About Dr. Avital

Itzhak Avital, MD, MBA, FACS, is a Remarkable Surgical Oncologist with Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Itzhak Avital, MD, MBA, FACS, is an established surgical oncologist and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. “Dr. Avital is an experienced and innovative healthcare administrator”, said Ronald C. Rak, CEO of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, on Dr. Avital’s appointment as Chair of Surgery. “Among his achievements he has constructed multidisciplinary disease management teams, built a clinical trial unit, established a research division, led cancer operations encompassing multiple hospitals, created tumor and gene banks, and led philanthropic efforts to support a cancer institute. We are thrilled he is here”, he adds. Dr. Avital has 15 years of uniquely diversified experience in his specialty and a vast expertise in hepatobiliary surgery and hyper-thermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy treatment. Furthermore, Dr. Avital is the Executive Medical Director of The Bon Secours Cancer Institute in Virginia, which is dedicated to studying and applying the latest evidence-based treatments for cancer of the surface of the peritoneum, the tissue that makes up the inner lining of the abdomen. Dr. Avital performed the first hyper-thermic intraoperative peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in central Virginia.  In addition to his work with Saint Peter’s University Hospital, Dr. Avital is the CEO and Executive Medical Director of P8Medicine in Virginia and Professor of Surgery at Rutgers University/Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine. He previously served as Head of the Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Malignancies Section, Surgery Branch, at the National Cancer Institute between 2006 and 2012. His international background includes his roles as Professor of Surgery at the Medical School of the University of Novi Sad in Serbia, Professor of Surgery at the Chinese National Colorectal Cancer Institute in Nanjing, China, and Visiting Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Hadassah Hospital in Israel. For more information about Itzhak Avital, MD, MBA, FACS, please visit http://www.saintpetershcs.com/Locations/Saint-Peter-s-University-Hospital.

Itzhak Avital, MD, MBA, FACS, acquired his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine in 1997. In 2015, he also received an MBA at George Washington University School of Business. Dr. Avital underwent an internal medicine internship and residency at New York University School of Medicine, completed a research fellowship as well as a surgical residency (Chief Resident) at the University of California, Los Angeles, and underwent a surgical oncology and hepatobiliary fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Avital received board certification in general surgery and surgical oncology from the American Board of Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Transplant Association, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American College of Surgeons, the American Hepato-Pancreato-biliary Association, the International Society for Stem Cells Research, and the American Society for Peritoneal Surface Malignancies. As a result of his outstanding performance in the field of surgical oncology, The International Association of HealthCare Professionals (IAHCP) has selected Dr. Itzhak Avital to be featured in the premier publication of The Leading Physicians of the World. A nationally recognized surgical oncologist, he is listed in the 2012 Guide to America’s Top Surgeons. For his wealth of experience and knowledge, Dr. Avital has been published extensively, is the Founder and Editor of the E-Journal, and has lectured both nationally and internationally. He attributes his success to never giving up and his belief in God. When he is not working, Dr. Avital enjoys cooking. For more information about Itzhak Avital, MD, MBA, FACS, please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/8136064-Itzhak-Avital-Surgical-Oncologist-Somerset-New-Jersey-08873.