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Surgery / Oncology


Dr. Whitman is the medical director of Atlantic Health System's oncology service line, where he provides physician leadership to improve quality, expand the depth and breadth of services and improve efficiencies in oncology services at all Atlantic Health System campuses. He is a board-certified general surgeon, fellowship-trained in surgical research and surgical oncology. He is credentialed for chemotherapy, immunotherapy and gene therapy administration. Dr. Whitman also specializes in endocrine surgery, principally involving the thyroid and parathyroid glands. He is a certified physician investigator and is widely published, as well as an accomplished speaker known internationally for his melanoma clinical and research work.

He is the founding director of the Atlantic Melanoma Center, a clinical and research center of excellence. Each year, the Atlantic Melanoma Center treats more than 400 newly diagnosed patients with malignant melanoma or other advanced skin cancers. The Center participates in multiple national and international clinical research trials for advanced melanoma involving a variety of novel treatment agents. The Center also initiates its own clinical research, leading to publications and presentations around the world.

Past medical leadership positions for Atlantic Health System include medical director of the Atlantic Center for Research, and medical director of the cancer center and administrative director of surgical services at Mountainside Hospital. He also was a faculty member at Washington University School of Medicine and later, while in private practice, founded the Melanoma Center of St. Louis. Before that, he served as a senior staff fellow at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

He attended Haverford College and received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and was a resident at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He is affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group, and is a participating provider of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization.

Areas of Interest:
Cancer / Melanoma
Clinical Trials
Skin Cancer
Thyroid Diseases



100 Madison Avenue, Second floor
Morristown, NJ 07960

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Morristown Medical Center
Overlook Medical Center
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center / Morristown Medical Center
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center / Overlook Medical Center
Atlantic Medical Group

Medical Education:

Pennsylvania State University - DOCTOR OF MEDICINE
Pennsylvania State University/Hershey Medical Center - RESIDENCY
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health - FELLOWSHIP

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Accepted Insurance Plans:

Aetna Better Health
AHS PPO Employee Medical Plan
AmeriHealth NJ Bronze EPO
AmeriHealth NJ Platinum POS+
AmeriHealth NJ Pref Bronze EPO
AmeriHealth NJ Prem Gold POS+
AmeriHealth NJ Prem SilverPOS+
AmeriHealth NJPremium Gold EPO
AmeriHealth PA - HMO, POS, PPO
Cigna HealthCare
Consumer Health Network (PPO)
Coventry Healthcare
Horizon BC/BS of NJ
Horizon NJ Health
Medicare Rail Road
OMNIA Health Alliance
Oxford Health Plan
Private Healthcare System
United HealthCare
United Healthcare Community
US Family Health Plan
Veteran's Choice Program

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