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Missak Haigentz, Jr., MD


Languages: English, Armenian, Spanish
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Specialties:
Oncology

Biography:

A passionate physician, clinical researcher, educator and leader, Dr. Missak Haigentz is chief of Hematology and Oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of Atlantic Hematology and Oncology for Atlantic Medical Group at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

Dr. Haigentz is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in cancers of the head and neck, including thyroid cancers, and in lung cancers. As past director of the clinical trials office of the National Cancer Institute-designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center, Dr. Haigentz has particular expertise in the design and conduct of innovative clinical trials to improve the lives of cancer patients, and he has led several multicenter and national clinical trials. His research has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles and book chapters, and he has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. He has held several leadership roles, including service as president of the New York Head and Neck Society (2014-2015). Throughout his career, Dr. Haigentz has taken pride in providing compassionate and personalized cancer care.

Dr. Haigentz earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1991 and his medical degree from the New Jersey Medical School in 1995. After completing residency training in internal medicine at New Jersey Medical School in 1998 (where he also served as chief medical resident), he received subspecialty fellowship training in hematology and oncology at the New York University School of Medicine. In 2001, Dr. Haigentz was recruited to the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he rose to the rank of professor of medicine (oncology) and otorhinolaryngology - head & neck surgery.

Dr. Haigentz is fluent in Armenian and is also proficient in Spanish. When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Haigentz enjoys exercising, local theater and long walks with his wife.


Areas of Interest:
Cancer / Lung - Thoracic
Clinical Trials
Head and Neck Cancer

Contact:

Atlantic Hematology Oncology
100 Madison Avenue, Second Floor
Morristown, NJ 07960

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Affiliation:

Morristown Medical Center
Atlantic Medical Group

Medical Education:

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School - DOCTOR OF MEDICINE
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School - RESIDENCY
New York University Medical Center - FELLOWSHIP

Board Certification(s):

Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

Accepted Insurance Plans:

Aetna
Aetna Better Health
AHS PPO Employee Medical Plan
Amerihealth
AmeriHealth NJ Bronze EPO
AmeriHealth NJ Platinum POS+
AmeriHealth NJ Pref Bronze EPO
AmeriHealth NJ Prem Gold POS+
AmeriHealth NJ Prem SilverPOS+
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AmeriHealth PA - HMO, POS, PPO
Beechstreet
Cigna HealthCare
Consumer Health Network (CHN)
Coventry Healthcare
Devon
Horizon BC/BS Advantage EPO
Horizon BC/BS of NJ
Horizon NJ Health
Intergroup
Magnacare
Medicaid
Medicare
Medicare Rail Road
Multiplan
OMNIA Health Alliance
Oxford Health Plan
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Qualcare
United HealthCare
United Healthcare Community
US Family Health Plan
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