Meridian Cancer Care Welcomes Ronald Matteotti, M.D., FMH

Contact:Maureen Gillespie, Manager, Public Relations

Meridian Cancer Care Welcomes Ronald Matteotti, M.D., FMH

Neptune, NJ - Meridian Cancer Care proudly welcomes Ronald Matteotti, M.D., FMH, a surgical oncologist with expertise in minimally invasive surgical oncology and hepatobiliary surgery. Dr. Ronald Matteotti will enhance and expand the program's minimally invasive surgical capabilities, including robotic approaches to pancreas, colorectal, spleen and upper GI areas. With this new position, Dr. Matteotti plays a vital role in the multi-disciplinary Cancer Care team.

Dr. Matteotti received his M.D. from the Medical School of the University of Basel Switzerland. He completed a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA; a residency in General Surgery at University Hospital of Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio; a Clinical Fellowship at Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA; and a research Fellowship at the Minimal Invasive Surgery Center of the Mount Sinai Hospital of New York and Weill-Cornell College of Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York.

Dr. Matteotti is a member of numerous prestigious professional organizations, including SAGES-Society of American Gastroenterologist and Endoscopic Surgeons, SSO-Society of Surgical Oncology, ACS-American College of Surgeons, EAES-European Association for Endoscopic Surgeons, and the Swiss Medical Association. He is an accomplished researcher and academic physician and serves as editor-in-chief for the Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research, and as an editorial board member of the Journal of Surgery and Transplantation Science. Dr. Matteotti also authored a landmark book in his field of expertise entitled Minimally Invasive Surgical Oncology-State of the Art Cancer Management, which received worldwide recognition.

According to Mark J. Krasna, M.D., corporate medical director, Meridian Cancer Care, "We are proud to welcome Dr. Matteotti to our expanding multidisciplinary team of cancer experts. As an internationally recognized surgical oncologist and a leading expert in minimally invasive cancer care, he authored the first textbook on minimally invasive surgical oncology. Dr. Matteotti's appointment confirms Meridian Cancer Care as a top notch oncology program dedicated to providing the best, most advanced care for our community."

As a member of the Meridian Cancer Care Team, Dr. Matteotti will be based at Jersey Shore. Meridian Cancer Care at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a system partner of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, is committed to providing the highest-quality cancer care, including sophisticated diagnostics, the latest techniques in surgery, the best technology in radiation therapy, genetic counseling, and clinical research for tomorrow's most promising treatments. The multi-disciplinary team of specialists provides timely diagnoses, treatment and support in a full range of disease areas, including breast, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, neuro-oncology, melanoma, thoracic and gynecologic oncology. In 2012, the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons granted its Outstanding Achievement Award to Meridian Cancer Care at Jersey Shore for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.

About Jersey Shore University Medical Center:

Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and home to K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital - the first children's hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Jersey Shore is the regional provider of cardiac surgery, a program which has been ranked among the best in the Northeast, and is home to the only trauma center and stroke rescue center in the region. Through the hospital's clinical research program, and its affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Jersey Shore serves as an academic center dedicated to advancing medical knowledge, training future physicians and providing the community with access to promising medical breakthroughs. For more information about Jersey Shore University Medical Center call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit